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Adobe InDesign CS (Mac) [Old Version]

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Mac, Mac OS X
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)


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Product Features

  • Intuitive creative toolset helps you refine design ideas rapidly
  • Ability to import native Photoshop, Illustrator, and PDF files saves significant production time
  • Integration with other Adobe applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and GoLive
  • Publish content to multiple channels more easily with enhanced XML support
  • Produce pages quickly and reliably; get accurate, consistent results when you print

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000DC64C
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 29, 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,154 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Adobe InDesign CS software combines extraordinary production power and creative freedom to take page design to a new level. With InDesign CS, you can produce pages quickly and output them reliably. Its intuitive creative toolset helps you refine design ideas rapidly. The ability to import native Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files saves significant production time. Plus, InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator software share a standard Adobe interface, so you can get up to speed quickly and work more efficiently with tightly integrated tools.

New Features:

  • Separations Preview palette - Prevent printing errors by using the Separations Preview palette to preview plates, overprinting, ink limits, and more.
  • Story Editor - Edit and style text in the Story Editor, an integrated word processor that helps you more efficiently handle text spanning multiple frames.
  • Flexible workspace management - Take advantage of numerous workspace enhancements, such as the new Control palette and custom workspaces, to tailor your work environment to your needs.
  • Enhanced support for Photoshop (PSD) files - Place and print native Photoshop CS files, including duotones, tritones, and quadtones, as well as PSD and TIFF files that contain spot channels.
  • Usability enhancements - Work more efficiently with dozens of usability enhancements. For example, double-click a text frame to switch instantly to the Type tool.
  • Nested styles - Perform complex text formatting more efficiently with nested styles. For example, specify a unique drop cap font with a character style nested within a paragraph style.
  • Running headers and footers in tables - Automatically add running headers and footers to tables that run across multiple linked text frames.
  • Stroke style editor - Create and save striped, dotted, and dashed stroke styles and apply them to underlines and strikethroughs, as well as to lines and paragraph rules.
  • Enhanced XML support - Automatically style imported XML documents or add structure to formatted content by mapping XML tags to paragraph and character styles, or vice versa.
  • Document presets - Save your commonly used document settings, such as page size, columns, margins, and bleed and slug areas, as named presets that you can instantly apply to new documents.

General Features:

  • Smooth workflow - Enjoy greater efficiency through even tighter integration with the other Adobe applications you use every day, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and GoLive.
  • Transparency - Apply editable drop shadows, feathering, and other transparency settings. Maintain soft edges when placing transparent Photoshop files.
  • Tables - Import styled Microsoft Word and Excel tables or tab-delimited text files, and then refine them with table formatting such as color fills in alternating rows.
  • Advanced typographical controls - Produce professional typography with ease using the Paragraph Composer, optical kerning and margin alignment, dynamic text preview, and other advanced type features.
  • Flexible workspace management - Take advantage of numerous workspace enhancements, such as the new Control palette and custom workspaces, to tailor your work environment to your needs.
  • Direct export of Adobe PDF files - Export Adobe Acrobat 6.0, 5.0, and 4.0 files directly from InDesign for electronic reviews and high-end printing. Maintain layers in exported Acrobat 6.0 files.
  • Unlimited undos - Experiment freely and retrace unlimited steps using the Undo and Redo commands.
  • Layers - Organize text and graphics on documentwide layers, and then quickly hide, lock, and reorder layers to efficiently manage your page elements.
  • Robust cross-media support - Publish content to multiple channels more easily with enhanced XML support.
  • Reliable printing - Get accurate, consistent results when you print using a streamlined interface, sophisticated preview capabilities, and other powerful printing features.

Top Features for Print Professionals:

  • Reliable printing: get accurate, consistent results when you print using a streamlined interface, sophisticated preview capabilities, and other powerful printing features.
  • Separations Preview palette: prevent printing errors by using the Separations Preview palette to preview plates, overprinting, ink limits, and more.
  • Flattener Preview palette: ensure desired results when printing spreads with transparency effects by using the Flattener Preview palette to check and adjust the effect of transparency flattener presets.
  • Document presets: save your commonly used document settings, such as page size, columns, margins, and bleed and slug areas, as named presets that you can instantly apply to new documents.
  • Print and PDF Export Presets: define presets to automate how print options, trapping, transparency flattener settings, and Adobe PDF export options are applied.
  • Control palette: perform common tasks--such as formatting text, resizing objects, and modifying tables--in one central location using the new context-sensitive Control palette.
  • Direct export of Adobe PDF files: Export Adobe Acrobat 6.0, 5.0, and 4.0 files directly from InDesign for electronic reviews and high-end printing. Maintain layers in exported Acrobat 6.0 files.
  • Enhanced support for Photoshop (PSD) files: place and print native Photoshop CS files, including duotones, tritones, and quadtones, as well as PSD and TIFF files that contain spot channels.
  • Enhanced Preview Mode: Instantly hide all nonprinting items and show a trimmed version of a page as it will print. Also preview bleeds and slugs.
  • Improved performance: enjoy faster screen redraw and overall responsiveness when zooming, scrolling with the Hand tool, importing Photoshop files, wrapping text, printing, and exporting Adobe PDF files.

