Feature summary | InDesign (October 2020 release)

Learn about new features and enhancements in the October 2020 release of InDesign (version 16.0).

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Seamless content reviews with text annotations

Experience the enhanced review process with new set of review tools like highlight text, insert text, and, strikethrough text. 

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Locate colors in your documents

Find any unused colors in InDesign document objects quickly and replace them using Find/Change colors. 

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Intelligent subject detection and text wrap

Powered by Adobe Sensei, wrap text around the contours of a subject directly without having to use Alpha Channels or Photoshop paths. 

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Use HSB values without RGB translation

Eliminate the need to translate color values into RGB. Use HSB values in InDesign wherever color values can be set. 

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Detect damaged documents and recover

Detect the damaged documents and try to repair them on Adobe servers, all within InDesign application. 

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Use navigation points in Media panel

Use navigation points to start playing video content from a specific point and save time in searching content in videos. 

Seamless content reviews with text annotations

With enhanced text editing capabilities, Share for Review evolves to provide an even more seamless creative review experience for designers and their team members. Use new set of review tools like highlight text, insert text, and, strikethrough text.

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Use new review tools like strikethrough, highlight, and insert text.

For more information, see Review a shared InDesign document

Locate colors in your documents

Want to quickly locate colors used in your document? You can quickly search for all instances of a color in one or more InDesign documents, delete any unused colors, or replace them with another color. 

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Go to Find/Change panel directly from Swatches to locate colors.

For more information, see Find and replace content

Intelligent subject detection and text wrap

Powered by Adobe Sensei

You can reduce the manual effort and time to identify the subject and wrap text in an image. Detect the subject intelligently in the images and wrap text around the contours of a subject directly without having to use Alpha Channels or Photoshop paths.

subject aware wrap
Detect the subject within the image intelligently and wrap text.

For more information, see Wrap text with subject-aware wrap.

Use HSB values without RGB translation

Use HSB Values in InDesign wherever color values can be set, including swatches, and eliminate the need to translate color values into RGB. 

HSB color
Add HSB colors to your swatches

For more information, see Swatches

Detect damaged documents and recover

You can save time in troubleshooting the damaged documents. InDesign detects the damaged documents and try to repair them on Adobe servers. When you open a document, if the document is damaged, a prompt appears to choose to repair the document. 

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Adobe servers detect the damaged InDesign documents and try to fix them.

For more information, see Recovery and undo

Use navigation points in media panel

Save time to find and navigate to specific sections of a video precisely by using navigation points. You can set the navigation points to play a video at a different starting point other than the default one. 

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Add navigation points to your video.

For more information, see Movies and sounds.  

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