Many of you have recently been asking about the future of PagePlus, the party’s recommended Desk Top Publishing (DTP) package.
We expect the current version of PagePlus to continue working for years to come and we will be using it for the foreseeable future.
Serif are developing a successor to PagePlus called ‘Affinity Publisher’ but it won’t be out until 2018 or later. When released it will work on Windows and Mac.
We currently plan to wait until Affinity Publisher is released and then assess it alongside all other viable alternatives to decide which programme we use next.
If you ever have any queries about PagePlus, don’t forget that as an ALDC member you also have access to our advice services.
Our telephone advice service is open 9.30am – 5pm weekdays by calling 0161 212 1012. And our online advice service can be contacted at any time and we’ll respond within 24 hours during the week. ALDC members can also use our member-only private Facebook Group to ask fellow members for advice and guidance.
Affinity exists already for Mac & Windows.
If you have a Mac you can use Affinity Designer to work from PDF templates saved from PagePlus. The functionality is amazing, with almost infinite adjustments, but it’s a professional tool so not as user friendly as desk top publishing programs. Also you can’t mail merge from Affinity Designer. But is inexpensive, and Unlike PagePlus Serif are still supporting it. Most Mac users may prefer this option to going back to Windows. Especially Windows 10.
Charles suggests I get PagePlus
Any idea where I should get it?
Some of us are quite attached to PagePlus! It would be a pity if you changed to issuing your publications in a format not compatible with PagePlus.
We have a member who would like to get PagePlus. Can you tell me how he can get it please.
Hi. When you come to consider this in the future, can I say that Mac support is vital. I am no longer prepared to run an old Windows machine simply to run PagePlus. I haven't bought a Windows computer for a considerable amount of time, and I won't be the only one who's in the same position!