TechSoup now has InDesign for Windows!

At PALNI, we always check TechSoup before purchasing new software or hardware. They set up non-profits and libraries with donated technology below base cost! Latest find (thanks to my boss) was a donation from Adobe – Indesign CS6 for Windows!!!

Description from Techsoup.org:

TechSoup is a nonprofit with a clear focus: providing other nonprofits and libraries with technology that empowers them to fulfill their missions and serve their communities. As part of that goal, we provide technology products and information geared specifically to the unique challenges faced by nonprofits and libraries.

Learning resources, including articles, blogs, free webinars, and forums led by expert hosts are available to all users. Once qualified with TechSoup, nonprofits and libraries can access more than 450 technology products and services from more than 50 donor partners — including Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec. All donated and discounted products are available for a small admin fee that supports our work in the United States and around the world.

Sob Story: I used to design our weekly newsletter in InDesign, PDF it, have it edited by the boss, have to edit the newsletter and get it reviewed a second time, etc. This became a lengthy and annoying process for both her and I so we started using the free, open-source software Scribus. While Scribus is usable and did the job, it made a lot of things MUCH harder to do and wasn’t as user-friendly (IMHO) as InDesign. Go ahead, call me an Adobe fangirl.

A few months ago they only had InDesign for Mac and/or the entire design suite for Windows. My boss really didn’t need nor want all the design software on her computer. But, alas! Adobe has donated InDesign CS6 for Windows for only $60 – less than 10% of the normal price of $699!

If you haven’t been using Techsoup for your library’s software purchases – now is the time to start!

 

Adobe Products on Techsoup:

Eligibility and Restrictions

If eligible, your organization may receive a donation of either one Adobe application suite or four individual Adobe products within a fiscal year.

Consult the eligibility and restrictions page to review your organization’s eligibility to participate in this program.

Design4Libraries’ Favorite Adobe Products:

Photoshop Elements 10 and Premiere Elements 10 – $22

Photoshop CS6 Extended, Mac or Windows – $90

InDesign CS6, Mac or Windows – $60

Flash Professional CS6, Mac – $60

Acrobat Pro, Mac or Windows – $45

Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium Windows ESD** – $150

Creative Suite 6 Production Premium Windows ESD*** – $150

Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium Mac ESD – $150

Creative Suite 6 Production Premium Mac ESD – $150

 

**Creative Suite Design And Web Premium includes:

  • Photoshop CS6 Extended is a graphics editing program for 2D, 3D, motion graphics, and more. In addition to its array of features for graphic designers, Photoshop CS6 Extended offers measurement and analysis tools built with scientists and engineers in mind.
  • Illustrator CS6 is a vector-based drawing tool built for professional artists and designers.
  • InDesign CS6 is a page layout program built for professional print designers to create rich, complex documents. InDesign content can be exported in a variety of formats, so you can publish the same documents across print and electronic media.
  • Dreamweaver CS6 is a professional HTML editor for designing, coding, developing, and publishing web pages and web-based applications.
  • Flash Professional CS6 is an advanced authoring environment for creating rich multimedia content on digital, web, and mobile platforms, with or without interactivity. Web presentation requires a Flash Player–enabled browser; mobile device presentation requires a Flash Lite–enabled device. Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) desktop applications require AIR.
  • Fireworks CS6 is a vector and bitmap graphics editor for optimizing images for delivery and prototyping content for interactive websites.
  • Acrobat X Pro delivers advanced tools for creating, collaborating on, and controlling the output of PDF files.
  • Bridge CS6 provides centralized access to project files, media, and settings for all Creative Suite products. Bridge’s tagging and search functions, as well as its visual interface, are designed for convenient organization and retrieval of project data.
  • Media Encoder CS6 automates the process of creating multiple encoded versions of source files, Premiere Pro sequences, and After Effects compositions.

***Creative Suite Production Premium includes:

  • Premiere Pro CS6 is a timeline-based video editing program with editing support for multiple video formats, including DV, HDV, RED, Sony XDCAM, XDCAM EX, Panasonic P2, and AVCHD.
  • After Effects CS6 is a postproduction tool for creating and editing motion graphics and visual effects in film and video.
  • Photoshop CS6 Extended is a graphics editing program for 2D, 3D, motion graphics, and more. In addition to its array of features for graphic designers, Photoshop CS6 Extended offers measurement and analysis tools built with scientists and engineers in mind.
  • Audition CS6 is an audio editing tool for creating soundtracks and recording, editing, mixing, and restoring audio. It also includes access to thousands of royalty-free sound effects, loops, and music beds.
  • Flash Professional CS6 is an advanced authoring environment for creating rich multimedia content on digital, web, and mobile platforms, with or without interactivity. Web presentation requires a Flash Player–enabled browser; mobile device presentation requires a Flash Lite–enabled device. Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) desktop applications require AIR.
  • Illustrator CS6 is a vector-based drawing tool built for professional artists and designers.
  • Encore CS6 is a tool for DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring. An interactive web version of any disc project can be saved in Flash-compatible SWF format.
  • SpeedGrade CS6 corrects and adjusts color in video sequences.
  • Prelude CS6 creates searchable markers and other temporal metadata through postproduction.
  • Bridge CS6 provides centralized access to project files, media, and settings for all Creative Suite products. Bridge’s tagging and search functions, as well as its visual interface, are designed for convenient organization and retrieval of project data.
  • Media Encoder CS6 converts video files among multiple formats, including Flash videos, WMV, H.264, Blu-ray, and MPEG4.

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