Publisher 4 is the
latest desktop publishing program that is distributed by Manaccom
for an affordable recommended retail price of $49.95 and is available at all
good retailers. Desktop publishing was quite a central process to
the computer world during the 1990's as it allowed users to create a
plethora professional designed documents from greeting cards to
calendars and the like.
Although Desktop publishing may not be
integral to the computer world as it once was, Greenstreet have released
Publisher 4 which is a godsend to publisher users that features a
plethora of options and hundreds of fonts and clipart to make professional looking documents.
Features of Publisher 4:
Loads of free
clipart, photos and fonts - Literally hundreds of extras to get
Heaps of great
templates - Professionally designed, why not let us do the work
Export to web -
Export your documents perfectly to the internet with one mouse
- Quick and simple document design with powerful and easy to use
spell checker - Spell check in over 15 Western European
languages including French, German & Spanish.
Drawing tools -
Draw freehand or use a range of line, curve, ellipse, rectangle
and star illustration tool.
requirements for Publisher 4 are considerably low-end with a minimum
of Windows 95 OSR2, Pentium 166 and 16MB RAM or greater which means
this program will virtually run on almost all computers. The
installation of Publisher 4 simply auto-installed with minimal
prompting from the user which is great for novice computer users
which happens to be target audience for desktop publishing.
installation was completed, we were greeted to WYSIWYG interface
that was extremely easy to navigate and if you have used any Windows
product before, you should have no issues with navigating this
powerful software package.
Benefits of Publisher 4:
impressive documents effortlessly by selecting any one of the
numerous professionally designed templates or design your own.
To make things
easier Publisher 4 allows multiple documents to be open at once,
each with their own window.
Publisher 4 now
contains multilingual templates that you can select * Publisher
4 incorporates an easy to use Help system, including Tool Tips
and Pop-Up Hints, to ensure your documents look professional
To enable you to
get the most out of the product some useful features have been
included - Picture Browser, SnapShot, KeyPad and PhotoFX.
incorporates English, German, French and Spanish software
languages all on one CD
So what exactly can
Publisher 4 do besides calendars and greeting cards?
The answer is
almost everything in relation to "printable" design which include
Web Pages, Posters, Letters, Newsletter, Invitations, Leaflets,
Brochures and the like with the program only being limited to the
For those starting off in the world of desktop
publishing, Publisher 4 contains a variety of templates that makes
creating them as easy as 1-2-3. Simply select the template you want
and then enter in the information you require and "presto", you have
a professionally looking documented that is ready to be printed.
These templates are not limiting either and can be modified to suit
your final designs.
The software also contains quite an in-depth drawing tool that
allows you to draw freehand or use pre-selected shapes in order to
spicen up your documents and let the muse be released. There are
literally hundreds of different clipart pictures, photos and best
of all new fonts that can lead to some inspirational designs and I
must admit that ease of use was quite impressive. Your designs can
even be exported to the internet in almost exactly the same format
that appears in Publisher 4 which also gives you control over your
In conclusion, Publisher 4 is a very powerful desktop publishing
tool that retails for a recommended retail price of $49.95 (I can't
get over the price) that we
could happily recommend to both novice and amateur desktop
publishers as this program is your one stop program with a plethora
System Requirements for Publisher 4
Operating System - Windows®95OSR2/98/2000/NT4/ME/ XP/ Vista
Processor - Pentium® 166
Memory (RAM) - 16MB RAM
Video - SVGA video card capable of 256 colours at 800x600
Hard Drive Space - 150MB Free Hard Disk Space
CD-ROM - CD-ROM drive
Other - internet Explorer 5 or above.