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Professional Page v2.0

Professional Page v2.0
Professional Page v2.0

Floppy (3.5")4

Gold Disk


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Release Date: 1/1/1990
Manufacturer: Gold Disk
Donated By: Jim Butterfield
From Gold Disk comes Professional Page, the first Amiga desktop publishing program designed specifically for professional use. A fully featured word processor and document-creation program, Professional Page supports output to any PostScript laser printer or typesetting machine. Its features are far too numerous to describe, but the program is fully supported by the Toronto-area Vellum Print and Graphic Services, who produced the fine-looking Professional Page manual using that program exclusively. In January, Vellum will begin offering training courses on the use of Professional Page and other print-oriented Amiga hardware and software.

The program requires Workbench 1.3 or greater and 1 MB of RAM (although 2MB are highly recommended).

User Comments
Paul Tyson on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Pro Page was easily the most successful DTP application on the Amiga market. Happening at roughly the same timeframe as the Mac based Aldus Pagemaker (which later became Adobe Pagemaker). Gold Disk broke onto the Amiga scene w/ this seriously polished - beautifully written software for pro-level printers (PostScript) and High End Imagesetters w/ full support for CMYK color separations w/ crop marks. On top of this was Pro Draw - a vector drawing system similar to Adobe Illustrator. Add those 2 applications together w/ a high powered Amiga 3000 or 4000 computer + Postscript Printer and BAM!! - you've the whole enchilada for pro-level DTP that easily held its own against the Mac stuff. I eventually had the opportunity to use both applications (Pro Page 3.0 and Pro Draw 3.0) for high-end 4 color separations to film and the results were fantastic.
Darren Falkenberg on Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It brings back so many fond memories for me, we were using Amiga's 1990-1996 for all our desktop publishing, the software itself was years ahead at time in terms of functionality, compared to pc software, and it could do things Adobe could not at the time, the postcript output was brilliant, you could adjust screen angles, screen sizes, ucr, gcr colour separation features, it had a feature called genies in the later versions much like the actions in Photoshop now, you could write your own automated scripts, The later Pro Page versions used Agfa outline fonts for screen display, macs and pc's at the time werte still using bitmap fonts for screen display, they looked so crap on screen. But it was very bug ridden when working on large documents if you wanted more than 5 pictures on a page, it would sometimes randomy replace pictures, all software back then was "will it crash today", you soon learnt to backup often. Such a shame Commodore stuffed it all up.
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