When is InDesign CS5 Coming Out? and Other Ponderables
Holy moley, I disappear for a week (off to Lynda.com to shoot some new videos) and I come back to an In Box full of buzz! Specifically, Adobe buzz… I just wandered over to csbuzz.adobe.com where I saw a car full of Adobe evangelists saying “we’d really like to tell you why we’re doing all this, but we can’t.” It’s the perfect buzz-generator!
But, um, it’s called “cs buzz” and so it’s pretty obvious something with the initials “C.S.” is nearing the end of its gestational period any week now.
Then I notice several sites, including this one, talking about how rumors are starting to fly about CS5 shipping in April… that’s next month, folks! We don’t know how true it is, but I have to admit that the prospect of a new version is pretty exciting.
(Note that although I may or may not know something about what is in any purported new version of InDesign, I would not legally be able to tell you anything about anything at this time… however, if CS5 does ship in April, then I can tell you that we’ll have some way fun things to talk about at the May Print and ePublishing Conference in Seattle and perhaps even at the seminars before then!)
What I’ve heard from a number of users around the world is that they skipped CS4 and will likely upgrade later this year, right to CS5. What about you? I asked this question once before, last year… but now that we’re nearing springtime, what do you expect to do about upgrades this year?