Adobe In Design
Thread poster: Julie BEILLE - FOLTZ
Julie BEILLE - FOLTZ
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Mar 16, 2005

Is it the same than Adobe Acrobat ?
Do you know if it is possible to download it ?
Is it a complicated design software to use ?
Thanks for all your remarks...


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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DTP software Mar 16, 2005

Hi Julie,
Is it the same than Adobe Acrobat ?

No.
InDesign is a desktop publishing (DTP) package. See the Adobe website for details.

Do you know if it is possible to download it ?

Yes - around 400MB, and selling at USD 700 (full version).

Is it a complicated design software to use ?

I have no experience with InDesign, but as any DTP package, it's bound to be rather complex, given the task.

HTH, Ralf


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Steven Sidore  Identity Verified
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It is akin to Quark Mar 16, 2005

Julie BEILLE wrote:

Is it a complicated design software to use ?


I own InDesign, so I can fill in some details where Ralf left off. This is industrial-strength desktop publishing software, and yes, it is complicated. If you know how to work Quark Xpress already, then it is no problem. In fact, it will seem relatively easy, since I find it to have less bells and whistles than Quark does.

Is the underlying question here: should I bid on a job that requires InDesign if I don't own it and don't know how to use it? The answer is no, there is a fairly steep learning curve, and it's expensive.

Good luck!


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Jeff Allen  Identity Verified
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InDesign software review Mar 16, 2005

There has been a software review of it, but it is unfortunately only available in hardcopy print by ordering the back-issue paper copy of that magazine issue:

Title: InDesign 1.5 Middle East
Subtitle: The right tool for right-to-left desktop publishing
In MultiLingual Computing & Technology magazine #51 (2002) Volume 13 Issue 7, pages 22-24.


Jeff
http://www.geocities.com/jeffallenpubs/localization.htm


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. Mar 20, 2005

It's the designated successor to PageMaker. In fact, it's quite good, without many of the flaws that PM has. Which does of course not necessarily mean it's easy to use...

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Julie BEILLE - FOLTZ
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Answers about my question Mar 21, 2005

Thanks a lot for all these information

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