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Ramke_99

Alternative to Publisher.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi there,

 

wondering if anyone knows of any alternatives to publisher, I recently found out I have a need for publisher, as I'm looking at geting into document design and publishing, and that it didn't come with the office bundle that I brought. not overly keen on purchasing just publisher as it is over $150 where I only paid $200 for the whole bundle I brought previously. 

 

I dont really want to pay that much for this type of software, nor take out a 365 subscription to get it. 

 

so if anyone knows of any similar alternatives that'd be amazing 


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Adobe inDesign or just use powerpoint if you're doing basic stuff.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, williamcll said:

Adobe inDesign or just use powerpoint if you're doing basic stuff

I'm hesitant to use powerpoint because it doesnt use standard page sizes, also the inDesign doesn't have a purchase price, only a subscription which is more than office 365 unfortunately. 


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3 minutes ago, Ramke_99 said:

I'm hesitant to use powerpoint because it doesnt use standard page sizes, also the inDesign doesn't have a purchase price, only a subscription which is more than office 365 unfortunately. 

you could look for the free adobe CS2 online and the page setup on powerpoint will allow you to set the screen similar to publisher.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
53 minutes ago, williamcll said:

the free adobe CS2 online

I had no luck with this, however I did stumble across scriber, but that is proving to be rather tedious to even make text look decent


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Publisher is part of Office Enterprise/Education package. So if you are in school, ask if they have agreement with Microsoft.

 

Free alternative is Inkscape. While its mainly for vector graphics, its the one I was first using as alternative to CorelDRAW (Home & Student version is $100).

 

There's this listing from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_desktop_publishing_software


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, LoGiCalDrm said:

Publisher is part of Office Enterprise/Education package. So if you are in school, ask if they have agreement with Microsoft.

Unfortunately my university doesn't have publisher included in their agreement. 

 

I hadn't yet got around to looking at inkscape, and I'm about to check out that list now :) 


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