Adobe InDesign 2021 software provides precise control over typography and built-in creative tools for designing, preflighting, and publishing documents for print, online, or to mobile devices. Include interactivity, animation, video, and sound in page layouts to fully engage readers.
Adobe InDesign 2021 lets create beautiful page layouts for alternate page sizes or devices. Efficiently design for print, tablets, and other screens. Integrate with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite to publish interactive digital publications for tablets.
Design a rich array of interactive documents from digital brochures, to eBooks to interactive magazines. Quickly create stunning print work using a variety of productivity and production tools including simplified object selection and editing, Live Preflight, PDF export in the background, custom print presets and more. Export your documents as SWF for playback in the Flash player or interactive PDF.
Adobe InDesign 2021 is faster, sharper, more connected. Under-the-hood improvements and native 64-bit support make working on even the most complex documents speedier. And now, you can share work directly from InDesign and get access to new features the moment they’re released. Your entire creative world, together in one place. Only in Adobe Creative Cloud.
Adobe InDesign 2021 ensures new performance boosts, including 64-bit support. Offers Retina display support, QR code creation, better EPUB files, a sleeker UI, and the Adobe Exchange panel in Adobe InDesign. With this software your creative process becomes seamless, intuitive, and more connected.
Adobe InDesign 2021 Features:
- Faster performance. Under-the-hood improvements throughout Adobe InDesign keep you working quickly and smoothly. Harness all of your system’s RAM with native 64-bit support. See the greatest improvements in speed and stability when printing and when exporting PDF and INX files.
- Modern UI. Adobe InDesign has a new look. Because the updated user interface is consistent with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, it’s easier to work across your Adobe applications.
- HiDPI and Retina display support. From text to complex artwork, every element of your design will have greater clarity and vibrancy, thanks to support for the high-resolution Retina display on the new MacBook Pro.
- Sync Fonts. Sync Fonts will change the way you work with type. Quickly find the perfect font from the growing library of Adobe Typekit fonts, sync it to your system, and have it immediately available for use.
- Font search and filter. Find the perfect font – fast. Type any portion of a font name, such as “bold,” “semicondensed,” “italic,” or any part of a font family name, and see only the fonts that match your criteria.
- Instant font preview. Quickly see how different fonts look in your layout. Use the arrow keys to browse through fonts and see each one applied to your selected text. When you find the best fit for your design, just click its name or press Enter to make your choice.
- QR Code Creator. Create crisp, clear QR codes right within InDesign. You can resize vector codes without compromising quality and copy them into applications like Illustrator. At any point, you can edit the QR code directly within InDesign.
- Print publishing. Print long and short documents directly to a desktop printer or as PDF files for professional printing. Work efficiently thanks to Adaptive Design Tools, productivity tools, and more.
- Digital publishing. Create many kinds of digital documents. Develop sophisticated content for popular tablets by pairing InDesign with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Design eBooks for popular devices, including Kindle and Nook. Export interactive layouts as SWF or PDF files.
- iPad apps without coding. Create iPad apps without writing code. Access Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition (part of Creative Cloud) from within InDesign and use familiar tools to develop iPad apps.
- Preflight and production tools. Speed up production and reduce errors with live preflighting of print and digital documents, document-installed fonts, background PDF export, JDF technology, and PDF/X export.
- Robust text composition. Create sophisticated text with precise typography. Efficiently design type with styles, text wrap, the Paragraph Composer, OpenType support, drop caps, style mapping for EPUB export, and more.
- Automation. Create powerful automated workflows using standards-based XML features to lay out pages with text and images. Incorporate database-driven content to publish across channels.
- EPUB enhancements. New features make it easier to produce high-quality EPUB files from Adobe InDesign CC. You have greater control over the table of contents and CSS export, and CSS editing is simpler. You can also map object styles to tags so they export appropriately.
- Persistent text-frame fitting. Set frames to automatically resize to fit your text, based on simple parameters. With persistent text-frame fitting, frames expand and shrink dynamically as you edit headlines, callouts, or other variable content.
- PDF forms within. Design PDF forms without leaving InDesign. You can add interactive form fields, and even assign the tab order using the Articles panel, before you export your document to PDF.
