Question What Windows app/program to use for printing several JPGs as a document?

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Edit: In next post I explain that I installed Apache Openoffice and did it in Openoffice Writer.
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I have 4 JPGs, each for a page I want in a simple document I want to print two-sided on my duplex printer. I could use my legacy desktop publishing program (Pagemaker 6.5) but it's a pain because I have to fire up my old 32bit machine for that. Here I am on 64bit Windows 10 and want to do it from here.

I don't have Word, not sure that would be the way. I don't have Adobe Acrobat, have never used it anyway.

I have used Openoffice a bit in the past, could install that.

I figure there's some freeware or maybe something included in Windows 10 that I already have to do this. It's basically just the English pages from the manual of a heater I bought. 4 pages, I want to print them on two letter sized sheets, two sided. The PDF of the manual (and the supplied instructions) came with two pages per side, so to get the individual pages I had to do printscreens and isolate 1/2 the page and save that as a JPG, yeah a pain, but I'll wind up with something I like. Thanks for info!!!
 
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Well, I figured Openoffice Writer would let me do this and it was quite easy once I figured out how to add pages (simply click cursor where I want the new page and press Control+Enter). I pasted in each JPG to each new page, printed.
 

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Am I missing something? If you already have the pdf, why aren’t you printing that?
I did print that. Problem is they have two pages of the document on each 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. It's pretty tiny on letter sized paper. They supplied a bigger version (i.e. on much bigger paper) with the heater but I lost it.
 
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Openoffice is dead. At this point, it can be assumed the only reason they don't link to libreoffice is due to malevolence. Use libreoffice.
 
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Libeoffice is older than the name. It started as goopenoffice, and was used by linux distros cause oracle wouldn't accept the patches. When oracle dumped openoffice on apache, the document foundation and libreoffice were created, and goopenoffice was deprecated. IOW, the first libreoffice was the last goopenoffice.

Since then, apache openoffice has stagnated, and is undersupported. Furthermore, due to licensing, libreoffice can take cool new features from openoffice(if they ever come up with one), but the reverse isn't true.

If apacheopenoffice isn't going to support a modern and secure program, the right thing to do is redirect people to libreoffice. "Openoffice" still has huge mindshare due to lengthy history, and most people aren't involved in this stuff enough to know they're downloading a corpse when they download openoffice.
 
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Libeoffice is older than the name. It started as goopenoffice, and was used by linux distros cause oracle wouldn't accept the patches. When oracle dumped openoffice on apache, the document foundation and libreoffice were created, and goopenoffice was deprecated. IOW, the first libreoffice was the last goopenoffice.

Since then, apache openoffice has stagnated, and is undersupported. Furthermore, due to licensing, libreoffice can take cool new features from openoffice(if they ever come up with one), but the reverse isn't true.

If apacheopenoffice isn't going to support a modern and secure program, the right thing to do is redirect people to libreoffice. "Openoffice" still has huge mindshare due to lengthy history, and most people aren't involved in this stuff enough to know they're downloading a corpse when they download openoffice.
7.2.4 (the latest but not so tested) or 7.1.8 (older, doesn't have some new features but is more tested)? Which would you recommend a newbie? Now, I don't use office docs a lot, don't normally work in them, just when I download a .docx or .doc file, which is just occasionally. I studied Locus 1-2-3 in the early 1990s, never Excel but figure they must be quite similar with code I can personally write and attach to cells. I figure I could use it for my own data projects but am strong in Microsoft Visual Foxpro, so use it for my data storage and manipulation projects (a lot!!!). TIA for the ideas and thanks for steering me to libreoffice.
 

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7.2.4 (the latest but not so tested) or 7.1.8 (older, doesn't have some new features but is more tested)? Which would you recommend a newbie? Now, I don't use office docs a lot, don't normally work in them, just when I download a .docx or .doc file, which is just occasionally. I studied Locus 1-2-3 in the early 1990s, never Excel but figure they must be quite similar with code I can personally write and attach to cells. I figure I could use it for my own data projects but am strong in Microsoft Visual Foxpro, so use it for my data storage and manipulation projects (a lot!!!). TIA for the ideas and thanks for steering me to libreoffice.
Probably the latest. It isn't as tested as the older version, but they don't typically release buggy messes. I've been running the latest version on the secretary's machine, and I haven't heard any complaints. I'm personally using 7.0.4.2 cause I'm on debian, and that's what they have in the stable release, and it works fine also.
 

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Probably the latest. It isn't as tested as the older version, but they don't typically release buggy messes. I've been running the latest version on the secretary's machine, and I haven't heard any complaints. I'm personally using 7.0.4.2 cause I'm on debian, and that's what they have in the stable release, and it works fine also.
Thanks. I'm running Win10 64bit.
 

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Secretary's machine is win10 32bit.
Uh huh. IIRC Openoffice for Windows is 32 bit, they don't have a 64bit version for Windows, think they do for distros. Anyway, I installed the latest version of libreoffice 64bit for Windows on one of my machines today. Haven't opened it yet. I imagine that it looks a lot like Openoffice and that what I did yesterday with that works the same in Libreoffice. I should play around with spreadsheets. MS Visual Foxpro does some stuff with Excel, I can export to Excel and import from Excel to Foxpro. I wonder if that would work with Libreoffice spreadsheets. MS can be pretty proprietary with their stuff. I believe they have a thing where you can't use FoxPro on Linux, but I have heard you can run it on Wine. Haven't looked into that. MS doesn't support Foxpro in any version for around maybe 10 years now.
 

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