10 Years of InDesign
Well, who would have guessed? It's been ten years now, since InDesign 1.0 shipped (read the original press release). InDesign 1 included many groundbreaking features unmatched in page-layout products that were available at the time. Such as:
- Multi-line Text Composer
- Optical Margin Alignment
- Hierarchical Master Pages
- Extensive Multi-lingual support
- Optical Kerning
- High-resolution EPS and PDF display
- Multiple Redo & Undo
- Zooming from 5% to 4000%
Sadly, version 1.0 did not answer the immediate needs of my fast paced production environment, so I let it go, and went back back to my usual workflow (and we can all guess what that was).
Just over two years later, on September 24, 2001, Adobe announced InDesign 2.0 (Press Realease), and I got all excited again. So when Adobe Italy started touring the country showcasing it's features in 2002, I took a day off my daily routine to attend one of their events; and this time they had me 100% convinced.
Come on! I mean stuff like:
- Transparency (drop shadows, feathering, and opacity settings to objects)
- Support of native files and transparency (transparent Photoshop, Illustrator and PDF files)
- Table creation features
- Long document support
Thank you InDesign, and Happy Birthday, or would one call this an Anniversary? How much you have grown, and how much my life has changed thanks to you.
Feel free to share your experiences of InDesign here.