- InDesign crashes on bringing Text wrap panel in focus on few machines, either while launching or switching workspace or clicking on the panel icon.
- [macOS only] InDesign hangs while attempting to quit by pressing Cmd-Q.
- Crash on launching InDesign while fetching the license token on slow machines.
- InDesign crashes on launch due to corrupt font.
Improvement to new features
- Workspace resets on creating a new document from Templates in Cmd-N dialog.
- Click on search suggestions not working in InDesign.
- Slider in the Media panel is enabled and can be dragged even though there is no media file.
- Place a video or audio file button in the Media panel is enabled when you launch InDesign and no document is open.
- Total time duration of a media file appears disabled in the Media panel.
Core feature and workflow
- File save location for old converted and OpenAsCopy documents should be the original file folder.
- If a word has a punctuation such as comma or bracket before/after it, and the spell-check flags that word, notice that the punctuation is also flagged along. Attempting to add that word to the dictionary causes an error.
- Shortcuts for New Document dialog and Open document do not work in some cases due to focus issues when InDesign is launched.
- Document is not created on pressing Enter with focus on the Create button in the Cmd-N dialog.
- Adobe Help search bar in the Control panel forwards scrambled text to the internet browser.
- Characters in a text composition go missing when a Zero-width joiner (U+200D) and a Discretionary Line break (U+200B) is inserted.
- AppleScript with scpt extension won’t open in the Script editor for editing. Instead, the program opens the script in Vscode.
- [Windows] InDesign performs slowly while working simultaneously on two INDD documents having same fonts in their respective Document Fonts folder.
- InDesign document hangs while recovering the damaged document.
- [mac OS] InDesign crashes when you try to quit the application after auto-activation of a Font in some cases.
- InDesign crashes randomly while rendering a document.
- Intermittent crashes on loading the workspace.
- InDesign crashes on launch in proxy environment.
- InDesign crashes while working with EPS images.
- [Windows] Intermittent crash on PDF Export.
- InDesign crashes intermittently on switching context to/from text insertion.
- InDesign crashes intermittently while importing an image.
- InDesign crashes when you immediately quit the app after launching.
- While exporting InDesign document to HTML, Indesign can crash if you specify the export option as Copy image > link to server path and if the document has single character image file names.
- InDesign randomly crashes while quitting the application.
- When you export a document to PDF, the loading progress bar does not appear in background task panel.
- Some localization issues in the Italian UI version.
- Auto-activate Adobe Fonts option does not have an ALT key assigned in Preferences.
- [Windows] On high resolution displays, the right-to-left cursor does not work as expected.
- [Windows] On high-resolution displays, the Japanese vertical textframe cursor does not work correctly.
- [InCopy] In high-resolution Windows machines, options within panels shift to the right on subsequent launch.
Core feature and workflow
- [mac OS] Resizing the text by holding the keyboard shortcut while making long ascenders and descenders using Variable Fonts creates images of previous position.
- [mac OS] Variable Fonts do not work in InDesign and the sliders appear as disabled.
- HTTP links fail due to incorrect encoding of path elements by URI class.
- [macOS]Unable to check out InCopy files that are saved on a network location in Windows.
- Pasting a URL that contains diacritics results in a non-reachable URL.
Note: Refresh the hyperlink if found in legacy documents.
Improvement to new features
- Comments made on a shared Review document in the browser appear as Unmapped Comments.
- Error getting invited people message appears on initiating Share for Review.
- Font PSName might appear in Background Tasks panel when a font gets auto-activated.
- Font Specific: Variable font does not work properly in InDesign.
- When exporting to PDF from InDesign, elements of some composite CJK glyphs disappear when they overlap.
- When you create an InDesign package, AdobeFnt.lst file does not contain any information on packaged fonts.
- Text on a path with stroke applied as aligned to center goes missing except for the first character when exported to PDF.
- Deformed glyphs appear in an exported PDF.
- The Script Editor does not launch when you choose Edit Script option for Apple Script.
- InDesign crashes on PDF export in some cases when PNG files are placed in the document.
- [macOS only] InDesign crashes when you try to quit the application in some cases.
- [macOS only] InDesign crashes on launch in some cases.
