InDesign: Page Layout blessing or Complicated Design Curse


Adobe InDesign is a popular page design and layout program. There are many shortcuts to remember and confusing settings. Before attempting to make a spread in InDesign watch tutorials or ask for advice so you don’t stress yourself out too much.

InDesign causes unnecessary stress and confusion.

Grids and alignment tools can be difficult to locate and work with.

People even know before they try to use it that they are going to be confused.

The Worst Designed Feature in InDesign-David Blatner

“Everyone gets frustrated with InDesign sooner or later… even us! (And you know I truly love InDesign.) But a few features in this program go beyond just frustrating and enter a realm called “bang your head on the desk trying to figure out why Adobe did it this way.”
Don’t get me wrong—I know no one on the InDesign team designed these features maliciously in order to make our lives miserable. On the contrary, I know that those folks work long and hard to make the best product they can. And I’m sure they had the best of intentions. I suspect the engineers look back at some of these features and think, “Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.’”

Adobe InDesign can be very confusing to use and make you question why it was designed the way it was. However, once you get the hang of it you can make awesome page layouts.


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