InDesign Draws on the Strength of Its Plug-Ins
InDesign's platform offers "extraordinary" extendability with the latest trends, especially those geared toward newspapers and catalog publishing, advocates say.InDesign is only as good as its partsall 140 or so plug-in parts, to be exactaccording to Adobe Systems Mark Niemann-Ross. "With InDesign, youre buying a platform, but with all the plug-ins, youve just doubled or tripled its capabilities and your investment," said Niemann-Ross, the evangelist for Adobe System Inc.s Creative Professional Unit, which includes InDesign. InDesign is page layout software that is integrated with other Adobe applications (part of the Creative Suite) and offers production workflows.
"InDesign was built around being able to extend it with plug-ins," Niemann-Ross said. "Developers have been a part of the philosophy of InDesign since the beginning."