Adobe InDesign CC
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InDesign CC is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous InDesign customer). InDesign CS6 is still available for purchase (without a monthly plan) if you prefer.

Adobe InDesign CC is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available. Sharpen your skills and master new tools with a rich and growing library of training videos. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get immediate feedback
What's New
Version 9.2:
  • New support for EPUB 3.0 specification including new ways to add interactivity to eBooks.
  • New ability to add pop-up footnotes that streamline the EPUB reading experience.
  • Support for Japanese Vertical Composition and Hebrew and Arabic text.
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Multicore Intel processor
  • 2.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files

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Adobe InDesign CC User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 9.x:
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IgorFreiberger reviewed on 03 Jan 2014
InDesign is by far the best DTP available. It still misses some long-text tools, as endnotes, and needs improvements on features like cross-references, variables and vertical alignment. Since version CS5 Adobe included several tools to eBook production, but the way they chose is somewhat bloated and confuse. There are several panels and some learning curve on this. Finally, the huge amount of panels (aka as palettes) must be reduced, with better management of design room. Anyway, the app is still great, with wonderful typographic controls, wide range of printing and color adjusts and nice drawing tools. InDesign works great with Photoshop and Illustrator and is very stable.
[Version 9.1]


Kobalt commented on 02 Jan 2014
Hmm, at the time of writing the 'What's New' notes for v9.1 don't show anything but the generic sales spiel for CC (ie stuff that was 'new' when CC was first released) and the 'complete release notes' link is no better.

So what's new in v9.1?
[Version 9.1]

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IgorFreiberger replied on 03 Jan 2014
Adobe site says 9.1 brings one new feature and several corrections.

New feature: Sync settings using Adobe Creative Cloud. It enables users to sync their settings using Creative Cloud. If you use two computers, for example, one at home and another at work, the Sync Settings feature makes it easy for you to keep those settings synchronized. Also, if you have replaced your old computer with a new one, you can get the application set up quickly with all your settings in place.

InDesign only

When a new document is opened with the Preview option on, the primary text frame column number fails to synchronize with the layout column number. (#3554328)
The parent document setup dialog is dismissed when the warning message for page size smaller than columns and margins is invoked. Also, this leads to crash on using the document setup dialog again. (#3554324)
InDesign crashes on changing the Intent and then clicking OK while the Preview option is off. (#3554322)
If you launch the new document dialog box through a document preset having facing pages turned off and the number of columns is greater than 1, and turning the Preview option on or off and then clicking OK crashes InDesign. (#3565795)
InDesign crashes on turning off the Facing Pages option and modifying the number of columns after turning off the Preview option in the new document dialog box. (#3554323)
InDesign crashes on turning off the Preview option and then changing the intent with custom number of columns and modified margins. (#3568108)
InDesign and InCopy

Mac: InDesign crashes when you click any widget in any CSXS extension panel when another panel is in inline editing mode. (#3554318)
Special characters such as ‘?’ or ‘=’ used in hyperlinks are converted to invalid characters and this results in broken links in the exported PDF. (#3554342)
In a two columns text frame, if you select text with the mouse in a footnote placed in the left column text, the text disappears. (#3554333)
Font search results are not correct when the ‘Show Favorite Fonts Only’ option is selected. (#3554337)
If the ‘Show Favorite Fonts Only’ option is selected in the Font menu, InDesign crashes on closing a document with document fonts. (#3554334)
InDesign crashes on selecting the text tool if there are specific fonts present in the system. (#3567444)
InDesign crashes on selecting a row or column with drop shadow applied on it. (#3577944)
Fonts having illegal Postscript characters in their names are crashing the application. (#3585880)
There is a no easy way to identify whether the launched version of InDesign CC on Windows is 64-bit or 32-bit. (#3554339)
A wrong cursor is displayed when using text drag-and-drop and creating a new frame. (#3574244)
A Flash player object is not loading in ScriptUI. (#3590770)
Windows: a user is unable to type text in a macro text field in the Text Macros Panel. (#3580114)


Achim Gehrig reviewed on 15 Sep 2013
Even though a lot of people just brag about the new Adobe rental scheme, InDesign itself is great.
[Version 9.0]



Edac2 reviewed on 19 Jun 2013
I've noticed some subtle UI improvements with InDesign CC, like scrollbar arrows (a la Illustrator). But every time I quit, I get an error message that InDesign has 'quit unexpecedly'. Same problem with separate installs on two computers (latest gen iMacs). I tried deleting the program (using the Adobe program deleter) and reinstalling it, and I get the same crash window.
[Version 9.0]



BobDavey3378 reviewed on 19 Jun 2013
I need more than one app like Photoshop but not the rest of the crap which is the only other option.
In the US the monthly cost is $49.99, in the UK £46.88 & in France €61.49.
At the current exchange rate using the US price as a base UK should be £31.90 & France €37.28 give or take.
The concept is fine but the pricing & structure will force a lot of small business to either not upgrade or as I suspect find a way around it unless they stop ripping us off, especially in Europe.
[Version 9.0]


Cowicide commented on 18 Jun 2013
Quark went downhill in customer service over the years back in the day, but now that Adobe is trying this horrible RENTAL model for its software, it's time to switch back to QuarkXPress.

