Best DTP for mac / MS Publisher equivalent

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by indigotheory, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. indigotheory macrumors regular

    May 1, 2009
    hi there, whats the best and easy to use dtp for the mac?

    Thanks in advance
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Covington, WA, USA
    For DTP only, the best is probably Swift Publisher. I got it as part of a bundle a couple of years ago.Swift Publisher now has support for Art Text, another BeLlight program. I do like Belight Software programs.

    I use Pages, part of iWork, but it does lack some features a dedicated DTP program would have.

    Another, not as highly regarded any more is Desktop Publisher Pro. It is PPC only, not universal binary.
  3. indigotheory thread starter macrumors regular

    May 1, 2009
    hi thanks for the reply, ive just been checking out their site, it looks just the thing, part of the "printfolio" suite. The whole suite looks cool.
  4. Pad22 macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2010
    In my opinion iStudio Publisher is the best and easiest to use dtp application for the mac. I found it when I switched from the PC and haven't looked back! :)
  5. Big Bad D macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2007
    Having previously used it on Amiga and PC, my preference is Pagestream. It's got plenty of features, but admittedly is not the most user friendly and is still suffering with some OS-X compatibility, although the latest beta is looking better.
  6. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    If you have Word, take a look at the publishing mode. It doesn't have all the features of a proper publishing app, but if you already have Word then it might be good enough for what you need.

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