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JazBox -- has anyone used it?

Discussion in 'Design Discussion' started by wickedwritah, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I am told it's a Harris product, based somewhat off inDesign. Can someone give me a primer on it -- is it difficult to learn, how much of an uphill climb, etc. I've only had Quark experience. I also plan on downloading a trial version of it if I can find one, just to learn the ropes more quickly.
     
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Used it at a former paper. It's child's play to learn, actually. Simple drag-and-drop interface with InDesign.
     
  3. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    So JazBox is the front-end system, and inDesign is the design system?
     
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Yes.
     
  5. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Whew. And my connections were saying that it can be a bear to use. You make it sound all too easy, Doc.
     
  6. Easy to use if setup correctly. It is crash prone, at least ours is. And for all kinds of reasons.
     
  7. Fisch

    Fisch Member

    Speed was the biggest issue we had with it in St. Louis. The InDesign part was great, but it took close to a minute to save a page.
     
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Was that an application issue or a LAN issue?
     
  9. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    In our case, it never takes a minute to save a page. Definitely a LAN issue.
     
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