Adobe revs InDesign

First significant upgrade of Adobe page layout tool
Written by Matthew Rothenberg, Contributor on

On Monday, Adobe Systems took the wraps off InDesign 1.5, the first significant upgrade to its page layout tool for Macintosh- and Windows-based electronic publishers.

Version 1.5 features tighter integration with publishing workflow tools, such as Adobe PressReady, InProduction and InCopy. The new version also adds tools in common with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, such as an eyedropper for text and graphics, as well as free transform, pencil and smooth features. The software also introduces enhanced colour controls and a plug-in manager.

InDesign 1.5 is scheduled to ship in April for $700 (£434). Current users will be able to upgrade for $100 (£62).

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