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    Create a newsletter (2003)

    I am considering making and e-mail distribution of a monthly newsletter,
    but I do not know what is the best and/or easiest software program to use.
    I have Publisher, Front Page, Visio already on my computer.
    Would another program be better?
    What would one recommend as a good program to make and distribute a newsletter?
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    Re: Create a newsletter (2003)

    With the choices that you have. Publisher is the best. If you are going to send out hard copies, then most printing shops can handle a Publisher file. Check with your print shop to see what they can handle.

    But I would print it to a PDF type of file to be distributed by email.

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    Re: Create a newsletter (2003)

    I agree with DaveA on both counts. Publisher is the best software for this type of project. And PDF is the best distribution method. If you don't have software to convert the file, CutePDF Writer is a great ( <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> ) utility.
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    Re: Create a newsletter (2003)

    Thank you Dave and John:
    Since I have Publisher on my computer that seems the logical choice.
    I will look into CutePDF Writer. Love the FREE part.
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    Re: Create a newsletter (2003)

    You might check out PDFCreator as it is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> also.

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    Re: Create a newsletter (2003)

    Hi Richard
    My wife makes a 10 page newsletter every month using Publisher. Has been doing it for a few years now. When she finishes it, I turn it into a PDF file and then E-mail. The size of the 10 pages is usually around 1MB. In the past we had some problems with e-mail providers not passing on that large of a file. Or some had dial up. But now that all of her subscribers have high speed cable or etc. size does not seems to be a problem anymore.

    If the file size gets any larger than that, then she will make some adjustments. You have to watch closely if you put in any photos or a lot of graphics.

    Publisher seems too to just add a lot of overhead to the size of a file. It has been discussed here before.
    If you would like me to send you one of her newsletters I would be glad to do so. Just send me a note at westerneagle at gmail dot com


    I don't recommend it but you can use Publisher to make a web page too. It seems easy to do until you have to get it to the web......

    Have fun
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    Re: Create a newsletter (2003)

    Thank you Michael:
    I appreciate the information and I am still investigating Publisher.
    My IT Director suggested Adobe Photoshop, so I am also looking at it.
    He said it does not have PDF issues and is more readily accepted by companies subscribers.
    Will check both.
    Richard Spring

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