I have Deke McClelland's Adobe InDesign CS3 one-on-one book. (I never opened it) I now have InDesign CS5 and need to learn it. Will my book cover the basics to get me up to speed to design brochures and perhaps my wedding invitations? IThe book has a CD and lessons and I'm wondering if they will work or be applicable in CS5? I'm not a graphic designer (obviously :-) ) but have used some publishing software in the past. I don't need to do anything award winning, but want my work to be better than what comes from MS Publisher. Are there a lot of differences between 3 and 5, or enough to warrant needing to purchase another book? If so, which one do you recommend?
The basics are there. If you are just creating brochures or small publications, your cs3 book will do the job just fine.
Some new features, like smart guides, different links or layers panels, will not be covered by the book. Selecting objects in frames may be especially confusing.
And if you're designing for the web, or interactive pages, things will be different a lot.
But you can always find help online.
I suggest you read the cs3 book first before you decide if you need to buy a new one.