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Chapter 17. Page Layout > Other Possibilities (KT)

Other Possibilities (KT)

We're always interested in software of exceptional value, a category that includes these three page layout programs: PageStream, Ready,Set,Go!, and Canvas. It's not merely that they cost less than most of the better-known alternatives but that they are all capable of producing commercial-caliber work, with output as printable as that of the major programs. Despite their capabilities, these programs are somewhat anonymous. You don't usually see collections of “tips & tricks” articles for them, and you may have to coax your printer or output service to accept your files (or supply Acrobat PDF or PostScript print files) for output.

Soft-Logik PageStream 4.0.9

We first heard about this program from its favorable reviews when it ran only on the Commodore Amiga platform—back when the Amiga was a contender. A few years later, the developer brought it out for the Mac. PageStream is essentially frame-based (like XPress), but it also allows for free-form text blocks (something like PageMaker's). The free-form blocks cannot be linked, however, and if you change their height or width, the text within the block is rescaled to fit.


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