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Product: InDesign 1.5
Company: Adobe Systems
Website: http://www.adobe.com
Estimated Street Price: $699.00
Upgrade Price from InDesign 1: $99.00
Review By: Julien JAY

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Features
3: Advanced Features
4: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Adobe InDesign 1.5.

 

 

Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 90%
Manual: 80%
Performance: 90%
Features: 90%
GUI: 75%
Ease of use: 85%
Interoperability: 93%
Price: 70%
Overall: 84%

 

In conclusion, Adobe InDesign 1.5 is really good software that'll fit the needs of every prepress professional or graphic artist. The new features of InDesign 1.5 are focused on creativity and the software is really easy to use. However the export features that offer InDesign 1.5 are still few and it's really a great handicap since a lot of printers doesn't use yet InDesign, so it's an incredible hassle to share files with them. Adobe Marketing knocked a great blow with such an aggressive upgrade price politic, unknown until now for Adobe software, in order to beat the Quark X Press supremacy. There's still a lot of work to do as X press is widely used. We really found InDesign 1.5 very pleasant to use, creative and powerful enough to design beautiful and exceptional layouts in a few mouse clicks. So why wait? 

 

Specs & Package
Overall Score 84%
Version Reviewed Adobe InDesign 1.5
Release Date Out Now
In The Box? Adobe InDesign 1.5 Software CD
InDesign 1 Users' guide
InDesign 1.5 updated guidebook
Registration card
Quick Reference Card
The Good Points Ease of use
Features that bring creativity
Tighter integration with other Adobe software
The Bad Points Price
Color management
Faultly EPS engine
No PSD export feature
Reviewers PC Setup

Pentium III 1Ghz EB
Windows 98 Second Edition
256Mb RDRAM 800mhz /w ECC
DirectX 7a
17 " Trinitron Monitor
Matrox Millennium G400Max
Creative DXR3

Adaptec AHA-2940AU
DVD Pioneer IDE 10x
Microsoft SideWinder Game Pad
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro
Sound Blaster Live!

PC Required Minimum System

Windows 95, 98, 2000 or Windows NT 4.0 with SP-4 or greater
300MHz Pentium II processor
48MB RAM (64 MB is recommended)
75MB hard disk space
CD-ROM drive for installation

 
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