Since 1999, Adobe’s massive suite of applications has supplied designers with InDesign, a focused desktop publisher. Among the main uses for the software are print media projects like posters and periodical layouts. Production artists also use InDesign as a way to create e-books, electronic magazines, and other tablet-friendly books with the use of SWF and EPUB file formats. For designers who have proficiency in coding markups, style sheets and XML. Adobe also has its own word processor, InCopy, which connects directly to InDesign through a shared formatting engine.
- InDesign comes with tons of font options including typefaces, languages, and every type of formatting imaginable.
- The import and export functions are compatible with QuarkXPress, PDF, Word, Plain Text, and IDML files.
- A table of contents can be applied to any kind of project.
- The software was designed to handle working with large documents.
- Master Pages unify a project’s style by having consistent elements through all pages.
- Object compatibility is wide with vectors, rasters, and text objects from other Adobe programs.
- The source code cannot be used or changed because it is proprietary to Adobe Systems.
- Current versions are only available through Adobe CC, a monthly subscription service for the Adobe suite.
- InDesign does not feature any photo editing or drawing tool of any kind.
Designers that work with print need to focus on making sure that the final product is as close to their vision as possible. A solution to this would be to make print design programs that allow users to edit a layout that displays exactly how the final print will look. Adobe InDesign does exactly that. There are a multitude of crucial factors that maintain InDesign as the industry’s standard application. Now under Adobe’s CC subscription service, InDesign is better than ever. The user interface has been completely revamped. Gone is the cluttered and overlapping mess of tabs from yesteryear. The new look of InDesign is sleek, professional, and customizable for every designer’s needs. After all, no two artists are alike, and therefore require different tools.