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21 products

  1. Adobe InDesign CS6 review

    Adobe InDesign CS6 review

    8  

    The new features InDesign CS6 boasts are intended to make life easier for busy layout production work and also for anyone making page designs for more than one final format.

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    iBooks Author review

    iBooks Author review

    8  

    iBooks Author's aim is to revolutionise modern textbooks by bringing interactivity to the learning experience.

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    QuarkXPress 9 review

    QuarkXPress 9 review

    8  

    QuarkXPress returns with some interesting new digital publishing tools

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    Plasq Comic Life 2 review

    Plasq Comic Life 2 review

    9  

    Give your photos some POW! WHAM! and KABLOOIE! with this comic creation sequel

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    Serif PagePlus X5 review

    Serif PagePlus X5 review

    9  

    Serif PagePlus X5 proves an excellent tool for beginners and veterans alike

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    Adobe InDesign CS5 review

    Adobe InDesign CS5 review

    10  

    No overblown extras you don't understand, just solid tools for both print and digital publishing

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    Ergonis PopChar 4 review

    Ergonis PopChar 4 review

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    PopChar 4 sits discreetly – even invisibly, if you like – in the menu bar, but when you click that little icon a floating window pops up showing you the full range of characters available.

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    Insider Software FontAgent Pro 4 review

    Insider Software FontAgent Pro 4 review

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    Without fonts a designer is nothing.With too many fonts a designer can be paralysed.So how do you keep a decent collection of typefaces under control? FontAgent Pro 4 claims to be the answer, providing you with fast and efficient ways to keep your fonts organised, helping you browse, search and find the right ones fast, turn individual fonts and whole sets on and off, and more besides.

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    MatchWare Mediator 9 review

    MatchWare Mediator 9 review

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    Digital authoring is less of a niche pastime these days. People are happy to spend their free time putting together their own Web sites, DVDs menus and multimedia discs.

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    Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 review

    Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 review

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    Acrobat is by no means a sexy product. It's an important one for anyone involved in the print or creative industries, but it doesn't carry the pizzazz of the Creative Suite products in Adobe's arsenal.

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    ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Professional review

    ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Professional review

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    The field of OCR, or Optical Character Recognition, has more than its fair share of acronyms floating around, but one of the most potentially exciting is ADRT

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    Serif PagePlus X2 review

    Serif PagePlus X2 review

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    You may have come across Serif's PagePlus if you've ever needed to create a poster, flyer, calendar or small booklet on your laptop. It's one of the oldest and most widely used home-based DTP (desktop publishing) packages

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    Serif PagePlus X2 review

    Serif PagePlus X2 review

    10  

    From its birth 20 years ago as a Pagemaker lookalike, Serif 's PagePlus has gone on to be a major player in the home and small-business DTP market, selling rather more copies than its progenitor

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