Stories by David Blatner and Sandee Cohen

Major Upgrade for Promising Page-Layout Program

When Adobe Systems Inc. first shipped InDesign 1.0, the page-layout program felt premature -- as if the company needed to get something out the door but had only a square table with three legs. Sure, it was usable, but at what cost in the time and energy of users? Fortunately, Adobe mobilized its forces, stayed focused, and took advantage of InDesign's modular structure to release version 1.5 only six months later, solving many of the first version's most glaring errors and omissions. InDesign 1.5 is a table with four legs now, though it still wobbles something fierce every now and again.