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13 minutes ago, alexanderklar said:

Another essential feature

Essential feature for Designer, or rather Publisher?


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I personally think that the "essential" feature is especially for the Publisher.
But if it is implemented, I believe, it will be transferred to the Designer.


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...actually it would make sense in both applications...

Agree wholeheartedly!

This is yet another example of conventional-wisdom being based on nothing more than that the mediocrity of Adobe apps currently dominate the market. For many years prior to Illustrator ever gaining such things as threaded textframes, users of its historic nemesis, FreeHand, enjoyed and took for granted such things as auto-fitting text frames, multiple pages, robust find & replace, user-defined ruler scales--and many other whole-document advantages including in-line graphics.

Why? Because for the vast majority of freelance illustrator-designers, or those working at marketing firms or in corporate in-house advertising departments, the vast majority of a year's projects are not text-heavy "bookish" documents with long-threaded stories (often themselves externally linked), highly-repetitive same-size page layouts (master pages), requiring footnotes, indexes, and TOCs, etc., etc.

No, the majority of whole-document projects are graphics-intensive layouts for single-sheet, front-back, or low page-count saddle-stitched brochures, mailers, placement ads, trade show posters,  packaging designs, labels, identity packages, and, of course, let's not forget Illustrations (everything from free-wheeling artsy to info-graphics, to technical). Such non-repetitive and graphics-intensive documents are actually more conveniently and efficiently built in an illustration program where most, if not all, of the graphic elements are native to the program, rather than externally linked as mere spot graphics. And such documents need inline graphics just as frequently, if not more so.

Inline graphics are used for charts, tables, bullets, icons in instructional text, callouts, labels, dimensions, workflow diagrams...

The capability is not just appropriate for conventional-wisdom page-layout apps. I know for certain I would use it more frequently, and in more varied ways, in drawing programs. It's just one of many features that are still absurdly absent from Adobe Illustrator. Like dimension tools, user-defined drawing scales, connector lines, auto-fitting text frames, live shape primitives...

Adhering to current conventional-wisdom doesn't necessarily make something right.

Or smart.

Just ordinary. ;-)

JET

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