InDesign is a must-have for any professional designer.
December 17, 2019

InDesign is a must-have for any professional designer.

Lisa Fargo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe InDesign

InDesign is used daily to create brochures, annual reports, multiple product/sales sheets and catalogs. It is the best way to organize, paginate and print prep multi-page documents. It is much more efficient than trying to organize multiple pages in Acrobat or Photoshop and the text tools are far superior. As an original Quark user, the transition to InDesign was a no-brainer. We would be lost without it.


  • Text editing
  • Multi-page organization


  • Better image editing tools
  • Better interpretation of vectors cut and pasted from Illustrator
  • It's the industry standard so seamless interaction with our printers is imperative.
  • Adobe in general is pricey so I wish they would custom-package programs. It's difficult to specifically call out the ROI on InDesign when it's bundled with other products.
I used Quark for over 4 years professionally prior to InDesign coming out, but all I can do is compare it to the original InDesign of 1999/2000. We exclusively use InDesign for multi-page layouts currently. Since it's the most recognizable industry format, we don't bother with cheaper/lesser-known page layout programs because we like the peace of mind that our files will be well received at the printer.
Adobe in general is difficult to get ahold of via phone if you need immediate help and email/support tickets take a few days as well. The online forums and availability of Adobe help topics or 3rd-party YouTube videos are generally sufficient for most issues. Actually Adobe support could be better.

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Any project that is going to be over 6 pages long should be done in InDesign just for the page organizational capabilities alone. The paragraph/character menus and tools are far more advanced than other Adobe programs. If a project is vector or image-heavy AND limited pages, we tend to favor Illustrator.


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