1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 21, 2014 3:47 PM by rob day

    Layout all in AI instead of ID (wrong tool for the job?)

    Sizzle39

      I've just started at a new company that is insisting I do all layout work in AI. I've used Quark/Indesign for page layout for over a decade and the work-flow seems completely foreign to me and time-consuming. I use AI and PS to build graphics which I then pull into Indesign for typesetting and layout.

       

      Can anyone help me with and explanation as to why doing all layout in AI is not industry standard and not as effective as using page layout tool.

        • 1. Re: Layout all in AI instead of ID (wrong tool for the job?)
          rob day Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Can anyone help me with and explanation as to why doing all layout in AI is not industry standard and not as effective as using page layout tool.

           

          For single pages or spreads Illustrator might be better because the typographic tools are essentially the same and the drawing tools are better. For multi-page documents AI is going to be a problem. ID's Find/Change, PDF export, pagination, master pages, color management, etc., are going to be better for multiple pages.