design plus

design plus is our revolutionary cloud-based tool which enables easy text editing of Adobe InDesign files via any web browser – without the need for InDesign.

Graphic design teams, marketing teams and advertising agencies often face the same challenge: having designed a beautiful-looking document in Adobe InDesign, the file and text copy needs to be signed off by a colleague or customer. If the colleague or customer doesn’t have InDesign (or doesn’t know how to use it), what’s the best approach? Sending a PDF and asking for annotations and sticky notes can take a lot of time and multiple rounds of corrections, because the changes may not all be clear, or they may be missed out. Copying the text into Microsoft Word can eliminate ambiguities, but can the reviewer see their changes in situ, with formatted text and imagery – and is copying the text back into InDesign time well spent? Or if the reviewer does have InDesign, is there a risk that they “break” the formatting during review, by accidentally deleting or moving images or text frames, or by inadvertently changing formatting such as line spacing or font weights?

That’s where design plus comes in: now you can use our secure cloud-based environment to send an INDD or IDML file for review in any web browser. Reviewers – who need no knowledge of InDesign and do not need InDesign to be installed on their systems – can see a live preview, edit text so it is exactly how they want it, and save their changes so that the InDesign file is updated. With the automatic red-box marking offered by design plus, they can even see if text changes will result in overflow beyond the bounds of a text frame, and make changes accordingly.

design plus screen shot finaldesign plus enables reviewers to have a 100% accurate view of what the text will look like alongside the images and with full formatting. Not only that: with the click of a button, InDesign documents can be exported into numerous other formats including PDF, SWF, XFL, XML and many more – so design plus can even be used to simply see what’s in an INDD file if you don’t have InDesign on your system; or to save an InDesign CC document to IDML so that it can be opened in an older version of InDesign.

For the designer of the original document, who can download the updated version on completion of review, there is peace of mind in the knowledge that the InDesign document cannot be “broken”, and that no time is spent copying and pasting text, or trying to decipher reviewers’ comments, or having to repeatedly transfer files backwards and forwards.

design plus is an integrated component of i plus, our cloud-based language management system.

Our pricing fits all types of clients. The monthly subscription is based on the number of users accessing design plus:

Number of users







1 to 5







6 to 20







21 to 50







51 to 100













We offer a 25% discount on all the above subscriptions for clients of our translation or interpreting services.

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  • INDD and IDML supported
  • Preview function updated in real time
  • Files can be downloaded/exported to multiple formats
  • No need to buy InDesign licenses
  • Accessible via any web browser – even on an iPad
  • Encrypted security with customisable access levels

Take a look at the video to see all the features and the step-by-step

tutorial showing how to use design plus

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