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Ideabooks equip print designers with 300-plus ready-to-use templates for InDesign, QuarkXPress, or PageMaker desktop publishing programs

Today, Logic Arts Corporation announces the availability of "The InDesign Ideabook" (ISBN: 0-9669587-5-6, $59.95), "The QuarkXPress Ideabook" (ISBN: 0-9669587-6-4, $59.95), and "The PageMaker Ideabook" (ISBN: 0-9669587-4-8, $59.95) by author and designer Chuck Green. Each 276 page Ideabook includes 315 professional-quality design templates on a dual-format (Mac and Windows) CD-ROM. The books catalog the templates, tackle the basics of design, production, and marketing, and feature related topics such as working with illustrators and photographers, choosing paper, and working with commercial printers.

"Re-inventing the wheel every time you start a project is a waste of billable time," says author Chuck Green. "A well designed template provides a detailed framework on which to build—a comprehensive styles palette, page sizes, folds, margins, placeholders, columns, gutters, and so on. Instead of spending 15 or 30 minutes to create a simple brochure, you'll spend 10 seconds. For the complex projects such as books, newsletters, catalogs, and reports, even an experienced designer will save, literally, hours," Green adds.

Each Ideabook includes 19 categories of templates: advertisements, books & booklets, brochures, business & rotary cards, calendars & forms, cards, invitations & notes, catalogs & product sheets, certificates, correspondence & messages, direct mail & postcards, flyers, folders & binders, labels & tags, newsletters, packaging, posters & signs, presentations & publicity, promotional materials, reports & proposals.

About the Author

Chuck Green is a veteran designer and the author of numerous books including: "Design-It-Yourself: Graphic Workshop" (Rockport Publishers), "The Desktop Publisher’s Idea Book" (Random House), and "Clip Art Crazy" (Peachpit Press), and a frequent contributor to many publications including: "Before & After" magazine, "Dynamic Graphics" magazine, "Home Office Computing," Microsoft’s Business Advantage web site, Okidata’s Small Business Resource Center, and others.

"The InDesign Ideabook" (with dual-format [Mac and Windows] CD-ROM)

300-plus ready-to-use templates for use with InDesign 2, 2.1, CS, CS2

by Chuck Green

(ISBN: 0-966-95875-6, $59.95)

"The QuarkXPress Ideabook" (with dual-format [Mac and Windows] CD-ROM)

300-plus ready-to-use templates for use with QuarkXPress 4.1, 5, 6, 6.1, 6.5

by Chuck Green

(ISBN: 0-966-95876-4, $59.95)

"The PageMaker Ideabook" (with dual-format [Mac and Windows] CD-ROM)

300-plus ready-to-use templates for use with PageMaker 7

by Chuck Green

(ISBN: 0-966-95874-8, $59.95)

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