Adobe Professional Substitute?

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brookline
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Adobe Professional Substitute?

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Hi,
I used to use Adobe Professional at my old job & grew to like it. I'm seeking something with similar capabilities for managing and formatting documents but free or at least much cheaper. Does anyone have recommendations?

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JWJones
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Re: Adobe Professional Substitute?

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Doesn't look like you ever received an answer! I'm assuming here that you're talking about the Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator. If so, there's Scribus (like InDesign), GIMP (like Photoshop), and Inkscape (like Illustrator).

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Re: Adobe Professional Substitute?

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I agree, GIMP is also a great software. :)

George the original one
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Gimp is good until you have to deal with an alpha layer for video games... there it's pretty lame.

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Take a look at LibreOffice (https://www.libreoffice.org/)I've used it to edit and create PDF documents when my job didn't want to spend the $$ on buying productivity software. It's open source. I hope you find something that suits your needs - good luck!

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Re: Adobe Professional Substitute?

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Hi,
Thanks for the reply. I'm an occasional user of Calc & Writer. Which program in Libre do you use for PDF editing?

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