Basics What is InDesign and who is it for? A professional page layout application for print and digital publishing, Adobe InDesign lets you design, preflight, and publish a broad range of content for print, web, and tablet apps. It offers precise control over typography, built in creative tools, an intuitive design environment, and tight integration with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Adobe Animate.
Learn more about InDesign. Learn more about Creative Cloud. Where can I learn more about new features? See the What's New page for details. How does InDesign compare with earlier versions? Check out the InDesign version comparison. How does InDesign integrate with other Adobe products? Native support for PDF files gives you reliable, consistent output whether you publish to print, the web, or devices. Strong integration between InDesign and Flash Professional means you can hand off your page layouts with great fidelity and maintain animation, sound, and video files placed in your documents.
In addition, InDesign and InCopy work together to provide robust editorial workflow management for small creative teams. Yes, you can access. AEM Mobile enables design and creative teams to easily create beautiful mobile apps without writing code, and is an enterprise solution available through a separate subscription. Learn more about Adobe Experience Manager Mobile.
What is the InDesign family of products? InCopy is a professional writing and editing program that integrates with InDesign to provide collaborative editorial workflows among designers, writers, and editors, and it is also included in a Creative Cloud All Apps plan. InDesign Server brings high-end composition and layout to a server platform, introducing new levels of automation to editorial workflows, collateral creation, data-driven personalized publishing, and template-based web-to-print solutions.
Does InDesign provide a solution for large publishing environments? If you require a custom solution built on top of core InDesign technology, systems integrators worldwide can provide publishing systems that are compatible with InCopy and InDesign. Learn more about custom editorial publishing solutions. Publishers from small design firms to major publishing organizations worldwide have adopted InDesign. Supported by a vibrant partner ecosystem, backed by an industry leader, and user inspired, InDesign is the right choice for fast-paced publishing environments.
In what languages can InDesign files be created and shared? However, the Roman versions of InDesign do not have the typographical, layout grid, and frame grid tools for editing Middle Eastern and Asian text that are available in the Japanese, Middle Eastern, Chinese, and Korean versions.
What is InDesign Server? InDesign Server is a robust, highly flexible, and scalable layout and composition engine that offers the ability to automate the design, layout, and typographical capabilities of InDesign. Based on the same code base as InDesign, it can power many types of automated publishing solutions, including web-to-print, VDP, and editorial workflow solutions, while delivering the same output quality you would expect from InDesign. Most solutions powered by InDesign Server use templates created by designers using the desktop version of InDesign.
Although InDesign Server shares its code base with the desktop version of InDesign, there are a number of important differences: InDesign Server is an engine used to power larger automated publishing solutions. InDesign Server is a headless application with no built-in user interface. A customer or solution partner would design a user interface tailored to the automated publishing solution that InDesign Server powers. Additionally, the Flex framework and Adobe Flash Builder available separately can be used to build compelling rich Internet applications RIAs running within web browsers or as stand-alone clients using the Adobe AIR runtime, with InDesign Server as the scalable and robust back-end server component.
Automated publishing solutions powered by InDesign Server can scale as requirements change, with support for multiple instances running on multiple processors. InDesign Server has been rigorously tested to help ensure that it delivers long periods of continuous uptime. InDesign Server is not included in Creative Cloud and must be purchased separately.
For help evaluating whether InDesign Server is the right technology for you, call Adobe Sales at , or download a trial version by clicking the Try link on the InDesign Server product pages. Technical questions See the system requirements for information. Is InDesign extensible? Developers can also sell and distribute their extensions to the entire Creative Cloud install base using Adobe Exchange, which is integrated with InDesign.
The InDesign software development kit SDK provides documentation, tools, and sample code to help customize and build InDesign plug-ins.
For more information, visit the InDesign Developer Center. Learn more about automating publishing tasks in InDesign with scripting resources. Can I change the InDesign user interface from dark gray to light gray? You can easily change the brightness in the Preferences dialog box: Is InDesign compatible with Windows 8.
Free trials Where can I get a trial version of InDesign? With a free Creative Cloud membership , you can download a trial version of InDesign — and other applications in Creative Cloud. Can I convert my trial version to a paid membership? If you were prompted to enter your payment details before downloading InDesign, the trial automatically converts to a paid plan after the trial period ends.
Purchasing options How can I purchase InDesign? Learn more about purchasing options on the Creative Cloud plans page. Where can I find the manual? Adobe InDesign.