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Serif PagePlus X4

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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC Disc
  • PagePlus X4 lets you easily create everything from address labels to z-fold brochures, books to newsletters and posters to business cards.
  • Create documents quickly and easily using dynamic guidelines, snapping, templates, ready-made artwork, and learning zone videos.
  • Create virtually any document type with a massive range of publishing possibilities;
  • Be compatible with images, graphics, text files and your chosen print shop.
  • Open and edit documents from anywhere with impressive PDF editing; print at high quality on desktop printers, at any size, even double-sided.
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Platform: PC Disc
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  • ASIN: B002IAY51K
  • Item Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Release Date: September 2, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,789 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Platform: PC Disc

Product Description

Welcome to PagePlus X4: professional desktop publishing made easy. When you make publications for sharing with co-workers, attracting new customers, defining your business image, projects at school or college, informing the public, advertising events, and more, you inevitably do more than just layout and print the page. You’re writing, designing graphics, enhancing images, cropping and reformatting, importing content from elsewhere, and sharing your work in print, as emails, as high quality or efficient PDFs... so choose PagePlus X4, a design package as versatile you are. PagePlus has always been a leading DTP program but now it offers even more graphics power, greater compatibility, and enhanced productivity. It’s never been easier to achieve the highest quality printed and electronic publications, using a design package that is more rounded than ever. PagePlus X4 is so easy to use that you can start creating fantastic results straight away, and yet the deeper you dig into PagePlus’s rich feature set, the more publishing power you’ll find. When you need to know how to put that power to good use, or achieve a publishing task new to you, you’ll really appreciate the new Learning Zone, accessible from the Startup Wizard. Being able to open designs sourced from almost anywhere thanks to incredible PDF editing power is a real asset for PagePlus users, and that PDF power just got better. Import and edit wide variety document types accurately; edit or replace photos, text, and artwork; and export your designs as optimized, professional PDFs. All this means you can edit PDF files better than ever – better than any other DTP program, at any price! So whether you need to edit and export PDFs, create and distribute newsletters, design flyers and posters, write a book, or complete any other desktop publishing task, PagePlus X4 is the perfect solution.


When you create publications, you inevitably do more than just layout and print the page. You write text, design graphics, enhance images, import content, and more, then share your work in print, as PDFs, or as emails. PagePlus X4 makes all this easy, it's a publishing package designed to be as flexible as you are.

PagePlus X4 was awarded an impressive 4.5 / 5 stars and rated "Superior" in a recent PCWorld.com review. Authors Sally Wiener Grotta & Daniel Grotta say that "with its new integrated PhotoLab, enhanced drawing tools, and direct import of text from files, PagePlus X4 is a comprehensive, worthwhile upgrade that can stand on its own."

All-in-One Desktop Publishing Studio

Unrivaled PDF Editing
Open PDFs and fully edit their contents with PagePlus X4 just like they are regular publications--so you can source and customise designs from almost anywhere. You can also combine PDFs, or pages from different PDFs, even when they've been made by different applications on different computing platforms.

  • Save time and money editing PDFs in PagePlus X4
  • Merge PDF files, add and remove pages, change their order
  • Fully edit text, move delete and reformat page objects
  • Repurpose deign elements from PDFs into your own designs
  • Make changes to PDFs you receive before forwarding them
  • Optimise images and protect content with PDF security

Enhance Images with Built-in Editing Power
Include photos in your publications and make sure they're at their very best with the all new PhotoLab. Offering over 70 adjustments, corrections, filters and effects, with some incredible instant artistic styles, your images can really stand out from the page. And with a dedicated Image Cutout Studio you can remove photo backgrounds quickly, with no expertise required.

  • Professionally adjust and correct your photos
  • Apply adjustments with single clicks
  • Quickly remove blemishes and scratches
  • Easily select a specific area to apply changes to
  • Edit and undo changes at any time, your photo is unharmed

Create Impressive Logos and Artwork
From simple attention-grabbing shapes to logos and marketing-quality graphic design, PagePlus X4's powerful drawing tools make it easy to create stunning graphics. And in the Logo Studio, these tools are grouped together in a view that focuses on your drawing or logo without the distraction of seeing the rest of your page design.

