http://www.jdempsey.com/2005/12/02/adobe-cs3-on-the-way/ Adobe CS3 on the way 188 Id IconAbsolutData Research & Analytics accidentally leaked information about the upcoming InDesign CS3 (expected to be released in late spring/early summer of 2006) feature list recently in a survey conducted by A major software company. The survey also provided information about Quark XPress 7, but that feature list is fairly widely known, so I wont bother to list them here. In addition, the survey also asked participants about general graphics issues and mentioned a few potential features. Below is a brief list of features mentioned about InDesign CS3: * Greater than ever integration of graphic creation tools, allowing users to apply filters, gradient blends, 3D effects and more to any element on a page, even text. * Enhanced typographical features, including precise controls over drop cap runaround * An unflattened PSD or PDF file can be embedded in fully editable form in a page. Photoshop support is enhanced to allow transparency, restacking and basic effects to be applied from within layout. * Allows rapid synchronization of content across multiple layouts and even across applications such as Flash, GoLive and Illustrator * Send stories for round-trip editing edit in MS Word. * Layout Styles allow page geometry to be dynamically applied to objects on the page. * Automated layout features allow text flows to smartly wraparound objects on the page, columns to be dynamically divided etc. allowing users to layout stories on a page without laborious box fitting. * Sections of pages can be divided and distributed via an enhanced workflow module able to route files to other users, with live updates and the ability to revert to an earlier version at any time. * Share text, XML and graphic updates via the workflow module, which can receive data from MS Word, RSS and other common data feeds. * Files can be distributed in lightweight XML format that can be read and commented on via Acrobat while leaving the original layout file editable. * Support for PDF/A * Smart XML output allows batch processing of layouts and support for PPML, JDF and more with minimal user intervention. * Available as part of a bundled suite with other key design and layout tools * Move content easily from print to web-based channels like HTML and Flash Quark XPress 7.0 which bring its feature list up to par with Adobes InDesign CS1 and CS2 app, though in my opinion XPress 7 STILL will have a long way to go catching up to Adobes app as far as being a design application.