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Have always used Word for documents, thinking of adding InDesign to my skill set for better-looking, more usable documents - Advice?
Subject:Have always used Word for documents, thinking of adding InDesign to my skill set for better-looking, more usable documents - Advice? From:"Jennifer C. Bennett" <fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Sun, 6 Aug 2006 10:34:50 -0500
I've always used Word for documents, which has resulted in every document
looking pretty much the same. I want to "spread my wings" a little and look
into laying out my manuals more creatively. I have InDesign, as I have
always been interested in the graphic design side of things, and I was
wondering if there was anyone here who writes their documents in Word and
then exports them to InDesign for layout. Word seems very clunky for
layouts, and InDesign exists for just that purpose. Or would InDesign be
overkill for a user manual?
If you do use Word to write your documents, and then export it to InDesign
to achieve a better look-and-feel, please share your experiences.