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InDesign New Features Guide Updated Back to Version 1

Would you like to do some time travel? Download the updated version of James Wamser’s great InDesign New Features Guide. You can travel into the not-so-long-ago time when QuarkXPress reigned as the king of desktop publishing. A young upstart called InDesign 1.0 was the young David that challenged the king with its exciting new features like High Resolution EPS and PDF Display, Multiple Redo & Undo, or a Native Multi-line Text Composer—none of which QuarkXPress could do.


InDesign New Versions Updated

InDesign New Versions Updated

Mike Rankin wrote about the first version of the InDesign New Features Guide in July 2014. Since then, it has been updated back to the first version of InDesign which arrived August 31, 1999. James has also updated the Index, added features, and added a link to page 1 that enables direct download from his public Dropbox folder so you always have access to the latest version.


InDesign 1.0 Features

InDesign 1.0 Features

James told me why he originally created the document:

I originally developed this New Features Guide to view on my iPad while teaching. One day I might be teaching or providing support for CS4 and the next day, a completely different version. I need to know when features were introduced. For example, if a customer is creating a perfect bound cover, I would recommend they use Multiple Page Sizes, but only if the version they are using has that feature.

I asked him why he had updated the New Features Guide:

I thought in order have a really comprehensive Guide, I needed to go back all the way to version 1.0.  After I completed the first version, I decided to share it since I thought someone might find it useful. The comments made it all worth the time I spent putting it together.

It’s a free download, so enjoy a trip into the past!

Steve Werner

Steve Werner

Steve Werner is a trainer, consultant, and co-author (with David Blatner and Christopher Smith) of InDesign for QuarkXPress Users and Moving to InDesign. He has worked in the graphic arts industry for more than 20 years and was the training manager for ten years at Rapid Lasergraphics. He has taught computer graphics classes since 1988.
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4 Comments on “InDesign New Features Guide Updated Back to Version 1

  1. Updated : December 17, 2014

    What’s New: Added a couple missing features, updated the Index, added a list of the versions (Page 3), updated Favorites.

  2. Updated : February 12, 2015

    What’s New: Added the New Features in Adobe InDesign CC 2014.2 Release | February 2015, updated the index. Use the link at the begining of the article to download the latest document (pdf).

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