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InDesign CC (2015.2)

New Creative Cloud Libraries capabilities

Find content faster by searching across your libraries and across Adobe Stock.
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Publish Online (Preview) enhancements

Publish and distribute documents online where they can be viewed without a plug-in. Publish Online is now available in all InDesign CC languages and includes the ability to embed the link in a website, share on Twitter and email and also get analytics around document views. Plus, edited documents can now be republished to the same URL.
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Create layouts with touch

Create layouts on the go using the new touch workspace optimized for the Microsoft Surface Pro or any Windows Touch device. Use intuitive gestures to create objects, text boxes and more. Include creative assets like images from your Creative Cloud Libraries. To complete your layout, attach the keyboard or switch to any other InDesign workspace.
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Work with glyphs more easily

Apply alternate glyphs for specific characters, and convert text to true fractions directly from an in-context menu. In the Glyphs panel, you can search by name, by unicode or GID value or by the specific character.
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Adobe Capture CC integration

Turn any image or photo into a production-ready asset. Using an iPad, iPhone or Android phone, extract color themes from an image or create a vector shape to use in your InDesign layouts.

Enhanced Comp CC integration, plus iPhone support

Now you can use Adobe Comp CC to explore layout possibilities on your iPhone as well as your iPad. Assets in Comp can be linked so that when you edit them in InDesign or another Creative Cloud desktop app, they’ll instantly update in Comp.
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And so much more

Get more details on the November 2015 update. See full release notes ›

InDesign CC (2015)

Edit once, update everywhere

Assets in Creative Cloud Libraries can now be linked so that when a change is made, you and your team members have the option of updating the asset across any InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop projects where it’s used.
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Find the perfect image or graphic, fast

The new Adobe Stock marketplace lets you find, license and manage royalty-free images and videos from within InDesign CC. Select from 40 million assets, save your selection to your Creative Cloud Libraries and then drag it into your project to use.
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Integrated with Adobe Comp CC

Create layouts for print, web or mobile anywhere on your iPad. Pull creative assets into Comp from your or your team’s shared Creative Cloud Libraries, and then instantly send your layouts to InDesign. All your text, images and graphics are live and fully editable.
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Adobe Mercury Performance System advancements

Work more than twice as fast zooming in and out, scrolling with a mouse wheel or paging up and down complex documents. Page thumbnails redraw more quickly when editing, too.
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Place images into tables

Now, along with text, it’s quick and easy to add graphics directly into tables. Simply use the Place Gun or drag and drop images from Finder/Explorer or the Content Collector.
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Add shading to paragraphs

Quickly and easily add shading to paragraphs without manual workarounds. Highlights adjust automatically as you edit text, even if it flows across columns. Plus, you have controls for offsets and more.

Easily publish documents online

Publish Online (Preview) lets you effortlessly publish and distribute documents online where they can be viewed without the need for a plug-in. Plus, you can include buttons, slideshows, animation, audio and video.
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More Acrobat PDF defaults

New options in the export to PDF print dialog box give you the ability to set the default view settings.

InDesign CC (2014.2)

Creative Cloud Libraries

Browse and access your creative assets — colors, type styles, shapes and more — in new libraries that are available in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Easily access assets created from the Shape CC and Color CC mobile apps. Libraries sync to Creative Cloud and can be shared so you and your creative team always have the files you need, right when you need them.
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InDesign libraries migration

Easily move graphic elements you’ve created and stored in InDesign libraries — such as text frames or groups of objects — into new Creative Cloud Libraries for quick access to all your assets from one place.

Ungroup remembers layers

Group objects from different layers to move and scale them together. And now when you ungroup your elements, InDesign keeps your original layers intact instead of combining them into a single layer.
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Print current page

A new option in the Print dialog box and Pages panel lets you print the page you’re on without having to first find and enter the page number.

And so much more

Also included: Simple save back, a quicker and more intuitive way to add tables to your layouts and more.
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InDesign CC (2014.1)

Color Theme tool

Extract color themes from selected areas, images or objects in your InDesign document with the new Color Theme tool. Use them in your layout right away, add to the Swatches panel for future use or save to Adobe Color.
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Adobe Color

Get access to all the Adobe Color themes you have created no matter where you created them.
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Interactivity in fixed layout EPUBs

Add rich interactivity to fixed layout EPUBs, including hyperlinks, slideshows, animations and triggering buttons that you have created directly in InDesign.
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EPUB interactivity preview panel

Immediately see — directly in InDesign — how your animation or other interactive elements will work on a device before exporting.

EPUB enhancements

Enhancements to improve functionality include NAV landmarks; the option to use bookmarks to make the TOC; improvements in live text such as ligatures, scaling and spacing; and more.