Top Features for Professional Designers:

  • Transparency: Apply editable drop shadows, feathering, and other transparency settings. Maintain soft edges when placing transparent Photoshop files.
  • Tables: import styled Microsoft Word and Excel tables or tab-delimited text files, and then refine them with table formatting such as color fills in alternating rows.
  • Advanced typographical controls: produce professional typography with ease using the Paragraph Composer, optical kerning and margin alignment, dynamic text preview, and other advanced type features.
  • OpenType support: access the full typographic potential of OpenType fonts, including smart fractions, discretionary ligatures, swash glyphs, and contextual alternates.
  • Direct export of Adobe PDF files: Export Adobe Acrobat 6.0, 5.0, and 4.0 files directly from InDesign for electronic reviews and high-end printing. Maintain layers in exported Acrobat 6.0 files.
  • Smooth workflow: Enjoy greater efficiency through even tighter integration with the other Adobe applications you use every day, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and GoLive.
  • Unlimited undos: Experiment freely and retrace unlimited steps using the Undo and Redo commands.
  • Layers: organize text and graphics on documentwide layers, and then quickly hide, lock, and reorder layers to efficiently manage your page elements.
  • Text on a path: align text to any path with full typographical control, and apply special effects to create eye-catching designs.
  • Flexible gradients: create and apply gradients to the stroke and fill of graphics and text. The objects remain fully editable.

Top Features for Production Artists:

  • Flexible workspace management: take advantage of numerous workspace enhancements, such as the new Control palette and custom workspaces, to tailor your work environment to your needs.
  • Document presets: save your commonly used document settings, such as page size, columns, margins, and bleed and slug areas, as named presets that you can instantly apply to new documents.
  • Story Editor: edit and style text in the Story Editor, an integrated word processor that helps you more efficiently handle text spanning multiple frames.
  • Nested styles: Perform complex text formatting more efficiently with nested styles. For example, specify a unique drop cap font with a character style nested within a paragraph style.
  • Flexible master pages: set up multiple master pages; even base one master page on another for streamlined updating.
  • Smooth workflow: enjoy greater efficiency through even tighter integration with the other Adobe applications you use every day, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and GoLive.
  • Running headers and footers in tables: automatically add running headers and footers to tables that run across multiple linked text frames.
  • Unlimited undos: experiment freely and retrace unlimited steps using the Undo and Redo commands.
  • Advanced typographical controls: produce professional typography with ease using the Paragraph Composer, optical kerning and margin alignment, dynamic text preview, and other advanced type features.
  • Precise navigation: see how changes in one part of a document affect another by setting up multiple views; instantly switch from a 5% view to a 4000% view using a variety of zoom controls.
Top Features for QuarkXPress Users:
  • Smooth workflow: enjoy greater efficiency through even tighter integration with the other Adobe applications you use every day, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and GoLive.
  • Enhanced support for Photoshop (PSD) files: place and print native Photoshop CS files, including duotones, tritones, and quadtones, as well as PSD and TIFF files that contain spot channels.
  • Native Illustrator file support: import native Illustrator files or copy and paste them into InDesign as editable objects.
  • Transparency: Apply editable drop shadows, feathering, and other transparency settings. Maintain soft edges when placing transparent Photoshop files.
  • OpenType support: access the full typographic potential of OpenType fonts, including smart fractions, discretionary ligatures, swash glyphs, and contextual alternates.
  • Advanced typographical controls: produce professional typography with ease using the Paragraph Composer, optical kerning and margin alignment, dynamic text preview, and other advanced type features.
  • Unlimited undos: experiment freely and retrace unlimited steps using the Undo and Redo commands.
  • PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3 support: increase the reliability of high-end PDF print workflows using ISO-standard PDF/X-1a files, supporting high-resolution CMYK output, and PDF/X-3 files, supporting CMYK and color-managed workflows.
  • Separations Preview palette: prevent printing errors by using the Separations Preview palette to preview plates, overprinting, ink limits, and more.
  • Tables: import styled Microsoft Word and Excel tables or tab-delimited text files, and then refine them with table formatting such as color fills in alternating rows.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quark: move aside! December 16, 2003
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InDesign CS is perhaps the application that benefited most from the most recent upgrade that Adobe made to its key applications, bringing a load of useful and highly expected features and built to take advantage of all the system enhancements that OSX Panther has to offer. I'd like to stress ONE feature, though, that blew me away... two words: NESTED STYLES. If you have suffered through the painful process of laying out a document where more than two styles are required in a particular content block, you will shed tears of joy when you see this at work!
You are bound to also find very handy the enhanced table features such as automated running headers and footers for tables that run across multiple linked text frames. Printers (people in the printing industry) are also going to be happy (or so Adobe wants) with the features that have been included in InDesign CS for them.
All in all, if I were Quark, I'd be shaking because InDesign is not going to stop until it takes over the current market share that QuarkXpress has... it's just a matter of time and perhaps a version or two more. But try CS now: I think you will love it!
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