I need to make a Magazine

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  1. joey4127 macrumors 6502

    joey4127

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    I need some kind of free software to make like a magazine or newspaper. Thanks
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Why do you think people pay a lot of money for Indesign or QuarkXpress? Even software like Pages costs something...

    However, after my little rant/lecture comes an answer. :)

    Try Ragtime Solo.
     
  3. AdamR01 macrumors 6502

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  4. SFVCyclone macrumors 6502a

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    How much design are you planning to put into it?
     
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    If it's a short project, there's the free trial version of InDesign available from Adobe's website – it'll last you for 30 days.
     
  6. SFVCyclone macrumors 6502a

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    i think the trial version wont let you output to print, not sure, any one out there have experience with the trial version?
     
  7. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I did try an earlier demo version without any restrictions and the new trial version is to the best of my knowledge a fully-featured demo – the only restriction being the 30 day deadline. Of course, I might be wrong!
     
  8. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    But you're not... ;)
     
  9. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I know... but a little bit of humility never goes amiss! ;)
     
  10. mox358 macrumors 6502

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    If this is going to be a weekly, monthly, repeating time of thing, I highly suggest Pages. Its layout capabilities seem very nice (coming from a graphic designer with Quark/ID background). The price is very nice for what you get.

    If not, go with the ID trial. :D
     
  11. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Try Ragtime Solo. However, the free version is not licensed for commercial use.

    edit: oops -- didn't see Blue Velvet beat me to it. I've used Ragtime for a few little things. It can be annoying at times, but it will get probably the job done.
     
  12. interslice macrumors member

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    i dno't think there is a SOLO any more?
    still is there anything else?
     
  13. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    You might also get NeoOffice/Open Office to suffice. While they're free and full-featured, I find them difficult to use for complex tasks. But you can't beat the price!

    mt
     

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