And so much more

Also included: Adobe Typekit enhancements and a What’s New dialog box.
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InDesign CC (2014)

Simplified tables

Move rows and columns around in tables by simply selecting, dragging and dropping.
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Fixed layout EPUB

Make interactive EPUB books with live text — such as children’s books, cookbooks, travel books and textbooks — that are rich with illustrations, photos, audio, video or animations. Layout and design remain fixed no matter what size screen they’re being viewed on.
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Seamless update

Your presets and preferences, including shortcuts and workspaces, stay with you when you update to a new version of InDesign.
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Color groups

Similar to Paragraph Style folders, manage and organize your color swatches to quickly find what you need.
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Behance integration

Save work directly from InDesign to Behance to showcase finished projects or share a work in progress. As you perfect your work and upload new versions, get immediate feedback from creatives around the world.
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Scaling of effects

Any applied effects you’ve added, such as drop shadows or gradient feathers, will automatically scale as you change the scale of an object or text.

Enhanced search

When searching for text, glyphs or GREP, you can now search backward with Find Previous in addition to being able to search forward with Find Next.


In addition to support for HiDPI Mac Retina displays, InDesign is also optimized for HiDPI Windows machines.

Enhanced footnotes

Footnotes will support text wrap from the containing text frame and external page items.

Enhanced QR Code Creator

You no longer have to manually create a unique QR code when you’re doing a data merge. With this new feature, they’ll be created automatically.

Improved packaging

In addition to INDD files, linked files and fonts, you can now include PDFs and IDML files when you’re creating a package from InDesign. This ensures that your document can be opened and viewed by people on different versions.

PDF passthrough printer

Print your documents directly to PDF Print Engine devices without having to convert your file to a PDF.

And so much more

Also included: EPUB enhancements, including customizable object width and height in CSS; writing improved CSS for table and cells styles; and more.
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InDesign CC (9.2)

Simplified hyperlinks

Creating and managing hyperlinks is now simpler, faster and more intuitive. Use right-click commands to create and test hyperlinks. Manage hyperlinks and edit their names in an improved panel. Automatic styling helps you quickly spot every hyperlink in your layout.
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Desktop fonts from Typekit

Access the rich library of desktop fonts in Typekit directly from the InDesign font menu. To reduce the headache of documents with missing fonts, InDesign can now identify matching fonts from the Typekit library and sync them with a single click.
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EPUB interactivity

Enhance your digital books with elegantly formatted footnotes that pop up in context on the page being read with a simple tap. Give readers the additional information they need without interrupting their focus or reading flow.
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EPUB enhancements

Benefit from smarter text handling on export, with more accurate presentation of text color, tables and nested styles. You can also map object styles to tags for export and more easily edit CSS. These and other improvements give you greater control and fidelity for EPUB export.
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Improved handling of native InDesign objects on EPUB export

Transforms applied on objects, such as rotation on an object containing a graphic, are now mapped to CSS. InDesign maps the transforms to the generated CSS for graphic, audio and video object content.

And so much more

Also included: Language support for eBooks in Japanese, Arabic and Hebrew; support for more list types and text alignment within CSS properties; and more.
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InDesign CC (9.1)

Sync Settings

Work the way you like on any of your computers. Synchronize your workspace settings to Creative Cloud — including keyboard shortcuts, presets and workspaces — so they go where you go.
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InDesign CC (9)

Faster performance

Under-the-hood improvements throughout InDesign keep you working quickly and smoothly. Harness all of your system’s RAM with native 64-bit support. See the greatest improvements in speed and stability when printing and when exporting PDF and INX files.

Modern UI

InDesign has a new look. The updated user interface is consistent with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, so it’s easier to work across your Adobe applications. And now you control the brightness of the UI so you can see your layouts more clearly.
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Font search and filter

Find the perfect font, fast. Type any portion of a font name, such as “bold,” “semicondensed” or “italic,” or any part of a font family name, and see only the fonts that match your criteria. You can now also filter for Typekit fonts.
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Instant font preview

Quickly see how different fonts look in your layout. Use the arrow keys to browse through fonts and see each one applied to your selected text. When you find the best fit for your design, just click its name or press Enter to make your choice.
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Font favorites

Find the fonts you use most often without wading through your entire collection. Mark your favorites, and then decide whether to display only those or the full set.
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QR Code Creator

Create crisp, clear QR codes right within InDesign. Because InDesign creates vector codes, you can resize them without compromising quality and copy them into applications like Illustrator. At any point, you can edit the QR code directly within InDesign.
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Sharing with Creative Cloud

With the Save to Cloud command, your files (including layers) are accessible on any device. Share them with team members or clients. Changes are tracked, so you can always access previous versions.
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EPUB enhancements

New features make it easier to produce high-quality EPUB files from InDesign. You have greater control over the table of contents and CSS export, and CSS editing is simpler. You can also map object styles to tags so they export appropriately.

And so much more

The New Document dialog box now has the option of showing a preview of the new document. Learn about all the enhancements and new features in this release.
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