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InDesign CC | What’s new and changed

Adobe InDesign is the industry-standard publishing application for print publications, interactive PDF documents, digital magazines, and EPUBs. A brand new version of InDesign CC is available now. It’s faster, sharper, and part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

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To install InDesign CC

  1. Go to http://creative.adobe.com and sign in with your Adobe ID.
  2. Click Download Center in the top navigation bar.
  3. Click Download icon next to the InDesign icon.
  4. On the InDesign product page, click Download. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

What’s new and changed in InDesign CC

InDesign CC comes with several enhancements and new features:

  • Modern UI: InDesign is now available with a dark theme by default. This theme enables a more pleasant visual experience, especially while working with rich colors and designs.
  • Faster performance: InDesign, InCopy, and InDesign Server are all now 64-bit applications. This speeds up processes, and makes it easier to work with several large files at a time.
  • HiDPI and Retina display: InDesign now includes native support for high-resolution displays. This feature is currently available for the Mac OS (for example, the MacBook Pro with Retina display).
  • Quick access to fonts: Search fonts by any part of the name, see fonts with families in a sub-menu, apply font selection by arrow keys to the selected text, and manage your favorite fonts.
  • EPUB enhancements: EPUB Export workflows have been simplified: several improvements in the existing features, additional control while authoring, and a few brand-new features. Now you have greater control over the table of contents and CSS export, and CSS editing is simpler.
  • QR Code generator: You can now generate and edit high quality independent QR code graphics from within InDesign. These are vector codes, and you can resize them without compromising quality and copy them into applications like Illustrator.
  • Adobe Exchange panel: The new Adobe Exchange panel is now an in-app experience for you to explore and discover content, plug-ins, and scripts that you can purchase or download for free.

For more information on what’s new in InDesign CC, see What’s new in InDesign CC.

Additional resources

InDesign Help page

Getting started with InDesign

Learn InDesign CC (Adobe TV videos)

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What’s new in Creative Cloud

totem-creative-cloud-80x80The latest refresh to Creative Cloud is now available! You can read the announcement  on the Creative Cloud blog.

With this release, Creative Cloud becomes even better. Several app and services have significant updates, loads for features to make your creative endeavors faster and more efficient.

Learn More

There are significant updates to the Creative Cloud.

  • A gazillion new features in your favorite apps, such as Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and many many more
  • A new intuitive Creative Cloud app for your desktop
    • To  install apps and manage updates without leaving your desktop
    • Connect and keep up with your creative network on Behance
  • Share your work on Behance from within apps, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom
  • A redesigned, more intuitive, Download Center on http://creative.adobe.com
  • Sync Colors with Kuler app
  • Sync settings and app preferences across multiple computers via the Creative Cloud

To read all about these and other information, see What’s new in Creative Cloud.

What Next

If you’re already a Creative Cloud customer, get started and download the latest apps and start creating! We’ve made it a little simpler for you. Your existing Adobe Application Manager will auto-update to the new Creative Cloud app for your desktop. Once the update is complete, you can download and update your apps.

If you’re impatient enough to not wait for the auto-update and want the new app at once, head over to the Download Center, and install the Creative Cloud app.

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In case you need help, see Creative Cloud Help.

Not a Creative Cloud member yet?

And wonder what all the fuss is about. Don’t worry, head over to https://creative.adobe.com/plans/ and join as a free member. You can download and use the apps for a free trial period of 30 days.

 

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Creative Cloud | Separating Facts from Myths

totem-creative-cloud-80x80Needs answers to common questions about Adobe Creative Cloud?  This post is an attempt to point you in the right direction, so that you can understand “What is Creative Cloud.”

 

Lets bust some myths

Creative Cloud FAQs – the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of questions. Some you didn’t even think of even asking.

Top 10 Creative Cloud Myths by ProDesignTools.com

Terry White on 5 Myths about Creative Cloud

Lee Brimelow’s unofficial FAQs

Scott Kelby on Photoshop and Creative Cloud Myths

Read Some More Expansive articles

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen in conversation with Mashable

Adobe’s Shift to the Cloud on Knowledge@Wharton.

How it can change the way you work, was my take on Creative Cloud when it launched last year.

Question not here

If you’re looking for answers, post your question on the Creative Cloud forum.

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Adobe Forums | Update your bookmarks

Last weekend, we were doing some streamlining down at the Adobe Forums. Nothing much, basic house cleaning, and other mundane stuff. Overall you should get a better experience, when you visit the forums. However, a few forums were renamed or moved around, and as a result, if you had bookmarked any one of those, you’ll receive an error that Item does not exist. The forums are still live and well, you’ll just need to update your bookmarks.

  1. Go to http://forums.adobe.com/
  2. Navigate to your forum.
  3. Update your bookmarks.
Adobe Forums Index Page

Adobe Forums Index Page

Again, sorry for any inconvenience caused. Please help spread the word around so that everyone knows. See you back the forums!

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How to upgrade to Adobe Creative Cloud

totem-creative-cloud-80x80Adobe Creative Cloud is a simple monthly membership gives you the entire collection of the latest applications, tools, and more. Print, Imaging, Web? You can do it all. Plus, Creative Cloud members automatically get access to new products and exclusive updates as soon as they’re released. And, with cloud storage and the ability to sync to any device, your files are always right where you need them. Creative Cloud is available for individuals or teams.

You can read reviews posted by our customers on the Creative Cloud review page. You can also read my earlier blog post, How Creative Cloud can change the way you work.

All said and done: if you feel that Adobe Creative Cloud offers your business a compelling value proposition, and you already have an existing perpetual licence to Creative Suite, Adobe offers an easy upgrade path. And some special pricing.

Upgrade to Creative Cloud

To avail of the special upgrade price for Creative Cloud, you must have a registered copy of Creative Suite.

  • If you haven’t registered your copy yet, open any CS application and choose Help > Register.

Switch to the Cloud

Switching to the Adobe Creative Cloud is easy. You can do it online, and you should be up an running fairly quickly.

  1. Visit the Switch to the Cloud page and review the current offer.

    Switch to the Cloud, and view the current upgrade pricing

    Switch to the Cloud, and view the current upgrade pricing. This pricing may be subject to change and reflects the offer at the time of writing this blog post.

  2. Sign in with your Adobe ID to see if you qualify for the upgrade. You need sign in with the same Adobe ID that you used to register your existing product.

    Sign in with your AdodeID

    Sign in with your AdodeID

  3. Continue with the on-screen wizard, and complete joining the Creative Cloud.

 

Downloading Apps

After you’ve joined the Creative Cloud, you can continue over to http://creative.adobe.com and sign in with your Adobe ID.

CS3+

If you’ve upgraded from CS3 or later, you can download the Apps from the Creative Cloud website. See an earlier blog post: How to download my Creative Cloud applications?

CS6

If you already have a CS6 Apps installed, you do not need you re-download them. You can convert a trial or a licensed version to a Creative Cloud version.

  1. Deactivate the product by choosing Help > Deactivate in any CS6 app.
  2. Launch the product again.  It will now launch in trial mode.
  3. Click the License this Software button located at the bottom of the screen.

    CS6 Trial screen

  4. Follow the onscreen instructions and Sign in with your Adobe ID.

For more information, see Convert CS6 Trials to Creative Cloud, for detailed instructions and complete screenshots.

Remember to choose Help > Update and download new features that are exclusively for Creative Cloud members.

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