What is a good program

eflat

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I'm trying to start a publication at our school using standard 8x11 inch paper.

What kind of program would I use for that? You know, one where I can make seperate columns and make text closer or farther apart to make sure it fills in all the gaps.

Needs to be a somewhat standard program. I have this thing that if I am going to waste my time learning to use a piece of software I do not want to be the only one using it..

Any ideas?


edit: and preferably something not microsoft. not a member of the bill gates fan club.
 

eflat

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Originally posted by: Crazyfool
I was gonna say "MS Word" until your edit.

heh

Well I could use openoffice which is essentially word. But they do not really let you put the letters closer together like you would need to fit everything to size, do they?
 

hjo3

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Originally posted by: CitizenDoug
Originally posted by: Crazyfool
I was gonna say "MS Word" until your edit.

heh

Well I could use openoffice which is essentially word. But they do not really let you put the letters closer together like you would need to fit everything to size, do they?
OpenOffice doesn't have full justification or kerning control? If that's true, it's a pretty shoddy product.
 

eflat

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Originally posted by: hjo3
Originally posted by: CitizenDoug
Originally posted by: Crazyfool
I was gonna say "MS Word" until your edit.

heh

Well I could use openoffice which is essentially word. But they do not really let you put the letters closer together like you would need to fit everything to size, do they?
OpenOffice doesn't have full justification or kerning control? If that's true, it's a pretty shoddy product.

ok but do not people use some sort of publishing program? I thought word and correl were for essays.
 

BRObedoza

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adobe pagemaker or quark xpress?

edit: i guess pagemaker has been replaced by Adobe InDesign
 

hjo3

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Originally posted by: CitizenDoug
Originally posted by: hjo3
Originally posted by: CitizenDoug
Originally posted by: Crazyfool
I was gonna say "MS Word" until your edit.

heh

Well I could use openoffice which is essentially word. But they do not really let you put the letters closer together like you would need to fit everything to size, do they?
OpenOffice doesn't have full justification or kerning control? If that's true, it's a pretty shoddy product.

ok but do not people use some sort of publishing program? I thought word and correl were for essays.
What you're talking about isn't really actual publishing. It's simple newsletter stuff. That's MS Publisher/WordPerfect fare.

EDIT: It's "Corel." And it's a company, not a program. Didn't you just post something lambasting lazy college students?