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Old 01-30-2007, 05:16 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by MalcolmO View Post
Question: Is it (VP) the DTP software to use? Is it as good as it used to be? Is there a good reason for me to use something else these days?

I can use this Win98 PC or I can use the iMac (10.3). Will I be happier or more productive with LaTeX or ... whatever? Enquiring minds want to know! I welcome your suggestions.
Depends on what you intend to use it for. But the fact that you will have to relearn Ventura — in face of Corel’s apparent abandonment — suggests to me that you will be better off learning InDesign. Among other factors, most work today goes for output as PDF; not sure how easily you can make a printable full-color PDF from Ventura.

But it definitely depends on what you plan to do. If you are printing locally, PDF goes out of the equation. And sometimes better the devil you know (even if only somewhat) than some new devil!

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