Thursday, 21 June 2012

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.
Use Adaptive Design Tools to easily repurpose layouts to look great on a variety of pages sizes, orientations, or devices. Improve productivity with recently used fonts, grayscale preview and split window.

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

Access more than 100 open source dictionaries.

IDML support

Save in IDML format from the Save As menu to use the layout in an earlier version of InDesign.

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.

* Adobe Digital Publishing Suite requires a separate license and payment of associated fees.


11 comments:

  1. 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.

    http://www.adobe.com/products/indesign.html

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  2. Every time any software giant announces a new suite with “advanced” features I shrug and pass it off as just hype. I’ve seen numerous keynotes and demos of software like Corel draw, FCP and InDesign in the past and none of them have ever moved me. Until recently. Then I saw this demo of National Geographic - http://tv.adobe.com/watch/digital-publishing-customer-showcase/national-geographic-previews-kindle-fire-app/?sdid=JYNWW to create its magazine app for Kindle and I have to admit, I did wet myself a little. Adaptive layout and liquid layout are 2 of the most amazing features ever created!
    http://adobecs6blog.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/what-is-adobe-indesign-cs6/

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  3. Photoshop - Using Content-Aware Move and Extend
    The Content-Aware Move tool is the closest thing to magic in Photoshop CS6. Learn how to select part of an image and move it. Then watch as Photoshop automatically fills in the hole with matching elements from the existing background.
    http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-photoshop-cs6/using-content-aware-move-and-extend/

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  4. I used to work for a print magazine doing design and layout and I always hated my writers for making last minute changes. Whether it was due to copy checks or copy fitting, it’s just pissing off to rework the layout, specially if the copy is linked to another page. I’m so glad this new feature in InDesign - http://tv.adobe.com/watch/cs6-creative-cloud-feature-tour-for-design/linked-content-liquid-layout-in-indesign-cs6/?sdid=JYNWX has been created. Every designer will be dancing! I bought online from here - http://shop.adobe.com/in?sdid=JUMTL to test out its effectiveness with my blog and I have to admit, even the whole liquid and adaptive layouts stuff is pure gold!

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  5. I work as the content editor at a startup fashion brand and we’ve been looking to make a mobile and tablet app to increase sales. Sadly our IT team said they did not have the knowledge and resources to pull off something too big so we scratched the project but then an intern told us about the new Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and showed us this demo video - http://tv.adobe.com/watch/digital-publishing-customer-showcase/national-geographic-previews-kindle-fire-app/?sdid=JYNWW of Nat Geo and their app for the Kindle. We bought it online http://shop.adobe.com/in?sdid=JUMTL and within 8 months of releasing our app, we’ve already recovered our software costs!

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  6. For some reason, I always thought building an app for my shopping portal would be a tedious and long process but clearly this video - http://tv.adobe.com/watch/digital-publishing-customer-showcase/national-geographic-previews-kindle-fire-app/?sdid=JYNWW proves otherwise. I downloaded the trial version of InDesign CS6 from here - http://www.adobe.com/in/downloads/?sdid=JUMTN to see if it’s really worth it and it really is. My app will be app soon!
    http://adobecs6blog.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/what-is-adobe-indesign-cs6/

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  8. I was looking for a convenient way in which a small time business could make its own app. I run a small scale printer supplies store and was hoping to make an app that sends out weekly updates on stocks, offers and new products and this eZine from Nato Geo http://tv.adobe.com/watch/digital-publishing-customer-showcase/national-geographic-previews-kindle-fire-app/?sdid=JYNWW was the perfect inspiration I needed. I shelled out the cost for the software and bought it online from http://shop.adobe.com/in?sdid=JUMTL, and got a few freelance designers and developers to help em go about the whole things. I’ve had my app out for 3 months now and it’s already helped increase sales by more than 50%!

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  9. My father is a traditional businessman and in order to keep up with the competition, I suggested hemake an app. He wasn’t completely convinced till I showed him this link http://tv.adobe.com/watch/digital-publishing-customer-showcase/national-geographic-previews-kindle-fire-app/?sdid=JYNWW! He was so impressed that he went online and bought the whole suite from http://shop.adobe.com/in?sdid=JUMTL! The app he got his tech team to create helped his business so much, that he never doubts my suggestions any more!

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  10. Watch the Adobe Creative Suite 6 Roadshow videos on demand...

    http://www.adobecs6vod.com/?sdid=KABYU

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  11. The creative industry is going through rapid change with digital playing a bigger role in the process, day by day. I wanted to know how we could use digital software to better our creative work and this roadshow http://www.adobecs6vod.com?sdid=KABYU from Adobe was very informative. I love how it takes you through all the new features and capabilities from start to end and helps re-shape creative thinking!

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