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Does anybody know where I can find this kind of template for magazine:

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Or something similar? (not exactly the same, but similar design?) I have checked many websites, but haven't found anything.

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    I'm not sure there is something specific for that, but you could use Tikz. – Alenanno Dec 14 '15 at 15:32
  • Thanks for the quick answer - I was just wondering whether anybody has already used / developed such a template and made it available for other users... But I'm afraid I'll have to start from scratch. Thanks anyway! – abaz Dec 14 '15 at 15:54
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    To close voters: I think this issue deserves some discussion on meta. meta.tex.stackexchange.com/q/6420/2693 – Alan Munn Dec 14 '15 at 16:13
  • The flowfram package was intended for newsletters. – John Kormylo Dec 22 '15 at 4:43
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You do not specify the minimum (similar?) requirements of your desired magazine layout, but in general, such complex and inconsistent layouts are more suitable for desktop publishing software as Scribus or InDesign.

Said that, there are the paperTeX document class:

mwe

There also a newspaper package to produce a similar layout to the New York Times:

mew

And even the newsletr macros in plain TeX for this purpose:

mwe

Finally, flowfram package allow you to design your own layout. See Three-columns text with figures of 2\columnwidth for more information:

flowframdemo

Of course, there are also others packages as cuted and cutwin that can help in text shapes in differrent ways, as well as many others to obtain magazine-like effects (backgrounds, etc.) but this is a too broad subject.

  • Thank you for the helpful comments. Indeed, I wasn't very precise when defining "similar" - what I meant was a similar structure, that is, a front page with a title and a background image, followed by a sort of "in this issue" page (references to the articles) and with the "magazine-like" formatted articles after. From your suggestions, I believe that what I had in my mind is a combination of all the sources you provided, so thanks again for your very helpful indications. – abaz Dec 16 '15 at 11:46
  • @abaz You are welcome. Then, see also in CTAN wallpaper package and the topics titlepage and toc-etc. Also in this site there are a lot of questions about cover pages and custom table of contents with many examples. – Fran Dec 16 '15 at 17:41
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    @abaz: Then please edit your question. – Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder Dec 20 '15 at 1:51
  • background is more flexible than wallpaper but wallpaper is easier. @abaz Note that combining all of these is not straightforward. If you insist on using LaTeX, the best thing might be to create each page as a separate document and then combine the PDFs in a single file. – cfr Dec 25 '15 at 1:54

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