Unleash your creativity with our InDesign plugin for digital publishing
Perfect for designers who want to easily create marketing assets, the Issuu InDesign extension is a fast and powerful way to create motion stories for Facebook, Instagram and more. This exciting integration brings together the best design and digital publishing solutions in one platform.
What is the Issuu InDesign extension?
Designers will already be familiar with InDesign as a layout and page design software for print and digital media. This powerful tool helps you create anything from a digital magazine to a logo for your band. InDesign helps you manage all the different elements in your design process.
The Issuu extension allows you to go a lot further. We’ve partnered with InDesign to seamlessly integrate this powerful tool into our publishing platform. The plugin makes it easy to create social media ready stories, optimized for your favorite social channels in just a few clicks.
How to use the Issuu InDesign extension
Within InDesign, select “File” and then click on “Issuu Create Story” to start creating your Visual Stories.
Choose one of the templated styles from the Issuu Extension.
Select the pages/spread you want to include in your Visual Stories.
A vertical video asset is then generated.
Add a title, a name, or any text you deem necessary to include in the Visual Story.
Export your Visual Story to Issuu, where you can edit with our desktop editor.
Ready, set, and publish! Let your audience know about your newest content.
From InDesign to social success
The InDesign plugin for digital publishing makes it possible to get all your publishing and social sharing needs organized in one place. This is your one-stop design hub for your flipbook PDF and social assets. To get started building Visual Stories, just download the Issuu extension from the Adobe Marketplace.
Build beautiful Visual Stories
Visual Stories give your audience a sneak peek of what’s inside your flipbook in a visually stunning format that’s optimized for social media. To start creating your Visual Stories in InDesign, select “File” -> “Issuu - Create Story”.
Select a Story Style from our selection of templated designs, and choose the pages or spreads you want to include in your story.
Send to Issuu for the final touches
The InDesign Plugin automatically generates vertical video assets, so all you have to do is add a title or a few descriptive words, and we’ll handle the rest. Export your Visual Story to Issuu and use our desktop editor to make final changes. Finally, hit, “Create Story” and you’re done!
Social media stories boost engagement and make your content highly visible. Your audience will see your stories in the same feed where they get updates from friends, family, and influencers on platforms they check frequently.
Web Stories boost engagement and support your search engine optimization (SEO) efforts. They give you the opportunity to appear in Google Images, Google Discover (as Web Story cards), and Google Search (as rich results). This makes your brand more visible online and helps you generate traffic and clicks.
“We're really happy with the ISSUU Story Tool! We've already put together more stories and plan to do this again for the upcoming issue.”
Antonia Sutter from SisterMag
"Hoot Magazine appreciates Issuu’s ease of online publishing. Their platform mimics a print layout that elevates our content and shoots, and lets our creative work speak for itself."
"Issuu helps us to produce professional, high-quality digital publications that give families a sense of trust, confidence and peace of mind."
Julia Robinson Shimizu at Barlow Respiratory Hospital
"Issuu makes it easy to promote our print pieces on the web + mobile, so members can access them anywhere. Embedding enables us to create a completely seamless experience on our website.”
Kevin at Costco
"We wanted to repurpose NAACP content—not just The Crisis—to wider audiences. We embed videos to make content exciting, promote on social media, embed the digital magazine on our website."
Lottie Joiner, Editor-in-Chief at the NAACP’s The Crisis Magazine
“No one compares to Issuu. During the pandemic, digital media is king, and we found great engagement with our Issuu publications across our web, social, and email campaigns.”
Lucas Di Rocco, Corporate Communications Coordinator at Advocis
“Issuu is amazing because it is really easy to read our annual report online, as if you're physically holding it. If you put your heart and soul into your work, you want it to be read.”
Founder of Miry’s List
“The most valuable part about Issuu is the statistics and numbers. Numbers like ‘29 million impressions on Issuu’ really impress our partners.”
Paul Vitale at Sweet Paul