Adobe, with its wide range of products, can do it all. But Quark doesn't make graphics software. What if you're on a tight budget or maybe you're doing this mainly for personal projects or pro bono work? There are multiple ways to approach putting together both basic and fully-loaded desktop publishing software combinations for doing print or Web design.
The options presented here center around seven top publishers of desktop publishing software: Adobe, Quark, Serif, Corel, Microsoft, Nova Development, and Broderbund. You could go with products from a single publisher or mix and match to get your ideal desktop publishing suite of tools.
The focus on these pages is on combining a page layout program with graphics software for bitmap and vector images. Some suggested combinations include Web publishing or other multimedia tools as well. Find the desktop publishing software combination that is right for you from these suggested menus.