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  1. Jenny G

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    Do any of you use a program for creating newsletters? My principal wants me to research them to find one we can use. I always just used Word, but he seems to think there is something else better out there.

    TIA!
     
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  3. jd019

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    I use Microsoft Publisher.
     
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    Pages does a great job with newsletters if you have Macs. I make very professional looking newsletters and brochures in no time at all.
     
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    I was going to recommend Pages as well. They are so professional looking.
     
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    I use Microsoft Office Publisher as well. It's so easy to use with the pre-made templates and designs. When I'm in a hurry, I use this one.

    Another one I enjoy using is actually a scrapbooking program. Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Designer is great at making LOTS of things: business cards (I use for flash cards for the kids), posters, cards, etc. The newsletter is easy to make unique because you can add any art elements you want (borders, frames, etc.) I use this one when I have more time to make it creative.
     
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    I use a combintation of Print Shop Pro Publisher and an older version of Microsoft Picture It Publisher.
     
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    I use pages, they have a ton of layouts to choose from and just drop ina few photos and viola they are done. One once a month for the SPED dept. They love it.
     
  10. Jenny G

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    Anyone have a website for Pages? You can imagine what I get when I try to Google it. A manufacturer would help me search.
     
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    I got the format for my newsletter from Microsoft Office online. It's a Microsoft Word document.
     
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    apple.com
    or go to your local apple store where they can demo it for you.
     
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    It's actually called iWork, it's 2 programs in one. Pages is similar to Microsoft's Word (but I'll admit Word is better in some ways) and Keynote is just like Powerpoint (but Keynote is MUCH MUCH MUCH better in my opinion, so it balances out!) Obviously, you need a Macintosh to run these programs. I bought a Mac about 3 years ago, and I'll never look back, I think they're far superior to Microsoft...but that's a whole different thread!;)

    http://www.apple.com/iwork/
     
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    I use Publisher too. It gives you a lot more freedom to move things around. You can change it to a webpage, which is what I've done on my classroom website.
     
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    I use Word. Columns, header and font choice are what changes how professional it looks.
     
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    Printmaster has some good newsletters that you can type in your own information that work good.
     
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    My mom uses Word. I helped her make a template with a logo/header that she uses every time. She does it in 2 coumns and adds clip art as needed.
     
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    I really like the clipart that you use with the moose house and the frog with wooden border. Where do you find those?
     
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    I use Publisher.
    It works great and the newsletter looks very professional. My boyfriend is a graphic artist and was amazed at how nice my newsletter looked.
    I spend about 10 minutes a week on it.
    The original set up took about 30 minutes.
     

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