Adobe today announced the immediate availability of
InDesign 2.0, the company’s professional layout and design program.
The new version of InDesign introduces editable transparency effects such as drop shadows, table creation, long document support, extensible markup language (XML) import/export support and an enhanced printing interface.
“Designers are accustomed to occasional product upgrades with a few new features, but never before have their needs and recommendations been considered so comprehensively as in the release of InDesign 2.0,” said Susan Altman Prescott, vice president of cross-media publishing at Adobe. “With hundreds of new features important to designers, InDesign 2.0 is more than an upgrade, it represents a revolution in professional page layout and design that will dramatically change cross-media publishing.”
InDesign 2.0 also supports Adobe’s XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) technology, an XML-based framework for embedding, tracking and exchanging metadata so that content can be deployed more efficiently across different media.
Adobe indicates that Performance enhancements have made InDesign 2.0 significantly faster than its predecessor and it provides native support for Mac OS X.
InDesign 2.0 is available immediately to customers in the United States and Canada for US$699 for the full product with a special 90-day upgrade offer of US$99 (US$149 thereafter).