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Old 02-16-2005, 02:44 AM   #1
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Serif have updated the range of software available for nothing at their http://www.freeserifsoftware.com site. It includes an updated free version of PagePlus. It's now called PagePlus SE, based on PagePlus 9. The full link is:

http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/sof...us/default.asp

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Old 02-16-2005, 06:12 AM   #2
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Hello, Richard! Nice to see you again.

   
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Old 02-16-2005, 06:23 AM   #3
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Ah, nice to be back. A broadband connection makes web forums usable.

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Old 02-17-2005, 01:56 PM   #4
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Does PagePlus default to CMYK nowadays? When I tried an earlier version some years ago it was primarily RGB (you could get CMYK out of it, but it was like wading through treacle). Oh, and it had a habit of forgetting where the pictures went!
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Does PagePlus default to CMYK nowadays? When I tried an earlier version some years ago it was primarily RGB (you could get CMYK out of it, but it was like wading through treacle). Oh, and it had a habit of forgetting where the pictures went!
I have not checked out the free version, but the full version, now at PagePlus 10. 0.2 certainly can be made to default to CMYK - one simply sets the default palette to CMYK. It's RGB out of the box but changing the default is trivial. It will do press-ready PDf/X1a out of the box, and I've not experienced a missing pic for years.

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Hmm. Sounds like it's worth trying out. Thanks, Richard!
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Hmm. Sounds like it's worth trying out. Thanks, Richard!
Definitely. Don't forget, they do a 30-day money back if not satisfied offer.

Their main site is at http://www.serif.com so take a look at the product info there, then call them as it's often worth haggling with the sales person.

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Hi Richard

Good to see you back. How are you keeping?

   
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Still alive. Survied pneumonia last winter - not nice, 0300 ambulance to hospital, needles, diamorphine, drips, and so on.

I'm not doing a huge amount of DTP stuff at the moment, mostly translation work at the moment. If you see the UK Personal Computer World magazine, about 10-12 pages a month are translated by me from the German original although I don't get credited - the original author gets the byline.

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I made the mistake of buying PagePlus years ago: it only cost a tenner but they convinced me to part with over £20 for a printed manual. Trouble is, the printed manual was a scruffy photocopy of the PDF help files that were on the CD anyway, so I feel hard done by Serif! None of our clients have asked me to accept PagePlus yet, but I'll try it and see.
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