Among the main applications that make up the Creative Suite, InDesign could be considered the new kid on the block, with its initial version released in 1999. But that doesn't equate to it being any less feature-rich or powerful than the 18-year-old applications in the suite. InDesign was born out of a need to create a modern page layout application that could lead the industry and handle today's demands for multiple types of output. Regardless if the final destination is print, an Acrobat file, a Web site, or a combination of these formats, InDesign is up to the task.
With the release of InDesign CS2, Adobe has taken an already versatile page layout tool and made it even more convenient and flexible to work with. New features such as Object Styles and Anchored Objects let you focus on designing and laying out your pages instead of hunting down inconsistencies and stray page elements.
It's evident with this fourth major release of InDesign that Adobe has no plans on easing up on the amount of features and tools packed into each release. So with this in mind, I've assembled a set of techniques that attempts to cover the most ground throughout this truly remarkable page layout application.