Microsoft Publisher alternative for OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chuckcalo, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. chuckcalo macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2009
    Hey, for me to make the full switch to Mac I need to find a program that works just like Microsoft Publisher. I use it to make catalogs for some companies's websites I'm currently working on. What would be the best choice here? I need the program to export as PDF. I have the layout saved so if there's a way for me to convert it for OS X and work from there it would be good. Thanks in advance.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Pages (part of the iWork suite) is a cross between Word and Publisher, and comes with some smashing templates. If you're looking for something a little more professional, you could check out Adobe InDesign.
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I don't know of any OSX programs that will read a Publisher file
    Someone else might, or you may be able to Google that

    Exporting to .pdf will not be a problem
    For any OSX application you can choose print and the dialogue box will allow you to save to .pdf

    Pages is probably your best bet as a substitute for Publisher in OSX
    InDesign is pretty pricey for what you are looking for

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]

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