PagePlus X7

Desktop publishing made easy

PagePlus X7 is here to help your business, charity or personal venture stand out from the crowd. Create posters, flyers, business cards, save and edit PDF files, and much more. PagePlus X7 is the most versatile and easy-to-use desktop publisher ever…


Screenshot: Brand new Startup Assistant
Brand new Startup Assistant
Screenshot: Smooth new blend modes
Smooth new blend modes
Screenshot: Create informative newsletters
Create informative newsletters
Screenshot: Help every step of the way
Help every step of the way
Screenshot: Professional graphs and charts
Professional graphs and charts
Screenshot: Fully edit and save PDF files
Fully edit and save PDF files

System Specs

Minimum requirements

Compatible with Windows 8
  • Windows-based PC* with mouse or other pointer
  • Microsoft Windows® 8, 7, Vista (32 or 64-bit) or XP SP3 (32 bit) operating system
  • 1GB RAM
  • 740MB free hard disk space
  • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution

Optional Requirements

  • DVD drive for installing physical shipments of PagePlus X7
  • Windows-compatible printer
  • TWAIN-compatible scanner and/or digital camera
  • Internet account and connection for accessing tutorials, news and other online resources


  • Additional disk resources and memory are required when editing large and/or complex documents.
  • To fully enjoy the enhancements in X7 a multi-core processor, 64-bit edition of Windows 8/7/Vista, and 3GB or more RAM are recommended

* Main processor must support SSE2 instructions.

Detailed Feature Comparison

Publisher 2013
InDesign® CS6
PagePlus X7
Natively versions for 64-bit and 32-bit Windows systems Yes No Yes
Fully Windows 8 compatible (with logo approval) Yes No Yes
Fully compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP Not Vista or XP Not Vista Yes
Startup Assistant with fresh feed of news and tutorials No No Yes
Professional desktop publishing features
Open and fully edit PDFs No No Yes
Color management including Color profiling No Yes Yes
End-to-end CMYK document support Yes Yes Yes
Pantone® CMS, Goe & PLUS color matching systems Not PLUS Not Goe Yes
Dynamic alignment Yes Yes Yes
Advanced OpenType typography including stylistic sets Yes Yes Yes
Multiple layers and master pages per page No No Yes
Advanced Find & Replace including color and styles No Yes Yes
Logo, graphic design and photo editing
Logo Studio for easy graphic design No No Yes
Customizable intelligent QuickShapes Yes No Yes
PhotoLab with 70+ image adjustments No No Yes
Image Cutout Studio quickly removes backgrounds No No Yes
Professional filter effects Limited Limited Yes
Simple, dynamic gradient fill and transparency tools No No Yes
Radial, square, plasma, 3-color and 4-color fills No No Yes
Text-on-a-path including custom curves and shapes No Yes Yes
Shadow tool No No Yes
Object style presets e.g. shadows, 3D and bevels No Yes Yes
Fine-level control over shapes and outlines No Yes Yes
Convert text and artwork to editable outlines No Yes Yes
Blend modes for professional graphics effects No Yes Yes
Make charts and diagrams with auto-connecting lines Yes No Yes
Business documents and office tools
Automated, fully editable charts Yes No Yes
Built-in word processor No No Yes
Multilingual spell-checking dictionaries Yes Yes Yes
Share electronic forms with free data processing No No Yes
Microsoft® Word 2013 import maintaining layouts Yes Limited Yes
Sharing and collaboration
Optimized PDF outputs for fast viewing online No No Yes
PDF/X-3 professional output No Yes Yes
Image Optimizer with interactive export previews No No Yes
Import popular JPG, PNG and TIFF images Yes Yes Yes
Professional Adobe® Photoshop® and EPS imports Not Photoshop Yes Yes
JPEG XR and lossless JPG import No No Yes
Apache OpenOffice Writer & Corel WordPerfect import Not OpenOffice No Yes
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is PagePlus fully 64-bit compatible?
Yes! When you install PagePlus X7 on your 64-bit computer, the 64-bit version will be chosen automatically. This will take full advantage of the better memory management and resources offered in 64-bit systems. If your version of Windows is 32-bit, or if you’re not sure if whether it’s 32- or 64-bit, don’t worry, PagePlus will install the right version for you if you just go ahead and click OK.
You don’t mention what processor is required for PagePlus X7, will it run on my old computer?
If your computer already runs Windows XP (32-bit with Service Pack 3), or any version of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, you’ll be able to run PagePlus X7. All you really need in order to use all of PagePlus X7’s creative and professional publishing power is some hard disk space, a screen of suitable resolution, and a mouse or other pointer device.

