Learn about the new features and enhancements in August 2020 (15.1.2) and other earlier releases of InDesign.
SVG Import

SVG import

Support for importing SVG files in InDesign. 

Column Rules

Column rules

Support for column rules in a multi-column text frame.

Reverse spell-check

Reverse spell-check

Specify the direction or order by which InDesign scans the text in your document for spelling errors.

Find similar images

Find similar images

Directly access graphic assets similar to the ones placed in your document.

South-East Asian language support

More languages

Support for five new South-East Asian scripts.

Variable fonts

Variable fonts

Support for variable fonts.

Adobe Asset link

Adobe Asset linking

(Applicable for Enterprise users)

Directly access and modify the content stored in AEM Assets without leaving InDesign.

Home screen

In-app Onboarding resources

New self-serve resources available within InDesign to help you get started.

Data Merge

Data merge

Has an enhanced user experience.

Flash Player EOL

Removal of Flash Formats

With Flash Player reaching end-of-life, InDesign removes the support for Flash format files.

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In-app troubleshooting support

Troubleshooting support right when you run into an issue while opening or saving files.

Product stability

Stability and performance

Better product stability, application performance, and user experience.

New features in August 2020 release (15.1.2)

The August 2020 release of InDesign has the following new features and enhancements: 

Copy Editor (Beta)

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Copy Editor (Beta)

Copy Editor (Beta) is an easy alternative to type text faster when you experience a lag while typing. All you need to do is to launch Copy Editor (Beta) as you type in the text box and continue to type in the new window, to avoid any lag. 

Copy Editor (Beta) is an experimental feature which is available in limited geos and for limited users. 

For more information, see Use the Copy Editor (Beta)

Review panel enhancement

You can experience improved review panel workflows from within InDesign and resolve comments effectively. 

For more information, see Manage feedback for shared documents.

New features in June 2020 release (15.1)

The June 2020 release of InDesign has the following new features and enhancements: 

Share for review

share for review

Initiate your creative review process by sharing designs for review from InDesign without having to rely on other tools. Reviewers can add comments on the shared documents using web browser. Manage the review comments shared by your stakeholders within InDesign and resolve them. 

Auto-Activate Adobe Fonts

auto activate missing fonts

InDesign now automatically finds and activates missing fonts in your documents from Adobe Fonts. You can also check the status of missing fonts activation from the Background Tasks panel. By default, auto-activate Adobe Fonts is disabled in InDesign. You can enable it from Preferences dialog

For more information, see Auto-activate Adobe Fonts

Place video from a URL

place video from URL

Place a video file from a valid URL to play streaming video in the exported PDF. The video must be a valid H.264-encoded file such as MP4 or mov. Ensure that you prefix the URL with http://. 

For more information, see Place a video file from a URL

Stability and other enhancements

We aim to provide you a stable and a better product every release.

This release brings to you an improved application performance, better stability, smoother workflows, and enriched user experience. 

For more information, see Fixed issues.

Stability fix and enhancements in March 2020 (15.0.3)

The March 2020 release (15.0.3) of InDesign includes the following stability fixes and enhancements.

New features in February 2020 release (15.0.2)

The February 2020 release of InDesign has the following new features and enhancements: 

Community-contributed scripts

Now, InDesign also provides you the scripts created by the InDesign community. These scripts are displayed in the Scripts panel under the Community section. 

  • InsertTypographerQuote
  • Clear Overrides
  • UnicodeInjector
  • Snap Margins to Text Frame
  • Break Text Thread

For more details, see Community-contributed scripts.

Stability and other enhancements

We aim to provide you a stable and a better product every release.

This release brings to you an improved application performance, better stability, smoother workflows, and enriched user experience. 

To know more, visit Fixed issues.

Column Rules
Column Rules

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