Magazine Templates

I downloaded a few of the Plus Magazine Templates. Are the templates only to be used in the InDesign software? Can it be used with Microsoft Word or other graphic programs?

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With all due respect, please do not try and put together a magazine in Microsoft Word. Microsoft is a word processing program and not a page layout program. If the magazine is going to be a professional publication, please look at page layout software. InDesign (Adobe), Quark Xpress (Quark) and newcomer Publisher (Affinity) are good choices. There are also other choices both Mac and PC, but please do not use Microsoft Word or Publisher. As a printing prepress specialist for over 30 years, I’ve seen the page layout programs come and go. Some were very good, like Ready Set Go, some were very popular like PageMaker. Some were acquired by the larger companies and buried to kill competition. I could go on, but please consider a page layout program over a word processing program.

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If you scroll down, for example on this listing, you’ll see it comes with INDD files and a required software of InDesign. I would make sure for any products you’re wanting to get you check to see if there are software requirements.