Some of you might already be familiar with it. For those that aren't, Adobe InDesign is the professional page layout tool. I really enjoying using it. My game copy - formerly in word documents - is slowly starting to look less like a word document.
I recently upgraded to version CS6 (from CS5) and there are some interesting differences. Most of it seems to surround enhanced capabilities for eBooks on readers like the iPad and the Kindle. I've been slowly learning about things like Liquid Layouts, but mostly I've been working on page layout for Phoenix.
For instance, here's a low-quality image export of a chapter heading page in the current draft.
While this example may not express the most interesting content, I have to say it is pretty exciting to see the layout taking shape and filling with content. Of course, I'm sure I have quite a few edits ahead of me, even on deceptively simple pages like this. Tweaking feathers and fighting with the flattener are my new hobbies. And, honestly, watching windows play with the flattener is actually kind of amusing....
... and next time I have some extra cash, remind me to get a Mac for this sort of stuff.
If anyone else out there is using CS6, drop a line and let me know how you're doing with it so far. Maybe we can trade amusing font manager stories. My email address is on my profile.