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Adobe InDesign CS6 for Mac (Download)

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Product Highlights
  • Professional Page Layout Software
  • Design eBooks & Tablet Content
  • Print Preflight & Production Tools
  • Publish Tablet Applications
  • Liquid Layout Auto-Adaptation Rules
  • Interactive PDF Export
  • Interactive HTML Within Layouts
  • Expanded Scripting Support
  • Integration with Photoshop, Flash & More

Adobe InDesign CS6 for Mac (Download) is professional page layout software that enables you to design for any printed page size, and also for e-books, tablets, and the web. Enjoy pixel-perfect control over design and typography. This version accommodates output for multiple formats: with Alternate Layout you can create multiple versions within one document. And the Liquid Layout feature automatically adapts the layout of a single set of content to fit it to a new page size or shape.

The program lets you export for the EPUB3 standard – with embedded audio and video – for e-book creation. InDesign also grants access to Adobe Digital Publishing Suite services within the program so you can design, publish, and distribute apps for a range of tablets that include the Apple iPad, BlackBerry PlayBook, and many Android tablets (such as Kindle Fire).

As a staging area for typography, imagery, and graphical content, InDesign CS6 is of course tightly integrated with related Adobe programs such as Illustrator, Acrobat, Photoshop, and Flash Professional. As it continues to expand its capabilities for digital publishing, InDesign CS6 remains rooted in format-agnostic page layout, adding new features for preflight and production, split-window viewing of two alternative layouts, and aligning items around a key object.

New for CS6

Liquid Layout
Apply liquid page rules to automatically adapt content when you create an alternate layout with a different size or orientation in InDesign.
Alternate Layout
Efficiently create and design multiple versions of a layout for different devices and print needs, all within a single InDesign file.
Linked Content
Link 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 Tools
Grab 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 InDesign
Create 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 Support
Buy and update the Middle Eastern version of InDesign directly from Adobe (sold separately) for easier localization of global documents and enhanced functionality.
Pages Panel Enhancements
Display alternate layouts in the Pages panel to organize content efficiently.
Split Window
View two side-by-side layouts within the same document to compare the look and feel of the layouts and help ensure consistency.
Recently Used Fonts
Access fonts you use frequently. Recently used fonts appear at the top of the font list.
Persistent Text Frame-Fitting Options
Set frames to grow with additional text, based on simple parameters. Grow and shrink frames automatically for headlines, callouts, or other variable content.
Grayscale Preview
Preview your layouts in grayscale to see how they will look on a black & white device or when printed in black & white.
Grayscale PDF Export
Export PDF files in grayscale directly from the Print dialog box.
Key Object Alignment
Align selected items to a key object that you define.
Hunspell Dictionary Enhancements
Access more than 100 open-source dictionaries.
IDML Support
Save in IDML format from the Save As menu to use the layout in an earlier version of InDesign.
Complex Calculations
Calculate values in panels and dialog boxes using complex calculations (for example, 12.5p/2x3).
Enhanced Split & Span Support
Keep lines together in paragraphs that split or span columns.
Interactive PDF Export as Pages
Export an interactive PDF file as pages instead of spreads.
Export to PNG
Export 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 Objects
Zoom in to a linked object from the Links panel to evaluate it more clearly.
Extension Set Management
Enable or disable groups of extensions based on your current workflow.
Indic language Support
Use 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. (The World-Ready Composer supports Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Oriya, Malayalam, and Kannada languages.)
Interactive HTML
Include 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 Text
Control how content in linked text is styled. Specify different text styles for parent text and children.
Enhanced Packaging Support
Package InDesign projects for handoff in Adobe Digital Publishing Suite workflows, including functionality such as overlays. You can also include an IDML file as part of the package.

Other Features

Publishing for Digital Devices
Design compelling eBooks, create cutting-edge content for tablets that can be distributed by integrating with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, and export interactive layouts as SWF or PDF files.
Print Publishing
Design stunning documents and print directly or as PDF files to desktop or professional printers. Work efficiently with linked content, Content Collector tools, and more.
Integration with Other Adobe Solutions
Move smoothly from design to output, thanks to tight integration with industry-leading Adobe software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Flash Professional.
Preflight & Production Tools
Speed up production and help reduce errors with live preflighting, document-installed fonts, background PDF file export, JDF technology, and PDF/X export.
Productivity Tools
Produce sophisticated page layouts with linked content, Alternate Layout, Content Collector tools, Smart Guides, rapid table creation, and on-object controls.
Robust Text Composition
Create beautiful, sophisticated text with styles, text wrap, the Paragraph Composer, OpenType support, drop caps, and style mapping for EPUB export.
Built-In Creative Tools
Explore creatively with integrated drawing tools, nondestructive effects, built-in Photoshop effects, fine transparency controls, and support for 3D Photoshop artwork.
Automation
Create powerful automated workflows using standards-based XML features to lay out pages with text and images. Incorporate database-driven content to publish across channels.
Extensibility
Design for custom publishing using InDesign Markup Language (IDML), an XML-based file format that enables developers to create or modify files using standard XML tools.
Collaboration in Editorial Workflows
Improve collaboration between design and editorial teams with tight integration between InDesign and Adobe InCopy software.
Access to Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
Access Adobe Digital Publishing Suite from within InDesign to publish engaging digital documents for a range of tablet devices. New Single Edition lets you publish a single app to iPad. (A Digital Publishing Suite account is required to access certain features and services that integrate with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.)
Minimum System Requirements Multicore Intel processor
Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7
1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
2.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files
This software will not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services. Phone activation is not available.
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