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To the fool who said don't design in InDesign... what pre-press house do you work in? Just so I can avoid it... So if someone comes to you with a 72 page brochure it has to have been designed in Illustrator? Are you nuts?
Amazingly the names do have clues in them...
ILLUSTRATOR - for creating logos, illustrations etc... as soon as it is becoming part of a flyer or poster or brochure inDESIGN takes over.
The reason why the compatibility isn't great from Id to Ai is because the expected workflow (for print especially) should be that you edit your photos in Photoshop, your illustrations in Illustrator and you bring them all together as a design in InDesign which you then export to your final pdf file for print... its not rocket science.
I have had the misfortune of freelancing at a company where the previous designer did EVERYTHING in illustrator and it is a nightmare....as soon as you try and overload it with too many high res images it just can't handle it like InDesign can. And for speed laying out type... no contest.
On the same note I would never try and design a logo in InDesign... different tools, different jobs.
The statement that you 'DO NOT accept Indesign files for production files. Period!' baffles me!