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Convincing my boss - Adobe Indesign Windows

Hello, I'm a DTP-er. I work for een Educational Instituut. I work for 4 years with Pagemaker. Now, at this time i want to convince my boss into purchasing Indesign CS. Before he wants me to convince him why he should by Indesign, and why i cannot do the same in MSWord. MSWord makes me shiver when i even think of using the program for DTP. Is there anyone who can help me with arguments wich convinces the nono's on this area Thanks for your help...

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    Default Convincing my boss

    Hello,

    I'm a DTP-er. I work for een Educational Instituut. I work for 4 years with Pagemaker. Now, at this time i want to convince my boss into purchasing Indesign CS. Before he wants me to convince him why he should by Indesign, and why i cannot do the same in MSWord. MSWord makes me shiver when i even think of using the program for DTP. Is there anyone who can help me with arguments wich convinces the nono's on this area

    Thanks for your help
    Harold_Lentink@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I guess it depends on the work you are putting out, and your workflow.

    MSW is a fine word processor. That is all it is, and all it is intended for.
    Even Microsoft recognizes this, and has developed Publisher as their
    graphics/page layout program (Yikes!)

    InDesign on the other hand is a professional level pagelayout program, which
    has a very strong suite of tools and functionality for print workflows
    including colormanaged workflows. It also serves quite well in creating
    doents intended for on screen such as PDF and e-book.

    So if you are creating for print, InDesign is your baby. If you are simply
    creating text doents, such as letters then maybe MSW would be okay.

    HTH

    Larry






    Larry_Grohman@adobeforums.com Guest

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    As an educational user, you are entitled to educational discounts. As a PageMaker user, you are entitled to a lower upgrade price. See if you can mix these two together to find a deal.

    Search the forum for MS Word vs InDesign discussions. The gist of these dicsussions is that Word produces doents that need extensive touch up in prepress so you get billed for extra hours in the print shop. If you pay for a real design application up front and use it correctly, you won't get hit with prepress tweaking bills later.
    Jim_Oblak@adobeforums.com Guest

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    There was a simillar topic here previously. Check out this link. It should be extremely helpful.
    Gabriel Ayala "Switching to ID" 4/8/04 12:55pm </cgi-bin/webx?13.2cd12048/1>
    Gabriel_Ayala@adobeforums.com Guest

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    "As an educational user, you are entitled to educational discounts. As a PageMaker user, you are entitled to a lower upgrade price. See if you can mix these two together to find a deal."

    No mixing I'm afraid. It's either one or the other. I'd go for the educational discount. It's cheaper then the PM - ID upgrade...
    Ian_Matthew@adobeforums.com Guest

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