PagePlus X8

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Baseline Grid
CMYK Colours
Create Any Document
iPad Templates
PDF Tools
Photo Editing

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements

  • Windows-based PC* with DVD drive and mouse
  • Microsoft Windows® 8, 7, Vista, or XP SP3 (32 bit) operating system
  • 512MB RAM (Windows® XP), 1GB RAM (Windows® Vista and 32-bit Windows 7® and 8) or 2GB RAM (For 64-bit Windows® 7 and 8)
  • 510MB free hard disk space
  • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution (at 100% scaling)

Recommended requirements

  • Additional disk resources and memory are required when editing large and/or complex documents

Optional requirements

  • Windows-compatible printer
  • TWAIN-compatible scanner and/or digital camera
  • NET 2.0 for text import filters (Word 2007/2010 + OpenOffice) (installed by default)*
  • Internet account and connection required for accessing online resources and .NET installation

* Main processor must support SSE2 instructions

Detailed Feature Comparison

Publisher 2013
InDesign CC
PagePlus X8
Install and use without internet connection Limited content No Yes
Windows 7 and 8 compatible Yes Yes Yes
Windows XP and Vista compatible No No Yes
Document previews when browsing files in Windows Explorer No No Yes
Search files including text content (in Windows Vista/7/8) No No Yes
High DPI support (for retina displays, HDTVs, and for accessibility) Yes Yes Yes
Tutorial videos No Yes Yes
Customisable keyboard shortcuts No Yes Yes
Advanced Design and Publishing
Open PDFs: advanced editing with flowing text No No Yes
Create PDF/X files for pro printing (CMYK and PDF/X-3 or newer) No Yes Yes
Mail merge to PDF No No Yes
Create PDF forms that can be filled in on-screen No Yes Yes
PDF form data is processed and sent by email free of charge No No Yes
Page layers No Yes Yes
Fast graphic design with live customisable QuickShapes Yes No Yes
Advanced drawing tools No Yes Yes
Freeform warp tool with warp shape presets No No Yes
Professional blend modes No Yes Yes
Colour replacer No Yes Yes
Logo Studio No No Yes
Live gradient fill and transparency tools No No Yes
Live shadow tool No No Yes
Select colour from an image loaded in the colour tab No No Yes
Baseline grid for professional text alignment Yes Yes Yes
Pantone Plus and Pantone Goe colour systems Not Pantone Plus Not Goe Yes
Text on a custom path No Yes Yes
Built-in charting No No Yes
Table and calendars with built-in style editor No No Yes
Photo Editing and Compatibilty
PhotoLab — quick yet powerful image editing No No Yes
Image cutout studio No No Yes
Red eye removal No No Yes
High quality image resizing using Lanczos3 technology No No Yes
Professional image effects Limited No Yes
Professional image adjustments Basic No Yes
Output books as EPUB® for eReaders No Yes Yes
Export books as .Mobi files for the Kindle store No No Yes
EPUB3 fixed layout eBooks for textbooks, childrens books etc No Yes Yes
32- and 64-bit scanning No No Yes
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is PagePlus fully 64-bit compatible?
Yes! When you install PagePlus X8 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.
How is PagePlus X8 going to help me make better documents?
Mainly by giving you total freedom of layout and a creative tool set far beyond that available in similar software packages, so you can create what you need without frustration. If you’ve used DTP software before you’ll appreciate PagePlus’s speed, accuracy, and flexibility; if you’re new to design there are lots of ready-made design elements and assistants to help your work look professional. PagePlus X8 is so versatile it can handle all your documentation, print design and digital publishing in one package, whether you need it for business, to promote a club, church or charity, to produce handouts or to publish a best seller.
You don’t mention what processor is required for PagePlus X8, will it run on my old computer?
Yes, if your computer already runs Windows 7, Windows 8, Vista or XP, you’ll be able to run PagePlus X8. All you really need in order to use all of PagePlus X8’s professional publishing power on a Windows PC is some hard disk space, a screen, mouse and keyboard (or other input devices).
Does PagePlus X8 support ‘retina’ screens?
Yes, modern Windows PCs and laptops can have very high resolution screens; PagePlus X8 supports retina quality and Windows display scaling, so will always look absolutely stunning and crisp while remaining very easy to use.

Printing, publishing and sharing

Can I open PDF files and edit them?
Yes, PagePlus X8 can open PDFs as if they are regular documents! Edit the text, graphics, images and layout — you can usually change everything, although this can depend on how the PDF was first made. As well as editing text, fonts and images, you can move things around and resize them, add pages, merge PDFs and much more. When you’re done you can republish as PDF, save the document as a PagePlus file, export parts of it as images, or publish as an eBook.
What kind of eBooks can I publish?
You can produce flowing eBooks, like novels, for all popular Kindles, iPads and other models of readers, in Mobi or EPUB format, and you can also publish fixed layout eBooks as EPUB 3 files. Fixed layout eBooks are ideal for attractive layouts combining text and graphics for reading children’s books, text books, and info sheets on modern tablets.
Are PDFs saved by PagePlus compatible with my customers/subscribers/partners/printer, on their PCs/Macs/tablets/smartphones?
Yes, PDF files are cross-platform, they faithfully represent your design and contain everything needed for viewing or printing it on other computers and devices. Output presets make sure that PDFs from PagePlus meet your needs, whether that’s a small file size for the web or sending by email, high quality for desktop printing, or conforming to print industry PDF/X-3 standards for accurate, reliable publishing.
Can I export part or all of my design as an image?
Yes, the 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 super-sampled quality in a large range of image types.
Can I open PagePlus X8 files in earlier versions of the software?
Yes, we introduced forwards-compatibility in PagePlus X3, so you can open PagePlus X8 files in versions X3 – X8. If a new file is opened in older software there will likely be some differences due to new features being missing in previous versions, so if sharing it’s recommended to save files with a different name. PagePlus X8 can open publications from the last 11 versions dating back about 14 years.
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 Grayscale colour spaces offered where supported by the image format. Transparency supported. ICC colour profiles and colour management supported. Import documents: Import and 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 or copy and paste 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 colour depth and embedding ICC colour profiles offered where supported by the image format. Save or export documents: PDF, Web-optimised 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 2 eBooks, fixed layout EPUB 3 eBooks, and .Mobi eBooks for Kindle&trade all 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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