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Best Program for a Newbie to Create Flyers and brochures?

by Brian_McGuane / November 1, 2010 11:40 AM PDT

What's the best Windows program to use for creating my own brochures?


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Why not use what you have?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2010 6:40 AM PDT
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by Brian_McGuane / November 4, 2010 5:37 AM PDT

Thanks Bob!

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Several ways to create brochures
by tornio / November 12, 2010 3:15 PM PST

Hi Brian, read your post with interest cause I'm a graphic designer and use Adobe CS3 and Corel software products. However, in your case, I would use Microsoft Publisher, that one that comes bundled with Microsoft Word. That program has quite a few templates for your choosing. When you get up to speed with publisher, you might consider the Adobe suites. Adobe Illustrator is excellent for brochures,Indesign for designing books, etc. Photoshop for photograph tweaking and you can do just about everything on the Creative suite by Adobe. If you're in college you can get a damn good deal on the website on the software I've mentioned so far and more. Check it out. Have a good one. Tonito

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Publisher - Yes, Seriously
by JHowry2010 / November 28, 2010 11:12 PM PST

For an entry level Windows program, Publisher is actually not all that shabby. It'll give you all the options you need, plus it's easy to get hold of with Microsoft Office.

If you want something more substantial, I personally find InDesign quite intuitive to use, (more so than Quark Xpress) so a free trial on that might convince you to purchase Adobe's CS. I'd highly recommend finding a student to buy it for you, though, because those price tags are horribly expensive...

But yeah, Publisher. Seriously.

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Try first Windows Publisher
by sorenatsma / December 25, 2010 11:42 AM PST

Publisher has ready-made built-in templates where you just choose what project you are making e.g. Calendars, Brochures, Leaflet, Newsletters etc...
You can easily edit the page elements like texts, images, illustrations, graphs etc. much like using Word application.
Overtime, as you see its limitations(many), upgrade your taste to what the Pros and The Big Boys do. Learn Adobe InDesign.

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Microsoft Publisher
by sandraseeves / March 9, 2011 3:20 PM PST

MS Publisher is easy to use even for newbies.

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Best programme for a newbie
by IevaRats / July 4, 2012 9:34 PM PDT

Well I offer you choosing Corel, it takes you less time to do the same things than with Photoshop.

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