PagePlus X2

Serif Software’s desktop publishing software, called PagePlus, is a wonderful replacement for expensive programs like Adobe PageMaker or InDesign.

It’s extremely easy to use and can be used for printed documents, online documents or PDFs, websites and even emails. The newest version is certified for Windows Vista, and includes all kinds of Vista-related features, like Live Searching and Document Previews. (If you don’t have Vista, don’t worry. It still works great with Windows 2000 and XP.) Their premium edition costs only $130, a steal compared to most desktop publishing software, which can run up to $700 or higher. They also provide a free version that is not as powerful, but isn’t “just a trial version” either. Both versions are great all kinds of graphic design projects for home, schools, and clubs.