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PagePlus is a desktop publishing tool by Serif.

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PagePlus review by Diane H.
Diane H.
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"Using Serif Page Plus for presentations"

What do you like best?

I can quickly and easily create presentation documents with photos and text. It is very flexible in linking text boxes with photos as captions so I can move them around. Because I also have Serif Photo Plus, I can directly edit photos from Page Plus using the features of Photo Plus. I can create logos and standard text types and store them in the program for use on other documents. As a page layout program it has amazing features for creating unique text styles.

What do you dislike?

I have problems with large text boxes in that they can't have a pre-set width and wrap the text automatically (or I'm unaware of it) so if you're writing a paragraph you have to manually hit return or it keeps writing on the same line.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Watch some of their online tutorials and you'll be hooked!! It's especially easy for non-technical people because of it's easy and logical interface.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to put together idea photos which helps illustrate design concepts using photographs, and in my landscaping design plant combinations to help my clients better visualize my ideas.

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PagePlus review by Len K.
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"Attractive Business Documents"

What do you like best?

PagePlus was developed for folks who need to design and produce attractive, professional-looking business documents -- but who probably aren't full-time graphic designers. It's a step up from Microsoft Word, easier to use (and less expensive) than Adobe InDesign, and has an active, friendly user community to answer questions and provide suggestions if you get stuck.

What do you dislike?

It's menu options are somewhat unique (different than the standard Adobe or Microsoft applications). So I find that there's a kind of ongoing learning curve when I'm in the middle of a project where I want to do something specific with a document layout or with a typeface or with an image. Then I have to learn how to make that happen using PagePlus.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to create marketing collateral and sales materials for my clients. For example brochures, flyers, and product sheets. It's also great for longer documents like catalogs and newsletters.

What Other Design solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
PagePlus review by Edo M.
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"Serious DTP solution for SOHO needs"

What do you like best?

thee is more than enough online templates, user interface is excellent, options are (in most of the cases) immediately visible, there is plenty of design features and precise controls. Styles in styles gallery and schemes in schemes gallery are nice and fast solutions for simple and not so simple designs.

What do you dislike?

User interface is excellent but can't be customized, Importing sometimes is very slow and not always as needed. Page manager can be done better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This software is not so well known around and that is a shame as it can be used for, at least, 90 % of cases that are seen in SOHO environments. Experience is even better when used with some other software products from same company. Price is also a good selling point of this software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We achieved higher levels of designing our brochures and catalogues with less time spent doing that.

PagePlus review by Cassy W.
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"Great for Creative Workers!"

What do you like best?

The best part of PagePlus is how easy it is to use. The interface is user friendly and allows you to showcase your creativity in a simple and efficient way. The interface is simple and pretty easy to navigate. I love that they have a large selection of fonts available to help add to the look and feel of the documents I am creating. I can export my projects as pdf if need be.

What do you dislike?

With this software you do not get a lot of the higher end features that may be available with other software, but they are not necessary for my job. I prefer that there is less to navigate through so it doesn't bother me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend PagePlus to anyone who is looking for a creativity software that can aid in advertising, promotions, etc. It is easy to use and works great!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were looking for an alternative to Microsoft Publisher and this program was exactly what we needed. We use this to put together posters, mailing, and other communication for our congregation.

PagePlus review by Dan B.
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"A Good choice for creating good looking newsletters and small publications"

What do you like best?

PagePlus is an easy to use and relatively powerful desktop publishing program.

It comes in Windows only version and its minimum system requirements are modest, however, you would want a more powerful PC for longer documents. It is also available in a free version with limited functionality (but still supports advanced features such as master pages and styles).

You can create documents for either print or PDF export using its easy to use layout tools.

You can start from a blank page or use one of the supplied templates (many are included with the purchase). The interface is clean and easy to navigate.

It works well with other Serif products.

Price is very reasonable compare to some of the competition.

What do you dislike?

For most of the basic usage, PagePlus is a very capable desktop publisher, however, it is not suitable for long and complex documents or books.

If you are familiar with similar desktop publishing applications (by Adobe or Corel), your learning curve may be steep, but not too bad.

If you have an office 365 subscription, you get a free copy of Microsoft Publisher which has many of the PagePlus capabilities.

Some minor bugs may occur from time to time, such as problems with importing PDFs and a (not too common) crash of the entire application.

No direct import from other desktop publishing application.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to publish a brochure or a booklet this template based solution may suite you. Easy to use after a short learning time.

A free version (limited by still capable) is available to get the "feel" of the product or even use for you publishing needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PagePlus is a very reasonably priced and capable solution for small companies' desktop publishing need, such as brochures and booklets.

Easy to use once you have spent some time learning its basics.

PagePlus review by User
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"Still a great package, even though an older product now"

What do you like best?

The ability to format elements (text, images) on the page, and then export as a jpeg of any file size is great.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the fact that there is no 'format paster' option, which would be handy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Even though this software is discontinued, it's still good at the job.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's great for creating social media images that are of the correct dimensions.

PagePlus review by Joe W.
Joe W.
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"Personal use "

What do you like best?

Like ease of use and the way you could produce media simply and professionally

What do you dislike?

Sometimes imagine came out blurred when it came to printing due to the pixel quantity of the image even though it looked good on the screen

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good software recommended getting the trail before getting the full package to check its the right thing for you

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

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