Remember my last blog post when I wrote that I was really looking forward to the delivery of News & Events? Well, this time around, I’ll say that I’m just plain thankful that the darn thing will hit the stands on Jan. 11.
While the issue looks just as professional as the last, it was a rough road getting to that point. University News/University Publications has switched to a new design program for the News & Events layout—well, it’s new to me—and I’m really stumbling getting around that learning curve.
I eventually gave up Saturday evening while attempting to write my headlines and juggle the page layout. Thank God for the “Undo Move” command. The thought crossed my mind: I must really be stupid if I can’t even understand my InDesign for Dummies textbook.
But, have no fear, faithful News & Events readers. I woke up with a renewed energy and optimism on Sunday morning. It’s an amazing accomplishment knowing that I (with help) can work through a seemingly impossible task. Sure, I miss Quark—a lot. But, when the issue is tidied up and ready to hit the presses, I see the benefits of using a snazzy program like InDesign. And I know the readers will, too.