Adobe InCopy is a professional word processor made by Adobe System and offered to worldwide users as a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. While many other word processor apps are focused on facilitating the creation, editing, and distribution of home, school, office and work office-like documents, InCopy also aims to provide the full set of tools, features, and services for formatting text for printed material publishing (newspapers and magazines). In addition to the standard word processing toolset (with all the necessary features for basic text formatting, spell checking, tracking changes, word counts, dictionary, enhanced font support, search and replace, importing, exporting, and more), it also has a wide array of viewing modes, import tools, graphics formatting, and visual impaction tools that are best suited for tight integration of text and visual content.
Because of its large focus on managing multiple elements on a single page, Adobe InCopy is very closely related to Adobe InDesign, a standalone application for desktop publishing and typesetting of graphics-intensive printed and e-published material such as posters, brochures, flyers, newspapers, magazines, presentations, books, and ebooks. Projects started in InDesign can easily be shared with InCopy projects utilizing a built-in export/import interface that is built on top of four unique file formats (icma, icml, icap and iadp).
Adobe InCopy features multiple viewing modes – story mode for regular text entry, formatting, and reading, with most of the advanced tools put aside, galley mode that adds visualization for line numbers and the line breaks, and layout mode – the most comprehensive viewing mode that showcases final output page design layout with fully visualization of images and text.
This approach enables the users of InCopy to use it as a basic text editor, but the full potential of the app becomes apparent when they start working on a project using both InCopy and InDesign. Those two apps will share the project documents, simultaneously work on text and visual elements, with Adobe LiveEdit updating projects in real-time no matter to what app you jump in. The projects can also be done in collaboration, with one user handling design work in InDesign and another focusing on text entry and formatting. The workflow can additionally be controlled with fully-featured rights-management.
Originally introduced in 1999 together with InDesign, It was developed significantly over the following two decades. It became part of the first Adobe Creative Suite in 2003, where it remained until the premiere of the Adobe Creative Cloud in 2013. Today, Adobe InCopy CC represents one of the most commonly used tools in Adobe Creative Cloud, and it receives more and more attention with the appearance of new publishing platforms enabled by new consumer technologies.
In addition to the purchase via full Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, and a monthly subscription for a single app, Adobe InCopy can also be tested for free via a FREE trial.
Note: 7 days trial version.