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Old 12-27-2008, 12:38 PM   #3
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hi i'm looking at starting a small local classified paper.i'm looking for a fairly inexpensive software to help design and layout the pages.ive done a little research on the equipment but finding the right software seems difficult.any help would be greatly appreciated,thank you.
I assume you work in Windows. Serif PagePlus is the only capable but inexpensive layout software I know of.

Besides that, you should probably get a basic guide to help you with layout and type aspects. The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook (with CD-ROM) by Tim Harrower is highly regarded (I don’t have a copy). The link is to some used copies (it is expensive new). You may be able to find a copy in your local library.

Now please don’t take this amiss: But you will have to learn to leave spaces between sentences if you will be setting type on the computer. The spaces are what enable the software to adjust the lines.

   
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