  • Logo Studio offers 400+ ready-made graphics
  • Gallery has hundreds of other flashes and symbols
  • Add attractive style presets including glass and metal
  • Draw and combine shapes with full curve and node editing
  • Use impressive drop shadows, glows, and bevels
  • Even create your own effects and surface textures

Fantastic Word Processing
Impressive text handling is at the very heart of PagePlus, so while you could write in a word processor of your choosing and import text, you can just use PagePlus to write! Enjoy all the usual formatting controls, plus fast-flowing text wraps, hierarchical paragraph and character styles, long document features, and of course the freedom to place text and other objects exactly where you want. Files you can import include Word 2007 & OpenOffice Writer!

Create Virtually Any Document
Create a massive range of document types, from regular sheets to folded menus and booklets, from tiny mailmerge labels, to massive posters and banners, from newsletters to newspapers.

Use Tables and Calendars
Create your own attractive calendars--for yourself, your business, or as gifts for friends and family. Add tables to show data neatly, use formulae, even import data from spreadsheets or databases.

Create a massive range of document types, from regular sheets to folded menus and booklets, from tiny mailmerge labels, to massive posters and banners, from newsletters to newspapers. Click to enlarge.

Include photos in your publications and make sure they're at their very best with the all new PhotoLab. Click to enlarge.

PagePlus X4 raises the bar once again, expanding the range of ready-made design templates so you can produce stunning documents in no time at all. Click to enlarge.

Design logos and other artwork without leaving PagePlus X4. Click to enlarge.

Fantastic Results--Fast

Create Beautiful Documents from Templates
PagePlus X4 raises the bar once again, expanding the range of ready-made design templates so you can produce stunning documents in no time at all. Now featuring Theme Layouts--sets including business cards, flyers, newsletters and more--allowing you to add your own pictures and words resulting in a professional and polished design in minutes.

  • Over 2500 templates and ready-made design elements
  • Design Sets and Themed Layouts are instant stationery
  • Zoom in on the Template Wizard to see designs clearly
  • Choose which pages or design variants to start off with
  • Simply double-click images to replace them with your own
  • Import Word or other text documents, or write in PagePlus

Learn New Skills with Tutorial Videos and Guides
We're not the only ones who think PagePlus X4 is easy to use, but If you're new to desktop publishing, new to PagePlus, or just new to this version, you can create fantastic and professional results the easy way using the Learning Zone. Accessible from the redesigned, streamlined Startup Wizard, the Learning Zone gives direct access to online video tutorials and more so you can painlessly improve your publishing skills.

All the Controls You Need Within a Click
There are so many ways PagePlus X4 makes the design process smooth, you'll hardly realise you're working. Changing font, fill, line style and more is easy using an on-screen Studio that combines content, controls, and guidance. The rest of the interface is smart too--whatever you select on your page, you'll get instant access to the right tools and controls to suit. You can select, edit, resize, move, rotate, set defaults and more without even changing tools.

Customisable Workspace and Shortcuts
Whether you like instant access to all formatting controls, or a totally clean design interface with customised keyboard shortcuts to make your workflow quick and smooth, PagePlus works like you do.

Dynamic Layout Assistants
Aligning text, artwork and images is easier than ever in PagePlus X4. On top of layout guides, grids, margins and alignment tools, new dynamic guides make being neat a natural and automated process.

Flexible and Versatile Publishing

Press-Ready PDFs and Colour Management
Get the best possible results with professional full-colour printing, safe in the knowledge that your ouput will be compatible with any print shop, whether they use PCs or Macs. PagePlus X4 produces PDFs to the industry-recognised PDF/X-1a standard, files containing all your design elements, fonts, and colour information for accurate reproduction.

  • Save as PDF with industry-standard PDF/X-1a settings
  • Include press marks, crop marks and bleed area
  • Add passworded PDF open/edit/copy/print security
  • Choose PDF display options, include hyperlinks and bookmarks
  • Manage colour palettes, models, and ICC colour profiles
  • Design using RGB, CMYK, HSL, Pantone and spot colors

Print Any Size on Any Printer--Even Double Sided
Get great results every time--PagePlus can scale designs to fit any size paper, and a Duplex Wizard prepares single-sided printers for double-sided output, saving paper and giving polished results.

Print Special Documents Without Headaches
Everyone can print impressive folded, tiled, repeated, multi-chapter and other special documents, effortlessly. PagePlus will intelligently resequence, renumber, and turn 'n tumble pages when needed.

Design PDF Forms and Multimedia PDF Slideshows
Take your print designs and give them an entirely new dimension, without leaving PagePlus. You can design corporate or other forms in PagePlus, save as PDF, and have customers or others fill in the form electronically. Serif automatically emails you their responses, free of charge. Alternatively add page transitions to your designs, include audio and video, interactive buttons and more, and save as a multimedia PDF slideshow ideal for business presentations.

