InDesign CC is professional page layout software for print and digital publishing. Use it to design, preflight, and publish a broad range of content in print, online, and for tablet apps. You can create simple or complex layouts quickly and efficiently with precise control over typography, built-in creative tools, and an intuitive design environment. Tight integration with other industry-leading Adobe software such as Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Acrobat®, and Flash® Professional keeps you working productively in print and digital workflows. Access Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite* from within InDesign to create and publish engaging apps for a broad range of devices, such as iPad, Motorola Xoom, and Android™ tablets. With a Creative Cloud™ membership, you have access to Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition, which lets you design and package unlimited single-edition iPad apps for submission to the Apple App Store.
Whether you work as a member of a design team or on your own, InDesign CC helps you make quick work of everyday tasks and deliver error-free, engaging content across media.
InDesign CC is built for designers, prepress and production professionals, and print service providers who work for magazines, design firms, advertising agencies, newspapers, book publishers, and retail/catalog companies, as well as in corporate design, commercial printing, and other leading-edge publishing environments.
The Training library in Creative Cloud gives you access to a rich and growing collection of video tutorials from Adobe and industry-leading partners. You'll find out about common techniques and specific workflows to help you learn new things and complete projects quickly. InDesign Help includes Adobe content as well as links to expert training from books, videos, and other community resources.
With a free Creative Cloud membership, you can download a 30-day trial version of InDesign and other applications in Creative Cloud. When you upgrade to a complete membership, you'll be able to download the full version of every Creative Cloud application and access all the Creative Cloud services.
You can get InDesign CC as part of a full Creative Cloud membership or as a single-app membership. Creative Cloud and single-app memberships offer maximum flexibility and lower up-front costs. Most important, you'll receive cutting-edge updates to the application as soon as they're developed, so you can stay ahead of changing technology. With a full Creative Cloud membership, you have ongoing access to the latest versions of all the Creative Cloud components, including Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition, as long as your membership is active.
InDesign CC tightly integrates with Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Acrobat XI Pro, InCopy® CC, and Flash Professional CC. InDesign CC shares a common user interface, commands, panels, and tools with Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash Professional, and InCopy, so it's easy to apply what you know about one program when you're learning another, and to move efficiently from program to program. Because you can import native Photoshop and Illustrator files, it's easier to lay out, enhance, and update graphics. 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 Digital Publishing Suite* from within InDesign CC. Creative Cloud members can use Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition, to design and package unlimited single-edition iPad apps for submission to the Apple App Store. With Digital Publishing Suite, Professional Edition or Enterprise Edition, you can create and publish engaging apps for a broad range of devices, such as iPad, Motorola Xoom, and Android tablets. Find out more about Digital Publishing Suite.
* Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition, require a separate license and payment of associated fees. Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition, can also be licensed separately for the creation of one iPad app. Or get InDesign and Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition, both as part of a complete Creative Cloud membership, and you can create, submit, and update an unlimited number of single-edition iPad apps. See the Digital Publishing Suite product page for more information.
InDesign CC leads an integrated publishing family that also includes Adobe InCopy CC and InDesign Server. InCopy CC is a professional writing and editing program that integrates with InDesign CC to provide collaborative editorial workflows among designers, writers, and editors, and it is also included in a complete Creative Cloud membership. 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.
Yes. 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 CC and InDesign CC. Learn more about custom editorial publishing solutions.
The InDesign CC 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.
Yes. 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 CC is the right choice for fast-paced publishing environments.
Yes. All versions of InDesign CC share a common file format, so you can open and modify Indic, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Chinese, and Korean layouts in Roman and Indic versions of InDesign CC, and Roman and Indic files in Japanese, Middle Eastern, Chinese, or Korean versions. However, the Roman versions of InDesign CC 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
InDesign Server is a robust, highly flexible, and scalable layout and composition engine that offers the ability to automate the proven design, layout, and typographical capabilities of InDesign CC. Based on the same codebase 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 codebase 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.
• Like InDesign, InDesign Server can be driven through scripting or C++ plug-ins. However, it can also be driven through a SOAP interface or Java™ APIs. 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 standalone 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 has been designed and tested to work on the server versions of Windows® and Mac OS, including Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2.
• 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 888-649-2990, or download a trial version by clicking the Try link on the right side of the InDesign Server product pages on Adobe.com.
The darker UI in InDesign CC is set to match other Adobe professional products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe Premiere® Pro. You can easily change the brightness in the Preferences dialog box: Choose Edit > Preferences > User Interface (Windows) or InDesign > Preferences > User Interface (Mac OS).