Being first a web designer, I’ve been asked to do some desktop publishing (more on a volunteer basis rather than professional). I’m curious as to what you all recommend for applications. Obviously, I’m looking for something affordable as I won’t be making money using it, but do appreciate good software. I do have a copy of Swift Publisher and iWork.
Depending on the specific project requirements either of those might be perfectly suitable for basic work. Swift Publisher is - for a hobbyist application - quite nice, actually. However, unless you are absolutely dead-set against using Adobe products I would say rent InDesign for a month and add the cost to your fee.
I recall that Abobe switched off the licensing server for CS2 so that if you had a serial number for that version of the suite you could activate it without it being checked. I’m not sure if I’ve seen this for CS3 but I wouldn’t be surprised.
A quick Google provided this article although I’ve no idea if it is still valid (YMMV);
On 4 Aug 2014, at 09:09, David Owen wrote:
I thought you could now download CS3 for free from Adobe?