iStudio Publisher is an easy-to-use page layout application for desktop publishing on Mac, perfect for designing anything you want to layout and print.

Create stunning, professional quality documents with ease, including newsletters, brochures, adverts, flyers, invitations, menus, reports, posters, greetings cards, and yearbooks. Start with a professionally designed template or a blank document of any size.

Users of all ages and experience can master iStudio Publisher quickly. If you’re new to page layout and desktop publishing, our Video Tutorials and Rapid Start Guide will help you. Experienced users will
love iStudio Publisher’s sophisticated features.

iStudio Publisher - page layout software for desktop publishing on Mac

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Great looking page layout
Great Looking Page Layout

All text, images and visual effects are held within shapes. Create, combine and style your shapes to achieve great looking documents with ease.
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Toolkit
Toolkit

Use the Toolkit for creating, editing and laying out document content, including shapes, text and images, via direct interaction with your mouse.

Shape Library
Shape Library

A wide selection of pre-designed shapes for quick results, arranged in seven groups. Also draw your own shapes using the comprehensive range of drawing tools.

Inspectors
Inspectors

The Inspectors are organized in a separate window and provide a control panel from which to manage your document and apply style settings to shapes, text and images.

Snap Grid
Snap Grid

Use the fully adjustable snap grid to help with sizing and aligning shapes. There are independent controls to show or hide the grid and turn the snap-to-grid function on/off.

Rulers
Rulers

Horizontal and vertical rulers that auto-scale and auto-label. Click the drop-down control where the rulers meet to choose between millimetres, inches, inches (decimal) and points.

Canvas
Canvas

The canvas is working space next to the document pages/spreads, which isn’t printed or exported. It’s a convenient place for storing alternative content to swap in/out.

Toolbar
Toolbar

The toolbar gives you an easy-to-access, duplicate set of controls for the most frequently used menu items. In many cases a keyboard shortcut is also provided.

Document Viewing
Document Viewing

Open multiple windows on the same document, with independent zoom and view settings, all live. Show or hide a Thumbnails Navigator. Smooth pan and zoom up to 5000%.

Viewing Options
Viewing Options

Choose to show or hide grid lines, text wrap runarounds, text baselines, glyph bounding boxes, and invisible flow items. Optionally work in live preview mode.

Spread Editing
Spread Editing

iStudio Publisher supports true spread editing, allowing you to lay out two pages next to each other and create content ‘across the fold’. Ideal for brochures and newsletters.

Master Pages
Master Pages

Master pages are for holding repeating content you want to include on multiple pages, for example, headers and footers. Automatic page numbering is included.

Drawing Shapes
Drawing Shapes

Easily draw shapes from scratch using the four drawing tools. Create sophisticated lines with the Multi-Line Tool. Choose from seven line segment types.

Adjusting Shapes
Adjusting Shapes

Use the Reshaping Tool to adjust the geometry of Library shapes and shapes drawn from scratch. Simply reposition the control points (orange) and Bezier handles (purple).

Text Columns
Text Columns

Place text columns in any shape. Easily change the number of columns, column spacings (gutter widths) and inset distance within the shape.

Text Flow Linking
Text Flow Linking

Create flow links between any combination of text columns and paths, and over different pages or spreads. Useful for splitting an article between non-adjacent columns.

Text Wrapping
Text Wrapping

Wrap text around any shape (image) and adjust the offset distance. Choose between a tight wrap that follows a shape’s contour, or a box wrap around a bounding rectanglar.

Text Around Curves
Text Around Curves

Write text along curved line paths, around shapes, and at any angle. Applies to shapes from the Shape Library and to those drawn with the drawing tools.

Text Layout
Text Layout

Adjust paragraph alignment, justification, and indents. Set line and paragraph spacings to auto-scale or fixed values. Add tab stops. Fine- tune character spacing (tracking).

Text Styling
Text Styling

Use any font installed on your Mac. Apply text effects: bold, italics, underline, strikethrough, superscript, subscript, outline and shadow. Stretch text non-proportionally.

Photos and Images
Photos and Images

Insert a wide range of image types including JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, PSD, PDF, EPS and AI. Images are stored at their original resolution to achieve maximum print quality.

Image Layout
Image Layout

Comprehensive scaling and fitting options (within any shape), including tile and tile rotate. Change image DPI, and align, flip and rotate images within shapes.

Colors
Colors

Choose colors for text, lines, fills and shadows via the standard Mac OS X Color panel. Capture monitor colors and save favorites to a swatch table. Design in RGB or CMYK colors.

Shadows
Shadows

Add shadows to shapes, lines, images and text. Adjust the offset angle, offset distance, color, blur and opacity. Reducing an object’s opacity reduces its shadow weight.

Opacity
Opacity

Adjust the opacity of shapes, lines, color fills, images and text. Use partial opacity gradient fills as masks. Combine shapes of partial opacity to create interesting effects.

Grouping Shapes
Grouping Shapes

Group shapes together to enable them to be selected as a single unit for repositioning, resizing, rotating or copying. Nested grouping is supported to any level.

Bulleted and Numbered Lists
Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Create bulleted and numbered lists by using a combination of tab stops and paragraph indent settings. Choose any Unicode symbol as a bullet character.

Compatibility and Sharing
Compatibility and Sharing

iStudio Publisher document files are XML based. Paste in RTF styled text. Print documents directly or export as PDF, EPUB (text only) or RTF format files.

Printing Booklets
Printing Booklets

Create a multi-page booklet from several sheets of paper printed on both sides and folded in half. The page imposition (reordering for printing) is handled for you.

Commercial Printing
Commercial Printing

Produce PDF files ready for printing at a commercial print shop, satisfying all of the typical requirements, including high resolution images, CMYK colors and embedded fonts.

Auto Save
Auto Save

A copy of your document is automatically saved every 5 minutes, without interrupting you. NOTE: This is not an implementation of the Mac OS X Auto Save and Versions feature.

Help Pages
Help Pages

Comprehensive Help pages presented in the standard Mac OS X Help Viewer. Includes context sensitive Help – click a question mark to go straight to a relevant Help page.