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  1. InDesign CC (2014)

    Simplified tables

    Move rows and columns around in tables by simply selecting, dragging and dropping. See how it works

    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 the size of screen they’re being viewed on. See how it works

    Seamless update

    Your presets and preferences, including shortcuts and workspaces, stay with you when you update to a new version of InDesign. See how it works

    Color groups

    Similar to Paragraph Style folders, manage and organize your color swatches to quickly find what you need. See how it works

    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. See how it works

    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.”

    HiDPI

    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, linked files, and fonts, you can now include PDFs 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.

  2. 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. See how it works

    Desktop fonts from Typekit

    Access Typekit’s rich library of desktop fonts 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. See how it works

    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. See how it works

    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. See how it works

    Improved handling of native ID 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 groups. See how it works

  3. 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. See how it works

  4. 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. See how it works

    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. See how it works

    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. See how it works

    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. See how it works

    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. See how it works

    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. See how it works

    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.

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