Sharing, publishing and printing

Can I open PDF files and edit them?
Yes, PagePlus X7 can open PDFs as if they are regular documents, with editable text, graphics, images and layout. Once open, you can usually change everything, although this can depend on how the PDF was first made. You can usually edit text, change fonts, move things around and resize them, add pages, merge PDFs and much more. When you’re done you can republish as PDF as well as saving the document as a PagePlus file, exporting as images, or publishing as a simple website or eBook.
Are PDFs made with PagePlus compatible with my customers/subscribers/partners/printer, on PCs/Macs/tablets/smartphones?
Yes, PDF files are cross-platform and contain everything needed for viewing (or printing) on other computers and devices. You can use easy settings presets when you publish your PDF in PagePlus to make sure it meets your needs, whether that’s a small file size for the web or sending by email, high quality for desktop printing, or conforming to PDF/X-3 standards for accurate professional printing and reliable publishing.
Can I export part or all of my design as an image?
Yes, the improved Export as Picture feature previews your exported image, with side-by-side comparisons of different formats and settings. Export objects, areas, the page, or all pages in one go, with new super-sampled quality in an expanded range of image types.
Can I open PagePlus X7 files in older versions of the product?
Yes, we introduced forwards-compatibility in PagePlus X3, so you can open PagePlus X7 files in versions X3 - X7. If a newer file is opened in older software, there will likely be some differences due to the new features introduced in each version, so it’s recommended to save the file with a new name, not overwrite the original. PagePlus X7 can open files from the last 10 versions dating back about 13 years.
Can I include a cover when I publish my Kindle eBook using PagePlus?
Yes, you just need to create one first. You can create a cover with PagePlus and export it as a picture, use a photo editing program like PhotoPlus, use an existing file, or scan some artwork. Save the cover image as a GIF, PNG, JPG or SVG and aim to keep the size below 127KB. You can include the cover when publishing your eBook, just browse for the image file from the publishing dialog.
What images and other files can I import and export?
Import images: JPG, PNG, TIFF, Adobe® Photoshop® PSD, SVG, SVGZ, EPS, PS, GIF, J2K, JXR, WDP, HDP, ICO, WMF, EMF, SMF, TGA, DWG, DXF, PCD, PCX, PSP, SPP, RAS, SUN. Professional CMYK, RGB and Greyscale color spaces offered where supported by the image format. Transparency supported. ICC colour profiles supported. Import documents: Fully edit PDFs, plus import Microsoft® Word DOC and DOCX, TXT, STT, RTF, WPD, WPS, WRI, ODT documents, and PagePlus publications and templates from PagePlus 7 (released in 2000) onwards. Import data: SDB, ODBC data sources such as Access, SQL and many more, and copy data from spreadsheets including Excel. Import media and interactivity: MP3, AIFF, WAV, AVI, MOV, QT, SWF Flash®, FLV Flash video, MPG, MP4, FDF form data, HTML, JS, and embed your own files of any format. Also drag and drop images, text, or other data straight onto your page.
Export images: JPG, PNG, TIFF, SVG, BMP, GIF, EMF, WMF, SMF. Export selected objects, selected area, entire page or series of pages. Export at any size/resolution, and super-sample for unrivalled quality. Transparency, changes to color depth and embedding ICC color profiles offered where supported by the image format. Save or export documents: PDF, Web-optimized PDF, PDF/X up to X-3 for professional printing, STT, RTF, TXT, UTX, UTF text files, and PagePlus PPP publications and PPX templates (compatible with PagePlus X3 onwards). Digital publishing: PDF, standard EPUB® eBooks and .Mobi eBooks for Kindle including covers, ISBN, copyright and other metadata. PDF publishing capabilities include printable documents, size-optimized for online and email, interactive electronic forms, and interactive publications with media. Also copy and paste content to other programs.

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