Low cost alternative to Adobe Pagemaker

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by spaceballl, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. spaceballl macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

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    Hey all,

    I'm looking for an Adobe Pagemaker like software for Mac OS X to buy for our IFC computer here to make newsletters. Any ideas?

    -Kevin
     
  2. fatzmack macrumors newbie

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    i do publishing with quark for my college's newspaper, and on ocassion, fiddle with pagemaker for fun.

    but low end publishing titles? I dunno. If you wanted to get really primitive, you could resort to word processing applications and make use of tables and such...
     
  3. rinseout macrumors regular

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    If you're willing to learn instead of spending money, there is TeX/LaTeX which can do a very good job of typesetting if you know what you're doing (and for some applications, even if you don't, really). That's what I use when I want something to look nice.
     
  4. spaceballl thread starter macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

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    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Tex/Latex sounds interesting. I'll look it up. But anyone know of just like a 3rd party, lower end version of pagemaker? Maybe i'll just try to buy an older version?
    -Keivn
     
  5. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    Well, for cheap and low end, and I mean really low end, you can use the Paint part of AppleWorks to do it. It's very very basic, but it works. Heck I even got an A on one project with it! Then, I was lucky enough to be able to use that same project the next year! :cool:
     
  6. logicat2001 macrumors regular

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    It's got pros and cons but overall I find it can be very useful. At first go I was a bit disappointed but after using the 30-day trial and actually reading through some of the documentation I found it to be quite full featured.

    It's called "Create" by Stone Software. Free upgrades for life.
     
  7. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    Have you tried Ragtime? Someone on MacRumors suggested it to me for small documents, and I've found it to be adequate. It's no Quark/Pagemaker, but it's not bad.

    Here's the link.
     

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