MS Publisher program for mac????

jayeskreezy

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Mar 3, 2005
1,135
0
Are there any programs for the mac that are comparable to MS Publisher? Basically, I need a program that makes newsletters like publisher does and can be opened on a PC and a mac if mac doesnt have publisher. IF .mac does where can I get it from?

Thanks yall!
 

Bear

macrumors G3
Jul 23, 2002
8,089
4
Sol III - Terra
The closest thing would be Pages (part of the iWork bundle) and it can save its output in a few different forms that can be read on a PC.
 

Balin64

macrumors 6502a
Jul 23, 2002
772
1
In a Mauve Dream
How 'About PDF?

You can use the suggestions above, and save the result as PDF to make sure they will display properly on A PC. Then again, if you need to retain editing capabilities... that changes it all. Adobe's InDesign would work nicely, but it's pricey.
 

jayeskreezy

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Mar 3, 2005
1,135
0
is indesign similar to microsoft publisheR? I just want to make a newsletter and be able to edit it
 

Blue Velvet

Moderator emeritus
Jul 4, 2004
21,922
169
jayeskreezy said:
is indesign similar to microsoft publisheR? I just want to make a newsletter and be able to edit it
InDesign is a serious layout package. MS Publisher is not...
 

chameeeleon

macrumors 6502
Jan 11, 2004
389
0
Don't go with InDesign. It's (obviously) a great app, but just to make a newsletter you'd be wasting a ton of money. I use Pages for newsletter-ish activities and it's a very easy-to-use app that (for the most part) doesn't involve a lot of formatting mess and complication. Save it as PDF if you want them to only be able to read it, but if you want them to be able to edit it... it has a decent Microsoft Word export feature, so if you have Word you could export it and then tweak it in Word to unscrew whatever the export screwed up. Oh, and don't listen to all of the negative criticism about Pages - an inDesign killer it is not, and a Word killer it is not, and it is far from perfect but I use it frequently and find it takes much less energy to make something look good in Pages compared to Word. Think of Pages as iMovie and inDesign as Final Cut Pro. Or Garageband vs. Logic.
 

Chip NoVaMac

macrumors G3
Dec 25, 2003
8,894
31
Northern Virginia
As others have said InDesign is overkill. Pages should be able to do most of what you need to.

The reason to go for ID is if you want to learn more, and get more involved with DTP. ID is also great if you have great demands on your printer (a print shop).

I might be helpful to have a better idea of how this newsletter is to be used. And your hopes for it.
 

jayeskreezy

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Mar 3, 2005
1,135
0
thanks...pages will do...it's not as easy to use as publisher, but it will work for the purpose i'm trying to achieve
 

dswoodley

macrumors 6502a
Jul 18, 2002
538
1
jayeskreezy said:
thanks...pages will do...it's not as easy to use as publisher, but it will work for the purpose i'm trying to achieve
Actually, i found after a quick learning curve, Pages was easier to use the Publisher- it does, however, have some limitations that publisher does not have.
 

Similar threads

  • nomad01
8
Replies
8
Views
831
  • eurasian
1
Replies
1
Views
339
  • martyjmclean
6
Replies
6
Views
1K
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.