InDesign CC 2017 Updates

Get up to speed fast on all the exciting new features and refinements in the latest version of InDesign CC. Software required: Adobe InDesign CC 2017.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
November 10, 2016
Duration
22m 41s
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
November 10, 2016
Duration
22m 41s
Description

This course, InDesign CC 2017 Updates, will quickly get you up to speed on all the exciting new features and refinements in the latest version of InDesign CC. First, you'll learn about big tabs, right-click contextual menu additions, and text and OpenType contextual properties. Next, you'll learn how to span footnotes across columns, and you'll explore the arrowhead scale control. You'll wrap up this short course by exploring some of the smaller changes included in this update. By the end of this course, you'll feel comfortable with the new changes and ready to make use of them in your own work. Software required: Adobe InDesign CC 2017.

About the author
About the author

As a freelance graphic designer with over 20 years' experience, Pariah sits on the Adobe Advisory Group, is an Adobe Freelancer, and is an Adobe Community Professional and a former trainer and technical lead for Adobe's technical support teams for InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi, my name is Pariah Burke. Welcome to InDesign CC 2017 Updates.

I’m one of the world’s most prolific InDesign trainers, consultants, and authors with hundreds of successful training classes for some of the world’s best known brands, 8 books, more than a dozen video courses, and more than 450 published in the industry’s leading magazines and websites.

InDesign CC 2017 brings several exciting new features and refinements. Most of the changes are in direct response to what users like you and me have asked for, even plead for.

Adobe really does listen. The proof is InDesign CC 2017.

In this brief What’s New-style course I’ll show you all the new features and refinements—big AND small—moving from the top down and starting with several interesting changes at the top of InDesign, in its Control Panel, and above and just below the Control panel.

Once you know what’s new up top, you’ll learn about all the thrilling new contextual OpenType properties features that are LITERALLY within your reach at all times to help you use your OpenType fonts to their fullest potential for the BEST typography you can create. Adobe granted your wishes with footnotes that finally span columns, avoiding that awkward side-by-side footnote aligning you’ve long had to suffer with in multi-column layouts. You’ll learn how to use the new footnote behavior to set document-wide and per text frame footnote column spanning options.

Arrowheads, too, have been only sort of useful in InDesign. Many designers actually jump out to Illustrator to create arrows with heads and ends scalable independently of their strokes, then copy those perfectly crafted arrows back to InDesign. The Illustrator-two-step is finished, my friend. InDesign now offers independent arrowhead scaling AND positioning, and it put those controls EVERYWHERE they should be. You’ll see in the Arrowhead Scale Controls clip.

You’ll wrap up the tour of InDesign CC 2017 updates by seeing all the smaller, subtler changes InDesign CC 2017 brings to places like the Hyperlinks and CC Libraries panels, the View and Window menus, and elsewhere.

Before beginning the course you should already be comfortable working in Adobe InDesign CC.The changes in InDesign CC 2017 are exciting and useful, with something new or something refined for every InDesign user. I’m going to show you all of them!