InDesign CC 2015 is Here!

I’m sure you’ve read or heard today that Creative Cloud 2015 has hit the streets. There are a few interesting features in InDesign that I’m looking forward to working with. From a multi-program perspective, the Linked Assets feature is going to be wonderful. I often work with content in several programs at once, and the latest feature update lets you decide whether to pass along an updated asset from project to project in Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign.

InDesign now runs on the Mercury Performance System, and boasts speeds twice as fast as InDesign CS6. Much appreciated!

Now for a couple of interesting feature updates…

image of owls in table with content collector

Until now, if you wanted to shade a paragraph, you’d have to place it in its own text frame and apply a fill to the frame. That’s an old way of working, as you can now add shading or color to any selected paragraph.

The other feature change happens in tables, where you can now simply drag and drop or deposit an image from the content collector directly in a cell.

…and the star of the show…

I’ve saved the best for last. InDesign includes a new Publish Online Preview mode that lets you produce a digital version of any print publication for online viewing in any device, on any browser. That’s something I’m going to be digging into this week, and I’ll let you know how it turns out 😉

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