Reduce downtime and improve responsiveness. Use job queues to prioritize tasks, and use load balancing to distribute tasks efficiently to multiple servers.
Publish documents for use worldwide with support for 24 languages including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, and Japanese. Further support includes Roman line breaks for Japanese hyphenation and Chinese indexing.
Achieve performance improvements through support for Windows® 64-bit systems.
Measure the performance and scalability of your solutions by connecting them to industry-standard tools such as PerfMon on Windows and DTrace on Mac OS X.
Upgrade your technology with confidence thanks to support for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), a standard adopted by government agencies and many corporations.
Import content in a wide variety of formats including PSD, AI, Adobe PDF, EPUB, XML, BMP, DCS, EPS, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, RTF, and TXT. Also import linked and placed INDD files and Microsoft Word and Excel files.
Harness the professional typography and design features in Adobe® InDesign® Server to create stunning page layouts for any medium quickly and easily.
Apply liquid page rules to automatically adapt content when you create an alternate layout with a different size or orientation in InDesign.
Efficiently create and design multiple versions of a layout for different devices and print needs, all within a single InDesign file.
Set frames to grow with additional text, based on simple parameters. Grow and shrink frames automatically for headlines, callouts, or other variable content.
Avoid the hassle of missing fonts. When a packaged document is opened, InDesign Server installs those fonts for use only in that document, and uninstalls them when the document is closed. Appropriate font licenses are required.
Streamline file management and shorten production cycles by programmatically constructing documents with different page sizes in a single file.
Automate the creation of layouts that feature headlines and subheads that span multiple columns in a single text frame. Programmatically turn any text selection into multiple columns within an existing text frame.
Use IDML, an XML-based file format, to programmatically assemble and disassemble InDesign documents using standard XML tools without having to open INDD files. Publishing solutions use InDesign CS5.5 Server to output the IDML file.
Build pages automatically using XML data and preset rules, written with standard scripting languages. Define templates, business logic, and formatting.
Efficiently deliver variations of the same document for different users and channels. Turn off conditions to hide content, and the remaining text and anchored objects are automatically reflowed in your layout.
Easily create a link to another section in a document or to a section of text in an external document. Cross-references automatically update for rapid production and improved accuracy in longer documents.
Create your own rules according to the unique needs of your customers or solution. InDesign Server offers extensible preflighting capabilities, including verification of color spaces, image resolution, and overset text.
Engage, inform, and attract readers with documents that integrate interactivity, video, and sound.*
Engage audiences with documents and presentations that feature interactivity, animation, sound, and video. Deliver high-quality, reflowable text layouts that are output to SWF for playback in the Adobe Flash® Player and Adobe AIR® runtimes.
Produce PDF/X-4 files. Reduce file size by storing only a single instance of an image that appears many times in a document. VDP solutions can produce PDFs directly from the InDesign data merge function.
Expand your creative output beyond print with support for InDesign CS5.5 interactive features including animation, video, and sound in PDF and SWF output.
Transform page layouts to SWF format, and then add buttons, hyperlinks, and transitional animations. Export an InDesign file in FLA format, and then add video, audio, animation, and complex interactivity in Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5.
Include interactive HTML — such as Google Maps and animation developed with Adobe Edge™ — in InDesign layouts. Interactivity is retained in export to HTML, EPUB3, or .folio for Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.*
Export PDF files in grayscale directly from the Print dialog box.
Access more than 100 open source dictionaries.
* InDesign uses EPUB3 and HTML5 code to create eBooks with audio, video, and other advanced features. EPUB3 and HTML5 presentation, media playback, and double-byte character support (such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) may not be supported by all devices, browsers, or EPUB readers. Adobe Digital Publishing Suite requires a separate license and payment of associated fee(s). Learn more.