Traditional Desktop Publishing Tools

Sometimes you want to publish on paper or create PDF’s, something other than a web page.

These tools are specifically designed to create free format publications, way beyond the traditional letter – things like newsletters, calendars, brochures, posters, charts and tickets.

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Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher provides a great option for creating all types of printed material, from posters to magazines. Your school may already have it, as it's included in many versions of Microsoft Office and in Office 365. Office 365 is available for free to students and teachers.  learn more

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Scribus is another free, Open Source program that runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux desktops. It has a steeper learning curve than LibreOffice Draw, but can create great results, especially with complex or multi-page, magazine or book length projects.  learn more