Chapter 1. What's New in InDesign CS5

In This Chapter

  • Creating content for print or Web

  • Creating interactive documents

  • Using multiple page sizes in the same document

  • Tracking changes to an InDesign document

  • Working with layers

  • Taking a look at minor productivity enhancements

Before the CS5 version existed, InDesign was used almost exclusively for print publishing. But in InDesign CS5, Adobe has added all sorts of new features for creating Web pages and interactive documents. Interactive documents that used to be created only in Flash, or Web pages that used to be created using only Dreamweaver, can now be developed using InDesign. Of course, you can still create print documents, but one big change between CS4 and CS5 is the addition of new types of files you can create.

If you're new to InDesign, you should know that your initial designs for any type of project can be created using InDesign. Because Adobe is just starting to add Web and interactive design tools to InDesign, you're better off using Dreamweaver to create Web pages or Flash to build most interactive projects. Interactive documents are just starting to get used, and because the iPad does not support the Flash format to which InDesign exports, you'll be limited primarily to PDF as the export option.

In this chapter, you'll discover some new features added to InDesign CS5 and references to chapters within this minibook where you can find more details. We haven't included every single new feature so that this chapter doesn't become ...

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