Hey all, we just got InDesign and have had a little time to play with it....
seems pretty nice.
I think they have a winner here...........some details:
Quark and PM conversions thus far have worked quite well. It basically looks
a lot like Photoshop, but feels a lot like Freehand also. When opening a
Quark or PM file it will give you a list of any problems during the
conversion-missing fonts, links, etc....
InDesign does not support OLE or Quark XTensions, so if you open files that
contain OLE or Q-XT graphics, those graphics will not appear in the InD
document. Also, Color profiles for PM 6.5 are converted properly while the
unique Quark color profiles are ignored. Other than that, all colors are
converted exactly. Text comes in as text frames,styles are converted,
embedded graphics that are pasted via clipboard into your PM or Quark
Document will not be converted.
Pasting inside frames, layers, many trapping options (although most require
Adobe In-Rip trapping installed in your RIP and PS level 3), a LOT of text
and page handling features, drawing tools....
Importing formats include:
Illustrator (as editable objects!)
Photoshop PSD (but layers are flattened and no transparency via alpha
channel-must use tiff or eps with clipping path)
BMP (as if we would...)
DCS (alpha and clipping remain)
EPS (bitmap for viewing is created automatically, OPI is fine,clipping paths
can be converted to editable frames)
JPEG (clipping paths are fine)
PICT (Mac and PC can import, rgb or cmyk)
WMF (vector only, 16 bit rgb color only)
PNG (trans or white background)
TIFF (OPI is fine,no alpha support-but clipping path is fine).
EPS (no individual graphics, must be an entire page-will export entire
document with each page as a separate file)
PDF (same as above)
HTML (same as above)
.PS (same as above)
.SEP (Prepress file)
Well, that's all for now. Got to do real work now. If any of you have Q's,
Progressive Printing & Graphics