About Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a layout design and desktop publishing software designed to help businesses and creative individuals create graphic designs with typography from various foundries and imagery from Adobe Stock. The platform lets teams create and publish digital magazines, books, eBooks, interactive PDFs, posters, and more.

Adobe InDesign enables users to manage design elements and deliver immersive experiences in multiple formats. The application integrates with Experience Manager and Adobe Creative Cloud, allowing organizations to share graphics, fonts, and content across projects. Users can publish content to the web and use the built-in content analysis tool to gain insights into the performance of their content.

Adobe InDesign offers a variety of Adobe Stock free templates such as brochures, landing pages, infographics, and more. Teams can also directly import shapes and color themes from Adobe Capture and receive Adobe Fonts suggestions based on the raster image of a font.


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Ángel
Ángel
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

InDesign - Printing efficiency defined?

Reviewed on 2021/10/29

InDesign is outstanding. It saves so much time when you need to fit pages, trim pages, adjust...

InDesign is outstanding. It saves so much time when you need to fit pages, trim pages, adjust designs, etc. Picture this: it's 10 pm, you need to have that magazine ready by 00:00, but the articles are still being reviewed. But if you have InDesign, you still have plenty of time. The designer can be working on the layout while editors are reviewing the content. And the program is so efficient that you're going to have the magazine done and ready to be printed by 11:59 pm.

Pros

InDesign is SO efficient. This software speeds up productivity so much that it can help you turn hours of adjusting the pages of any kind of publication you're trying to make: whether it's a bulletin, a magazine, a poster... to minutes! Plus, it has a really friendly user interface, which makes it a really comfortable software to use.

Cons

Although it's GUI is really friendly, it can be difficult for new users to start. Training (or qualified personnel) may be necessary. And, as it's another marvelous Adobe program, this software belongs to that really expensive group. Though it can easily compensate for that.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Public Relations & Communications
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Adobe InDesign: your ace in the hole for your layouts

Reviewed on 2023/01/14

Overall it is the best page layout program in existence: convenient, practical, with any functionali...

Overall it is the best page layout program in existence: convenient, practical, with any functionality and ability to add hyperlinks and videos, so exporting interactive formats, it is super!

Pros

Especially in case you are a designer, art director or graphic designer: you can't be unfamiliar with Adobe Indesign. With him all your publishing projects can come to life; you can typeset, books, brochures, business cards, in short anything that can be printable, but not only that! Also formats for digital, so you can work in both RGB and CMYK on any format on want and with any file to be integrated within it: png, jpg, psd, whatever!

Cons

Sometimes, like all Adobe programs, it might shut down unexpectedly because it takes up so much space with RAM it sometimes crashes, it happens infrequently, but when it does you can not worry most of the time because the program always saves a recovered file from your last job.

Alternatives Considered

Canva and Keynote

Reasons for Switching to Adobe InDesign

Because it is the most complete of everything, compatible with any format to achieve professional results!
Arumuga
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  • Industry: Animation
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Adobe Indesign Software Review

Reviewed on 2022/09/29

Pros

The first stage of your website design is to set up a simple skeleton – something that is ‘structurally sound’ and doesn’t require too much work. You should then test this with colleagues and customers before the final design is completed.

So how can you design a website that is going to be a success, that will get people to engage with it and, at the same time, keep you in business?

This article contains some tips that can help you get the best out of your time in designing a website.

It’s all in the software .The main difference between web design software and graphic design software is that the web design software has content-management tools and content-creation tools, such as photo editing software. Graphic design software, such as Photoshop, offers similar content creation tools but does not include any content-management tools.

To work the best, most designers prefer to create websites in a tool where the elements (pictures, text and so on) can be put together in the order you want them to be seen on screen.

Adobe InDesign, in particular, is well suited to this because it contains a range of built-in tools for laying out the different pages of the website (although web pages, in themselves, are really just files on the internet), including drag-and-drop, which is one of the most common methods of working. However, there are many other programs that offer similar functionality and it can often be a case of using the ‘right’ program for your work.

Cons

In Photoshop, you start with a blank canvas and create all the elements in the order you want them to appear. For a web design, Photoshop works best if you start with a template that already contains all the elements. There are also other programs that work in a similar way.

Once you’ve got your website in the right shape (which can take a while) it’s time to add the final finishing touches. Web pages are often created with Flash (using programs like Flash Catalyst), but HTML (using InDesign) and XHTML (using an editor like Notepad) are the most common forms of web page creation. Flash is more commonly used to animate elements on websites, for example, when you have a picture of a car, which moves down a ramp as part of a scrolling screen. You can animate a lot of elements (such as moving text) using CSS, but if you have more than a few items to animate it is easier to create them using Flash or some other multimedia programme.

If you’re working on a website that has complex formatting, such as ‘page-breaks’ or ‘margins’, then it’s best to work on this before adding the page layout so that you can avoid having to go back and make these changes if your design changes (and, let’s face it, sometimes designs do change). You can add these formatting tags using a program such as Dreamweaver, but it’s more efficient to add them after the page layout is complete.

Melanie
Melanie
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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As a graphic design student...

Reviewed on 2023/10/23

I am very happy, I hope that every year they get better and better, and that this program reaches...

I am very happy, I hope that every year they get better and better, and that this program reaches its full potential. Thank you Adobe.

Pros

I'll just be honest, I'm in love with Indesign, thanks to this program I found my passion for editorial design. I don't understand how many people don't like to use it, or simply aesthetically speaking, it doesn't appeal to them. For me it is the opposite, I am very happy with the way it is organized, visually it has a clean and spacious look that does not interrupt you with what you are designing, I like the default work tables, the tools you have to streamline the work of the layout designer, etc. 10/10

Cons

I don't like that automatically the quality of the images is lower than the original, because it is difficult to know if the image is like that because of performance or because the image is really in very low quality, but I understand that it is a way to speed up the performance of the file.

Jennifer
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  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Design Solution

Reviewed on 2022/01/27

Adobe is hard to get support from, but you can always Google and get answers.

Adobe is hard to get support from, but you can always Google and get answers.

Pros

I love being able to integrate graphics and images easily into layouts with linked graphics/fonts easily packaged.

Cons

I have no complaints! I love InDesign!! I have used it as a designer for over 25 years and will until I no longer design. Best layout software ever!

Alternatives Considered

QuarkXPress and CorelDRAW

Reasons for Choosing Adobe InDesign

The printing industry made a shift and this is what was being used.

Switched From

QuarkXPress

Reasons for Switching to Adobe InDesign

Ease of use and industry standard.
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  • Starting from: US$20,99/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
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Adobe InDesign has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000

Adobe InDesign supports the following languages:

English

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