REVIEWS - Adobe InDesign CS2 (Mac) [OldVersion]ViewUserReviewsAverage Customer Rating4.0 out of 5Product FeatureObject styles apply a wide range of graphic, text,qand frame-level attributes as object styles tocreate more consistent designs and speed upproduction tasksExport InDesign objects as snippets, to share withqcolleagues or reuse in other documentsSelectively display layers and layer comps in PDFqfilesEasily Anchor callouts, pull quotes, margin notes,qand graphics to text - control anchored objects,apply text wrap settings, and moreImproved Microsoft Word and RTF support - mapqWord styles to InDesign styles, resolve nameconflicts instantly, save presets for future useRead moreqProduct DescriptionInDesign CS2 sets a new standard in professional layout and design. It delivers faster production workflows anda more fluid creative environment. Design professional layouts with sophisticated graphics and typography. Theimproved text and graphics control combined with greater integration with other Adobe software, allowing youto output your files with complete confidence. Join the growing ranks of creative professionals discovering newlevels of creative freedom and productivity using Adobe InDesign CS2 software. Smart text handling lets youdrag and drop without formatting text Flexible XML support for easier content updating - apply XML tags totables. then import and export from there Backwards compatible with InDesign CS - open a document inInDesign Interchange (INX) format, to work with it in the previous version Read moreProduct DescriptionWhen Adobe first introduced InDesign a few short years ago, analysts and professional designers expressedskepticism that the software would make any significant inroads into a market that had long been ruled by afew well-entrenched and respected programs.With Adobe InDesign CS2 for the Macintosh, the writing is now clearly on the wall. What was thought to be apipe dream just yesterday--Adobe InDesign being considered as the standard software package for professionalpublishers and designers--is today on the verge of becoming a reality. Book, magazine and high-end publishersand designers of all types are making the switch to Adobe InDesign. A glance at the new features that InDesign
CS2 brings to the table makes it easy to see why.Browse, search, organize, label, and preview graphics and InDesign documents, templates, and snippets in AdobeBridge. Drag and drop assets from Adobe Bridge into layouts easily and efficiently.Tighter Integration with Adobe ApplicationsAdobe has practically cornered the market with PhotoShop, Illustrator and Acrobat. With each of its pastupgrades, Adobe made it increasingly easier to incorporate those and other Adobe applications--such as GoLiveand InCopy--into InDesign workflow. InDesign CS2 continues that trend, and then some. Adobe Photoshop andPDF layer support, for instance, allows you to selectively display layers and layer comps in Photoshop and PDFfiles so that you can experiment with different design options or use multiple variations of a file in yourlayout--all the while linking to a single file. And a streamlined interface thats more consistent across Adobegraphics applications allows you to export directly to PDF while maintaining layers in exported Acrobat 6.0-7.0files. These features can significantly shorten production cycles of projects and introduce greater flexibility toyour designs during the work flow.Adobe BridgeAdobe Bridge software is the new navigational control center that allows you to browse, organize, label, andpreview graphics and InDesign documents and templates quickly and efficiently. (Adobe Bridge is also availableseparately in Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, and GoLive CS2 software.) Adobe Bridge is based on the FileBrowser introduced in Photoshop 7.0 but goes a step further by providing centralized access to your suiteproject files, applications, and settings. With file organization and sharing, plus Adobe Stock Photos at yourfingertips all the time, you simply search for the files you want to place using metadata--such as key words,colors or image resolution--and seamlessly drag and drop your files into your InDesign CS2 file. You can evenbrowse and search royalty-free images from leading stock photo agencies using Adobe Stock Photos in oneconvenient location. Adobe couldnt make it any easier. Without ever leaving InDesign CS2, you can purchaseimages from several agencies in a single shopping cart and manage all of your imagery. Its as simple as that.
Easily export InDesign objects as snippets, which can be shared with colleagues or reused in other documents.When you place or drag a snippet into a layout, InDesign re-creates the original objects, their formatting, and theirrelative positioning on the page.InDesign Snippets and Collaboration FeaturesSome of the most significant enhancements are InDesign CS2s collaboration features. The Snippet featureallows you to export InDesign objects as "snippets" that can be shared with colleagues for review or used inother documents. When you place or drag the snippet back into a layout, InDesign CS2 re-creates the originalobject, its formatting, and its relative positioning on the page. InDesign CS2 also features a collaboration toolthat lets you to assign specific sections of a document to your colleagues while you continue to work on yourown components. Taken together, these features add tremendous efficiencies to your workflow, giving you theability to work simultaneously with several colleagues and making it much easier to beat your deadlines.Improved Microsoft Word and RTF SupportAdobe has done wonders to increase InDesigns compatibility with Microsoft Word. With InDesign CS2 you canimport Word styles into your document, and you can even save Word import settings for future use. You canalso import tables designed in Word and Excel, or create new tables from tab-delimited files generated by Excel.PageMaker Conversion FeaturesAdobe has made it nearly impossible for PageMaker users not to switch to Adobe InDesign CS2. For starters,Adobe has crammed InDesign CS2 with built-in support for numerous features that PageMaker users mostdesire, such as multiple undo, robust style support, flexible gradients, and easy table creation. Added to that isadditional support for converting PageMaker 6.0-7.x files, a set of PageMaker compatible keyboard shortcuts,and such popular PageMaker features as data merge and InBooklet Special Edition for imposition. And if all thatwere not already enough to convince you to switch, Adobe now offers Adobe InDesign CS2 Upgrade fromPageMaker for the Macintosh at an exclusive upgrade price for licensed PageMaker users. In short, if youre adie-hard PageMaker aficionado, there had never been better time to make the switch to InDesign. Read more