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Design professional layouts for print and digital publishing

Adobe® InDesign® CS5 software introduces new and enhanced productivity and collaboration features. Integrate interactivity, animation, sound, and video in documents and presentations to attract, engage, and inform your audience. Take advantage of intuitive tools that simplify object selection and editing. Streamline file management by including mixed page sizes in a single file. Access Adobe CS Live online services* from within InDesign to streamline critical review processes. CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time—visit for details.

Top reasons to upgrade to Adobe® InDesign® CS5

Interactive documents and presentations—Engage and inform readers with documents and presentations that integrate interactivity, animation, sound, and video. Export documents directly from InDesign to SWF files for playback in Adobe Flash® Player.

Simplified object selection and editing—Perform repetitive layout tasks efficiently. Manipulate frames and frame content without switching tools. Dynamically adjust white space between objects while maintaining the relationship between frames. Use on-object controls to modify frame corners directly in the layout.

Integration with Adobe CS Review*—Create and share document reviews online from within InDesign through integration with CS Review, a new CS Live online service.* Invite colleagues and clients to comment using just a browser. Using the CS Review integration in InDesign, you can view comments in the context of your InDesign layout, making it easier to address feedback to meet project deadlines more efficiently. CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time—visit for details.

Reviewers add comments within the browser online. Those comments appear in the CS Review panel in InDesign. Thumbnails give you context for the feedback, making it easier to find and address comments.

Multiple page sizes—Create pages with different sizes in a single document to streamline file management. Share the same master page across different-sized layouts for greater efficiency.

Tracked text changes—Mark up text directly in InDesign and easily track copy revisions. Get to final copy faster by accepting or rejecting text changes within the document.

The ability to combine multiple page sizes simplifies the layout of documents with complex folds, such as this magazine with a cover flap. Not only can you create pages with different sizes in a document—you can include them in a single spread.

Paragraphs that span and split columns—Quickly format headlines, subheads, or any text to span multiple columns in a single text frame without having to create separate text frames.

All-new Layers panel—Easily manage layers in simple and complex documents. Quickly find, select, lock, hide, name, and change the stacking order of individual page items directly in the Layers panel. Drag objects from one group to another. The new Layers panel behavior is similar to the Layers panel in Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe Photoshop.®

Production enhancements—Speed up delivery of print and digital documents. Preview InDesign pages and placed images in Adobe Bridge. Find linked assets used in one layout and drag them into another InDesign document using the integrated Mini Bridge panel.

Eliminate missing fonts—InDesign automatically installs the required fonts when you open a document and uninstalls them when you close it. Appropriate font licensing is still required.

Digital export—Export your page design and text layouts with greater fidelity to Flash Professional CS5, retaining animation, video, and sound from your InDesign document. Export InDesign content as XHTML with greater control over page order for editing in Adobe Dreamweaver® CS5. Export eBooks authored in InDesign CS5 to industry-standard EPUB files for reading on laptops or mobile devices, including the Apple iPad, Sony Reader, and Barnes & Noble nook. Include rich media to bring eBooks to life when read on a personal computer using Adobe Digital Editions, a desktop reading application.

Live captions—Generate static or live captions automatically from image metadata, and add text before or after the selected metadata tag in InDesign. Specify the position and style of the caption, optionally including the caption on its own layer.

The Mini Bridge panel in InDesign gives you quick access to your assets. You can use Favorites you’ve set up in Bridge to locate files easily or navigate through your hard drive. To quickly find images or other assets you’ve used in an InDesign document, right-click or Control-click the file in Mini Bridge, and choose Show Linked Files.