InDesign is a must!
Updated October 16, 2019

InDesign is a must!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe InDesign

InDesign is used by our creative team, a subset of the marketing team, to mainly handle print and PDF layout and design including printed materials like brochures and flyers, as well as fillable forms. It's the most compatible with vendors and the files generated are also the most compatible. Creative Cloud features make it simple to work at home or in the office on different computers.
  • Design of printed materials--it's original use, after all.
  • Design and layout of fillable forms with hyperlinks and Acrobat DC compatibility.
  • Specifically, pro-level, old-school graphic-design functionality in digital form.
  • Since it's in the cloud, it's often wonky. Things freeze up, odd things happen sometimes.
  • It's expensive. Gone are the days of buying software.
  • Used to be easier to create a new document than it is now.
  • Positive impact in that it's a necessity, can't do without it really.
InDesign is the standard these days, the most expected by vendors such as printers, and the most functional. It supercedes all the old page-layout programs such as PageMaker and has built upon them for many years. It can do just about anything you want, although you need some skills if you want to get into programming with GREP and the like.
Well suited for print and PDF production, less appropriate for more digital endeavors. Big strength is that it can import just about any kind of image, which can be handy when you can't open the image otherwise: Just plop it in InDesign, export as a PDF, open in Photoshop and save in the format you want. It's just a great layout and design program overall, the go-to program for that. QuarkXPress is not missed. Great cross-functionality with other Adobe Creative Cloud apps.