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Postby drtrdguy » Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:41 pm

I have been using Microsoft Publisher to publish a monthly newsletter. I plan to purchase a new computer with Vista on it and must continue to publish the newsletter. I do not plan to purchase MS Office again. What do I use to publish? :?:
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Re: Publisher

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:56 pm

Does it help: Can't get graphics or Publisher files.

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Re: Publisher

Postby drtrdguy » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:13 am

Solved. Thanks. I guess I will have to look into Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus. :geek:
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Re: Publisher

Postby sybille » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:20 am

There's a very good series of articles on using Scribus in Full Circle Magazine, which is a free PDF newsletter about Ubuntu Linux. You might find the Scribus how-to series useful even if you're not interested in the rest of the information.
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Re: Publisher

Postby acknak » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:25 am

I guess I will have to look into Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus.

If your main criteria is to be able to use your old MS Publisher files, none of those will help you either. OOo can read MS Office files, but not MS Publisher files.

If your primary criteria is to find software similar to publisher, Scribus is the only one of those that's close, and it's still not very close (from what I read; I've not used either Publisher or Scribus).

Unless you are doing some pretty sophisticated graphic design in your newsletter, OpenOffice should be quite capable of doing the job, although it will be less convenient than a desktop publishing application in some aspects.
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Re: Publisher

Postby kabing » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:20 am

If you want to convert existing Publisher filed, you might try pdfonline. I've never used the service myself, but it was recommended in this thread of the NeoOffice support forums. (NeoOffice is a Mac port/fork of OpenOffice.org).

Neither OpenOffice.org nor NeoOffice can read pdf files, but Adobe makes a free pdf viewer for both Windows and Mac platforms. (I presume there's a pdf reader for Linux, but I don't know much about Linux).

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