Best publishing application
Posted on 2003-02-23
I work for a newly formed publishing company. They've used Serif pageplus ever since i got there. It's alright, but crashes a lot and i find myself doing the same thing 3 times sometimes because i lose a lot of work from these crashes.
It takes ages to print stuff too.
I like corel draw but im considering swapping to Quark and it seems to be the industry standard. However, it is more of a layout tool than a design application. each pulication we do has about 80 different adverts in, and i cant imaging doing them in quark as its not big on special effects.
Illustrator 10 is very good indeed and i've used it quite a lot, but it can't do multiple page publications like Quark and Corel Draw 10/11.
I could do the adverts in photoshop and import them into quark, but i image the final publications file size would be huge.
What is the best application or combination of applications to make a multi page publication with about 80 igh quality adverts in? small file sizes, high quality and fast printing are my main concerns.