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Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by thjplgvp, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. thjplgvp

    thjplgvp Member

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    Hello all,

    I am wanting to design a couple of church tracts and was looking for some cheap software or even free that did not cost a lot. I will need to put letters in a semi circle as well as add basic art. can someone point to this type of software I am running windows 10 currently a fairly fast PC machine. 4 years old.

    Thank you for your help

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  2. exscentric

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    Sounds like you need a publisher program. http://www.scribus.net/ is a free one and you might look at serif.com for their publisher. It is not free but you might google it and look for an older version - usually cheaper.
     
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    Have you looked at GIMP?
     
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    I've heard some good things about Mangastudio. It can set up panels for you and has tools that can even help with perspective. It is mainly for making comics, though, so I guess it depends on what kind of tracts you're making.
     
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    GIMP would be great for the graphics part; it's just as powerful as Adobe, but free. Only drawback, if you're new or inexperienced, GIMP has a steep, hard learning curve.

    For what you described, I'd recommend excentric's post for a "publisher" package.

    However, consider: you might have a basic version of Microsoft Word already on your computer; and it has "drawing tools" to insert circles and other shapes that you can type text into. It also has templates that you can utilize.

    It's not meant to replace a publisher program, but if it's already on your computer, it's free; and would at least give you some practice laying out your page.
     
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    I run the Serif program and you can do a free download of it for a starter. I agree that you will find no better Graphics program than GIMP, not even Photoshop and it is free also.
     
  7. Br. Dan

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    LibreOffice has a great draw program. I use it in conjunction with GIMP.
     
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