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InDesign CC - What's it all about?

Mark Gatter, Academy Class' resident InDesign specialist, explains how InDesign CC has improved his design output and how it differs to previous versions.


So, what’s so special about InDesign CC? I mean, why would you bother? Surely, CS6 did everything you ever wanted a page layout programme to do, maybe even CS5, so what’s the rush?


Well, it all depends on what you want to do. If you want to create good page layouts with automatic page numbering, image bleeds, text wraps and so on, you've been able to do that for well over a decade. But if you want to create apps, venture in to ePubs and create interactive exports then you really, really need to think about upgrading. Because CS6 – and therefore all the versions before it – doesn't quite cut it. 


That’s not to say there’s anything wrong with CS6 – or CS5 and earlier versions, for that matter. InDesign has been my page layout programme of choice since version 2 – and I don’t mean CS2. I've watched it grow ever since it first appeared, and it didn't take me long to decide that it was the best layout programme ever. Then it was ‘goodbye, QuarkXPress’ and that’s how it’s remained ever since. 


Mark Gatter presenting on Wednesday 5 March starting at 1900 - 2100

At the Academy class offices, elizabeth house, 39 york road, london, se1 7nq


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  • Dominique

    Outstanding evening. Full of very professional tips. We briefly touched on indexing (which I have never done with Indesign) but it seems with CC the IndexMatic script may not work fully (see www.indiscripts.com/post/2014/01/do-you-plan-to-have-your-products-cc-compliant). I understand that not many of us are interested in indexing but I plan to experiment and give some feed-back. Let's see.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • stanley g

    Mark is brilliant with his delivery - very relaxed and clearly knows InDesign inside and out. Thank you for running the meetup. Most enjoyable.

    2 · March 6, 2014

  • Alison G.

    There are always bits that i never knew about InDesign CC and Mark was a very good instructor.

    2 · March 6, 2014

  • elaine y.

    Hi Creative Class, this reminded me of the meetup from July 2013 on 'Anchored objects, inline graphics, story jumps and 'live captions' in InDesign which didn't happen due to number. http://www.meetup.com/Creative-Class/events/112814642/ Will that session re-run?

    1 · February 5, 2014

  • Sami

    Love InDesign

    1 · February 3, 2014

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