I'm learning Indesign in an effort to put together a publication. However, I'm a total newbie. I've been designing layouts in Illustrator and most have been easy to recreate in Indesign. (Fortunately!) However, I've created some pages that are more "intricate". Should I just use File > Place, or recreate them in Indesign? I'm sure this question has been asked before, but it would be great to get everyone's consensus!
Depends. If it’s already done and needs no further work, just place it. If you need to make changes and you want to learn how to do it in InDesign then recreate it.
I'm leaning towards recreate. It will be an ideal way to learn the ropes. Thanks! J.