Create alternate layouts in Adobe® InDesign® CS6 software for multiple page and screen sizes. Use Liquid Layout to automatically adjust content based on rules you apply. Improve productivity with linked content, Content Collector tools, recently used fonts, grayscale preview, and more.
Apply liquid page rules to automatically adapt content when you create an alternate layout with a different size or orientation in InDesign.
Efficiently create and design multiple versions of a layout for different devices and print needs, all within a single InDesign file.
Link content within or across InDesign documents so that changes (including interactivity) made to the parent text or object are applied to all linked children objects.
Content Collector tools
Grab text and objects from an existing layout using the Content Collector. In a new layout, use the Content Placer to add items in the order you want them to appear.
PDF forms within InDesign
Create form fields directly within InDesign before you export to PDF. You can also assign the tab order in InDesign using the Articles panel.
Middle Eastern language support
Buy and update the Middle Eastern version of InDesign directly from Adobe for easier localization of global documents and enhanced functionality.
Pages panel enhancements
Display alternate layouts in the Pages panel to organize content efficiently.
View two side-by-side layouts within the same document to compare the look and feel of the layouts and help ensure consistency.
Recently used fonts
Access fonts you use frequently. Recently used fonts appear at the top of the font list.
Persistent text frame fitting options
Set frames to grow with additional text, based on simple parameters. Expand and shrink frames automatically for headlines, callouts, or other variable content.
Preview your layouts in grayscale to see how they will look on a black-and-white device or when printed in black and white.
Grayscale PDF export
Export PDF files in grayscale directly from the Print dialog box.
Key object alignment
Align selected items to a key object you define.
Hunspell dictionary enhancements
Access more than 100 open source dictionaries.
Save in IDML format from the Save As menu to use the layout in an earlier version of InDesign.
Calculate values in panels and dialog boxes using complex calculations (for example, 12.5p/2x3).
Enhanced split and span support
Keep lines together in paragraphs that split or span columns.
Interactive PDF exported as pages
Export an interactive PDF as pages instead of spreads.
Export to PNG
Export your InDesign document to PNG, a lossless format, for use on the web. You can export the entire document, part of the document, or individual items.
Enhanced zoom for linked objects
Zoom in to a linked object from the Links panel to evaluate it more clearly.
Extension set management
Enable or disable groups of extensions based on your current workflow.
Indic language support
Use the World-Ready Composer, a composition engine in the International English version of InDesign, to work with Hindi, Punjabi, and other Indian languages‡, as well as complex script languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.§
Include interactive HTML - such as Google Maps and animation developed with Adobe Edge™ software - in InDesign layouts. Interactivity is retained when exporting to HTML, EPUB3, or .folio for Adobe Digital Publishing Suite*.
Style mapping in linked text
Control how content in linked text is styled. Specify different text styles for parent text and children.
Live Preflight for digital publications
Preflight digital publications using EPUB and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite* preflight profiles. Use Live Preflight to detect and fix any problems before exporting.
Enhanced packaging support
Package InDesign projects for handoff in Adobe Digital Publishing Suite* workflows, including functionality such as overlays. You can also include an IDML file as part of the package.
* Adobe Digital Publishing Suite requires a separate license and payment of associated fees. Learn more.
† InDesign uses EPUB3 and HTML5 code to create eBooks with audio, video, and other advanced features. EPUB3 and HTML5 presentation, media playback, and double-byte character support (such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) may not be supported by all devices, browsers, or EPUB readers.
‡ The World-Ready Composer supports Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Oriya, Malayalam, and Kannada languages.
§ For a broader range of typographical controls, use the Middle Eastern version of InDesign.