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The Software Isn't The Problem If Your Design is Bad

Desktop Publishing Quotations

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If you're using the right software for the job and your project looks like crap, maybe the software isn't the problem.

Jacci Howard Bear; licensed to About.com

Don't Blame the Software

"It's a poor workman who blames his tools." Unknown
It would be great and wonderful if we could all afford the most current, most full-featured, most close-to-perfect desktop publishing software out there (of course we could never agree on what that is). But not having the latest and greatest is not an excuse for churning out less than your best work either.
"It's not the paper's fault that so much shit is printed."Alejandro Magallanes
Don't blame the hammer for not hitting the nail.

Sources:
As I don't have ready access to the original source materials for most of these desktop publishing quotations, I've tried to find multiple secondary sources.

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