CDS & Associates

CDS & Associates

Desktop publishing services pull it all together

At CDS, our desktop publishers are skilled professionals prepared to take your approved text to final formatting based on your document template specifications.

As a service provider, it is imperative that we constantly maintain a high degree of knowledge and expertise in a wide variety of desktop publishing systems. Unlike the days of simple typesetting, today's desktop personnel need to be able to develop and manipulate technical documents requiring more complex functionalities and content management...from paper output to web-based interactive use. Some of our more common desktop formatting softwares include:

  • MS Word
  • Pagemaker
  • InDesign
  • Acrobat
  • Freehand
  • FrameMaker
  • WordPerfect
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • QuarkXPress
  • Interleaf
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • IsoDraw
  • Corel Draw
  • Autocad
  • Inventor
  • Solidworks

We also provide professional technical language translation services utilizing many of these same programs. Does your company deal internationally? Do your products require technical documentation to be translated to other languages? For more information on these services, pelase visit us at

Other Services We Offer

  • Publication Consulting
    CDS provides free consulting to companies who are interested in a new direction for their publication department.

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  • Technical Writing
    At CDS, we know that your company requires more than an average technical writer - you need an expert.

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  • Technical Illustration
    CDS' technical illustrators are among the best in their field and offer a wide range of graphic solutions for many types of technical publications.

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  • Desktop Publishing
    At CDS, our desktop publishers are skilled professionals prepared to take your approved text and format it to your document template specifications.
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Need Translation Services?

Since 1991, CDS & Associates has been a comprehensive language translation company, providing a variety of technical translation services for manufacturers throughout the U.S. Customers can take advantage of our skilled technical translators including specialized services in desktop publishing and English document development. Enhance your global reach now, and find CDS & Associates the business solution for your industry.

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Who We Are

CDS & Associates is located in Rockford, Illinois and is one of the fastest growing technical publication service companies in the Northern Illinois-Southern Wisconsin region. Founded in 1991, we serve both large and small manufacturing companies across North America, developing quality technical publications for product support and customer service.

Get in Touch

CDS & Associates
Rockford, IL
(815) 226-9747 or (815) 243-2252