Goodbye, Adobe. You suck.

Like most other longtime Adobe customers, I am sickened by Adobe's greed with their Creative Cloud subscription model.

The petition is over 30,000 signatures so far...
[Version 9.0]

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Edac2 replied on 19 Jun 2013
Quark still sucks. It is basically Quark 3 with some UI improvements and extra features shoehorned on. It's still overpriced. It still has awful service. And it still only works sometimes, especially with fonts. Oh, and it's still just Quark. Though Creative Cloud sounds expensive, Adobe service is still pretty good and the programs are constantly updated. If you only need InDesign it might not be worth subscribing, but the Creative Cloud subscription includes ALL of Adobe's programs, TypeKit (and soon to come TypeKit on the desktop), file sharing and Behance. Installation is a breeze, with no sixty character product codes to enter.

Cowicide replied on 20 Jun 2013
>Though Creative Cloud sounds expensive

Creative Cloud doesn't just "sound" expensive. It IS expensive.

You can purchase Adobe CS6 Design Standard (includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, etc.) from Staples right now with a perpetual license for $450.00 with free shipping on your business credit card and make monthly payments on the card.

With that option you can pay less during lean months and pay more as the business grows to pay off the balance before the interest raises the price significantly.

Meanwhile... with Creative Cloud, for those same apps you pay 50 dollars a month no matter what or you lose access to the apps. And, well before a year is up you've already paid more (and that's including avg. credit card interest on the Staple's purchase).

Also, if the business fails, the Staple's Design Standard is an asset and can be sold. With Creative Cloud, you have... nothing. You have to factor that in for a VC, by the way.

A business that likes to waste money and take unnecessary risks? No VC money for you.

Also, what is your business going to do when Adobe decides to double the rent and you have to pay up the ransom or lose access to all your hostage apps and (by proxy) your proprietary format files?

And, how long will your business survive when there's an inevitable bug, glitch or hack with the subscription server and all your apps go bye-bye when they phone home and it errantly shows your subscription is invalid? All this right in the middle of a critical project your business depends on for survival?

You don't have to worry about any of that with a perpetual license and if your business is short on cash, you can use a credit card for the purchase.

Creative Cloud only benefits Adobe. Don't be fooled.

Macguruguy commented on 07 May 2013
Well, just when I go to know thee InDesign, and have finally bowed to your greatness, you have left me for another. I cannot follow thee. Be gone ye Adobe.
[Version 8.0.1]


Zoidbert commented on 18 Apr 2013
Having just discovered how nice Spaces can be as an organizational tool, I'm a little surprised it's still not implemented in InDesign.
[Version 8.0.1]



Sanchai reviewed on 27 Sep 2012
The latest update show itself as version 8.0.1x5 in Macupdate Desktop, where the latest version as stated by Macupdate Desktop is version 8.0.1

This is a bad match. Fix please Chad and Misha
[Version 8.0.1]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 27 Sep 2012
Fixed, thanks Sanchai.

Pik80 replied on 27 Sep 2012
Can someone explain to me what the version number 8.0.1x5 means? What is the x5 at the end for?

Cowicide replied on 27 Sep 2012
I'm curious too what this x5 business is about. I updated and it says 8.0.1 and nothing more.

MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 27 Sep 2012
Sanchai, I just double checked and I'm not seeing any mention of x5 in here either (I apologize for making that change a bit too quickly!). Could you email ryan [at] macupdate with some more info about where you're seeing the discrepancy in MacUpdate Desktop. Thanks!

Tony-Aguila commented on 27 Sep 2012
After the Mountain Lion upgrade opening palettes in InDesign CS6 took an extremely long time, not evident in Lion. I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling InDesign, to no avail.

I usually wait for Adobe Application Manager to alert me for an update but I was desperate for a fix to the problem so I downloaded and installed this update (8.0.1) anyway. Unfortunately it did not fix the problem.

It's true that this was not on the list of bugs that the update addressed, but I'm wondering if others are experiencing a similar problem since the Mountain Lion upgrade.
[Version 8.0.1]


hihagen had trouble on 22 Jun 2006
This is the update: 4.03:
[Version 4.0.3]


Handycam had trouble on 23 Mar 2004
Note this link is to the demo version of InDesign. The updater is apparently only available from within the program.


For more info
[Version 3.0.1]

JohnV2458 rated on 02 Jan 2014

[Version 9.1]


Zincker rated on 20 Jun 2013

[Version 9.0]


Zincker rated on 07 Apr 2013

[Version 8.0.1]

Michael-Bagnall rated on 07 Dec 2012

[Version 8.0.1]


Ali_Egypt rated on 02 Oct 2012

[Version 8.0.1]


Twisted rated on 03 Sep 2011

[Version 7.5.1]


Leonledragon rated on 29 Jul 2011

[Version 7.5.1]

Pichitp rated on 18 Apr 2011

[Version 7.0.3]

KemperSchlomski rated on 06 Dec 2010

[Version 7.0.3]

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Date:16 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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InDesign CC is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous InDesign customer). InDesign CS6 is still available for purchase (without a monthly plan) if you prefer.

Adobe InDesign CC is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available. Sharpen your skills and master new tools with a rich and growing library of training videos. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get immediate feedback from creatives around the world.

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