Adobe InDesign is a great solution for your layout design needs!
Stéfano Bellote | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 13, 2020

Adobe InDesign is a great solution for your layout design needs!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is used by the R&D, Design, and Marketing departments in designing new layouts for User Manuals, leaflets, flyers, banners, and any multi-page book or document which demands some graphic design development. We often make use of outsourcing for the bulk of new layout development and then make adjustments with inside resources. I find it an excellent software for this use, and the way it integrates with Illustrator and sometimes Photoshop makes it so easy to jump from and to software to deal with different demands.
  • Layout design - integrating graphics and texts.
  • Multi-page books and long format design pieces.
  • Not enough tools for vector design - Need to use Illustrator for complex designs.
  • Interface is not intuitive since it has a lot of tools and resources; it ends up being confusing for new users, although a similar layout to other Adobe Suite Apps makes it easier if you already use different software from the brand.
  • Made easier to develop new Instruction Books and make revisions later.
  • Easy to add new elements as images and tables to a book or leaflet layout.
Adobe InDesign is more for long format graphic designs as instruction books, catalogs, flyers, leaflets, and other documents that need the interaction of both graphics and text elements. It also has resources for vector design but offering fewer tools so that it can be practical for simpler designs. As for Adobe Illustrator, it's the tool for vector illustrations, or any graphic elements you want to keep crispy, disregard of how large or small it is, like logos, display type treatments, package design, posters, and so on.
I gotta say I never really needed nor used Adobe InDesign support, neither from inside the software nor contacting it outside.

Do you think Adobe InDesign delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Adobe InDesign's feature set?

Yes

Did Adobe InDesign live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Adobe InDesign go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Adobe InDesign again?

Yes

I recommend the Adobe InDesign app for layout designing; it has lots of tools and offers resources for different needs; it's the interface. It is very similar to other Adobe software, and it's easy to use if you already have familiarity with it. If not, at first, the lots of tools can seem overwhelming, but it probably won't take much until you dominate everything. It's great to design instruction books, catalogs, and other long-format books that demand graphic design inside, integrating well between images, graphics, and text. If you end up needing a more complex graphic design, then jump to Illustrator for a vector drawing, with more tools at hand, and when it's finished, export back to Adobe InDesign.