"InDesign CS5 is an impressive upgrade to an already mature program. Several of the new features will make print publishers happy, and the new web features make it a solid choice for creating dynamic online publications."
John Cruise, Mac|Life, July 2010 issue
"I was impressed and suspect that anyone running InDesign CS4 will like and want to make the upgrade. Absolutely worth the money – tons of improvements and yet the cost to upgrade is minor."
Mike Hubbartt, Software Latest, September 2010 issue
"Adobe InDesign CS5 represents a major step forward in usability and adds substantial new features for creating and exporting interactive documents and eBooks."
Jay Nelson, Layers Magazine, April 23, 2010
"Three powerful attributes of the new Adobe InDesign [text handling, smooth operation and redesign layers window] give just a glimpse into why the update to CS5 is a must have."
Bruce Tyson, Bright Hub, August 13, 2010
"In my studio, InDesign CS5 has proven to be a solid workhorse with no major drawbacks and several benefits."
Jeremy Schultz, Designorati, August 13, 2010
"...of all the programs in CS5, InDesign is the one that impresses me most."
Stephen Beale, HOW, May 10, 2010
"All together, it makes InDesign CS5 a must-have upgrade, especially for anyone who sat out CS4."
Michael Murphy, CreativePro.com, May 6, 2010
"I can heartily recommend this fine product for those seeking to publish content for print or connected devices."
Mark Rudd, MyMac.com, May 7, 2010
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"With Adobe InDesign CS4, exporting our layouts from InDesign CS4 to Adobe Flash CS4 Professional is the feature we've been waiting for. Instead of exporting layouts as JPEGs, which currently requires overlaying our animation on top of static pages, our InDesign content can now be modified and animated directly in Flash. This allows us to take advantage of the typography and layout features we love in InDesign and dramatically increases our dynamic media workflow efficiency."—Eduardo Danilo Ruiz, president and CEO, Danilo Black, Inc.
"If we had to pick one favorite new feature in Adobe InDesign CS4, it's the Links panel. We are constantly producing complex documents with lots of linked content. Being able to see all our link details in a single, customizable panel with corresponding thumbnail images — which eliminates file name guessing — is an incredible time-saver and crucial to our ability to successfully manage so much linked content."—Stefano Colombo, creative director/head of art, Publicis
"I love the fact that Smart Guides are available across Illustrator CS4, InDesign CS4, and Photoshop CS4. I can quickly align, space, rotate, and resize multiple objects. It's one more great way to find more time in my design day."—Marta Cerda, graphic designer, Vasava