Saturday, July 05, 2008

layout programs

Anyone use a layout program for publishing?
I want to know what I should buy and use.

Home visit went very well. Someone from the rescue was sent over and I think she liked us. Holly is in another state so she did not bring her. Now it is up to the foster mom to decide which family is best for the pup, so we sit and wait. I will tell you as soon as I know something.

Sewing love today <3

17 comments:

Brent said...

For layouts online or for like spreads/print/scrapbooking stuff?

Malu said...

Suzi, for publishing, like books or magazines, use Adobe InDesign

Angela said...

No clue what kind you are talking about so can't help, but please tell us how the house visit went! I've been thinking about it!!!
xoxo

Mudfrost said...

It's been a few years since I used it, but Pagemaker is great. Easy to use but very powerful.

Mudfrost said...

Ah, it seems that Adobe Pagemaker has become "Adobe InDesign." I think the last version of Pagemaker I used was 6.x, so I'm sure it's been improved quite a lot. Never-the-less, I found it very user friendly and it handled everything I threw at it.

I also used QuarkXpress some years back, and it too is very powerful. I just found Pagemaker easier to use and less cumbersome.

These programs are very expensive, so you might want to consider picking up a used copy or older version of Pagemaker from Amazon or elsewhere.

TheMagicBartender said...

I use Corel Graphic SuiteX3. It's MUCH cheaper than allot of similar, & bring SELF taught, I found it easier to learn slowly.

It comes w/ TONS of clipart, a other programs too. I've got CorelDraw7 YEARS ago, and have upgraded every few years, till now I'm using CorelDraw13. And don't intend to change up!

And...there is a FREE trial too. Corel.com Gimme a YELL if you beed anything!

Best Luck w/ well EVERYTHING!
Cheers, Sue `*>~[

TheMagicBartender said...

P.S...it integrates with Word Perfect seamlessly, as they're made by the SAME people!
<3
`*>~[

Robin Westphal said...

I have recently been using MS publisher for a book I am working on. I don't really know what I'm doing yet but it is seems fairly simple.

GottaBeKD said...

suze... if you are fairly confident in your MS skills, like Word, then go with Publisher. It's pretty consistent with how Word works. good luck!

suzi blu said...

What I want is to make elaborate PDF's to go with videos for the online classes. I can convert WORD to PDF by using acrobat, but from what I hear I cannot do that with publisher.

worse case scenario I will make the best thing I can in word, and then get and learn a better layout program for the next class.

Sama said...

Indesign (or Quark express) is definetly the best! And pretty easy to get used to when you've worked with photoshop och illustrator. I think it's expensive, but it is the best.

mis*match said...

Adobe InDesign is the most user friendly that I have found ... and I have used CorelDraw (which I loved when I first used it moons ago) and Quark (which I found more difficult to use compared to InDesign) After loving Photoshop and Illustrator ... I designed an 80 page yearbook for my daughter's school and learned InDesign to do it. It was so easy once I picked up on the basics. And I had to submit as a pdf ... very easy to do too! Price is high for the programs but then again you get what you pay for. If you know a student ... there is a pretty good discount if they buy the program at school.

Fleuri-anne said...

Suz, I'm so happy that the house visit went well! I can't imagine how that person wouldn't like you and your family! I'll keep fingers crossed for you and Holly and send you some extra Dutchie love for extra help!! :D Can't wait for some sewing love and I'm sooo excited about the online class, good things!!
Lots of love,
Fleur!

Eveline said...

Glad to hear the visit went well! Got my fingers crossed for you!

P'tit Boo said...

yay, i hope you get her !
you still have lulu, right ?

cartoongoddess said...

For publishing - Adobe InDesign. I've used Quark too, but InDesign is more intuitive. (Formerly know as PageMaker.)

Cynthia said...

Hey Suzi girl. I use photoshop elements. It is cheap and has lots of nice features. I doesn't handle type too well though. Anything that is really text heavy I do the art in photoshop and add the text in Adobe InDesign. I have like the first version because I can't afford the latest one but it works for now. You can find it on Ebay sometimes. If you decide to go with pagemaker (post below) I have an older version for a PC...I would consider an art trade. =-)))