Access To The InDesign Product Family SDK (Software Developer Kit)

 

The SDK (Software Developer Kit) for InDesign CC, InCopy CC and InDesign CC Server has now moved from the InDesign Developer Center pages to a special part of the InDesign Family Pre-Release program which is better suited to support the more frequent updates to the InDesign Family SDKs.  Even though this content is available as part of  the InDesign Family Pre-Release program, membership of this specific part of the program will provide access to the final shipping version of the SDK for the InDesign Family of products.This change is being made as the InDesign Family products are likely to be updated more frequently now that they are part of the Creative Cloud family of products.
 
To request access, please click on the link below and fill in the registration form.  Once this registration form is complete we will evaluate your request and then give successful applicants access to the SDK. The expected turnaround time for the approval process is one week.
 
 
The Adobe InDesign and InDesign Server SDKs provide a set of sample code and documentation that helps software developers access the functionality of InDesign, InCopy, and InDesign Server software. Download InDesign product and server SDKs and information for InDesign CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, and CS2.
Adobe InDesign CS6 SDKs
Includes sample code, tools, and documentation for developing SOAP and Java-based applications with InDesign Server. A copy of Distributed Copy Editor is also included.
 
The Adobe InDesign and InDesign Server SDKs provide a set of sample code and documentation that helps software developers access the functionality of InDesign, InCopy, and InDesign Server software. Download InDesign product and server SDKs and information for InDesign CS6, C5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, and CS2.
 
The InDesign Scripting SDK provides sample scripts and documentation that help software developers to develop scripts to extend the functionality of Adobe InDesign CS6 products.
 
(May 11, 2012)
The InDesign Tool Kit provides the documentation and tools for data logging and test automation you need to debug and test software modules that plug into and extend the functionality of Adobe InDesign CS6 products. Complementary symbols files are available as separate downloads. Access to the ITK is available to Adobe developers with a Silver or Gold support plan as described on the Adobe Partners site.
Adobe InDesign CS5.5 SDKs
Adobe InDesign CS5.5 Products SDK   (7.5.3 dot release)
(May 02, 2012)
Includes libraries, sample code, tools, and documentation for writing C++ based plug-ins for all CS5.5 versions of InDesign and InCopy.
 
What's new  (PDF, 50k)
 
Adobe InDesign CS5.5 Server SDK   (7.5.3 dot release)
(May 02, 2012)
Includes sample code, tools, and documentation for developing SOAP and Java-based applications with InDesign Server. A copy of Distributed Copy Editor is also included.
 
 
(May 02, 2012)
The InDesign Tool Kit provides the documentation and tools for data logging and test automation you need to debug and test software modules that plug into and extend the functionality of Adobe InDesign CS5.5 products. Complementary symbols files are available as separate downloads. Access to the ITK is available to Adobe developers with a Silver or Gold support plan as described on the Adobe Partners site.
Adobe InDesign CS5 SDKs
Adobe (Sep 02, 2010)
Includes libraries, sample code, tools, and documentation for writing C++ based plug-ins for all CS5 versions of InDesign and InCopy.
 
What's new  (PDF, 73K)
 
Adobe (May 03, 2010)
Includes sample code, tools, and documentation for developing SOAP and Java-based applications with InDesign Server. A copy of Distributed Copy Editor is also included.
 
 
Adobe (May 03, 2010)
The InDesign Tool Kit provides the documentation and tools for data logging and test automation you need to debug and test software modules that plug into and extend the functionality of Adobe InDesign CS5 products. Complementary symbols files are available as separate downloads. Access to the ITK is available to Adobe developers with a Silver or Gold support plan as described on the Adobe Partners site.
Adobe InDesign CS4 SDKs
Adobe (Sep 03, 2009)
Includes libraries, sample code, tools, and documentation for writing C++ based plug-ins for all CS4 versions of InDesign and InCopy.
 
What's new  (PDF, 73k)
 
The InDesign Tool Kit provides the documentation and tools for data logging and test automation you need to debug and test software modules that plug into and extend the functionality of Adobe InDesign CS4 products. Complementary symbols files are available as separate downloads. Access to the ITK is available to Adobe developers with a Silver or Gold support plan as described on the Adobe Partners site.
Adobe (Sep 03, 2009)
Includes sample code, tools, and documentation for developing SOAP and Java-based applications with InDesign Server.
 
 
Adobe (Feb 03, 2009)
Distributed Copy Editor is a reference implementation of a text editor that can integrate with traditional publishing workflows, using standard web-based protocols. Comes with a ready-to-use application server (Tomcat), web application, Adobe Flex client, and Adobe AIR client, so that you can test drive the Distributed Copy Editor out-of-the-box.
 
Adobe InDesign CS3 SDKs
Adobe (Oct 03, 2008)
Includes libraries, sample code, tools, and documentation for writing C++ based plug-ins for all CS3 versions of InDesign, InCopy, and InDesign Server.
 
What's new  (PDF, 541k)
Adobe (Oct 03, 2008)
Includes sample code, tools, and documentation for developing Java applications with InDesign Server.
 
Adobe InDesign CS2 SDKs
Adobe InDesign CS2 4.0.3 Products SDK Update
Adobe (Jun 22, 2006)
Contains a set of header files moved to public since the CS2 4.0.2 update was released in December 2005, as well as an updated copy of the InCopyFileActions plug-in source code. Note: This SDK update is compatible with InDesign and InCopy version 4.0.4 as well.
 
Macintosh SDK update  (SIT, 65k)
Windows SDK update  (ZIP, 72k)
Adobe InDesign CS2 4.0.2 Products SDK
Adobe (Dec 13, 2005)
Supports plug-in development for all InDesign CS2 4.0.2 versions (Roman and Japanese) and InCopy CS2 4.0.2 versions (Roman and Japanese).
 
SDK
Check out this reference implementation of a text editor that can integrate with traditional publishing workflows, using standard web-based protocols.