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    Default Re: Recommend a software that does desktop publishing

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    yes Indesign is the industry standard, great for long publications
    you can also consider Adobe illustrator for single page or short publications, can open and edit pdf files as well

    freehand is a dead-end software, adobe has stopped developing it
    illustrator CS3 can open freehand files and is slated to replace freehand

    btw CS4 will be out soon.
    cool....can illustrator do layout work as easily as Indesign?
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    Quote Originally Posted by godzilla60 View Post
    cool....can illustrator do layout work as easily as Indesign?
    Illustrator is good for doing vector illustrations e.g. logo design, 2D drawings etc... if you are doing single page work e.g. one page advertisement, big promotion flyers, banners, illustrator is fine. However, if you are going to do multiple pages e.g. a brochure, book, magazine, Indesign is the way to go. Hope that is clear enough for you.

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    FreeHand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Ds View Post
    FreeHand.
    is dead...

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    InDesign CS3

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    serif page plus 8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    serif page plus 8?
    yup...was wondering how does it compare with adobe illustrator and indesign
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    Quote Originally Posted by godzilla60 View Post
    cool....can illustrator do layout work as easily as Indesign?
    No, definitely not. For your purposes, stay away from Illustrator. InDesign is specifically made for laying out documents. Illustrator is a vector graphics program.

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    anyone tried before serif page plus 8? can't find a trial program of it to download....got the indesign trial....but will like to compare between the two coz indesign is expensive...
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