Core feature and workflow
- Text Variables, Page Numbers, and Footnote/Endnote markers get replaced by ss with World Ready Composers.
Improvement to new features
- Share for Review sometimes does not contain all document pages.
- Review panel name appears incorrectly as %extension.comments.panel.title.
- Share for Review dialog displays error after PDF export.
What’s New in Adobe InDesign 2020 Build 15.1:
- InDesign hangs indefinitely while converting text to outline.
- InDesign crashes when you add text to one of the first three frames in chained anchored text frames.
- Unable to launch Adobe InDesign due to insufficient permissions for Preferences folder.
- InDesign crashes when you switch to the parent indd after modifying child indd links with missing fonts.
- InDesign crashes when you try to copy notes text from notes panel.
- InDesign crashes when you publish a document with a graphic which was found from CC libraries.
- Document gets corrupted when you try to save or save as the original document after updates.
Core feature and workflow
- Transparent background in PNG files renders into black when used in InDesign.
- The place video from URL option has to be enabled in InDesign.
- J characters disappear when you use the font Source Han Sans Medium.
- When you open a file with missing and modified links, the text in the dialog that appears, is not correctly justified.
- Spell checker suggests wrong text for replacement when german words are used like “bzw.”
- When you use letters like ß in german language text and change paragraph style to capital letters, the text doesn’t change as expected.
- Column rule gets removed in idml workflow while using object styles.
- Dynamic spell check does not flag uncapitalized sentences.
What’s New in Adobe InDesign 2020 Build 15.0.3:
- InDesign crashes when you use long string in Text variables.
- InDesign crashes in the workflows involving progress bar.
- InDesign crashes while exporting the document as PDF.
- InDesign crashes on using Adjust Layout, if the document has an overset table.
- InDesign crashes due to clash in the dialogs displayed for PDF export and open file operations.
- InDesign crashes while re-linking the child assets of a placed indd, if the same asset is already available in the document.
- InDesign crashes when you try to select any text with the Type tool.
- InDesign crashes when you try to traverse back and forth between linked indd files through Hyperlinks Panel.
- InDesign crashes when you rename any folder within the User Library Fonts folder.
- InDesign crashes during the workflow involving selection of objects.
- InDesign randomly crashes on re-sizing a text frame with auto-size applied.
- InDesign crashes when you try to open an older version document with a double-click over a network.
- [Windows only] Unexpected crashes reported while working with InDesign 15.0.2.
- Corrupt documents are created in InDesign 15.0.1.
- If InCopy Bridge.InDesignPlugin is not loaded during launch, InDesign crashes on endnote’s textframe deletion.
- InDesign randomly crashes when you use the printing workflow for the documents.
Improvement to new features
- Some text in InDesign source and exported PDF output do not match due to issue with Variable Fonts.
- Some glyphs collapse while using a variable font in InDesign with Type > Create Outlines.
- Color dropdown width for column rules is too small to read swatch name.
- InDesign does not work as expected when you use Y Opaque slider of Science Gothic variable font.
Core feature and workflow
- InDesign is recreating Document Fonts folder with only AdobeFnt21.lst, for deleted or moved packages.
- Spell check does not work when spelling dictionary in Preferences > Dictionary is set to Proximity.
- PDF Export fails for a specific indd file.
- Presentation mode does not work as expected on MacBook Pro.
- InDesign is unable to recognize system fonts like Avenir and Avenir Next.
- Selection of text does not work for SEA languages in InCopy Galley view.
- Fonts in folders which are named with a prefix # are not recognized.
- Accessibility checker fails for elements in a group even if they have Alt Text in InDesign.
- Hyperlink in a group: the group gets tagged as a Figure with missing Alt Text in Accessible PDF.
- Auto Captions are not Tagged and the text is lost in Accessible PDF.
