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What is InDesign?


Adobe InDesign CS6 software is a versatile desktop publishing application that gives you pixel-perfect control over design and typography. Create elegant and engaging pages for print, tablets, and other screens. Use Adaptive Design Tools to easily repurpose layouts to look great on a variety of pages sizes, orientations, or devices.

What's new in InDesing CS6?


Liquid Layout
Apply liquid page rules to automatically adapt content when you create an alternate layout with a different size or orientation in InDesign.
Alternate Layout
Efficiently create and design multiple versions of a layout for different devices and print needs, all within a single InDesign file.
Linked content
Link content within or across InDesign documents so that changes (including interactivity) made to the parent text or object are applied to all linked children objects.
Content Collector tools
Grab text and objects from an existing layout using the Content Collector. In a new layout, use the Content Placer to add items in the order you want them to appear.
PDF forms within InDesign
Create form fields directly within InDesign before you export to PDF. You can also assign the tab order in InDesign using the Articles panel.
Middle Eastern language support
Buy and update the Middle Eastern version of InDesign directly from Adobe for easier localization of global documents and enhanced functionality.
Pages panel enhancements
Display alternate layouts in the Pages panel to organize content efficiently.
Split window
View two side-by-side layouts within the same document to compare the look and feel of the layouts and help ensure consistency.
Recently used fonts
Access fonts you use frequently. Recently used fonts appear at the top of the font list.
Persistent text frame fitting options
Set frames to grow with additional text, based on simple parameters. Expand and shrink frames automatically for headlines, callouts, or other variable content.
Grayscale preview
Preview your layouts in grayscale to see how they will look on a black-and-white device or when printed in black and white.
Grayscale PDF export
Export PDF files in grayscale directly from the Print dialog box.
Key object alignment
Align selected items to a key object you define.
Hunspell dictionary enhancements
Complex calculations
Calculate values in panels and dialog boxes using complex calculations (for example, 12.5p/2x3).
Enhanced split and span support
Keep lines together in paragraphs that split or span columns.
Interactive PDF exported as pages
Export an interactive PDF as pages instead of spreads.
Export to PNG
Export your InDesign document to PNG, a lossless format, for use on the web. You can export the entire document, part of the document, or individual items.
Enhanced zoom for linked objects
Zoom in to a linked object from the Links panel to evaluate it more clearly.
Extension set management
Enable or disable groups of extensions based on your current workflow.
Indic language support
Use the World-Ready Composer, an alternate composition engine, to work with Hindi, Punjabi, and other Indian languages, as well as complex script languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.
Interactive HTML
Include interactive HTML — such as Google Maps and animation developed with Adobe Edge software — in InDesign layouts. Interactivity is retained when exporting to HTML, EPUB3, or .folio for Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.
Style mapping in linked text
Control how content in linked text is styled. Specify different text styles for parent text and children.
Enhanced packaging support
Package InDesign projects for handoff in Adobe Digital Publishing Suite* workflows, including functionality such as overlays.