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Adobe InDesign 2.0 Supports XML Import/Export and Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP)

Adobe InDesign 2.0 Now Available

Major Upgrade Sets New Standards for Professional Layout and Design

Includes Hundreds of New Features and Performance Improvements

San Jose, California, USA. January 21, 2002.

Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced the immediate availability of Adobe InDesign 2.0 software, Adobe's professional layout and design program. Version 2.0 introduces editable transparency effects such as drop shadows, table creation, long document support, Extensible Markup Language (XML) import/export support and a greatly enhanced printing interface.

"InDesign 2.0 offers so many incredible new features," said Sandee Cohen, author and graphics applications instructor. "From transparency and drop shadows to tables, InDesign 2.0 delivers exciting creativity tools, plus tons of features for increasing productivity. The tight integration between InDesign and Photoshop lets me import native Photoshop files without flattening them, and all of the silhouettes I create in Photoshop are recognized in InDesign."

Trainers and book publishers are now gearing up for this powerful new release with updated materials to help customers make the switch. Third-party developers are producing an array of new plug-ins to support designers' specialized needs. Service providers worldwide helped to define requirements for the refined new printing interface and are now preparing to accept InDesign files. Customers can visit to locate the InDesign support services they need.

"There are many features within InDesign 2.0 that can benefit our clients," said Randy Wright, director of prepress at Anderson Lithograph. "InDesign offers built-in preflight functions and easy conversion of documents to Adobe PDF, which can solve many prepress problems upfront. By alerting us early to potential problems with a file handoff, InDesign has the potential to result in significant time and money savings."

InDesign 2.0 also enables creative professionals to more effectively create, manage and deliver visually rich content to multiple channels including print, Web, eBooks and PDAs. In addition, this upgrade 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.

"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."

Performance enhancements have made InDesign 2.0 significantly faster. In addition, InDesign 2.0 provides native support for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows XP and tighter integration with other Adobe products including Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Graphic designers, production artists, and prepress professionals in advertising agencies, magazines, newspapers, catalogs, and book publishers are adopting InDesign 2.0 worldwide to exercise creative freedom and true design innovation while improving productivity.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe InDesign 2.0 is available immediately to customers in the United States and Canada through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at Estimated street price in the United States is US$699 for the full product with a special 90-day upgrade offer in the United States and Canada of US$99 (US$149 thereafter). For more detailed information about new features and upgrade policies for Adobe InDesign, please visit:

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated ( builds award-winning software solutions for network publishing, including Web, ePaper, print, video, wireless and broadband applications. Its graphic design, imaging, dynamic media and authoring tools enable customers to create, manage and deliver visually-rich, reliable content. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Adobe is the second-largest PC software company in the U.S., with annual revenues exceeding $1.2 billion.


Adobe Systems Incorporated
San Jose, CA, USA
Denise Styerwalt
Tel: +1 408/536-6393

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See the news item: "Adobe InDesign 2.0 Supports Generalized XML Import/Export and the Extensible Metadata Platform."

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