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Old 12-15-2007, 10:14 AM
 
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Hi, at my job we're thinking about switching from Quark 6.5 to InDesign, part of CS3. I've worked in both, but only VERY little in InDesign.

I guess my question is, how hard is it going to be to adjust to InDesign? Personally, I like to design ads in Illustrator anyway, but when I came to this job, my boss sort of encouraged building them in Quark. Also, most of our contracted ads (i guess i should mention I work at a magazine where there's only two of us putting it together ) have been built in Quark... will we be able to place them in InDesign? I guess maybe have to convert them to .pdf??

I guess I'm just more concerned about my boss picking it up because she's worked in Quark for forever. I know in the little time I worked in it, it took me a little while to get used to it, and then I actually preferred it. (Then again, I had switched from the nightmare that was PageMaker, so probably ANYTHING would have been better - ha!)

ALSO! FONTS! I can't understand them to save my life. There's constantly conflicts, and right now our printer is correcting them at no charge. But if we begin sending the printer .pdf files, we'll get a discount, so I'd like to figure it out a little. I'm assuming that in InDesign you might be able to just Create Outlines in the projects before making the .pdfs?

Thanks to anyone that might have answers to these questions.
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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This what you're after for conversion?

http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/in...s2mrquark.html
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Old 12-15-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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You will do fine with InDesign. Yes you can convert to curves and there will be a slight learning curve. Make sure you always include the fonts when you submit an ad and/or include with your PDF. Been there :-)
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:22 AM
 
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You will do fine with InDesign. Yes you can convert to curves and there will be a slight learning curve. Make sure you always include the fonts when you submit an ad and/or include with your PDF. Been there :-)
you mean like include the fonts in a folder with the PDFs, right? When I was just really learning how to send a publication, many tears were shed just because of missing fonts. ugh.

p.s. Tek_Freek, thanks for that link, it's really helpful!
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