InDesign Secrets
Adobe InDesign tips, techniques and insider info from Anne-Marie Concepcion and David Blatner.

In this episode:

  • A little bit of news:
  • Managing threaded stories manually and with free scripts
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Repair All
     

News and special offers from our sponsors:

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News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Acuity Trainingbased in the UK, offers a full range of Adobe training courses, including InDesign and Photoshop, led by Adobe qualified instructors. They've also been awarded a Gold-Star Rating from Feefo.com for four years running. Up until November 30, 2017, InDesignSecrets podcast listeners can get 20% off Adobe training bookings by using the discount code indesignsecrets20. 


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Go to the show notes on the web site to see some pictures!

 

 

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-249.mp3
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In this episode:

  • News:
  • Sleuthing InDesign Mysteries: Fonts and TOCs and Style folders
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Incompatibility with Flash Player

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, offers exceptional instructor-led training for Adobe InDesign and other software programs at London Covent Garden, Cardiff, Bristol, and now, live online! Their students are achieving a 98% pass rate on all Adobe Certified Associate exams, so you know the instructors are the best. Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. Enjoy a 20% discount on any class —including online!—if you mention InDesignSecrets and this podcast episode number while booking the class, on the phone or at their site.


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David did it! To get InDesign's Preflight to report something incompatible with the Flash player. Place a MIDI Quicktime movie file, circa 1994, and click Continue at the alert.



Direct download: InDesignSecrets-248.mp3
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News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, offers exceptional instructor-led training for Adobe InDesign and other software programs at London Covent Garden, Cardiff, Bristol, and now, live online! Their students are achieving a 98% pass rate on all Adobe Certified Associate exams, so you know the instructors are the best. Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. Enjoy a 20% discount on any class —including online!—if you mention InDesignSecrets and this podcast episode number while booking the class, on the phone or at their site.


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In this episode:

  • David's special guest co-host was Jonathan Levit, InDesign trainer and professional magician
  • News:
    • CreativePro Week 2018 (including the InDesign Conference) will be in New Orleans, June 4-8, 2018
    • InDesign Magazine's July 2017 issue was on automated Publishing w/InDesign
    • Our 100th issue of InDesign Magazine is in August, so it'll have 100 tips and 100 free scripts!
  • Auto-sizing of text frames
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Tool Hints (the loneliest panel)

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-246.mp3
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In this episode:

  • News:
  • Space before/after lists hack
  • The [Basic Paragraph] style conundrum
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Check in

News and special offers from our sponsors:

Acuity Training, based in the UK, offers training in Adobe InDesign and the full range of Adobe products with Adobe qualified trainers, as well Microsoft and other software suites and programs. They've been awarded a Gold-Star Rating from Feefo.com for four years running. Up until July 31, 2017, InDesignSecrets podcast listeners can get 20% off Adobe training bookings by using the discount code indesignsecrets20. 


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-245.mp3
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In this episode:

  • News:
  • CreativePro Week 2017 recap and fave moments
  • Useless InDesign Tool: Poll Results
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Submit Bug/Feature Request

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-244.mp3
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In this episode:

  • News and Updates:
  • We examine the stunning achievement that is InDesign 2017.1
  • Interview with Theresa Jackson, Adobe guru, trainer, and designer
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Recently Published

News and special offers from our sponsors:

> Acuity Training, based in the UK, offers training in Adobe InDesign and the full range of Adobe products with Adobe qualified trainers, as well Microsoft and other software suites and programs. They've been awarded a Gold-Star Rating from Feefo.com for four years running. Up until May 31, 2017, InDesignSecrets podcast listeners can get 20% off Adobe training bookings by using the discount code indesignsecrets20. 


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-243.mp3
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In this episode:

  • News and Updates:
  • Using Acrobat's deeply buried Object Inspector on your InDesign PDFs!
  • The Next Big Thing for interactive PDFs? We hear things ...
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Flip Pages (it's not what you think)

News and special offers from our sponsors:

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-241.mp3
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