Using InDesign, you can accomplish the following
You can create text in InDesign and then format it. In addition to
choosing fonts and font sizes, you can change the color of text and control the
spacing between each character. You can also place text from another source,
such as Microsoft Word, in an InDesign document.
You can create simple graphics in InDesign with the shape tools
and the Pen tool. You can also place illustrations and photographs from other
programs, such as Illustrator and Photoshop, in InDesign documents.
InDesign contains many color samples, called swatches, to choose
from. The Swatches panel includes the basic colors used for printed materials.
There are also other color libraries to choose from for special purposes.
For example, there is a library of Web colors for documents
created for the Web.
InDesign offers many features that help you position text and
graphics with accuracy. You can snap objects to ruler guides or a grid. You can
also use the Transform panel and the Control panel to define an object’s width,
height, rotation angle, and vertical and horizontal location. The Align panel
allows you to align and distribute objects by their tops, bottoms, centers, or
Libraries are storage containers for items that you use repeatedly
and want easy access to when working in InDesign. Company logos, legal jargon,
and contact information are good examples of items to store in a library.
Libraries look just like panels, but they are actually InDesign documents that
are saved with the .indl extension. Libraries are not linked to one InDesign
document; they can be opened and used with any InDesign documents.
In InDesign, you can use buttons and hyperlinks to design
clickable areas in a document that link to a Web page, another file, or another
page in our document. Hyperlinks and buttons that are created in InDesign
become usable (clickable) when you export an InDesign document as an Adobe PDF
(Portable Document Format) document or as a Web format.
You can export an InDesign document as another file type so that it can be used in another program. For example, you can export an InDesign document as a Flash Player file (SWF) or as a Flash Professional CS5 file (FLA).