Adobe InDesign files are notoriously hard to open without the Adobe application. InDesign is a document format owned by Adobe that cannot be opened by other applications.
As InDesign is used for designing and structuring the layouts of magazines, newspapers, marketing materials and more, it is a highly popular format for designers. Files are very easily exported to PDF, PNG, JPEG, GIF and other popular formats.
However, this popularity makes the situation all the more challenging when users want to open and edit their files, without the Adobe application.
With external applications that claim to open INDD online, there is always a risk of compatibility issues if they use an older version of Adobe InDesign. When INDD files are opened in these third-party applications, files may not fully process their features such as color palette or fonts.
Often, Adobe offers users plugins that are functional to third-party users who use these plugins to create new features and expand INDD features.
You can visit the Adobe website for more information on InDesign features and plugins and their pricing. However, we’re going to explain the new way that you can edit your InDesign files online and perfect your designs.