Adobe InDesign CS6 software is a versatile desktop publishing application that gives you pixel-perfect control over design and typography. Create elegant and engaging pages for print, tablets, and other screens. Use Adaptive Design Tools to easily repurpose layouts to look great on a variety of pages sizes, orientations, or devices.
Liquid LayoutApply liquid page rules to automatically adapt content when you create an alternate layout with a different size or orientation in InDesign.
Alternate LayoutEfficiently create and design multiple versions of a layout for different devices and print needs, all within a single InDesign file.
Linked contentLink 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 toolsGrab 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 InDesignCreate 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 supportBuy and update the Middle Eastern version of InDesign directly from Adobe for easier localization of global documents and enhanced functionality.
Pages panel enhancementsDisplay alternate layouts in the Pages panel to organize content efficiently.
Split windowView two side-by-side layouts within the same document to compare the look and feel of the layouts and help ensure consistency.
Recently used fontsAccess fonts you use frequently. Recently used fonts appear at the top of the font list.
Persistent text frame fitting optionsSet frames to grow with additional text, based on simple parameters. Expand and shrink frames automatically for headlines, callouts, or other variable content.
Grayscale previewPreview 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 exportExport PDF files in grayscale directly from the Print dialog box.
Key object alignmentAlign selected items to a key object you define.
Hunspell dictionary enhancements
Complex calculationsCalculate values in panels and dialog boxes using complex calculations (for example, 12.5p/2×3).
Enhanced split and span supportKeep lines together in paragraphs that split or span columns.
Interactive PDF exported as pagesExport an interactive PDF as pages instead of spreads.
Export to PNGExport 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 objectsZoom in to a linked object from the Links panel to evaluate it more clearly.
Extension set managementEnable or disable groups of extensions based on your current workflow.
Indic language supportUse the World-Ready Composer, an alternate composition engine, to work with Hindi, Punjabi, and other Indian languages, as well as complex script languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.
Interactive HTMLInclude 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 textControl how content in linked text is styled. Specify different text styles for parent text and children.
Enhanced packaging supportPackage InDesign projects for handoff in Adobe Digital Publishing Suite* workflows, including functionality such as overlays.
Design beautiful page layoutsHarness the professional design and typography features in Adobe® InDesign® CS6 software to create stunning and sophisticated page layouts with pixel-perfect control.
Adapt contentUse a powerful set of new Adaptive Design Tools to efficiently repurpose your page layouts to myriad page sizes, screen sizes, orientations, and devices without sacrificing good design or typography.
Create beautiful documents for printDesign compelling print layouts quickly and easily.
Create engaging books for e-readersCreate engaging eBooks with little need for developers. Include refined typography and images that resize to fit virtually any screen.
Create interactive publications for tabletsEngage, inform, and attract readers with publications that integrate interactivity, video and sound. The ability to integrate with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite provides an end-to-end workflow for creating and publishing immersive reading experiences on devices.
Create digital experiencesBring designs to life, integrating interactivity, video, and sound. Export interactive PDF documents, SWF files that can be viewed in the free Adobe Flash Player runtime, and HTML files for the web.
Do more in less timeCreate, edit, and publish documents faster. New and existing productivity features make page layout simpler and speedier, whether you are working on print or digital outputs.