What is the best Windows desktop publishing software for kids?
November 6, 2007 6:23 PM   Subscribe

What is the best Windows desktop publishing software for kids?

I work for a school system, and we have an elementary school teacher whose class is publishing a newsletter. What is the most kid-friendly publishing software for Windows? Bonus points if it's free.
posted by raddevon to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
You may want to look at PagePlus SE from Serif, although you should be able to do a simple newletter using AbiWord.
posted by Kioki-Silver at 7:21 PM on November 6, 2007

Seconding AbiWord. If you can gain access to it, MS Publisher is fairly decent, as well.
posted by richter_x at 8:46 PM on November 6, 2007

OpenOffice Writer is plenty powerful enough for newsletter layouts, and if the class teacher sets up a template for the kids to work in, should be about as easy for kids to drive as Publisher. It can also easily export the finished product as a PDF, for which all your newsletter readers will thank you.
posted by flabdablet at 11:18 PM on November 6, 2007

This is not exactly a software program, but I think it is much better.


All the parents seem to be raving about it and with the issue of technology and the internet, we really cannot ignore our child's access to it, but we can filter it. I am going to get this for my daughter this Christmas. If you search for it on amazon.com, you will get the best product description out there. But I have found that Wal-mart seems to have the cheapest price. Good luck!
posted by dnthomps at 9:47 PM on November 11, 2007

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