Adobe InDesign

Design and publish elegant layouts for print and digital.

InDesign is the industry-leading layout and page design software for print and digital media. Create beautiful graphic designs with typography from the world’s top foundries and imagery from Adobe Stock. Quickly share content and feedback in PDF. InDesign has everything you need to create and publish books, digital magazines, eBooks, posters, interactive PDFs, and more. 

Key features

  • Digital publications. Dazzling interactions—Create digital magazines, eBooks, and interactive online documents that draw people in with audio, video, slideshows, and animations. InDesign makes it easy to manage your design elements and quickly deliver immersive experiences in any format.
  • Keep your team on the same page—Design faster and smarter with tools built for collaboration. Make changes quickly with Paragraph, Character, or Object Styles. Simplify stakeholder reviews by sharing your designs to the web, or share files for feedback via PDF. The app integrates with Creative Cloud, so you can share content, fonts, and graphics across all your projects.
  • Adobe Fonts auto-activation—Say goodbye to missing fonts. InDesign now automatically finds and activates all available fonts from Adobe Fonts.


  • Make an impression in print—Design everything from stationery, flyers, and posters to brochures, annual reports, magazines, and books. With professional layout and typesetting tools, you can create multicolumn pages that feature stylish typography and rich graphics, images, and tables.
  • Share for Review—The review process just got easier. Now you can share your designs to the web in just a few clicks and manage feedback right within the app.
  • Keep colors consistent—Easily find and replace colors in any type of object to keep branding consistent and ensure color accuracy for printing.


System requirements


  • Multicore Intel processor (with 64-bit support) or AMD Athlon 64 processor
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1607, 1809, 1903, 1909, or 2004
  • 4GB of RAM (16GB recommended)
  • 3.6GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices); SSD recommended
  • 1024x768 display (1920x1080 recommended), HiDPI display support 
  • To use the new InDesign Touch workspace, you must have a touch screen–enabled tablet/monitor running Windows 10 or later (such as Microsoft Surface Pro 3) with the screen resolution set to 2160x1440 or more
  • 32-bit video card 
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services*    



  • Multicore Intel processor or Apple silicon/M1
  • macOS 10.14 (Mojave), 10.15 (Catalina), or 11 (Big Sur)
  • 4GB of RAM (16GB recommended)
  • 4.5GB 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)
  • 1024x768 display (1920x1080 recommended), Retina display support 
  • 32-bit video card 
  • Optional: To use GPU performance, your Mac should have a minimum of 1024MB of VRAM (2GB recommended), and your computer must support OpenGL version 4.0 or later.
    Supported machines:
    • iMac 4K
    • Mac 5K
    • MacBook Pro Retina
    • Mac Pro connected to a HiDPI monitor
    • Mac mini connected to a HiDPI monitor
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services*   




What is InDesign, and who is it for?

A professional page layout application for print and digital publishing, Adobe InDesign lets you design, preflight, and publish a broad range of content for print, web, and tablet apps. It offers precise control over typography, built-in creative tools, an intuitive design environment, and tight integration with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Animate. 

InDesign is built for designers, prepress and production professionals, and print service providers who work for magazines, design firms, advertising agencies, newspapers, book publishers, and retail/catalog companies, as well as in corporate design, commercial printing, and other leading-edge publishing environments.

And because InDesign is part of Adobe Creative Cloud, you get access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they’re available.


Is InDesign extensible?

Yes. Developers can fully extend and automate InDesign using standard programming technologies including ActionScript, C++, JavaScript, AppleScript, and VBScript. Developers can also sell and distribute their extensions to the entire Creative Cloud install base using Adobe Exchange, which is integrated with InDesign.

The InDesign software development kit (SDK) provides documentation, tools, and sample code to help customize and build InDesign plug-ins. 



* NOTICE TO USERS: Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy. Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.