Re: Layout and Design

Subject: Re: Layout and Design
From: David Manney <dmanney -at- BABSON-BROS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 11:03:56 -0600

The 2 *Big* applications for DTP is Quark and PageMaker. Each one offers
good layout tools and are pretty easy to learn and use (I'm sure there are
hundreds of threads bragging each one up). If you're going to do any
illustrating, you should look into these powerful drawing packages: Adobe
Illustrator, CorelDraw, Freehand. If you're drawing, and they're simple
illustrations, you can find simpler packages out there.

You might want to approach prospective printers and ask them what they
prefer to receive: postscript files, the original document on a disk,
etc... (Heck, if it's setup, you could use a FTP!) With both Quark and
Page, you can create postscript files simple enough and then you don't have
to worry about some hotshot graphic artist at the printer tweaking your

David Manney
Technical Writer/Illustrator
dmanney -at- babson-bros -dot- com

"The art of being wise is
the art of knowing what to overlook."
William James

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