The 2017 release of InDesign CC (November 2016) addresses designers' most pressing needs and renders everyday workflows frictionless with speedier app performance, unparalleled stability, and time-saving features.
For a summary of features introduced in earlier releases of InDesign CC, see Feature summary | InDesign CC 2015
Footnotes that span columns
Now, while working with a multi-column text frame, you have the option to insert a footnote that spans across multiple columns on specific text frames or across entire documents. Select the Span Footnotes Across Columns option in the Document Footnote Options to enable this feature. Based on the selection, this option makes all the footnotes in the document either span across the columns or revert to the original behavior.
The option to span footnotes across columns is enabled by default for a new document created in InDesign CC 2017. However, the option is disabled by default for an existing document created in an earlier version.
With this release of InDesign, OpenType properties are now more discoverable. When selecting text or a text frame, you can click a badge that contextually displays the OpenType properties applicable to the selected text. Additionally, you can now preview how a particular OpenType property looks. If mixed fonts are present in the selection, then OpenType properties for all the fonts is