Top critical review
5 people found this helpful
Useless for a beginner, confusing and topics aren't in the right order
on 29 October 2011
This book is useless for a beginner. It doesn't walk you through the basics first and then introduce more complex ideas. It does the oppposite. Explanations are unclear and vague. There aren't many exercises at all unlike what was promised. It's perhaps suitable for a more advanced user who wants to learn about the new features in CS5, but someone who's new to InDesign will find it pretty useless. Like anything Adobe comes up with from their software to the 'Help' menu, this books is difficult to understand, has no logic in the way it's written, and only puts you off InDesign completely. Badly written, disappointing book that doesn't deliver on its promise.