If an installer is provided, use it to install the plugin module. Otherwise, drag a copy of the module into the Plugins folder inside the InDesign application folder.
- InDesign User Guide
- Get to know InDesign
- Create and layout documents
- Documents and pages
- Create documents
- Work with parent pages
- Work with document pages
- Set page size, margins, and bleed
- Work with files and templates
- Create book files
- Add basic page numbering
- Number pages, chapters, and sections
- Convert QuarkXPress and PageMaker documents
- Share content
- Understand a basic managed-file workflow
- Save documents
- Layout aids
- Documents and pages
- Add content
- Add text to frames
- Threading text
- South-East Asian Scripts
- Arabic and Hebrew features in InDesign
- Create type on a path
- Bullets and numbering
- Glyphs and special characters
- Text composition
- Text variables
- Generate QR codes
- Edit text
- Align text
- Wrap text around objects
- Anchored objects
- Linked content
- Format paragraphs
- Format characters
- Format text
- Review text
- Spell check and language dictionaries
- Add references
- Color and transparency
- Find and replace
- Place, export, and publish
- Extend InDesign
Learn how to create, install, and manage plugins.
The InDesign plugin modules are software programs developed by Adobe and other software developers working with Adobe to add additional features. Many importing, exporting, automation, and special-effects plugins come with your program and are automatically installed in the Plugins folder. Most of the features you view in InDesign are provided by plugins.
Once installed, plugin modules appear as options on menus, dialogs, or panels.
Follow any installation instructions that come with the plugin.
You can use any commercial plugin designed for use with InDesign. Adobe Technical Support can help you isolate problems related to plugins. However, if it has been determined that the problem is directly related to a plug‑in created by another company, you'll need to contact that company for further support.
Integration with Creative Cloud Add-ons via the Browse Add-ons menu
You can search and install plugins, extensions, and more for Adobe InDesign and other products from the Adobe Exchange website.
- To add-on InDesign with the additional plugins, select Window > Browse Add-ons. These add-ons can be free or paid. All the installed or acquired plugins from the Creative Cloud app for InDesign get synced to InDesign from this workflow. It takes you to the browse add-ons webpage.
- These add-ons are later visible in Window > Extensions, downloads, or location mentioned in the where to find the add-on description. To view the add-ons you've downloaded, go to the browse add-ons webpage, and in the left side pane of the webpage, there is an option to View my add-ons. It also lists for which products and respective versions these add-ons are supported.
When file-syncing is ON, the browse add-ons sync to the Creative Cloud account.