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Old 05-21-2008, 01:50 PM   #1
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Serif is delighted to announce the release of PagePlus X3 Publisher Professional.
PagePlus X3 is the latest Vista certified version of Serif’s multi-award winning desktop publishing program. Repeatedly praised for offering powerful, yet easy-to-use and affordable desktop publishing tools for every level of user, this latest version promises even greater flexibility for businesses and design enthusiasts looking to create outstanding publications.
Top new PagePlus X3 features and benefits include:
Logo Studio – A dedicated logo designer for drawing, high-impact headlines and special effects
Cutout Studio – Quickly and easily remove photo backgrounds; give subjects total focus
HD Photo and EPS Support – Use professional, high quality graphics in PagePlus X3
New Special Effects – Reflective shiny surface effects and subtle image and text reflections
Duplex Printing Wizard – Successfully print double-sided documents on regular printers
Enhanced Usability – Be even more productive with PagePlus’s stylish revamped user interface
In addition to these popular headline features, this release includes PagePlus’s best ever professional design content with over 1500 fresh, attractive new designs amongst its 2500 templates, logos and graphics, with over 600 of those new designs part of our new Design Packs. The stylish Design Packs offer themed business publications including posters, brochures, websites, and promotional emails alongside the expected letterheads and business cards.
PagePlus X3 once again outshines its competitors – in any price bracket – with unrivalled PDF import, editing, and publishing. PDFs can be opened directly in PagePlus X3 with text, graphics and photos ready to move, recolour, resize, reuse, embellish and more. When designs are finalised they can simply be published as PDFs for sharing with colleagues, friends, or family. PagePlus’s PDF profiles include settings varying from for press-ready PDF/X-1a files and web-optimised PDFs for speedily sharing with the world online.

For more details, see www.serif.com

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Old 05-26-2008, 02:08 PM   #2
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Hopefully, someone will try it and give us a personal opinion. Having other Serif products, they've sent me a great offer, but even so, how do I justify buying it, if version 9.0 already does what I want done so nice and easy. But it is great software for basic publishing.

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Here is a brief review:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pesala/.../pageplus.html
Its author is a Buddhist monk.

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Old 05-28-2008, 03:40 PM   #4
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how do I justify buying it, if version 9.0 already does what I want done so nice and easy
I think PagePlus 9 was the last version that did not recognize Unicode. If you never need a character that is not in the usual set, then v. 9 will continue to do for you. But if Unicode is important to you, move up to a later version; they all work the same way.

   
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I think PagePlus 9 was the last version that did not recognize Unicode. If you never need a character that is not in the usual set, then v. 9 will continue to do for you. But if Unicode is important to you, move up to a later version; they all work the same way.
I operate under the theory -- keep it simple, and when it isn't simple, find a way to say it simple. I like simplicity and believe it can always be found. And when it isn't simple, I've learned to get suspicious. We all have our ways.

In the past I used to buy software at times just because it seemed neat, but then I never used it or its many extras. Now I guess I want to actually use what I buy...I guess. I've got enough that just sits in stacks.

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