Great for Publishers and Graphic Designers of Print
Updated August 03, 2019

Great for Publishers and Graphic Designers of Print

Todd Dodge | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is currently only being used in the marketing department, by the graphic designers. We are currently using Adobe InDesign for our travel magazines and brochures. Adobe InDesign is great for building and creating long-form magazines and hosts a master edit that will affect all pages, unlike Illustrator where you can design the layout of a magazine, but with no master edit, it takes a lot more effort and revision editing to make it work.
  • Familiarity
  • Organized
  • Learnable
  • More features
  • Similar tool layout to Illustrator
  • More real-world related tutorials
  • Frequency of use
  • Cost
  • Learning curve
Adobe InDesign is useful when implementing PDFs into its files, much like the other programs listed, but lacks the direct-editability of say Adobe Acrobat DC, where its simple to edit a selected text in a PDF and then save and leave it, even if it is a flattened PDF. Both Illustrator and Photoshop file sizes can become quite large when adding multiple PDF files to them, and Indesign is better at handling multiple PDF imports and edits, while keeping the size down.
Adobe InDesign is great, as mentioned before, for magazine layouts and being able to edit a page, and it will automatically adjust the rest of the pages, whereas other Adobe programs don't take that into effect. InDesign is best suited for that, but not much else, and lacks the features of Illustrator and Photoshop, and with both those programs having more features, I tend to use those more often.