Adobe InDesign CC 2015 includes new features and enhancements to make your design and publishing experiences better than ever. This release includes a number of enhancements to Creative Cloud Libraries. Now when you place an image in a table, InDesign considers the cell an image frame. The new Paragraph Shading feature allows you to add colorful highlights that travel with the text on the page. Everyday tasks such as zooming, panning, and scrolling are faster thanks to performance enhancements in InDesign. Using Publish online an InDesign user can effortlessly publish InDesign documents online. Now download royalty-free images and vector graphics from Adobe Stock directly to your Creative Cloud Libraries, so your assets are available exactly where you need them.
Continue reading for a quick introduction to the new features available with the latest update to Adobe InDesign as well as links to resources for additional information.
Adobe InDesign CC 2015 Release | August 2015
The Publish Online technology preview feature now allows you to share the online documents on social networks like Facebook and Twitter or over email with a single click. Your documents can also be embedded on any website or blog using the embed code provided on clicking the embed option on the viewing layout.
Multiple page spread
Now, if you create an InDesign document that contains spreads with more than two pages, the published document will display multiple pages on a spread in the same way as they are displayed in InDesign
Publish documents with multiple page sizes
Now you can publish documents that contain pages with different sizes. The published document will now maintain the size of individual pages and display the content on the pages appropriately.
Hyperlinks created on text are now supported in published document. InDesign will maintain all types of hyperlinks in the published document:
- Page destinations
- TOC markers
- Index markers
- Cross references
The image resolution of the published output now supports 96 PPI and is the default value for better quality images in the output.
Mobile & Tablet experience The mobile viewing experience of published InDesign documents has been improved.
- Smoother page transitions with swipe gesture improvements.
- Share dialog displays on the full screen
- Mobile optimized layout of thumbnails for better viewing and accessibility.
The tablet view includes an easy-to-use scrollable thumbnail view.
Adobe InDesign CC 2015 Release | June 2015
Everyday tasks are faster thanks to performance enhancements in InDesign. You’ll notice a difference when you zoom or scroll in your documents, and when InDesign generates page thumbnails in the Pages panel.
Publish Online is a new technology preview for CC members. With Publish Online, you can repurpose your documents by effortlessly publishing them online. With one click, you can publish a digital version that works on all devices, in any modern browser, without the need to install a plugin. Just provide the document URL to anyone to view the document in a beautiful, yet simple, online reading experience, on any device, and on any platform. You can even share the published document on Facebook.
These published documents can be viewed with full fidelity directly on a desktop or tablet web browser with a delightful viewing experience, without requiring any plug-ins.
For an even richer user experience, you can also add buttons, slideshows, animation, audio, and video using the interactive authoring features of InDesign CC.
You can now add the followig InDesign categories to your CC libraries:
- Character styles
- Paragraph styles
- Color themes
In the previous release of InDesign, the CC Libraries feature included the Text Styles category. This category is now renamed to Character Styles. So, if you have created Text Styles in a CC Library, these will now be available under the Character Styles category.
Now add paragraph and character styles from your documents to the new CC Libraries Paragraph and Character Styles category, respectively.
Simply select the text in your document on which the paragraph or character style is applied and click the Add Paragraph Style or Add Character Style icons in the CC Libraries panel.
And add one or more character or paragraph styles from the Character or Paragraph Styles panel to the current CC Library by selecting the styles and clicking the new Add to CC Libraries icon.
When you create a new character or paragraph style in InDesign, you can add it directly to a CC Library. Simple, check the Add to CC Library option and select the CC Library.
If you use a character or paragraph style from a CC Library in a document, the style will then be available in the Character Styles or Paragraph Styles panel.
Color themes picked using the Color Themes tool can now be directly added to the CC Libraries Color Themes category.
Graphic assets from CC Libraries (created in other applications such as Illustrator and PhotoShop) can now be placed as linked or copied objects in InDesign.
For more information, see the article on Creative Cloud Libraries.
New in this release of InDesign CC
Add colorful highlights that travel with the text on the page. InDesign's new Paragraph Shading feature provides you with the capability to create a shade (or color) behind a paragraph.
Use paragraph shading in the final document to draw reader’s attention (focus) to a paragraph. Or in document review workflows as a means to highlight a specific paragraph.
The benefit of using paragraph shading is that since the paragraph shading is applied on text, the shading will move or resize as the text is moved or resized.
For more information, see the article on Create a shade (or color) behind a paragraph.
New in this release of InDesign CC
Now when you place an image in a table, InDesign considers the cell an image frame. All frame and fitting options apply, making it much easier to create tables that include both text and graphics. You can drag or drop images into table cells, or place them using the content collector.
Images can be placed inside empty cells by simply dropping them on the cells with the placegun or the content collector.
For more information, see the article on Add graphics to a table.
New in this release of InDesign CC
Adobe Stock is a new service that sells millions of high-quality, royalty-free photos, illustrations, and graphics.
You can launch Adobe Stock from within InDesign and then search for photos, illustrations, and vectors.
When you've found the asset that you need, you can then download it to your desktop or a selected InDesign CC Library.
When the CC Library is syncd with the new Adobe Stock assets, you can then include these in your InDesign documents.
For more information, see the article on Using Adobe Stock.
The Export Adobe PDF dialog now includes the following Acrobat view and layout default for PDFs exported from InDesign:
Until InDesign CC 2014, these view options were only available in the Export to Interactive PDF dialog.
For more information, see the article on General options for PDFs.