Thursday, January 16, 2014

Free Online Publisher for You


If you ever panned to create design for the public or private document which should look nice and professional, like advertisement, poster, flyer, party invitation, or promotional brochure for online presentation or print, you probably realized that the standard Word processor might not be enough to complete the task.

While the professional desktop publishing packages are overcomplicated and overpriced, the free online service, offered by LucidPress, might offer you a great solution.

Main features:

* Lucidpress is immediately intuitive—there's no learning curve to get started.
* There is nothing to install – all the functionality is available through online application.
* Drag-and-drop functionality simplifies the whole experience. You can easily lay out text, photos, galleries, and videos for professional results that are sure to impress.
* Because Lucidpress is built on HTML5 and web standards, it works on every major browser and Internet-enabled device.
* Choose from hundreds of available fonts or upload your own. And with seamless text wrapping, you can lay out text so it perfectly surrounds your other content.
* All your online account can be seamlessly used to provide the content: transfer text from a Google Doc, drop in a Youtube video, or import photos from Dropbox, Flickr, Facebook and Google Images.
* When your publication is pixel-perfect, export it as a high-quality, printable PDF. Or depending on your needs, export any individual page as a PDF, JPG, or PNG.
* You can also create a personalized link for colleagues, clients or friends. Docs are viewable on any desktop or mobile device, so your audience will have a truly immersive experience.

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To start, head to www.lucidpress.com and sign up for an account.  Then choose a template from which to get started, from around 75 that are available.  Each template is a complete, nicely-designed document.  Once you've chosen your template, just start replacing the dummy text and images with your particular content.  The browser-based editor takes seconds to learn, and you can then starting typing and moving your objects (text boxes, images, etc) around the screen as required.

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