Download Adobe InDesign CS5.5 for Windows
by Adelina Daliu
on Apr 27, 2012
Free to try
The software can seem difficult at first glance because it comes with advanced features that tend to raise question marks when navigating through the application, so those who are novice in design are advised to look thorough video tutorials that we highly recommend because it’s very detailed and useful. When first starting the program, it asks what you want to create (Document, Book or Library) and afterwards set page parameters if going for the Document. Parameters such as Number of Pages, Size, Columns, Margins, Orientation and Gutter are required for coming up with best interactive samples. The Interface integrates Application Frame, Application Bar (for arranging Documents are Screen Mode) and also the Control Panel that practically controls objects on the page. Also, before starting to work on the Document, rulers can be set on both parts.
For adding text into the existent page, the Type tool should be used, just drag and drop on the page and afterwards start typing in the blue box. When working for magazines or newspapers everything should be at its place and not a single mistake is accepted. A Spell Checker is provided so the user comes not only with appealing writing but also with correct ones. Features such as Auto Correct and Dynamic Spelling are encountered and there is also a Dictionary. For adding Pictures in the Page, one can use the Rectangle Frame Tool; if minor modifications must be made with Pictures or Text, the Rotate Tool does just the thing. The Layout tab allows working with Margins and Columns, such details should very well organized. On the Control Panel there are certain features such as Drop shadow (it highlights the text for better focusing on it), Apply Effect to Graphic, Opacity and also object effects for the selected target (Inner Shadow, Inner/Outer Glow, Satin, Basic Feather etc.) Last but not least, the Insert Special Character Tool is also worth being mentioned because it provides Symbols, Quotation marks and many more. For having a better perspective over the masterpiece, the Screen Mode can be selected and viewing it in Preview, Slug or Bleed styles and even as a Presentation.
Pros & Cons
- Advanced tools and Interface
- Spell Checker
- Adds Sound/Photo and Videos
- Difficult for beginners
Adobe® InDesign® CS5.5 software lets you design and preflight engaging page layouts for print or digital distribution with built-in creative tools and precise control over typography. Integrate interactivity, video, and audio for playback on tablets, smartphones, and computers.
Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended); Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
1.6GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
Broadband Internet connection required for online services and to validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis*
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