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Q A I am interested in starting a magazine in my city but I'm confused about which software to buy. I want to develop a quality publication for my potential readers. Any help you can offer would be great.

--N. Jordan

Detroit

There are plenty of desktop publishing programs available to help you design and publish an attractive and professional-looking magazine. While some of these packages include professional features, others offer easy-to-use tools that are perfect for beginners.

Here are three desktop publishing choices worth considering. I suggest that you read online reviews before purchasing.

QuarkXPress 6.5 ($749, www.quark. com) has long been the dominant application for magazine and newspaper design. It includes a comprehensive list of editing and printing features for publishing a magazine.

InDesign CS2 (Creative Suite 2) ($699, www.adobe.com) is a serious, feature-packed program. This package streamlines page design and works well with other Adobe software products, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and GoLive.

Microsoft Publisher 2003 ($169, www.microsoft.com) is an ideal choice for home and small-office desktop publishers. Its off-the-shelf features are compatible with Microsoft Office programs. The program allows you to produce impressive in-house publications. but it lacks high-end print and Web design features.

Mail your technology questions to Cyberwise. BLACK ENTERPRISE 130 Fifth Ave.. New York, NY 10011 or send an e-mail to johnsonj@blackenterprise.com.
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