Work smoothly with Adobe® Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Acrobat®, InCopy®, and Dreamweaver® software; enjoy consistency by using shared presets and color settings; work more efficiently with native file format support; and easily publish to multiple media.
Design compelling page layouts that include transparency, creative effects, and gradient feathers. Since effects are live and nondestructive, you can experiment with ease. Apply effects independently to an object's stroke, fill, or content.
Reliable prepress and printing
Have confidence in your output. Get accurate, consistent results every time you print using sophisticated preview capabilities, exporting reliable Adobe PDF files, and sharing custom presets.
Perform a variety of tasks more efficiently using new and enhanced productivity features, including Multi-file Place, Quick Apply, faster frame fitting, and the visual Pages panel.
Enable multiformat publishing, including print-to-web workflows, by exporting InDesign® content as XHTML. Edit the exported content in Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 software (available separately) and automatically format it using cascading style sheets.
Professional typographical controls
Compose beautiful typography using professional controls including the Paragraph Composer, OpenType® fonts, drop caps, glyphs, and optical kerning and margin alignment.
Create richly formatted tables. Import tab-delimited text files and styled Microsoft Word or Excel tables, or build tables in InDesign. Apply a wide variety of formatting options manually or using table and cell styles.
Robust long-document support
Maintain consistency and streamline the production of long documents using advanced bullets and numbering, running headers and footers, and synchronized master pages.
Smart text handling
Control your text with intelligent text-handling features including the ability to import styled text from Microsoft Word files, apply complex text wraps around objects, and comprehensively replace fonts.
Scripting and extensibility
Accelerate and simplify workflows by automating processes using scripts and extending the capabilities of InDesign using the ExtendScript toolkit.