Conclusion: If you use InDesign to produce digital publications such as ePub or to create digital PDF forms, the CS6 upgrade will easily pay for itself in time saved. Text- handling improvements also make this a must-have upgrade.
Pros: Vastly improved tools; can save back to CS4; multiple layouts in one document
Cons: Parent/Child item linking lacks some flexibility; Liquid Layout difficult to master
Excerpt: One noticeable difference to the new version of InDesign is that unlike Illustrator and Photoshop, InDesign does not have the new darkened interface and retains the same black on white look that we all know well.
Excerpt: Unlike QuarkXPress 9 , InDesign CS5.5 is all about digital publishing. We guess this is why it’s a .5 upgrade, but if you’re all about print you will be disappointed -- there isn’t even a stability fix for Live Preflight.
Pros: Interactive publishing is a leap forward; excellent EPUB tools
Cons: Pricing for Digital Publishing Suite unhelpful; no new print tools