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Free software to design magazine covers and pages

the one software that comes in my mind is Scribus: cross platform F(L)OSS software supports RGB, CMYK and spot colors shipped with almost 200 color palettes, and almost 400 more for download in the ...
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What Linux program(s) support OpenType alternate glyphs and can explode to vector shapes?

Since it looks like LaTex provides support for all(most) all the OpenType font variants, including swash, you can either generate your graphics directly in LaTeX or generate the elements and import ...
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Desktop publishing / page layout for Linux

By looking at this Wikipedia page, I can see there aren't too many free alternatives for Linux. In fact you've already tried all WYSIWYG DTP software (excepting LyX). You say you weren't happy with ...
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Which LaTeX editor can I use to create a sane book publishing workflow for non-savvy writers?

You mentioned toward the end that you're at least open to the idea of Web-based collaborative editing, so in case you haven't already checked it out, I recommend writeLaTeX. It offers (to my taste) a ...
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Which LaTeX editor can I use to create a sane book publishing workflow for non-savvy writers?

Personally I would suggest: Use (pandoc extended) markdown for the actual files and pandoc to produce the final output - this will handle UTF-8 with no problem and gives you the option of multiple ...
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What is a suitable language and framework to create GUI Based desktop applications based on specific criteria?

Best language: I don't think anybody can answer this satisfactorily. Just pick what you are best and most comfortable at. However, I would recommend to pick an object-oriented language for GUI ...
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Program to fit text into a fixed size box

If you are comfortable with HTML and command line, pageres could help. You give pageres an HTML file and it returns you a screenshot of it. So you could: Wrap your input text inside an <html>&...
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Documentation tools for authoring user manual

I would suggest using markdown to write the documentation, (and preferably .png for any screenshots, illustrations, etc.), and pandoc to output the required format(s). BTW I would strongly suggest ...
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What is a suitable language and framework to create GUI Based desktop applications based on specific criteria?

So as performance was mentioned, C++ is the language of choice then. One of the GUI APIs was already mentioned Qt, which seems to be a wery popular GUI API. I personaly not a fan of Qt so will point ...
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What is a suitable language and framework to create GUI Based desktop applications based on specific criteria?

You might like https://www.lazarus-ide.org/, which is free, and lets you build nice GUIs by point-and-click. Programming is in Pascal. Alternatively, there is TKinter, also free, which is more-or-less ...
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What is a suitable language and framework to create GUI Based desktop applications based on specific criteria?

In addition / alternative of Qt, you could also try GTK (used in Gnome) or FLTK or FOX. If you develop a gaming application, try SFML. Perhaps you want OpenGL support? Do you care abound sound ? 2D or ...
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Software to put pages of a PDF file in book-order

The following little tool written in Java worked just perfectly: http://quantumelephant.co.uk/bookbinder/bookbinder.html Bookbinder is a program that will convert a PDF document into signatures ...
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Development Framework for Desktop App with GUI

As far as I understand, you want a framework that does it all, that holy grail many are looking for. As I have been working lately with Gtk (more specifically, gtkmm, which is written in C++, in ...
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Software to create hotel menus

Possibly more generic that you would like but I would recommend taking a look at using LibreOffice - Specifically the Impress presentation tool. Free both Gratis & Open Source Cross platform - ...
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Free software to design magazine covers and pages

Serif has a Free Desktop Publishing application called PagePlus. Stunning stationery is so simple Easy drag and drop designing Layouts in a couple of clicks Precise and easy design tools Versatile ...
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Documentation tools for authoring user manual

GitBook It's a GUI editor for Markdown, using Calibre for final rendering. It allows you to have the manual with a Git and to write in separate chapters. It's free and open source. It renders to ...
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