InDesign CS6 makes quick work of designing for multiple platforms
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:32 AM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:50 AM
@Dobkel - Regarding grayscale, yes there were workarounds in previous versions but you had to refry the PDF by distilling. You are much better off now that you can keep transparency native and export a much richer PDF. Even though it looks like most of these features seem to be geared towards digital publishing, a lot of it still applies to print. Alternate layouts are a great way to have multiple sizes of an add in one document (letter, A4, etc). Granted you could do this in CS5 with the page tool, but it is easier alternate layouts.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:05 AM
Yep, definitely a 1-step experience there.
I run into this with CS5: I need to create a 2 page saddle-spread with print marks for my printer. I do the layout in CS5, convert as a booklet. Oops. No that didn't work (it did in InDesign CS with the Booklet plug-in). Okay, so I print the booklet as a ps file. Open it in Acrobat and distill it out at the settings I want. And that in itself is a multi-step process, but I've created defaults. It is a royal pain.
Is it enough to upgrade to CS6? For me, not so sure.