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Old 02-20-2005, 10:49 AM   #1
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We're just about to move over to OSX and InDesign CS. Do we need Acrobat (i.e. Distiller) as well, or will InDesign do the job itself?
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We're just about to move over to OSX and InDesign CS. Do we need Acrobat (i.e. Distiller) as well, or will InDesign do the job itself?
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InDesign uses its own built-in software to make PDFs. But you may end up wanting to have Acrobat anyway for its added functions. Depends on how intensively you use PDFs, probably.

But you do not need to buy it immediately.

   
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We're just about to move over to OSX and InDesign CS. Do we need Acrobat (i.e. Distiller) as well, or will InDesign do the job itself?
It depends a bit on who you supply your PDFs to. If your printers are using older RIPs -- or even just older mindsets -- you may have to export PostScript and distill anyway. But with a printer who understands things well, you won't need Distiller.

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Adrian, as noted, ID will distill PDF's in-house so to speak but if you have Distiller, I'd keep it around...I use it from time to time--I've never had a full version of Acrobat but got Distiller via PageMaker...

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It's worth considering what else you might need (e.g. Photoshop) and comparing the prices of InDesign vs Adobe Studio. You might find it make sense to get the whole bundle.

If it's only InDesign you want then it might be better to wait to see if you want the added functionality of Acrobat later.

   
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Old 02-22-2005, 09:20 AM   #6
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To add to what Mike said, take a look at getting the Creative Suite--Professional Version. If you own a previous version of Photoshop, you can get the upgrade pricing, which is something like US$800 for ALL of the Adobe publishing apps, including Acrobat 7 Pro.

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Yep, it's me. JR forced me to join by using the MIB "flashy thingy" on me.

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How are you? Very nice to see you here. (That JR — such a meanie!).

   
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I'm doing well! I'm just a consultant nowadays--no more spending hours each day calling up customers to get the fonts so that I can output their jobs.

I'm sure that the folks reading this thread called "InDesign CS & Acrobat" are very happy to here all of this. ;-)

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