April 5, 2011

New Look


I decided it was time to move on from the plain jane template I was using before.

Since the first time MS Publisher was released with MS Office, I became an advocate for good desktop publishing. Working in the marketing field, I strongly believe that it's crucial to present your ideas, presentations and reports in a clean and creative way to showcases your ability to sell. If people within your organization don't find your work interesting, how are they going to trust you to intice your target audience?

Unfortunately, it would seem as though MS Publisher is no longer released with MS Office Home and Student 2010, but is sold separately for $179.00. As an alternative, I found Serif PagePlus X5for $99.99, and after reading some reviews I bought it. It's pretty similar to MS Publisher, but offers even more functionality. I still have a lot to figure out, but I was playing around with it and was able to create the header and picture of "me" on the right. I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.

Next up are Cate's Birthday invitations...

Let me know what you think of my new look!

If you want to test out MS Publisher, you can download a trial version here.

If you want to check out Serif PagePlus X5, go here.


Kataroo said...

I love it, its bright and fresh and reminds me of spring...I really like the yellow background.

Marilyn Jolly said...

Love the new look! I find it A LOT easier to read then the other font. :)

As for Microsoft. Algonquin College Bookstore (bookstore.algonquincollege.com) I got Office Professional there fore 149 + tax. I log on to the bookstore, order it for PICKUP (don't have to pay shipping, and can pay cash in store), and when I get the call, I go pick it up. Came with Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Outlook, Publisher, etc.

They also have other programs too... :) FYI