I’m just starting to self publish a magazine. (Until it grows enough that I can have someone else do it.) I’ve found that CorelDRAW is good for layout of the cover and inside index page. But for the inside pages you can only work on one page at a time (unless I’m missing sometime)
I’ve also played around with Microsoft Publisher which has a newsletter layout that kinda works, with some mods.
Is there any other software that will allow me to see the pages as you would in a magazine with facing pages? That way I could layout the articles and flow them from one page to another and get the view that one would have while reading instead of having to bounce from page to page and remember if it’s a right or left page.
I’m planning on printing on 11×17 sheets with a 8 1/2 x 11 on each side. Then saddle staple the middle. I want to develop something at home that I could use to help sell ad-space and then take to a “real printer” for the final product
Here’s a link to what I’m working on
There’s no copyrite issues with the cover. I’ve gained permission from the owner. The inside cover photos are borrowed and only there as placemarkers not as a final product.
For magazine publishing Quark Express or the Adobe Indesign are the best software… but you can also use coreldraw for page layouts and it is more flexible and have better user interface. Now to crate two facing pages just extend to page borders up to 11×17 inches and use guidelines for layouting magazine pages it will solve out your problem….