Make captivating charts and graphs

Want to spice up your presentations and documents with better graphics? Terri Stone and top design experts share their tips on how to make charts and graphs that will enthrall your audience instead of boring them.

First look: Bridge replaces File Browser

The 2003 release of Photoshop CS brought with it File Browser, which could quickly scan folders full of image and PDF files and prioritize images with the Flag command. Creative Suite 2’s Bridge is the File Browser written large.

First look: InDesign CS2

“Efficiency” and “productivity” may not turn heads. But what about “fewer keystrokes to accomplish repetitive tasks” or “fewer nights in the office”? That’s what Adobe’s aiming for with the latest InDesign.

QuarkXPress 6.5

QuarkXPress 6.5 is a valuable free upgrade to owners of version 6.1. While the QuarkVista XTension doesn’t replace Photoshop, it can give you quick results on-the-fly.

You Control: Fonts 1.1

Although it is probably unnecessary if you use a third-party font managment program, You Control: Fonts offers an accessible, customizable menu and hot-key shortcut time-savers are worth more than its price.

Gear Guide: Last-Minute Gifts

Still stumped for a gift? Turn to the Internet when time is tight.

More Underwater Camera Housings

When your photo explorations take you into the ocean, invest in a waterproof case for your digital camera. Here’s a list of housings and compatible cameras.

7 PDF Power Moves

Apple has made the process of creating PDF files downright easy. Whereas you used to need a separate application to distill large, graphically complex documents into this handy format, you can now do it right from the OS X Print window just by clicking on a button. That means it’s a cinch to pass your company’s year-end report or a yard-sale flyer (with the layout intact) around for review.