Free publishing software needed.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Maz66, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Maz66 macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2008
    I have recently taken over as the editor of a charity's newsletter. We put our first issue together in Word but it was very laborious as stuff kept jumping around all over the place.

    I'm therefore looking for an alternative programme - has to be free or very very cheap as the charity won't pay. I need to be able to paste Word documents in together with pdfs and jpegs so Pages is no good.

    Any ideas please?
  2. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    Try out 3.0

    I'm not sure if vector graphics insert will actually work, be it straight PDF, after PDF->EPS, or PDF->SVG. Either directly to Writer, other passing by Draw first.
  3. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
  4. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    OpenOfiice 3.0 is Aqua native. Forget NeoOffice.
  5. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    Try these:

    PageStream, which is available for all major operating systems. ~$100, and only half that for the second or more copies ordered.

    Ragtime 6, ~$125 for academic, non-profit. Very powerful high end page layout and word processor (and spreadsheet).

    iCalamus, $129, $89 for student/academic

    For short projects like newsletters, some have found this one excellent:
    Intaglio, $89

    Scribus, if you are into Open source and X11.
  6. Maz66 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2008

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