artwork. Open your layouts in
Adobe Flash® CS5 Professional.
Export content as XHTML for use in
Adobe Dreamweaver®. And set up
be瑴er editorial workﬂows through
Adobe InCopy® integration.
2. Collaboration㨃 InDesign lets you
collaborate with colleagues and
clients, allowing you to share your
screen for real-time discussions.
3. Typography㨃 With its rich
OpenType® support and features
such as Optical Kerning, Margin
Alignment, and the Paragraph
Composer, InDesign is the clear
choice for high-quality typese瑴ing.
4. Customizable workspace㨃
When you customize your work-
space, you become more eﬃcient.
InDesign oﬀers a wide variety of
customizable options, including
tabbed documents, tasked-based
workspaces, editable keyboard
shortcuts, and even which menu
commands are visible.
5. Production㨃 InDesign stream-
lines your production tasks. 周e
customizable Preﬂight panel
checks your layout for poten-
tial errors while you work. Plus,
features such as Smart Guides,
High Quality Display mode, and
Separations Preview boost eﬃ-
ciency and reduce prooﬁng cycles.
6. True PDF support㨃 Built from the
ground up to support international
standards, InDesign can produce
PDF ﬁles be瑴er and faster than
7. Creative eﬀects㨃 You can apply
Photoshop eﬀects (such as drop
shadows, embossing, and feather-
ing) to any object on your page,
including text, images, and vector
graphics. Plus, InDesign supports
true Photoshop and Illustrator
transparency, saving you time and
le瑴ing you unleash your creativity.
8. Long documents㨃 If you work
with long text documents, you
need powerful InDesign text fea-
tures such as conditional text,
cross-references, GREP styles, and
automatic numbered lists.
9. File management㨃 周e Links
panel in InDesign is second to none
in its ability to help you manage
your linked graphics and text ﬁles.
10. Cross-media publishing㨃
Designers today must publish
across several media, including PDF,
SWF, and HTML. InDesign gives you
tools to repurpose your content
and create engaging interactive
documents, no ma瑴er where your
audience wants to view them.
Of course, to become more eﬃ-
cient and productive requires
that you learn new features and
sometimes even new workﬂows.
Remember that it will likely take
a li瑴le time to become as proﬁ-
cient in InDesign as you were in
QuarkXPress. However, the ben-
eﬁts far outweigh this temporary
If you’re in a large workgroup that
is migrating to InDesign, you might
consider ﬁrst training a core group
of users who can become informal
trainers over time and then train
周is document should help you and
your colleagues get up to speed
quickly in InDesign. Soon, you’ll be
creating documents with the skill
and conﬁdence you’ve acquired
as a QuarkXPress user. Even bet-
ter, you’ll quickly learn how to use
all of the InDesign features you’ve
never had before. And your layouts
will never be the same.