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Adobe Indesign CS5.5

by Adobe
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard


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  • Design software for creating engaging documents for print or digital publication
  • Precise control over typography; efficiently create and export Adobe PDF documents
  • Built-in creative tools for designing, preflighting, and delivering documents
  • Integration with leading industry tools and Adobe CS Live online services
  • Enhanced EPUB export and integration with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Description

Design professional layouts for print or digital publication. Adobe InDesign CS5.5 software provides precise control over typography as well as built-in creative tools for designing, preflighting, and delivering documents. Integration with leading industry tools and Adobe CS Live online services make page layout simpler and faster. Enhanced EPUB export and integration with the new Adobe Digital Publishing Suite help you create dynamic, professional publications for mobile devices, including leading tablets and smartphones. Efficiently create and export Adobe PDF documents that help you meet federal requirements for accessibility.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not intuitive 5 Jan 2013
By Cabinart -. Jana Botkin - Published on Amazon.com
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After struggling with a decision between Adobe InDesign and Quark for about a year, I chose Adobe because it seems most widely accepted by print shops. (I'm working on an Illustrated book and being my own designer.)

Wow. After years of using nothing but Mac, I guess I am spoiled by intuitive programs. Drag this here, click this little thingie, move that dealie over. . .

Adobe InDesign is NOTHING like that. I have watched multiple videos on how to do things, tried to follow what they show on their happy little clicky videos, and then I end up with yet another question on my very long list of "How Do I. . ." Some things are in the upper menu bar and rarely where one would expect. Others are in a lower menu bar under tiny, mysterious icons. Yet others are in windows that need to be opened, if you can remember which menu, word or icon to click.

Finally got together with a friend who answered all my questions, and the answers were NEVER logical to my Apple-trained mind. I wrote all the solutions to my questions to keep with my Mac, and still have to refer to them if I don't use the program for a month or two.

It seems to be doing a fine job, but that learning curve is long, slow business.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adobe InDesign (and creative suite) 19 Jun 2013
By d'Isigny - Published on Amazon.com
InDesign is an exceedingly powerful, flexible layout, design, and publishing tool. InDesign is the print industry standard world wide. It is not for the casual user; one is not likely to "pick up and run with it" without a good head for software and computers, but should be able to use its basic functions.
With a couple of good training books, videos, or courses (and the time to go through the exercises), one could learn to use this software well and create almost anything -- print wise, from a tiny ad to a magazine layout, to large banners, to trade show booth art.*
With use, ID can become quite speedy to use too, and works smoothly with the rest of the Creative Suite, including dragging and dropping images files, pulling out Snippets to reuse, etc. One could import a Word document and map the styles so that it pulls in largely pre-formatted and flows into the layout nearly ready to go, but these are among more advanced features. Though not its primary function, some web files can be exported as well, to create web banners and ads. (Be sure your system is adequate.)
Is InDesign perfect? Probably not. But after using it for many years, I have to say that I feel it is darn good; there are few others in its league or as widely accepted in the industry today.

(*What are my qualifications to comment like this? I'm a professional graphic designer who worked in the printing industry for 15 years prior to my current 15 year stent as an in-house graphic designer; I work for corporate marketing and communication for an international company with over 250,000 employees. I've used this product since, well, before it was this product -- beginning with Aldus Pagemaker that later evolved into InDesign. It is a good product.)
5.0 out of 5 stars Great upgrade! 2 Jun 2014
By Laurie McGrath - Published on Amazon.com
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Very happy with my purchase, I was concerned because it was "used" but it downloaded easily and I have already been designing a book with it. Nice to purchase this at this price! Company was prompt and it was packaged good.
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks! 9 Jan 2014
By Ann Matteson - Published on Amazon.com
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I needed this older version for one of my employees who was working from home on maternity leave. It works great with the version I have in the office.
2.0 out of 5 stars Needed to return 25 Mar 2013
By hamr - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
The product was very good - nothing wrong - but the description was not accurate and I needed to return.
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