Adobe InDesign PageMaker Edition and Adobe PageMaker Plug in Pack

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Adobe InDesign PageMaker Edition and Adobe PageMaker Plug in Pack?

Acobe has incorporated all of the functionality first introduced in Adobe InDesign CS PageMaker Edition and the PageMaker Plug-in pack into InDesign CS2, so these separate products are no longer necessary. Both the InDesign CS PageMaker Edition and the PageMaker Plug-in Pack were originally created to help PageMaker users more easily make the switch to InDesign (users could either license the PageMaker Edition, or, if they'd already licensed InDesign CS, they could add on the PageMaker Plug-in Pack to make it match PageMaker Edition). Now InDesign CS2 includes these features as part of its core functionality, just for PageMaker users:

  • Publication converter for PageMaker 6.0 files
    Convert PageMaker 6.0 document and templates to InDesign CS2 format, and in some cases even fix damaged PageMaker files or open previously unopenable PageMaker files (with limitations). This capability expands the conversion support that has been available in InDesign since version 1.0: the ability to open PageMaker 6.5-7.x and QuarkXPress 3.3-4.x documents.
  • InBooklet Special Edition (SE) plug-in
    Automatically rearrange a document's pages into printer spreads for professional printing with complete control over margins, gaps, bleeds, creep, and crossover traps-a process known as imposition. Choose among 2-up saddle stitch, 2-up perfect bound, and 2, 3-, and 4-up consecutive.
  • Automated bullets and numbering
    Automatically create and style bulleted and numbered lists or save them as part of paragraph styles. Numbered lists update automatically when changes are made.
  • Data merge
    Create customized publications, such as catalogs, direct mail campaigns, business cards, form letters, and mailing labels by merging data from a spreadsheet or database into your InDesign layouts.
  • Position tool
    Resize and move images and their frames or reposition content in relation to frames using the handy Position tool, which works similarly to the Crop tool in PageMaker.
  • PageMaker compatible keyboard shortcuts
    Work at peak efficiency by switching the keyboard shortcuts in InDesign CS2 to match the shortcuts you've already learned for PageMaker.
  • PageMaker toolbar
    Enjoy easy access to commonly used commands through a Windows-style toolbar similar to ones used in Acrobat and Microsoft Word. Available for both Mac OS and Windows users.

In addition, InDesign also incorporates enhanced versions of other "must-have" features for PageMaker users, such as the Story Editor and Control palette.