Publish Websites and Send Designs as HTML Emails
You multitask at work, home, school, and everywhere else, and so does PagePlus. Once you've created business documents or other publications, you can easily incorporate your designs into websites created directly in PagePlus X4's web publishing mode. Extra functionality opens up to give you web-specific tools and controls, so you can create and publish engaging, attractive and efficient web sites that complement your other designs.

Great Compatibility

Import, Edit and Share as PDF
Get designs from anywhere, and share with anyone thanks to PagePlus X4's impressive PDF editing power, unrivalled in a desktop publishing program. Being able to open and edit PDFs means you can rework designs made with any other program, from a PC or Mac, then you can publish as PDF for sharing with anyone--whether they have PagePlus or not.

  • Open and edit PDF files like normal PagePlus publications
  • Publish as PDF for highly-compatible sharing
  • Make efficient PDFs for speedy email transmission
  • Host PDFs online or share with others for remote printing

Word Processor Document Support
While PagePlus is more powerful and flexible than the average word processor, you can still import word processed documents with pictures straight into PagePlus designs for speedy layouts. You can import Microsoft Word documents (including Word 2007), Rich Text Format, Text files, and OpenOffice.org Writer files. Plus if you also have Microsoft Word installed, PagePlus can use it as a converter in the background to support even more text file formats.

High End Graphics Compatibility
When collaborating with professional designers, you may need to use some graphics like EPS and PSD that usually require very expensive software to open. PagePlus handles these like a charm.

Complex Publishing Made Easy with Data Merge
You can create some sophisticated documents very quickly with PagePlus X4 by merging databases and pictures into your designs, bringing data into tables, and using spreadheet functions.

Get Artwork from Anywhere
Add popular image formats to your designs; PagePlus supports 28 different file types.

Import Audio and Video
Enrich slideshows and websites with embedded media including MP3 and AVI.

Share with Other PagePlus Users
Package files with all fonts and graphics, and even share X4 files with X3 users.

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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for the price December 21, 2009
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
I have been using Microsoft Publisher for years having upgraded several times. But, Publisher is entirely limited by comparison to PagePlus and the price is right also by comparison. Much more flexible with far more opportunities for creativity. I was so impressed with this product I also purchased WebPlus which is one of the easiest editors to use and one of the most versatile.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PagePlus is fantastic! February 1, 2010
By D. Long
Platform for Display:PC Disc
I use PagePlus professionally, laying out books, book covers, and magazines. It is a fantastic program. The price can't be beat -- but it also does everything I need and is fast, so even if the price were much higher, I would still go with it for my professional work.

Whether you're laying out a newsletter, want to make cards for friends, or want to publish a book, this program handles it all. And it also will "port" its PDF files to the various formats professional presses use, as well as to a number of graphic bitmap formats for added flexibility.

Try it, you'll like it.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to learn and fun too March 24, 2010
Platform for Display:PC Disc
I have tried to use Paint shop pro, photoshop elements and I still keep going back to pageplus. I bought full verisons of both. The only time I use the others is after I have used Pageplus and need to do a small resize or to export in a different file. I don't have to spend time trying to find a book or a tutorial on how to work the darn thing. PLUS I'm a graphic designer and a mom. I don't have time to spend hours make a simple art card. Instead with page plus it only takes me 10 minutes! With photoshop and paint shop pro it takes me about 30 minutes to make one design..
If you hated it.. it's because you prefer photoshop's and paint shop pro's features. This is a better option for those who have a very small budget. To be a graphic designers doesn't require you to spend a ton of money on software and books.. it means designing while having a great time. Being stress free is a way of life and this software makes it super easy.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware - You Could Lose All Your Work June 22, 2011
Platform for Display:PC Disc
This program is easy to work with and produces excellent results. That's the good news. The Bad NEWs: All of Serif's products I have tried (and I have used four of them) have a tendency to corrupt the file on "save", causing you to lose everything. I don't just mean everything since your last save. I mean EVERYTHING. Once the file is corrupt it won't open ever again and there is no way to bring it back in any other program because it is a proprietary .PPP file. On WebPlus 4 I lost an entire website. On PagePlus 4X I lost 150 pages of a book.

When you report the problem to Serif they say it's a Window's issue. Trust me, it's not. It's a Serif issue. Their solution is to reprimand you like a school child saying "Shame on your for not backing everything up". Well guess what? You can do your backups at the end of a session, close down the program and go to bed believing the save (and the copy save) were fine - until you try to open it the next morning and you discover it corrupted on save.

