Pasteboard Question, or: InDesign vs. Pagemaker

Pasteboard Question, or: InDesign vs. Pagemaker

Post by Helmut P. » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 17:10:57


Slowly but surely I'm coming to grips with Indesign (2) -- and it *is*
a darn powerful program.
I'm still fighting with keyboard shorcuts and the like, but on the
whole I'm getting on quite well.

However, there are two things that *** me, and I'd ask your help in
case I'm just too stupid to find the obvious solution:

Is there anything such as PageMaker's Story Editor in Indesign, i.e.,
an editor that shows you the whole of a threaded story?

Is there any way to have *one* common pasteboard for all pages like in
PageMaker -- on longer documents with lots of images that want to be
distributed in the layout over several pages it *is* a nuisance to
always drag them from one pasteboard to the next instead of shifting
them around between spreads at will...

Thanks for your help

Helmut
All typos ?My Knotty Fingers Ltd. Capacity Dept.
 
 
 

Pasteboard Question, or: InDesign vs. Pagemaker

Post by Pegg » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 17:20:00


No. Indesign lacks that, darn it. The CS group includes a story editor,
InCopy, that looks like Story Editor on steroids - I have serious CS envy,
and will upgrade as soon as I save up the shekels.


No, but you can create a library of stuff - images, Indesign files, docs,
whatever - that can be dropped in anywhere. The library is a palette, so
it's visible all the time. I use this a lot for house ads and standard
filler/boilerplate on my newspapers.


Enjoy!

Peggy

 
 
 

Pasteboard Question, or: InDesign vs. Pagemaker

Post by Joao Carlo » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 20:26:21

In article <40862c5b$0$14964$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



InDesign CS has a built-in story editor that looks like PageMaker's, but
is much more powerful.

The main difference between them, IMHO, is that in PageMaker, when you
activate the Story Editor, the layout window behind it turns grey; in
InDesign, when you enter the Story Editor, you still can see the layout
window behind it, and the text you change in the Editor reflects
simultaneously in the layout view.
--
Joao Carlos de Pinho
 
 
 

Pasteboard Question, or: InDesign vs. Pagemaker

Post by Jay Chevak » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 20:33:28


They have a Pagemaker version of IDCS that comes with some pagemaker
like tools, and a pagemaker set of shortcuts


Again IDCS

Peggy's comments abou libraries are quite valid. Another thing you can
have is two views of the same document open at one time, the main one
for working and a smaller one that looks on to a page containing your
often used elements

Jay
 
 
 

Pasteboard Question, or: InDesign vs. Pagemaker

Post by Helmut P. » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 21:32:26

Thanks for all the comments

can
one
your

That still means you got to drag things to and fro...

I've been accustomed to PageMaker for too long it seems (somewhen
around V. 1.x on the original Mac it was...) -- well, gotta learn to
cope with all of that.
As for the libraries idea, I'll give that a try!

And it seems that CS is what we'll need...

Thanks again everyone!

Helmut
All typos ?My Knotty Fingers Ltd. Capacity Dept.