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Pro Great layout tool
Its custom guidelines help you align elements on the page, and master pages give you control over elements like page numbers or framing blocks of color. Publisher even has full support for CMYK-optimized printing, the printing format used by ink printers to produce clear, high quality printing.
Pro Compatible with other Office software
It works well with the rest of the Office suite. It natively imports Microsoft Word .doc and .docx files with ease. Or if you need Excel in your next newsletter, you can import a file without hassle.
Pro Commonly available
Publisher comes with Microsoft Office. It is a lightweight alternative to professional layout software such as Adobe InDesign.
Pro Has excellent layout and typography tools
Publisher links to Microsoft Office's online template portfolio, which is regularly updated. It covers around 700 different options and crisp, clean designs that can easily jump-start your projects.
Con Incompatible with Adobe products
It can't open or import popular file types such as PDFs or Photoshop PSDs.
Con Windows only
Mac and Linux still treated as fringe.
Con Lacks graphic design tools
Does not allow you to craft logos or touch up photographs.