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A new standard in professional layout and design

Adobe InDesign provides you with a professional publishing tool and a fully-featured working environment for page layout.

Design for every task

With Adobe InDesign, you'll be able to create all sorts of documents, from simple flyers to complete ebooks, as well as labels, brochures, presentations, certificates, newsletters and more. It'll also let you add interactivity to your creations by inserting video and sound, then exporting the result as Flash (SWF) or an interactive PDF.

The latest version of Adobe InDesign includes important new features that will enhance your workflow and boost your productivity. The simplified object selection, for example, makes it easier to control objects in your document. Also, the perfect integration of Adobe InDesign with the Adobe CS Review helps you share your work and receive feedback from colleagues and customers in a very easy way.

A steep learning curve

Like in any other Adobe application, the learning curve in Adobe InDesign is quite a steep one, but the results are worth the effort. The program is thoroughly documented, so as long as you're willing to learn, you'll be making the most of Adobe InDesign in a relatively short period of time – especially if you're used to other Adobe apps– Adobe InDesign makes use of the same interface style.

Become a design pro

With Adobe InDesign you'll be able to design professional-looking layouts both for printing and digital publishing.

- Drag and drop columns and rows within tables.- EPUB fixed layout.- Seamless update.- Color swatch folders.- Enhanced effects.


  • - Drag and drop columns and rows within tables.- EPUB fixed layout.- Seamless update.- Color swatch folders.- Enhanced effects.


  • Professional application with great results
  • Collaborative online tools
  • Very well documented


  • Steep learning curve

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