Microsoft Publisher Replacement

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jmoody76, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Since there is no Publisher for Mac I am looking for something similar. I'm basically looking for some way to access a wider range of Clipart materials and default Layout templates that I'm able to change. For the most part, I'm just going to be using it to make flyers. Some people have mentioned Pages but it looks like it is more focused on Text and presentational formatting as its specialty, and I'm not seeing any big hints that it's got what I'm looking for. Any thoughts on other apps that might work?
     
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    Adobe Indesgn will do a real good job for you.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That would probably do a great job but it's a bit pircey.
     
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    There is also Photoshop Elements 11, which is much cheaper. Will work just fine and allow you to work with layers so you can use saved files as templates. I was not sure how much you were going to use it. This will also give you a photo editor.
     
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    There is something called iStudio published on the Mac App store - might be more up your street.

    Cheers,

    Ray
     
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    Huh?

    What's wrong with Pages?

    It all you're doing is flyers, it's drag and drop.
     
  7. macrumors 68040

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    Photoshop Elements isn't at all like MS Publisher. Apple and oranges comparison, really.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Oh and Swift Publisher 3, on the mac app store - just to keep an even keel.

    Ray
     
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    I'm also interested to know whats wrong with Pages. I have not used either Publisher or Pages, but am thinking of getting Pages for some future (basic) desktop publishing needs.

    The most popular open source alternative to publisher seems to be Scribus
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    @jmoody76

    Mac Word does have a Publishing mode which pretty much is Publisher built in.

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