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Which Adobe software is best to create a Restaurant Menu?

Discussion in 'Adobe Forum:' started by Lily, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Lily

    Lily New Member


    Could you please let me know which adobe software is the best to create restaurant menu please?!

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Hi Lily, welcome to the forum.

    In-Design is the best programme to use. In fact any print based design should be done using In-Design.
  3. squeezee

    squeezee Member

    Any design software would be fine, you could do it in Corel or Illustrator quite happily. InDesign/Quark are perfectly good.
  4. Toppers

    Toppers Member

    Do you have someone to print these for you yet?

    We can certainly help you out. Feel free to have a look at our brochure for prices:
    Toppers Print Product Guide

    Or drop us an email if you need something more bespoke.

    What software did you end up using?
  5. Lily

    Lily New Member

    I will use indesign. I didn't begin the design yet. I'm working full time and doing the study in the evening at home. This is a college assignment.
    Thanks Toppers for the offer. I need just 1 print which I will do in staple or somewhere like that. but thanks for the offer.
  6. SerifSimon

    SerifSimon New Member

    Serif PagePlus is also ideal for creating menus and other print publications. With a list price of just $99, it is, in my opinion, the best value DTP software on the market.

    PagePlus X5 from Serif
  7. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    Another vote for InDesign.
  8. SparkCreative

    SparkCreative Member

    InDesign. Quark was industry standard, but I don't know many people that use it any more. Printers won't like you if you use obscure stuff.
  9. pcbranding

    pcbranding Member

    If you only one program then you have to use that, but depending upon the nature of the design of your menu any of the standard programs mentioned will do the job.
    I'm an Illustrator user for packaging graphics/identity/logos and often use it for posters, stationery etc. as I like having 'live' vector illustrations on the page rather than an imported EPS or JPEG file.

    Other times a layout job that has pages will always be set in Quark or if requested in InDesign. I'm a bit old school and do 90% in Quark. The part the printer gets is the PDF so it's not really an issue which application is used unless the printer wants to work from the native file.

    If your design has multiple elements (text, images: photography or illustration) and possibly logos from brand names (Coca Cola, Fairtrade Coffee etc.) then you may err on the side of a page layout program to create the front, back and internal pages. Illustrator could easily handle this too, but it's a preference thing.

    You'd never layout a brochure or a magazine in Illustrator.
  10. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member


    You can do it with Illy but it's fiddly and annoying (believe me, I know!).
  11. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    I don't entirely disagree BUT Eh? Indesign is vector and you can place an Illustrator file and resize / do what you want. You can even paste in shapes from Illy if you're too lazy to save and link them
  12. pcbranding

    pcbranding Member

    Thank you for pointing that out :)

    I fall back to my old schoolness - InDesign isn't one of my strengths and I'm learning it while I do the heavyweight stuff in Quark. To me Illustrator is an illustration program and I consider InDesign as being used for page layout - obviously the borders have blurred with Adobe owning/creating both.

    Apologies for anyone misled!


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