In addition, you should know that Serif only supports their software until the next version comes out - which it does almost every year. Once the new one is out, Serif will not even answer your email let alone take your call.

This is great software but the number of bugs yet to be worked out make it a bad choice for any serious work.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Publishing made easy May 8, 2010
By Marte
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
First of all, the very best thing is that oh, be still my beating heart, this software comes with a printed manual in the box! That's so incredibly rare these days. I like printed manuals so much I've been known to print the PDFs that come with other software out to put in 3-ring binders so I can look up the help when the program's not working. So, kudos to Serif for getting the most important thing right.

The program itself is easy to use, especially if you're working with one of the templates that comes with it, but some of those templates are not easy to modify to suit your own purposes. That's my major gripe. Their book creation section is somewhat confusing, but in this case practice definitely makes perfect.

All in all, I'd say PagePlus X4 gives really good value for the money and would recommend it to any desktop publisher on a budget.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice features but has some quirks December 8, 2009
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
I purchased this software because I owned Art Explosion Publisher's Pro, and I noticed that it was almost identical. It is very similar to my old program but unfortunately, it doesn't support its files. Some of the problems I noticed with it is that it's not very intuitive, eventhough, it contained many of the features of Publisher's Pro. It doesn't come with its own clip art, so you have to buy it either from Serif (only offers British Clip Art) or from somewhere else. The photo optimizer and logo studio work very well, and I found them to be very easy to use. For the price, it offers a great many features and is well worth the investment, but I would highly recommend purchasing the PagePlusX4 Resource Guide.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Performance, Pretty Price, Page Plus x4 October 1, 2010
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
This software, I can safely say is the best investment that I have ever made concerning Desktop Publishing. It performs and performs and performs. The key to getting the most out of this software is to just start playing around with it. Make posters, logos, call cards and anything else you can think of just for fun! There are also loads of online tutorials available to get you up to speed quickly if you have never used a comprehensive desktop publishing program before. Once you start to get familiar with the software, then you can start the serious work.

What is also fantastic with this software is the value you get, first there is the CD-ROM with the program, but then there is also enclosed a Resource DVD with loads of pictures and clip art that can give you a headstart on giving your projects a professional finish. In addition to this there are numerous sample projects that have been pre-made. These can be edited to meet your personal requirements.

One thing to note when importing documents from another program is to import one type of content at a time, meaning: import text by itself first, then import pictures separately after etc. Do not attempt to take short-cuts when importing content, otherwise the quality of the finish may diminish.

In conclusion, I give this software a big thumbs UP!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Publish this.
Other programs are better.
Published 3 months ago by Nick Ferrantino
4.0 out of 5 stars One program that does it all.
I needed to make changes on my computer. I had MS starter programs and an old Publisher. Publisher works fairly well, but uses text boxes, and if overlapped, you lose some text or... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ken Pankowski
5.0 out of 5 stars Great deal
When doing research I read, in spite of the updates, many people went back to this version. It cost me next to nothing and I'm happy that I did the research. Good investment.
Published 21 months ago by Boudreaux's Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Similar to Art Explosion Publisher Pro
This is a great program to use if you are not professionally trained in the expensive publishing programs. It's user friendly and you can create some real good stuff. Read more
Published on March 5, 2013 by Deanna Lynn Gilmore
1.0 out of 5 stars To big of file
It would not down load on my computer . . . . . . . . . . . .
Published on February 28, 2013 by Lin
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy Serif Software
I have purchased several Serif software products in the past and I like them. Since then, I have been constantly harassed by telephone sales. I can't believe how much they call. Read more
Published on September 6, 2012 by Ken
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
This program is much better then I expected! It is fairly easy to use, has tons of options that allow you to edit/make a cover/letter with ease. Read more
Published on May 23, 2012 by Sparkiesmom
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Bargain
PagePlus is an excellent desktop publishing application that I have been using for years. Since version 6 is already out, this is an old version as clearly stated but it is... Read more
Published on March 12, 2012 by A. William Benitez
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for the beginner
I've spent hours trying to do the very simple things. I think this is a good software for those who already have some experience and lots of time.
Published on March 10, 2012 by TDaddy
3.0 out of 5 stars Did Not Age Well
I used this software to format and layout most of my books. It compares very favorably with much more expensive programs. However it did not age well. Read more
Published on February 27, 2012 by wbentrim
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