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Old 06-13-2009, 11:45 AM   #7
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Any users of this program here? Your reaction?
I have played with the program, and do not find it easy to use. On the other hand, I have a traditional design/dtp background and am familiar with the way programs like PageMaker, QuarkXPress, and InDesign work — which is not the way PageStream does — so I have a lot of baggage to jettison before PageStream can seem easy for me to use.

In your case, you probably need to learn about page layout, which is more like an architectural design than word processing (even though it includes text editing functions).

Haven’t seen the demo; seems strange that it isn’t a (possibly crippled) version of the real software. You might ask about that. I do have a late 5.0 beta, which works, and might work better if I were more familiar with its nomenclature and working style.

Did you check out Serif PagePlus? Several members of the forum have used it, and I think it has a more conventional DTP approach than PageStream.

   
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