Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign
  • Company Adobe
  • Version 2020
  • Platforms
  • License Commercial
  • Category Graphics
2.6 / 5 (187 votes)

1. Main Features

  • Advanced professional page layout design
  • Automatic page content generation
  • Layout adjustment reconfigures text and graphics when altering the size of a document
  • Visual font browsing to find the right fonts quicker
  • Content-aware fit automatically resizes and fits images
  • Support for importing and placing SVG images in a document
  • Reverse spell check to go backward when checking for spelling errors

2. Software Overview

InDesign is a desktop publishing program used to create professional layouts for print and digital publishing. The program includes a multitude of layout features and will help you create various types of documents, such as brochures, magazines, posters, reports, and interactive online documents.

InDesign includes a variety of page layout and typesetting tools. Each object within the document may be customized and users can scale images and text automatically to fit within guidelines. While editing a document, the Live Preflight feature helps users fix page errors as they arise. InDesign also supports automated cross-references, conditional text, and bullets and numbering across large documents. Users can create their own content or may import data from a database in XML format.

InDesign includes advanced features for creating digital content, such as eBooks and digital magazines. The application allows you to add video, audio, animations, and slideshows to your documents to create a more interactive experience for your audience. When you are finished creating your layout you can publish it in various formats, including .PDF, .EPUB, .JPEG, .PNG, .EPS, .HTML, and .XHTML files.

Adobe InDesign is a useful print and digital publishing tool included with the Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) suite. Its wide range of features will help you create professional-looking documents such as magazines, books, brochures, and posters. While it may be overwhelming for casual users, Adobe InDesign is a great option for professional publishers.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.INDD - Adobe InDesign Document
Other file extensions used by Adobe InDesign:
# File Extension Name
1 .ACB Adobe Photoshop Color Book File
2 .ACBL Adobe Color Book Legacy File
3 .ASEF Adobe Swatch Exchange File
4 .CHAI Chaimera Artwork File
5 .CHAIT Chaimera Artwork Template
6 .CSF Adobe Color Settings File
7 .DCS Desktop Color Separation File
8 .DCST Adobe InDesign Document Presets File
9 .DIB Device Independent Bitmap File
10 .EPS Encapsulated PostScript File
11 .FLST Adobe InDesign Flattener Presets File
12 .FOLIO Adobe Folio File
13 .HYP Dictionary Information File
14 .ICAP InCopy Package File
15 .ICMA InCopy Assignment File
16 .IDAP Adobe InDesign Assignment Package
17 .IDDX Static Default File
18 .IDML Adobe InDesign Markup Language File
19 .IDMS Adobe InDesign Snippet
20 .IDPK Adobe InDesign Package for GoLive File
21 .IDPP Adobe InDesign Preflight Profile
22 .INCA InCopy CS3 Assignment File
23 .INCD InCopy Document
24 .INCP InCopy CS3 Package File
25 .INCX InCopy CS3 Interchange File
26 .INDB Adobe InDesign Book File
27 .INDD Adobe InDesign Document
28 .INDK Adobe Shortcut Set File
29 .INDL Adobe InDesign Library
30 .INDP Adobe InDesign CS3 Package File
31 .INDS Adobe InDesign Snippet File
32 .INDT Adobe InDesign Template
33 .INJB InDesign Job Bag File
34 .INLK Adobe InDesign Lock File
35 .INLX Adobe InDesign Interchange Library
36 .INMS Adobe InDesign Menu Set File
37 .INX Adobe InDesign Interchange File
38 .JOBOPTIONS Adobe Joboptions File
39 .LEX Adobe Linguistic Library Data File
40 .LNST Adobe InDesign Line Presets File
41 .NCX EPUB Navigation Control XML File
42 .OAM Adobe Edge Animate Widget File
43 .OPF Open Packaging Format File
44 .PDD Adobe PhotoDeluxe Image
45 .PDFS Adobe PDF Presets File
46 .PLN Adobe InDesign Plug-in
47 .PM3 PageMaker 3 Document
48 .PM6 PageMaker 6.0 Document
49 .PMG PageMaker Group File
50 .PRST Adobe InDesign Printer Presets File
51 .PSD Adobe Photoshop Document
52 .PSET Adobe InDesign Plug-in Set File
53 .PUB Publisher Document
54 .QXD QuarkXPress Document
55 .QXP QuarkXPress Project File
56 .QXT QuarkXPress Template
57 .RPLN InDesign Required Plug-in File
58 .SCT Scitex Continuous Tone File
59 .SMRD Adobe InDesign Filter File
60 .SMWT Adobe InDesign Filter
61 .SVG Scalable Vector Graphics File
62 .T65 PageMaker Template File
63 .TLX Standard Dictionary File
64 .UDC Adobe InDesign User Dictionary
65 .XFL Animate Movie Archive

Updated: December 14, 2019

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