What Are Pagemaker and InDesign For?

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What Are Pagemaker and InDesign For?

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ageMaker and InDesign, like their competitor QuarkXPress, are page-layout programs. Both of these programs are published by Adobe which is the company that produces the standard for image manipulation, PhotoShop. PageMaker has been around since the mid-eighties, was created by a company by the name of Aldus, and was the clear standard for page-layout programs at the time. It was the first of its kind to allow a designer to resize text and to create white type inside a black box. It sounds like child’s play today but it was quite an impressive feature when the program was first introduced. PageMaker, though preferred by some professional designers, became most popular with home and small-business users. Competitor QuarkXPress became the standard for professional designers and the industry market leader. So strong was QuarkXPress’ market leadership that Quark did not publish a significant upgrade for over five years. That’s unheard of in the software market. In perhaps an attempt to usur