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Adobe InDesign FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Adobe InDesign offer?

Adobe InDesign has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $20.99/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of Adobe InDesign?

Adobe InDesign has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Adobe InDesign support?

Adobe InDesign supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Adobe InDesign offer an API?

No, Adobe InDesign does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does Adobe InDesign offer?

Adobe InDesign offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum

Adobe InDesign product overview

Price starts from

20.99

Per month

Flat Rate

What is Adobe InDesign?

Adobe InDesign is a layout design and desktop publishing software designed to help businesses and creative individuals create graphic designs with typography from various foundries and imagery from Adobe Stock. The platform lets teams create and publish digital magazines, books, eBooks, interactive PDFs, posters, and more.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Documentation

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Adobe InDesign features

Functionality

4.7

/5

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Total features

24

2 categories

Most valued features by users

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Adobe InDesign users reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

/5

273

Positive reviews

100

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Rating breakdown
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend8.66/10
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Pros
We love creating simple, clean, and engaging templates that our team can use for quality control. The links features makes sure every placed image is up to date and allows us to have better workflow.
The functionality for creating small booklets and brochures is the best part about this software. There are plenty of design tutorials if you need a creative spark.
I have been using InDesign regularly since 2009 and I have come to love the intuitive and evolving user interface and the seamless integration with all other Adobe Suite programs.
Cons
Also we have issues with users who are on different versions - this usually corrupts the file. In addition to this users do find they get locked out of the file and this means work has been lost.
These inconsistencies irritate me because I have to continuously halt and consider which program I'm using.
And at the beginning you lose a lot of time and you can get annoyed because you don't know how to undo some mistake you made.
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Education Management, 51-200 employees

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Reviewed 2 years ago

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Robson G.

Architecture & Planning, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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The Adobe product for editorial design

Reviewed 2 years ago

Indesign has been useful for some editorial design I have made on my career.

Pros

Indesign is interesting because of leaning on editorial design and that makes it the best option among Adobe products, to edit pages for a book, compound the frames of a sheet, and a lot more.

Cons

Its features is limited to edition for frames and pages.

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Public Relations and Communications, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Adobe InDesign: your ace in the hole for your layouts

Reviewed a year ago

Overall it is the best page layout program in existence: convenient, practical, with any functionality and ability to add hyperlinks and videos, so exporting interactive formats, it is super!

Pros

Especially in case you are a designer, art director or graphic designer: you can't be unfamiliar with Adobe Indesign. With him all your publishing projects can come to life; you can typeset, books, brochures, business cards, in short anything that can be printable, but not only that! Also formats for digital, so you can work in both RGB and CMYK on any format on want and with any file to be integrated within it: png, jpg, psd, whatever!

Cons

Sometimes, like all Adobe programs, it might shut down unexpectedly because it takes up so much space with RAM it sometimes crashes, it happens infrequently, but when it does you can not worry most of the time because the program always saves a recovered file from your last job.

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Aleksandar D.

Media Production, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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The most versatile and the most feature rich DTP application - but do you really need all that

Reviewed 2 years ago

Never, never had any problem or issue. All job done with the perfect precision.

Pros

Adobe inDesign is professional standard - must have application if you work in DTP industry. Even you dont make final prepress in inDesign, you have to have one working place with inDesign, because most of clients will send their creations in inDesign .indd format. And, there are no job or task you cannot complete with inDesign.

Cons

inDesign as solo application is not solution for business. You need additional photo and vector drawing tools, and then we come to Adobe Suite... and we then come to subscription ... and prices ... and ... there are no cheap way to runaway from Adobe ecosystem anytime in future.

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Higher Education, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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InDesign is the Premiere Document Layout Tool

Reviewed 3 years ago

I have been using InDesign for over fifteen years and have used it to successfully design everything from reports and infographics to album and novel covers. After learning it once, it remains intuitive and powerful--it is the only document layout tool I've used where I am able to create whatever design I can imagine. It has earned me plaudits for good design and clarity of communication. Above all, it has enhanced the professionalism of the materials I produce, always making the information contained therein clearer.

Pros

InDesign is the most powerful and fully featured document layout tool available. It provides flexible, easy to use layering that enables advanced overlays and far more complicated designs than are possible with a more traditional layout tool. What's more, with a wide variety of font types and masking tools, the sky is the limit for making professional looking documents. It is flexible enough to lay out everything from infographics to multi-column reports to covers and posters. Plus, it brings the power of the Adobe Suite through integrations with Photoshop, Illustrator, and more.

Cons

There are few features I've encountered that are missing for InDesign. That said, the learning curve for can be steep for someone who has no experience with design products, particularly those of the Adobe Suite. That said, Adobe provides ample learning resources so that users can get up to speed fairly quickly. InDesign integrated seamlessly into our report production workflow, so I fully recommend it.

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Cushi M.

E-Learning, self-employed

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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A great tool for experienced designers to create beautiful, highly custom print or digital documents

Reviewed 2 years ago

Generally, I enjoy working with this software. it allows me to work between Photoshop and Illustrator while using it in a seamless way, which is essential for my workflow when designing. It's feature rich and has more than everything you'd need to create exceptional designs for things such as: portfolios, information packages, pitch decks, business cards, and more.

Pros

I like that this program easily integrates with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator making importing of files exceptionally easy, even if the file is currently open in one of those other programs. I also love the simplicity of the drag and drop editor, the various views that show guides or print preview while working, the comprehensive keyboard shortcuts, and the straight forward PDF export process. I'd highly recommend this program to designers, but if you are a solopreneur without design experience looking for a graphic design solution that you can utilize yourself, I'd suggest Canva as the learning curve is less steep

Cons

I am completely frustrated that there is no way to allow the color picker to work like Photoshop's. Also, the color swatches should work as simply and easily as they do in Photoshop as well. Instead they are complex and not the least bit intuitive.

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