While this will require more creativity and skill, PagePlus gives you the tools you need to perform a wide variety of graphic design tasks. My first project is a calendar booklet with which to display and promote my artwork. An intelligent hyphenation tool is also included. This review is for a Desktop Publishing Software Package, and is directed toward other publishers. We think it should have a similar look and feel to the Startup Assistant. You can place or other documents directly from the files, rather than merely copying and pasting the material from another application. The distinction between Character Styles and Paragraph Styles could be clearer, but a Clear All Formatting button helps to untangle any mistakes.
After purchasing many programs from Serif, they now are discontinuing the products and was told they have stopped upgrading them because too many people call in for support as one of the reasons. Red-eye removal and photo recoloring can be accomplished with a few clicks. Cleaner, Better Designs PagePlus X6 also introduces a new Clean Design Mode. Anyone into photgraphy, this is defneatley worth the money! A decade ago, you had your pick of at least a dozen programs, but now the field is nearly empty. The instructional videos in the new Learning Zone were informative and useful, and they helped us get a jump start on our project. I contacted Serif's Customer Services just to hear them say that there is nothing wrong with the software and that it must be my computer that is the problem. While the tools I gathered together did the job, I missed a lot of useful features.
Cons: 10 characters minimum Count: 0 of 1,000 characters 5. It's ideal for creating newsletters, posters, advertisements, business cards, labels and many other types of print documents. I guess Printshop is more intuitive to work. Comprehensive, stable and with generally excellent help material, PagePlus X8 Review wins the Best Buy award. I also purchased what I consider one of the best Scanners around The Epson B11B207201 V37. On the downside, this product is two versions old and Amazon is way overcharging for it. Basic adjustments such as drawing resizing are a little easier thanks to the new Tool Feedback feature, which shows sizes in millimetres as adjustments are made.
For instance, you can put a shape in-line as though it were a character within a sentence. Overall, my first impression of the software was positive, and I could find nothing to complain about. If you're in the market for a feature-packed program that's easy to use and offers plenty of help to get you up and running, PagePlus is our first recommendation. Updated on Sep 4, 2012 Serif maintains a blog where users can compare notes and help each other. The book covers I designed using the Serif PagePlus X6 are beautiful. Text and graphics can be subjected to drop shadows, 3D extrudes, feather, glow, variable transparency effects and mesh warps. Text handling has been enhanced as well.
So many options you could get lost in them. A new command converts text into a table, and there are comprehensive options for manipulating and formatting tables, with commands to merge cells, evenly distribute them, and flow data across multiple tables. Full Word Processor Limited Photo Editor Can utilize external word processors and photo editors Pages can be completely customized Unlimited pages Publish to printer, press, or online to the web. I am using this application to design and publish an 85th Anniversary program book for a local church. I couldn't be more proud of them, and I'd recommend this program without hesitation.
I feel out with them a few years back, when there was a coding issue in Web Plus. Photo adjustments: Quickly adjust photo quality, brightness, contrast, color, add outlines, crop to any shape, apply shadows, transparency. These groups can be chosen by simply clicking on the layer tab you want. Tri-fold fliers, for example, are highly versatile but hard to work out in your head, so PagePlus splits each of the outer panels into 'Front', 'Inside Leaf' and 'Back' pages, and groups the inner panels together as a landscape A4 page. Suddenly it all makes sense - particularly when combined with the thumbnails, which dynamically resize and show your page contents, outsmarting the empty outlines of InDesign's Pages palette. The software itself is laid out in a logical manner, with the normal windows menu and button bar at the top, a toolbox to the left, and an information screen to the right. .
Serif PagePlus X9 is looking remarkably fresh-faced considering it's been around for 26 years. Many of these can be ungrouped and edited directly on the page, while a double click opens it in a module called LogoStudio. You can now either paste the text in from another source, or type it in directly. For all they know I could be someone wanting to invest millions of pounds with them but now they will never know Serif produce some of the best low budget software on the market and are good at that. There are also some useful new graphics tools for those who want to go that little bit further with their designs -- the most notable of these is the Format Painter, which simplifies the process of applying a consistent style across multiple elements on your page.
If you are a publisher, or are interested in becoming one, then this review might be of use to you. This feature is useful for things like artistic text separators and gothic starting letters. Unfortunately, the videos are available only online, and aren't available if you don't have an Internet connection. Also, they were listed in the Tutorial guide allowing me instant access to understand how they work. I did notice under 'help' a spot I could register the software, but nothing obtrusive. Bizarrely, the error message that appears when you don't is rendered on the page itself, rather than a dialog box, and is so small we had to zoom to 1,000 per cent before we could read it. Right from the program's welcome screen, you can access over two dozen videos and step-by-step walkthroughs, showcasing many of PagePlus's features and breaking down exactly how to use them.
Edit the copy, and the shape remains in the same position in that sentence, wherever your edits take it. We were able to go from a blank page to a fully customized, template-based newsletter in short order. In a move to make PagePlus a more comprehensive, stand-alone program, Serif has added both integrated photo editing and extra draw capabilities. In terms of new layout power, options to set up picture frames as reusable image containers and to automatically fill text frames with dummy text are both helpful for sorting out designs in advance. You are logged in as. With the Switch to Web Publishing command you can quickly reformat your print layout for web export though if you're designing a site from scratch you're better off taking advantage of the bundled Web Plus 8.
These two features alone should draw in the rookie designers. The only downside is that I wish I could export a project either a Word doc or as a Photoshop. How easy can you put together a page? But over the years the power on offer has become just as striking. Primarily for small-business and home use, Serif PagePlus is known for its ease of use and its large library of fully editable templates for a wide range of purposes - newsletters, business cards, websites, greeting cards, and so forth. The WritePlus text editor also now offers drag-and-drop editing and a greatly enhanced Find and Replace, complete with support for formatting, special characters and regular expressions. With hard work and a little training, anyone can make a professional index.