The update will be rolled out in a phased manner and many of you might not see the updates as of today as it has been made live for Australia, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland based Adobe IDs. We will be rolling out the updates to all by the end of the week.
This update provides native support for the macOS Metal API, feature improvements to variable fonts, multiple bug fixes, and performance improvements.
Check out What’s new in InDesign 16.2:
- Native Support for macOS Metal API: Improved drawing performance of InDesign application on macOS devices that support Metal.
- Map Optical Size to Font Size automatically: The optical size is by default mapped to the font size for the variable fonts in your text. If you do not want to retain this change, you can uncheck it from Preferences ( In macOS, go to InDesign > Preferences > Type and in Windows, go to Edit > Preferences > Type ).
For more information, see Automatic mapping of Optical Size in Variable fonts to Font Size
Update to the latest version of InDesign to try these new features and share your feedback with us.
The first Beta release of InDesign for Apple silicon is now available for testing.
Installing the Beta Build
This build is available on all computers running on Apple silicon. To install this build, open your Creative Cloud Desktop Application. Look for Beta Apps in the left-hand panel. (See pic below)
Note: If you are on a computer running on Apple silicon and do not see the installer, select Help > Check for Updates. If you are still unable to see the build, try logging out and logging back into the Creative Cloud Desktop Application.
Sharing Feedback with the InDesign team and logging Bug
1. On the top right corner of the Beta app, there is a 'Provide feedback' icon for this.
2. Please use any one of the options to provide your feedback or reporting an issue.: Request a feature, Visit the community and Report a bug.
1. Features not available:
- Licensing of Stock images and templates
- Adobe Color Themes panel
- Content Aware Fit
- Browse in Bridge
2. Features available, but with limitations or bugs:
- Password-protected PDF workflow does not work as expected.
- Issues are seen with Grayscale color profiles during PDF Export.
- Drawing issues are seen in CPU rendering; includes app flickering, text cursor not seen, drawing not visible until the mouse is released, Immediate Live Screen Drawing is not working.
- Delayed rendering on scrolling through a long list in the "Fonts" and "Links and images" tab of the Packaging dialog.
- Sample Apple scripts in the Scripts panel will not run in the Beta app.
- Color SVG fonts are rendered as black and white within InDesign and fail to export.
- SVG file format support is broken, fresh import will not work and will cause crashes in existing documents with already imported assets.
- Incorrect formatting is getting applied when importing few text files like word or excel.
- Few intermittent crashes exist while exporting PDF and switching workspace.
- Distortion seen in the Glyphs panel; including entries in Paragraph Styles dialog, Bullets and Number dialog.
- Issues in Font dropdown:
- In-menu font preview is not shown even after checking the corresponding Type Preferences.
- Find Similar Fonts displays no results.
If you are seeing an issue outside of this list, share your feedback with the team here: InDesign UserVoice Page.
The Adobe MAX update for InDesign (16.0) is now available for download through the CC desktop application.
Let's hear about the features from the Engineers themselves:
"Creating paths around an object in an image is a tedious and intricate job. This Max, we are introducing Sensei Powered Subject Aware text wrap targeted to reduce user's efforts by creating these paths automatically in a single click. If there is a prominent ‘subject’ inside an image, the feature will come in handy to quickly wrap text around the subject."
To understand the possibilities of this feature, see Wrap text around an object in one-click!
“The new Color tab in Find/Change Dialog would really be helpful to the users by pointing out to them the use of colors in the document and allow them to replace those which do not comply with brand guidelines. The colors that are defined in unused styles and usually remain hidden can now be found with the help of this feature.”
"Locate color will help users to quickly identify and eliminate unused colors in a document.
The new color tab in the Find/Change dialog allows users to locate and change the occurrences of the selected color in InDesign documents."
See Find and change colors for more information.
“With the introduction of HSB color module, InDesign has solved the inconsistency that the users were facing who work in multiple Adobe Products. We understand that HSB is the most natural colorspace to pick colors on the screen and the most suitable for designers and artists. From now on, users can choose HSB color on the fly in InDesign itself. No more extra step in calculating color values!!”
"We have re-introduced Place Video from URL and Navigation Points in Media panel along with few know bug fixes of media panel becoming huge. With these new features, customers should now be able to work as seamlessly as they did earlier."
"Customers documents get corrupt due to multiple factors both internal and external to InDesign application. These customers would be on a strict deadline and they would like the document to be recovered immediately but sending it to Adobe and hearing a response might be late. Hence we have introduced Recovery as a Service so that customers are enabled to get their document recovered themselves and we could add recovery techniques behind the scenes without actually releasing a new InDesign release."
Share for Review enhancements: Use the expanded set of text capabilities such as Highlight text, Strikethrough text, and Replace text. For more details, please see the InDesign Share for Review – FAQ.
For a detailed feature summary of this release, don’t forget to check out the What’s New.
We cannot wait for you to try it and share your feedback. Do let us know how you feel about this release and the exciting features by posting in the community.
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