Adobe InDesign CC 2017

Uses the brand's Creative Cloud for optimized publishing

  • Vote:
    6.0 (232)
  • Category:

    Graphics Editors

  • Version:

    2017

  • Works under:

    Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Also available for:

    Mac

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version

Adobe InDesign offers users of more expensive desktop publishing software a host of pleasant surprises as a steady pace of innovation improves their design efficiency and workflow.

Design to Multi-format

Modern marketing integrates more media than ever before. For the designer, that means that projects entail multiple pieces. Different pieces. Same overall look. For example, a poster might do double duty in direct mail, on iPhone, or incorporate banners.

Likewise, you'll be able to port such items as a multi-page document that looks great on a big screen into a small format causes designers fits. InDesign speeds that process with an Alternative Layout feature that automatically resizes the workspace and retains the content to be reused.

Newer versions include fixed layouts for more document types including eBooks (EPUB), as well as, more screen dimensions.

Familiar Interface

Depending on the designer’s experience with other Adobe Creative Suite products, InDesign may be easy or difficult to pick up. Adobe uses the same interface style across its design suite and heavily documents its products, so you can be up and running fast.

To speed things up, InDesign simplifies object selection to improve control. For example, in newer versions, InDesign permits drag and drop functionality for individual table columns or rows. Adobe continues to upgrade control over color and other effects, too. InDesign also integrates directly with Adobe Creative Review, so designers can collaborate or get rapid feedback. Adobe also offers seamless updates for its products.

InDesign isn’t perfect yet, but as Adobe continues to innovate, it’s becoming harder to beat it as a full-featured design environment for professional publishing.

Pros

  • Professional quality desktop publishing
  • Rapid innovation
  • Wide selection of templates
  • Embedded video and PDF
  • Output to .swf or interactive pdf
  • Integrated with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Integrated with Adobe Creative Review for collaborative work

Cons

  • Older versions have a cramped, cluttered workspace
  • Same learning curve as other Adobe products
  • Cost to upgrade

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