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Re: O/T - Anyone with experience with Adobe In-Des
We are a little weekly newspaper. From what i have been reading the printing issues have been fixed with the 2.0 version. I have been using Quark for 4 years now, am very used to it, but right now we are at the point where we have to goto OS10. I was waiting for Quark to release before we started to change OS. I wanted to avoid using the classic mode as much as possible. From what i have been reading about quark is that they are using hardware for serial identification, and i guess if you change hardware in a certain machine for mroe than 3 times a year, the serial number witll be void and cause an error and not work anymore. But I am still reading up on it. And the rumors are Macromedia might be purchasing Quark, which I could see because Macromedia is competing with Adobe. But i think that rumor has been floating around for a while.
I do like Quark, i have had good experiences with it. But as with others I use Adobe products. I really like adobe and would like to work seamless like i can see in-design worknig with photoshop and illustrator, and the fact that i can save a project in PDF format, unlike having to use distiller to create a PDF file from a Quark EPS file. It will reduce a step for us, which would really be good in the busy season.
I was hoping that In-design was not like Page Maker. I really do not know what Adobe was doing when they came out with both products that compete with each other. I am thinknig that Page Maker will be phased out eventually.
For my job being the graphics layout guy, i really like the chance to utilize a regualr photoshop file in the In-design document, rather than having it be just a Tiff, JPeg, or EPS etc.
I was worried about In-design and the way it would be able to Paginate, but it seems to flow fine, but then again i am reading only literature that Adobe has written, and one writeup from MacWorld, so who knows whose pocket is getting payed.
I am going to download the trial to see what it is like