Life inDesign with the Augsburg Confession
They don’t often let me dabble directly with inDesign files around here, which is a good thing. There are so many gizmos to play with in the software I can really end up totally messing up a formatted document. But, there are exceptions.
We are working on a project around here for a special mailing and part of it is creating an offprint from Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions, the entire Augsburg Confession, with a few of the supplemental materials in the book. It’s looking great.
Back in the day, I was pretty handy with Quark Xpress. But that day has long come and gone and time has moved on and thankfully desktop publishing software has moved on. inDesign with inCopy is our software of choice around here for our various editorial and publishing workflows and it’s an amazing piece of software. If I tried to tinker around with all the settings it would be amazingly fun, but incredibly ugly at the end of the day. Thank goodness for professional designers who actually know how to use all this software very well!
Here is a screen snapshot of my Mac desktop with a double page spread open of the files. You can click on the image below a couple times to get the “supersized” version.
Oh, by the way, when I edit in either inDesign or inCopy I must use a distinct color to highlight any changes I make. I chose…Gunmetal.