Adobe InDesign: the industry-leading page layout software
March 25, 2020

Adobe InDesign: the industry-leading page layout software

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe InDesign

It addresses effectiveness, ease of use and support. InDesign has a well-designed interface and integrates smoothly with the rest of the Creative Cloud programs which provides seamless integration. It can be easy to learn the very basics of InDesign, but it also has complex features for advanced users. I used InDesign at this company in the production department where I prepared graphics for printing or designed layouts from scratch for paid clients.
  • Page layout software
  • Great at integrating with other Adobe Creative Suite applications
  • Digital Interactive capability such as fillable PDFs
  • Can data merge using Microsoft Excel which is great for mailings.
  • Ease of use
  • Not user friendly for a beginner; likely need training
  • Complex features that even advanced users may need training
  • More tutorials on new features and old would be great
  • It's efficient and have never had any issues with downtime
  • Exported image quality surpasses competitors and pleases clients. Some other software downscales photos, or images and InDesign does not unless you specifically tell it to
InDesign is much more user friendly and is compatible with other Adobe products. InDesign is more versatile and more widely used. Compatibility with other designers, agencies, and promo companies makes work and collaboration easier.
I've actually never had an issue with InDesign or had to call their support hotline. That in itself earns it a "10" in my eyes. If I had software that I had to call to get repaired all the time, that is time wasted and a loss of revenue. InDesign is as stable as software gets.

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Adobe InDesign is the premiere and industry-leading page layout program for a reason. It has the ability to handle both print layout and digital interactive documents which should fill any need whether you're a casual user or a professional designer. I use InDesign for all page layouts, conference materials or anything that would go to a print vendor. I really like the added digital interactive features with fillable PDFs, or animated features. It is not appropriate for photo editing or illustrations. I would suggest other applications in the Adobe Suite for that.