Tue, 05 Oct 1999 23:24:55 -0500
The Adobe Pagemaker is now being replaced by Adobe InDesign.
They advertise "Preserve current design work by opening QuarkXPress
3.3-4.04 and Adobe PageMaker 6.5 documents". I wonder if it works in
reverse - open InDesign in QuarkXPress.
I haven't worked with the InDesign or the QuarkXPress but, InDesign is
sitting in the box on my desk. My printing service is presently testing
it. They also are lovers of QuarkXPress.
I sometimes give them publications done in Microsoft Publisher '98 and they
really cry about that. I tell them its the price you pay to be in
business. And they do a good job and the printing looks great, from a
Cannon 1000 Lazer Copier actually. Sometimes I need to remind them who is
paying the bill.
I never thought I would be taking work to the printer when I purchased the
programs. My advice - Plan for the future.
Just my ideas. Didn't want to just be lurking about.
At 06:51 PM 10/5/99 -0400, Judy Seigel wrote:
>On Tue, 5 Oct 1999, Dennis Southwood wrote:
>> Do any of you have an opinion on the relative merits of Adobe Photoshop and
>> Corel Photo-paint? I could buy the full Corel Draw 9 suite for less than
>> the cost of Adobe Photoshop 5.5 alone. Should I? Would you?
>The best advice I didn't take was get a program that your closest friend
>who's an expert uses. The manuals are pathetic, and the time you spend
>trying to learn the program...well, unless you're looking for a hobby, the
>more expensive program can be an economy if you can get better help using
>Also, what is the destination of the work. If you're taking it to a
>printer, check what they like. For instance I got Pagemaker for page
>layout because it happens to be a MUCH BETTER PROGRAM for my purposes --
>but my printer's desktop people bitch & moan about it... basically because
>they don't know how to use it, they know Quark.
>These issues can amount to more than whatever differences between the
>programs themselves, in my experience.
>| Judy Seigel, Editor >
>| World Journal of Post-Factory Photography > "HOW-TO and WHY"
>| firstname.lastname@example.org >
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