I opened my Indesign program and a message asked if I could provide input on how to improve Indesign. Here is my reply.
I tried to write this response in the "Help Improve Adobe Products" window that opens up on launch of Indesign, but I ran out of space:
Indesign has layer after layer after layer of instructions on how do even the most common things. The problem is that in order to understand one layer, you have to understand at least the terminology and concepts of the other layers. These days, when you open the box for many devices there is a quick set up document included. I recommend that you do something like that. But not with instructional videos. Someitimes you have to watch a video several times to learn a task you make only need to use once. Furthermore, the instructors sometimes use terms that are not known to the viewer. Sometimes their mouse moves too rapidly to follow.
Here's what I suggest. Configure a very simple numbered sequence for a given task. Make it such that the viewer can do what he needs and then move on, ie without requiring a full education in all the capabilities of the task.
I suggest you let me send you an example of what I'm speaking of. Perhaps an example of how to change the color of text without having to master the use of swatches.
Please let me know if this interests you.
Great and awesome product! But it's like learning to drive an aircraft carrier!
Rick Williams, MS
Gulf Shores, Al