What is the Flat-Plan software used for?

It is the most effective online flatplan tool available. It is designed for publications, especially magazines, but is also useful for smaller books and papers less than 1,000 pages. By using it, you can create a sheet which immediately displays your plan (articles, ads, titles, page numbers). If you want to instantly renumber pages or are fed up with clumsy file formats, forget about it! Flat-Plan will create your flatplan instead of you having to do all the work!

Why is creating a flatplan with the Flat-Plan easier?

At first glance you’ll see that Flat-plan is easier to use. Even on your first try you’ll be able to create a flatplan within a minute. It will eliminate hours of work and clumsy file formats. Flat-Plan will automatically renumber and reorder pages in your flatplan. If you work for a magazine, you can’t work without this valuable tool. Our competitors’ products are more expensive and more complicated! This is the easiest publishing flatplanning and pagination tool.

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User interface in five languages

This is the only flatplanning software that is available in five languages  (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian)*. Don’t miss out!
*Please note that our support service language is English.

For Cuisine magazine, Flat-Plan has been a godsend. I have been using it for a few years now, but it is lately while our country has been in a massive lockdown (we are New Zealand-based) that it’s been even more valuable. We are a small team working remotely, so being able to share updates on production, advert placement, pagination etc across the team all in one place is really easy and very helpful.

Flat Plan allows our team to plan each issue of VIPY magazine in advance, and change pages, ads and stories around as needed until we have a final page layout. Our team members are located all around the world, so Flat Plan works collaboratively and allows us to see issues planned from any geographic location.  Flat Plan is a key part of our print production.

Flat-plan.com provides an affordable alternative to some of the other programes currently available.

Lauretta, Life In Bromley

I was really impressed with the ease of use of flat-plan. I edit a monthly magazine which normally includes a complicated directory in the middle which can be fiddly and time-consuming to move around content and ads. With flat-plan this is done in seconds.

Flat-Plan is indispensable for our magazine, offering essential features like remote teamwork capabilities, real-time status updates, and seamless control over our publication process. As intensive users, we rely on its ability to readjust quickly, making it a must-have tool in our arsenal.

Sebastiano, Abolsamia magazine

We use the service to plan and organize the content of our magazine, and to keep track of the status of every article and every ad. Flat-Plan is easy to use and powerful, a tool that helps us save time and collaborate much, much better. Our business, organized, in an instant. That’s Flat-Plan.

Pedro, Showbuzz

I am a freelance art director, so when I needed a flatplan for this project a colleague recommended Flat-Plan. I found it to be intuitive and help was offered at every step.

Our magazine, Luzes, is a 100-page monthly publication, in which graphic design and literary content are very important. Our collaborators are in very diverse places, and for this reason it is necessary to have a good control of the reception and process of contents until the printing. Of all the planning software we have tested, Flat-Plan is the one that has given us the best result, due to its adaptability and simplicity.

We use Flat plan since may years. At the early beginning, it was just for one magazine and one user. Now we edit 3 magazines per month and all the extras. Flat plan is a useful, simple and quite cheap solution to interact with many users, and to success on the publications production process.

The Flat-Plan product has taken the hassle out of flatplanning, turning what used to be an onerous chore into a pleasurable task. Also the support from the team is excellent, swiftly getting back to me with any queries I’ve had.
Henry, Daily Mail Ski and Snowboard Magazine, UK
I have used many publishing layout programs but find Flat-Plan the most simple to use and effective. There are nominated areas on each page to specify the editorial section, subsections and advertisements. Pages are easily moved, swapped, inserted and deleted. Color coding sections is also beneficial, as is the automated percentage content calculator and number of advertisements featured. Best of all, it is affordable. Well done. I am a fan.
Dave, Hugecmedia, Australia
Flat-Plan helps with the organization and production of each of our issues. It’s a great tool that provides a clear understanding of the editorial and ad divisions of each issue. One thing I would like to see improved is the size at which you view it on screen and the size at which you print it out. Other than that we enjoy using the product each month.
Mary, Washington Life, USA

Great tool which I already used for another publication. Loved to come back and the variety for ads is even bigger than before.

Your Flat-Plan is a very handy, easy-to-use tool. We can’t imagine how we could plan our magazine without it.

Jurga, Zmones


  • Duplicate your flatplans. You don’t need to start from scratch each time. This tool will make you the fastest.

  • Reorganize in seconds – No matter when or how many pages you delete or insert in your flatplan, it will revise the page order and numbering accurately.

  • Undo your changes – No worry, it’s just a click.

  • Create Excel formatted reports – Make reports of your pages, or create lists of ads sorted by size or page numbers, and save them in Excel file (CSV) format.


  • No need to learn a new program – No need to waste time installing and learning new software. It’s easier than using a word processor!

  • Upload thumbnails – Attach your layouts to preview your magazine in 2D. You can easily edit the flow of the pages, and it is especially useful for designers.

  • Share with colleagues – Keep your colleagues updated online. Your changes will immediately be available to the colleagues with whom you have shared your file. This pagination tool will save you time and money.

  • Reduce mistakes – Swap, delete or insert pages as much as you want without the anxiety of renumbered pages or other mistakes in your flatplan.

No magazine limit. No page limit.

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