Adobe InDesign 2021 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.
Under-the-hood improvements throughout InDesign keep you working quickly and smoothly. Harness all of your system’s RAM with native 64-bit support. See the greatest improvements in speed and stability when printing and when exporting PDF and INX files.
InDesign has a new look. Because the updated user interface is consistent with Adobe® Photoshop® and Illustrator®, it’s easier to work across your Adobe applications. And now you control the brightness of the UI so you can see your layouts more clearly.
HiDPI and Retina display support
From text to complex artwork, every element of your design will have greater clarity and vibrancy, thanks to support for the high-resolution Retina display on the new MacBook Pro.
Sync Fonts — part of Creative Cloud — will change the way you work with type. Quickly find the perfect font from the growing library of Adobe Typekit® fonts, sync it to your system, and have it immediately available for use.
Font search and filter
Find the perfect font — fast. Type any portion of a font name, such as “bold,” “semicondensed,” “italic,” or any part of a font family name, and see only the fonts that match your criteria.
Now footnotes can span multiple text columns in a specific frame or across entire documents.
Just click to see OpenType font properties of any selected text or text box, and then quickly apply properties to characters, words, or a whole story.
Arrowhead scale control
Scale start and end arrowheads independently of line stroke weight, and switch them with a single click.
Easier Adobe Stock search
Quickly find Adobe Stock assets by typing directly into the InDesign search field. Drag and drop search results from your Library panel right into your canvas and start using them right away. Plus, you can right-click on a stock image to do a visual search for similar images.
New Creative Cloud Libraries capabilities
Send Link has been updated so you can share read-only access to a public library. When you follow a library, it appears in your Library panel and updates automatically.
Creative Cloud Assets improvements
Archive and restore all your assets stored in Creative Cloud, including the ones in your Creative Cloud Libraries, assets created with CC desktop products, and mobile projects.
Introducing Typekit Marketplace
Now you can buy fonts from some of the industry’s biggest names and use them in your InDesign projects. Typekit uses its font sync and web technologies to deliver your Marketplace fonts anywhere you need them.
Animate CC integration
Access Animate CC animations directly from your Creative Cloud Libraries, then incorporate them into EPUBs as well as documents you publish to Publish Online formats.
And so much more
Also includes: Better hyperlink performance, bug fixes, and more.