What’s New in Adobe InDesign 2020 Build 15.0:
- Improved performance when scrolling documents with long excel tables
- Lag in reflowing of text in a document with large number of footnotes
- Long delay when doing Command+A on a large text file after the CC Library panel is loaded
User Experience Improvements
- Sorting of ‘Scale’ in Links panel is not as per the numeric values
- Redraw problems when having multiple textboxes in a text flow (anchored frames)
- Shortcuts can’t be assigned to Styles if keyboard does not have Numpad
- Blank window appears when creating a new document
- Error message is shown on switching focus to InDesign if Margins values are greater than page size
- [German only] Ambiguity in the meaning of word “Abstände” in InDesign
- Library panel does not open at the center of the InDesign window
- Cannot change page with focus set to XML structure
Improvements to Id 14.0 Features
- Text frames shrink to extremely tiny size on changing margins with Adjust Layout ON
- Comment does not map when the text frame is pasted into another frame
- PDF comments import from book PDF file in individual documents are wrong
- Ability to add alternate text to links
- Paragraph styles refuse to set Export tags
- Alt text added to group of nested groups will not tag them as figure in exported tagged PDF
- Missing Alt+text on some Graphics
- Wrong tag for endnotes in the tagged PDF
- Bullets are voiced twice
- List should not export as List Tag if another tag is assigned
- Incorrect return value when a macOS script is run
- Table footnotes have no .index property and incorrect indexing of footnotes via scripting
- Interactivity does not work in Publish online
- Numbers in text move on printing to PostScript
- Missing font appears even after the font is packaged
- PDF exported from InDesign renders unreadable text since two different color profiles with the same name were used in a single page of a document
- Semi-colon appears in front of first keyword (File Info) when exporting to PDF
Core Features and Workflow Fixes
- Rounded corners are not perfectly rounded
- [Japanese only] Underline does not appear when applying underline feature to TateChuYoko
- Character style of endnote reference number is not applied in case of preserve local override
- Text indentation does not work on bulleted text along with text wrap
Note: The fix only works only when left or right indentation is applied with rectangular or square objects.
- Negative numeric values stripped-off while importing excel
- Turning Facing Pages ON changes first master page to a spread
- Alt or Opt+drag does not duplicate frames across spreads
- Font family reverts to the earlier selected font on choosing from Adobe fonts
- World-Ready Composer has issues with the kerning in Latin fonts
- HexValue for RGB color mode in “Swatch options” dialog does not get updated if the color values are modified in other Color Mode
- Text for Khmer and other South-East Asian languages are going out of the box when justified
- Text composition expected in threaded text frames
- Specified corner value does not get applied if the value is greater than a certain percentage of rectangle’s dimensions
- Smart Text Reflow not working in IDS
- InDesign crashes when copy pasting text that contains a paragraph style with a nested line format from one text box to another
- InDesign crashes while creating a merged document if the data merge placeholder is in the graphic table cell
- InDesign crashes while exporting the document to PDF with the “Create Tagged PDF” option
- [Document-specific] InDesign crashes while spanning columns with Preview checkbox ON
- InDesign crashes on converting the tabbed text to a table using the convertToTable function through scripting
- InDesign crashes on using composite font custom set 」『 ” with “Apply Tag-To-Style Mapping” on the text
- InDesign crashes on opening the IDML file
- InDesign crashes when doing a GREP search
- InDesign crashes on launch due to proxy
- InDesign crashes on importing a low-quality EPS file
- InDesign crashes while removing links or story
- InDesign hangs on launch with clean cache and preference
- [macOS only] Undo/Redo is disabled when ‘Missing Plugin’ dialog is shown in conflict with other modal dialogs on opening a document
- InDesign crashes when trying to find a space with a Positive LookBehind before the ~U (Endnote Marker)
- InDesign crashes if a non-empty library from network is opened and then quit is initiated
- Crash on minimizing InDesign when a progress bar is shown
- InDesign crashes on using GREP search for footnotes
- InDesign crashes on opening a file having a large number of Document Fonts
- InDesign crashes while copying-and-pasting cells in a table
- InDesign crashes on releasing the table that is anchored with vertical text frame in any page, except the first page
- Crash on launch for users with managed/network profile
- InDesign crashes when a graphic object with text wrap applied is drag dropped onto the CC Libraries panel with the Direct Selection tool
- InDesign crashes while opening corrupted documents (truncated ones)
- InDesign crashes on applying Outline to the “Minion Pro” font
Homepage – https://www.adobe.com/products/indesign.html
Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7 (SP1), 8, 8.1, 10.
- macOS 10.15 (Catalina), macOS 10.14 (Mojave), and macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
Size: 879 MB