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Top New Features of Adobe InDesign CS5



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. Invite colleagues and clients to comment using just a browser with included annotation tools. View comments in the context of your InDesign layout, making it easier to address feedback to meet project deadlines more efficiently. CS Review is part of Adobe CS Live online services.*

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.

Track 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.

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 that of 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.

Print to digital —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 Dreamweaver CS5. Export eBooks to Adobe Digital Editions for reading on laptops or mobile devices, including the Apple iPad, Sony eBook reader, and Barnes & Noble nook.

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.

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