InDesign CC 2014 | What’s new and changed

June 2014

June 2014

Adobe InDesign is the industry-standard publishing application for print publications, interactive PDF documents, digital magazines, and EPUBs. A new version of InDesign CC (2014) is available now. It comes with several enhancements and critical bug fixes.




To install InDesign CC 2014

  1. Go to, and Sign in with your Adobe ID – click Sign In in the top global navigation bar.
  2. In the left navigation panel, click Desktop under Apps.
  3. In the Desktop Apps page, navigate to InDesign and then click Download. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the download and installation.

What’s new and changed in InDesign CC 2014

Seamless update

InDesign now supports automatic as well as manual migration of local settings from previous release to current release.

EPUB enhancements

Enhanced support for Fixed Layout and Reflowable EPUB Export:

  • Fixed Layout:  InDesign now supports this format that is interesting and interactive. This format is used widely for children’s eBooks and for complex non-fiction like cookbooks and textbooks.
  • Customizable object width and height in CSS: You can now customize the height and width of an object in a CSS file in the Object Export Options dialog box.
  • Improved CSS support for table and cell styles: Table and cell styles now get mapped appropriately to the CSS.
  • Enhanced metadata controls: You can update the file info or metadata of your InDesign file and the same EPUB data gets populated in both Reflowable/Fixed Layout tabs.
  • New EPUB type markup: Additional accessibility support in EPUB through epub:type attribute.

To see the list of all EPUB enhancements in InDesign CC 2014, refer to InDesign_EPUB_Changes_CC_9.2_to_10.0 pdf.

Drag and drop table columns and rows

You can now simply drag-and-drop table rows and columns from one position to another within the same table.

Color groups

You can now create and manage color groups in InDesign. Simply create Color Groups from the Swatches panel through the new Color Group icon or from the flyout and context menu.

Find previous

The Find/Change dialog in InDesign now has two search direction buttons – Forward and Backward. As search forward is enabled by default, you can switch to Backward to reverse the flow of the search. .

Footnote enhancements

You can now apply text wrap to an anchored or floating object that is part of a footnote. This enhancement works on both rectangular and non-rectangular text frames.

Scale effects

Effects such as drop shadows properly scale as you change the scale of an object or text. With the new Scalable Effects feature, an option to scale the transparency effects while scaling an object has been added in the Control panel and Transform panel flyout menus.

Behance integration

InDesign now makes it possible to share your creation on Behance by click of a button. The sharing happens in form of spreads exported as images.

Enhanced package with IDML and PDF

You can now include a PDF and IDML file in any package created from InDesign for individual documents.

QR Code support within data merge

You can now place a data source containing a QR code in a merged document. The QR code workflow is integrated with the merged document.

HiDPI support for Windows

InDesign now supports HiDPI for Microsoft Windows across a wide variety of DPI display settings.

What’s new dialog

Now an in application what’s new dialog greets you with content that provides information about the new features in this release. You can click a link to learn more about the feature.

More on What’s new in InDesign CC 2014.

Prabhat Singh


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  1. #1 by CJ on July 10, 2014 - 2:39 pm

    Will installing Indesign CC 2014 replace the existing Indesign CC on my computer, or is CC kept and I can use both?
    It would be a heck of en effort to need virtualisisation for using both.

    • #2 by Vikrant on July 10, 2014 - 2:55 pm

      It’ll keep both, you can use the one you need.
      The file association for .indd files will change to the latest version, so double-clicking a file will open the file in the latest version. That’s the only caution I can think of. All the rest is pretty seamless.

  2. #3 by CJ on July 10, 2014 - 9:42 pm

    Thanks :)

  3. #4 by Margot on July 17, 2014 - 9:24 am

    Hi. Is there a way to copy and paste individual objects accurately between ID CC 9.2 to ID CC 2014? I often use text and graphics from previous documents and this doesn’t seem to work with ID CC 2014. For example, I copied a text box and an empty graphic box together from ID CC 9.2 and when I pasted to a ID CC 2014 document, they appeared as one lowres object with no editable content.

    • #5 by Megan on November 4, 2014 - 1:24 am

      Did you ever find a solution to this problem? I’m currently struggling with this very same issue.

  4. #6 by David Zimmerly on July 30, 2014 - 1:58 am

    Can I use hyperlinks in InDesign CC 2014 in fixed layout epubs

  5. #7 by David Zimmerly on July 30, 2014 - 2:25 am

    I found out that I can’t use hyperlinks (InDesign_EPUB_Changes_CC_9.2_to_10.0 pdf) in InDesign CC 2014, but I can use embedded videos and I assume audio.

  6. #8 by David Zimmerly on July 30, 2014 - 3:15 am

    I converted a pdf of 170 pages of text and 90 photos to about 110 mb into InDesign CC 2014 fixed-layout epub and it was about 240 mb. I hope as time goes forward it will be a little less?

  7. #9 by Liz on August 5, 2014 - 7:45 pm

    Hey, is there a way to prevent anchored text frames to not cut off at the bottom of a ‘page’? It would be great if they could continue and reflow to the next page — like they did by default in CC’s previous version of InDesign.

  8. #10 by Lucy on August 29, 2014 - 2:06 am

    I am having difficulties with the new settings which are highly annoying. My shift key used to hold object in line when I moved them, now it does nothing. Also, I can’t seem to be able to place settings in the left master page. When I try to copy and paste guides in there, they paste onto the right hand page. :( Frustrated!

  9. #11 by Bruce on September 29, 2014 - 8:35 pm

    I’m using ID CC2014 and can’t find the list button (either bulleted or numbered) anywhere. I can see all of the paragraph justification buttons (where it used to be), but no list buttons. Did Adobe get rid of it? I’ve tried all of the different workspaces and looked everywhere but can’t find it at all.

  10. #12 by Phil Smith on December 21, 2016 - 1:37 am

    Does this version play nice with photoshop cc3 files?

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