Page Two

By Matthew Rothenberg  |  Posted 2003-04-14 Print this article Print

Illustrator 11

Illustrator 11—code-named Pangaea—will feature significantly improved performance as well as new features for 3-D, type and printing. Sources also told eWEEK that Illustrator 11 will draw on some of Acrobat 6s prowess with Adobes Portable Document Format to deliver a redone PDF export system and support for the PDF 1.5 standard. InDesign 3
The third installment of InDesign will include interface tweaks and bug fixes along with a performance boost.
Code-named Dragontail, the new version will include a new PDF workflow derived from Acrobat 6, as well as new features for authoring eBooks. Sources said that the PDF improvements will usher in a variety of export options, including support for embedded video and audio files within a PDF. Intended for eBooks, this capability will give users the option of adding animation and audio to their eBooks in the form of a QuickTime movie or MP3 file. InDesign 3 will also pack a Story Editor for editing text frames, JavaScript support and a "Package for Web" feature that will export InDesign items with an XML structure that can be reused for the Web. Other features will reportedly include custom keyboard shortcuts, a Separations Preview palette, a control strip with contextual settings and variables, text wrap enhancements, and new color features. A representative of San Jose, Calif.-based Adobe Systems declined to comment on the companys product plans.

Online News Editor
Matthew has been associated with Ziff Davis' news efforts for more than a decade, including an eight-year run with the print and online versions of MacWEEK. He also helped run the news and opinion operations at ZDNet and CNet. Matthew holds a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.


Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters

Rocket Fuel