OK guys, I’m in the midst of a dilemma that only people with more computer knowledge than I have can solve. Specifically, I’m hoping that some of you have some Apple Mac knowledge that you’d be willing to share with your favorite blogging Canuck. Oh yeah, the problem…
To start at the beginning of the mess, I need to start back in Delhi where I was the chairperson for the Association’s newsletter. Many of you, I’m sure, are familiar with the story of how I was thrown into the deep end of that fiasco feet first. Luckily, the Association had an office complete with all the gizmos and programs a girl on a newsletter mission could ever want. It was there that I first discovered the wonders of MS Publisher. As a Mac girl, I had more than a few doubts about this so-called “intuitive” program that I “should be able to teach myself” in a matter of hours.
I’m willing (occasionally) to admit when I’m wrong, and this was one of those times. I really liked Publisher and looked forward to taking the articles I had formatted on my Mac into the office to drop into Publisher. Sadly, I knew there was no Publisher for Mac but thanks to the lovely key to the office I was given, that was never a problem.
But that was then. And this, my friends, is Nairobi.
The Association’s local branch doesn’t have an office, which means that the newsletter I was totally bamboozled into chairing has to be done at home. (Please note that although I was bamboozled and have severe doubts about the Organization’s new leadership, I enjoy having something to do, especially something this creative.)
Remember that newsletter program I loved? And remember how it doesn’t come in Mac-friendly flavors? Ack! So here’s my conundrum Devoted Readers – I desperately need a newsletter program that is as easy to use and intuitive as Publisher which came complete with lots of templates, clip art, and was un-mess-up-able no matter how much I moved, shifted, or resized things.
I looked online and found reviews for everything from Page Maker and Creative Suite to Quark XPress and even something that Adobe put out that may or may not work. But I’m still not sure which one is most like Publisher. Heck after reading pages and pages of user reviews, I’m not even sure which one, Publisher-esque or not, will work best for my needs. I suppose I could try to use Publisher for the PC now that Macs use Intel chips – anyone have any experience with this??
Any suggestions Mac users in Internet land? I’m a newsletter editor without software! Help!