A graphic designer, writer, and artist who writes about and teaches print and web design. Updated June 24, 24 24 people found this article helpful There are many options available for desktop publishing software, and many of them, though very powerful, also come with a hefty price tag. If you're looking to do some desktop publishing of your own, but you don't want to go all-in on an expensive commercial piece of software, there are great options available on the Mac for free. Pages on the Mac Mac computers ship with the word processing application Pages installed, which is part of a suite of desktop publishing and office productivity software from Apple Numbers and Keynote are Apple's spreadsheet and presentation applications, respectively. Many other free desktop publishing software programs available for the Mac are specialty utilities. They are fine for a specific job—such as for labels or business cards —but they may not be page design tools that cover all aspects of a publishing project.
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