Free publishing software needed.

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  1. Maz66 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Try out OpenOffice.org 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

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  4. cube macrumors G5

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    OpenOfiice 3.0 is Aqua native. Forget NeoOffice.
     
  5. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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