Top Reasons to Use Adobe InDesign

November 20, 2008 at 11:25 pm Leave a comment

Almost everyone has heard of the software Adobe InDesign, but do you know how easy and efficient it is to use for your desktop publishing projects? InDesign is a great program for creating items like brochures, flyers, newsletters, and much more. What makes it such a good tool for publishing products is that’s exactly what this software was designed for: Creating. It’s much more efficient than standard programs like Microsoft Word, and trust me I have done my best to create using Word, and it’s not easy to manipulate. You can’t type beside a picture because the cursor won’t allow it. You can’t type on a path around a picture. You can’t use transparency or manipulate fun shapes. It’s just too structured of a program, and it’s not designed to create like InDesign.


According to A Review of Adobe InDesign from, professions ranging from advertising and newspapers to public relations need a good mix of graphic skills and writing to produce quality print publications for clients. Adobe InDesignis the perfect software program for people with little graphic design knowledge. It opens up a world of creative possibilities for those with limited design experience. From cool typography tools to its flexible illustration tools, Adobe InDesign has definitely made creating desktop publishing projects fun and easy (well, once you use it a couple of times).


All this said, I’ve compiled a short list from personal experience and other reviews of top reasons why you should consider using Adobe InDesign for your next publishing project.


·         Professional typography:Create interesting, sophisticated typography for any media with text and table styles, text wrap control, the Paragraph Composer, OpenType support, drop caps, and more.

·         Balance:“All in all, InDesign CS3 has an excellent balance of new design and performance features, making this a compelling upgrade for the program’s user base.”

·         Designer Awards: “The designers gave careful consideration to functions that aid creativity, improve productivity, and allow repetitive features to be scripted. Because the developers are working on the next version.”

·         Layout productivity tools:Quickly and precisely produce sophisticated page layouts with fun designs using productivity tools that were created or enhanced based on the input of InDesign users worldwide.

·         Search with Ease: One new feature I have found extremely useful is the expanded Find and Replace options. You can now search based on object attributes and make changes to strokes and fills document wide instantly.


If you are still uncertain about using Adobe InDesign, research the information on these links as well as other reviews. I’m certain you will find that for your most basic project to your most complex, InDesign will fulfill most if not all of your publication needs.


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