For a new house-flip business (and maybe for publishing on some Bible issues) we are back to desktop publishing. In the flip business I want to do stuff like add one page for each house that we buy, or make a bid. Showing stuff from Zillow, my own pic, and some added text.
Serif PagePlus is end of life. Microsoft Publisher has the name Microsoft. Scribus might be too arcane for my use. Maybe Broderbund from antiquity is still in the mix for simple stuff?
What do you use and like? Microsoft Publisher? Adobe InDesign? I'll register a good one.
Which ones were just too frustrating?
============================Six review sites helped with the options
I've tried to add helpful information below.
============================================ LAYING OUT THE OPTIONSAdobe InDesign CS6
c. 2012 (desktop)- free trial -
Online starts $20/mo - Adobe abandoned the idea of standalone app
How To Purchase Adobe Photoshop CS6 (no Creative Cloud subscription)https://www.patcheso...e-cloud-subscription
" you can still contact the Adobe Support Staff, usually via Live Chat, and they can process a payment for you for a full one-time purchase for CS6"
This all looks difficult and unlikely today, or $$$CorelDraw -
15 day trial - designed as graphics design - Essentials 129 - Standard is 269https://www.coreldra...al-offers/?topNav=en
freeware - open sourceScribus
- "open source desktop publishing"https://www.scribus.net/LibreOffice Draw and Writer
- Writer designed as Word Processor (desktop publishing is add-on features)https://www.libreoff...org/discover/writer/ low-end - desktop under $100-150 for full-feature permanent licenseAffinity Publisher
- Serif - $49 - 30 day trialhttps://affinity.ser...com/en-us/publisher/
savvy Mac users generally praise Affinity Designe
r (sister program), pan Microsoft Publisherhttps://forums.macru...-ridiculous.2103034/Microsoft Publisher 2019
- "only gets security and bug fix updates"
Yes, there is Publisher 2019. Here's how to find ithttps://office-watch...eres-how-to-find-it/
Microsoft - $139https://www.microsof...ab=pivot:overviewtabPublisher 2016
is possible - maybe about $60 - have to check the various spots, here is onehttps://www.software...16-professional.html Viva Designer
-$139 "desktop and web" "typesetting and layout"http://www.viva.us/e...top-version/downloadXara Page & Layout Designer
11, $90 - also has online, also has Designer Pro Xhttps://www.magix.co...age-layout-designer/ Pagestream
$100 - Pro $150 - no updates since at best 2014https://pagestream.org/Bruderbund Print Shop
- Deluxe $49 - Pro $100http://www.printshop...s-right-for-you.aspxSpring Publisher
- Pro is $23http://www.springpublisher.com/
Lucidpress - online web-based only
Mac - Swift Publisher
QuarkXpress $400 - yearly? "graphic design and page layout software "
Pagination - cloud based - $550/year
Canva - browser online free is limited $10/mo - more a graphics design program
skipping infographic software