Indesign CC 2020 Full Version Lifetime Windows
( PRE-ACTIVATED )
Throughout the past year, Technology for Publishing has been part of the prerelease program that has been testing new versions of InDesign. Many of the features that have been added were on our wish list!
Here’s a list of what you can expect from InDesign 2020. (Notice the name change? The “CC” has been dropped.)
Column rules can be automatically added between columns in a multi-column text frame. Column rules can be drawn from the ascent of the top line of text to the descent of the bottom line of text. In the case of an empty text frame with Insert Column Rules on, rules are applied from top inset to bottom inset of text frame. As soon as there is one or more characters in the text frame, column rule is applied from the ascent of the top line to the descent of the bottom line of text in frame, such as a paragraph. To add Column Rules, select the feature in the Text Frame Options dialog (Object>Text Frame Options) or in the Object Style dialog
Find Similar Images
In addition to the feature available in the CC Libraries panel, users can now find similar graphic assets directly from placed graphics in their InDesign layouts. To find similar assets a user can right-click the graphic asset in the InDesign document and choose Find Similar Images, select the graphic asset and choose Edit>Find Similar Images, or select the graphic asset and click the Find Similar Images button in the Properties panel. InDesign will search in Stock and the CC Libraries panel. The search can be made more specific by cropping portions of the source asset. Any matching assets will be listed in the CC Libraries panel.
Spell Check Enhancement/Reverse Spell Check
Similar to the Find/Change dialog users now have the ability to change the direction of their search. Users no longer have to worry about skipping a word by mistake and having to cycle through the entire document or story to find that word again. This is a major time-saver, especially when spell checking a text heavy document.
InDesign now supports Variable Font, a new Open Type font format supporting custom attributes like weight, width, slant, optical size, etc. Slider controls available when you click in the Control panel, Character panel, Character Styles panel, and Paragraph Styles panel allow a user to change the custom attributes.
Assign Shortcuts to Styles Using Keyboards Without Number Pad
In previous versions of InDesign, both desktop and laptop users who did not have a keyboard with number pad were unable to assign shortcuts to styles. Users now have the ability to assign almost any keyboard shortcut to styles using keyboards without number pads.
In the previous versions, to view the home screen users would have to close all open documents. Now, there is a new Home button that will open the home screen whenever you want. The new icon lets users move between a document and home screen by clicking the arrow button or the InDesign icon.
In addition, menus that were previously part of the app bar (View Options and Screen Mode) have been added to the toolbar.
Creative Cloud Search
The search feature found at the top of the home screen has been improved. As you type, search phrase suggestions begin to appear in a drop-down box, along with previously searched items. The search bar is now displayed in the center of the home screen and displays the matching items from Help/Support, Stock, and the user’s work documents.
Sorting in Links Panel with the Scale Option
The Scale factor in Links panel can now be sorted as numbers. In previous releases, the scale factor was sorted alphabetically, as seen below.
Text Engine Support for South-East Asian Languages
A new text engine, Harfbuzz, is added under World-ready composer. This engine helps improve the rendering of scripts for the following South-East Asian languages: Thai, Burmese, Khmer, Lao and Sinhala.
VG and SVGZ format files can be imported into InDesign and InCopy documents. Previously, SVGs from CC libraries were imported as PNGs in InDesign, but now, these will be imported as SVGs. SVGs, as well as Native Animation (SMIL), are supported by InDesign and can be exported to HTML and ePub. This option is available in both Object Export Options dialog (ePub and HTML Export tab) and the HTML, ePub Export dialogs.