Adobe InDesign 2020

SVG support, variable fonts, and faster launch times.

by Wayne Hoang

posted on 11-04-2019

InDesign’s November release brings key updates that many users have been asking for.

InDesign will now support SVG file formats. You can now be able to use infinitely customizable fonts, or Variable Fonts within InDesign. And if you’ve been looking for a more efficient way to place lines, or “rules,” between columns of text will now have an automated, painless way to do so.

This release also includes improvements to InDesign’s core performance. Launch times for InDesign could be up to 25% faster at launch.* We’ve also fixed or enhanced more than 50+ requests from our community.

SVG files

Now you can place SVG graphics in InDesign. This file format is a popular format used across digital and print design workflows.

Variable fonts

You can now use variable fonts in this release. Variable fonts are an OpenType font format that offers unparalleled typeface personalization. Designers can adjust typeface properties such as weight, width, slant, and optical size, just to name a few.

Column rules

For multi-column designs that have a line, or “rule,” separating them, you’ll no longer need to manually draw the line—now the process is automated.

Find similar image

For any placed image used in your document, you can now easily find alternative images from Adobe Stock to complete your layout design.

Southeast Asian language support

This release expands the support of Southeast Asian languages. Thai, Burmese, Sinhalese, Khmer, and Lao type can now be used in InDesign.

*Performance will vary depending on computer hardware.

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Products: InDesign