I enjoy using Adobe InDesign
Updated February 10, 2022
I enjoy using Adobe InDesign
Score 9 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Adobe InDesign
I use Adobe InDesign to create print and digital communications for multiple audiences. With Adobe InDesign, I can prepare, share, and distribute polished and visually compelling marketing and communication materials.
- Customization - With Adobe InDesign, as well as many other applications in the Adobe Creative Suite, I can fully customize my workspaces and save different workspaces. This makes it easy to navigate through my project and have the panels and tools I need easily accessible and configured based on my project needs.
- Styles - Adobe InDesign has character styles, object styles, and tables styles. This speeds up my workflows and allows me to easily apply the same format across multiple elements. This is super helpful, especially when working with length documents.
- File compatibility - I can easily export my files into so many different file types.
- The Book feature - This feature is really helpful when creating books or very long documents with multiple sections.
- Although, you can export Adobe InDesign documents into many file formats like pdf or jpeg. I do wish I could export Adobe InDesign files to PowerPoint or video. Adobe InDesign now has a lot of interactive elements. It would be nice to create an interactive or dynamic digital piece in [Adobe] InDesign and then export it to video. Adobe InDesign really has great master page options, it would be great to design presentations or templates using Adobe InDesign and export [them] to google slides, keynote, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
- Price - Adobe InDesign is expensive. They do offer subscription-based plans through the Adobe Creative Cloud, but you also get a cancellation fee, if you cancel your plan before the 12-month term is up.
- The trial period - Adobe used to offer a 30 day trial period. Now there is only a 7-day trial. That is really not a long enough time to evaluate a robust and feature-dense application like Adobe InDesign.
- Layers panel
- File export
- Swatches panel
- Customized workspaces
- Spell check grammar check
- Find and replace - helpful when you need to replace text or apply certain formatting to the same set of words. This tool is actually incredibly robust. It finds extra line spaces, hard returns, and so many things you wouldn't need until [you're] working on a document over 100 pages.
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I have previously used Quark Xpress, but as Adobe InDesign became the leader for professional designers, I transitioned to [Adobe] InDesign. I find Adobe InDesign a lot easier to work with. I have tried Affinity Publisher, but I have not [gotten] very far with trying it out. I was surprised that it could not open an InDesign file. I will have to try it again as it is way cheaper than [Adobe] InDesign and I understand now [that] it can open idml files.
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Adobe InDesign is ideal for page layout and graphic design. It is not an ideal tool for retouching or editing a photo. For that, I would recommend Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom. You can create some vector shapes and graphics within Adobe InDesign. However, Adobe Illustrator is really the go-to tool for creating vector graphics.