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I used PrintMaster by Broderbund. I just got version 17 which allows me to create my 'zines as PDF documents without hassle. They have a 'newsletter' format that I start with and when I print, double-sided printing is an option.
As far as hard copies go, I do my own printing at Office Depot for mass distribution.
The best program I've found are scissors, paper & glue, assisted by my hands. Works like a charm every time!
photoshop is best. you can set margins etc and set print format etc
also - i used to do zines in crazy cut and paste and it was real fun but then i've started to want to incoporate some of my graphic designs and found that it is easier to do it with photoshop.
Indesign works really well, and you can often download it for a thirty day trial. So when everything is ready, d/l the program, make your zine within thirty days, and you are good to go. I live in a college town, and the computer lab computers all have indesign installed on them, so I go to college whenever i need to do layout.
Kate A-T said:The best program I've found are scissors, paper & glue, assisted by my hands. Works like a charm every time!
Are those the model 220 hands with the PinchyThumb (tm), or the older model?
I just print out the individual paragraphs and lines on one sheet of paper, cut them out and glue them to a handmade template. It makes it less aggravation for me, and gives me complete layout control.