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This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 118

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David Blatner

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3 Comments on “This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 118

  1. “Watch out, as Adobe is dropping support.”

    Adobe don’t like to tell *when* they will drop the “next major release” on us?


  2. Uwe Laubender mentions a ‘next major release.’ As I understand Creative Cloud, major releases may become a thing of the past. The old scheme encouraged Adobe to hold back already developed new features in order to sell that next major release. The new subscription scheme encourages Adobe to give us new features as soon they’re ready to justify that rent we’re paying. Adobe will probably still use version numbering, since it’s useful, and a major update may tick over the big numbers, but there won’t be these major jolts every 18 months to two years.

    That’s why I like CC. I get updates quicker and I get them a few at a time, so I have a chance to actually learn all of them. Under the old system, adapting to a new release was like drinking from a fire hose. It was too much at once.

    There also seem to be hints that Adobe’s software developers are adapting to this new system. InDesign has gotten two modest updates in the last month. In fact, the Creative Cloud app tells me that I downloaded one 3 days ago and another 13 days ago.

    Keep in mind that, compared to many other professions, a Creative Cloud subscription is an excellent deal. Doctors and lawyers, for instance, pay far more to access professional databases as the tools of their trade. I can never really understand those who’ve got sour grapes about this change to cloud membership. If you’re any good with Adobe’s products, they quickly earn their cost. I can cover the cost of an ID-only subscription in only minutes of outside work.

    –Michael W. Perry, Inkling Books

    • Hi, Michael!
      Did you follow the link?

      “next major release” were not my words.
      Adobe said so…


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