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Old 10-05-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default I think I'm ready to move beyond Publisher..

Hi there,
I'm looking for some software advice. Currently I work in the office of a small business where I use MS Publisher 2010 for everything from owner's manuals to website graphics. My real beef with Publisher is that it seems that EVERYTHING that's imported into Publisher, when saved as a Publisher file, is grainy. For example, I'm currently trying to include technical drawings into an owner's manual. The drawings are in PDF format, which I can insert into Publisher either directly as a .pdf or saving them as .png files first. Anyway. Regardless as to how I do this, it ALWAYS comes out grainy when you print the manual (Publisher file). The same thing happens when creating graphics in Publisher and saving them as image files (.png is the best, .jpg the worst), only they aren't quite as nasty looking as the tech drawings. So my question is...is this just because "Punisher" is an entry level program? I'm thinking about pushing for Adobe InDesign, but its pretty expensive, and I want to make sure it will be money well spent before I ask for it...
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