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Old 01-27-2013, 08:14 AM   #1
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I know nothing about desktop publishing. I just bought the serif page plus x6 software. I am hoping I can use this software to teach myself the basics of desktop publishing and in the future make some money doing it.

Does anyone have any input or suggestions as far as the software I have chosen or any suggestions as to what I should avoid in the future?
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:56 AM   #2
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Serif Page Plus is one of the better programs in the low price range. You made a good choice. As for beginning to learn, you might want to take a look at The Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams

   
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:01 AM   #3
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Im glad to hear I made a good choice. And thank you for the advise. I will deffinately obtain a copy of that book.
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If you don't have the time/money/availability for a formal design course, I would study publications that you admire then try to replicate them. It might be a very good way to learn the capabilities of the software and to develop an eye for the difference between good and almost-good-enough.

   
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:30 AM   #5
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That is a great idea Steve. I am good at teaching myself. Actually everything I have leaned about computers is self taught. I accomplish what I can and when I can't find the answer I start asking people with more knowledge than myself. I chose this forum because after reading a few post I knew I could find the answer to any questions I may have in the future. Also some great tips and helpful advise.
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You found the right place. There are some very knowledgeable, experienced and generous people here. I keep hanging out here because I continue to learn so much from them.

   
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