Design ensures that the message comes fully into its own, readability and clear layout are key. InDesign provides our desktop publishers the tools for a perfect design and layout of books, magzines, loose-leaf, dissertations, etc.
Design is always at the service of the message. This does not mean that it has to be boring or not playful, but that the creativity used must fit within the confines of the corporate identity and the message.
The ePub format is becoming the standard for digital publications. ePub is an open format that is supported by more and more manufacturers of e-readers, eBooks distributors and vendors. Having of a standard is important for the interoperability of eBooks.
Automated layout allows a lot of money and time savings. Through Arbortext APP, XSL-FO and InDesign, automated workflows are established for projects that are eligible for automation. Starting from an XML database, books, magazines, etc. can be produced without manual intervention.
However, there are limitations, as for example the typographical form and layout possibilities are more limited than when formatting by using InDesign.