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Old 06-03-2006, 09:31 AM   #1
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Default Some designers?

I'll be upfront and say that I don't like Indesign. I find it unwieldy and clunky and all those palettes floating around! But my gripe is not about Indesign but about some designers who deserve a good slapping. Why you may ask? Start with the basics; Indesign, Quark and Pagemaker are DTP programs. Illustrator, Photoshop and Freehand are graphics programs.
Yet some designers persist in using graphic programs as DTP programs. I recently had an Illustrator file which was a four page leaflet — the designer had put a different page on a separate layer!
I've had a leaflet which consisted of 4 pages of solid type in two columns done in Illustrator. It can be done — but why? Surely these designers would have better type and font control in any of the above DTP programs. Why do it the hard way?

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