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

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In this episode, Anne-Marie flies solo!


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Adobe MAX brings together the world’s top creatives and best-in-the-business experts to get inspired, learn skills, and play. October 15–17 in Los Angeles. Anne-Marie and David are both speaking at separate hands-on InDesign labs. Come to the Community Pavilion and say hi to us at the CPN booth (#408)! Use our code CDCcreate2018 to save $400 off registration!   


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News and special offers from our sponsor:

Adobe MAX brings together the world’s top creatives and best-in-the-business experts to get inspired, learn skills, and play. October 15–17 in Los Angeles. Anne-Marie and David are both speaking at separate hands-on InDesign labs. Come to the Community  Pavilion and say hi to us at the CPN booth (#408)! Use our code CDCcreate2018 to save $400 off registration!   


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And here's that obscure alert!!!

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-257.mp3
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In this episode:

  • News:
  • Applying object styles to groups of object-styled objects
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week:  Use Native Digits When Typing in Arabic Scripts

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Middle Eastern license plate with Eastern Arabic numerals on top and Western Arabic numerals underneath (photo by Jerry "Woody")

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-256.mp3
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In this episode:

  • News:
  • The problem with default RGB [Black] and CMYK [Black]
  • Interview with Khoi Vinh, Adobe's Principal Designer
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Greek Vector Objects on Drag

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Acuity Training, based in the UK, offers training in Adobe InDesign and the full range of Adobe products with Adobe qualified instructors, 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, 2018, InDesignSecrets podcast listeners can get 20% off Adobe training bookings by using the discount code indesignsecrets20. 

Ripon Printers is a full-service commercial printer based in Wisconsin with clients around the country. They do the printing for our InDesignSecrets Keyboard Shortcut posters and a lot of the CreativePro Week conference materials. Our friend James Wamser has been their Customer Education Director for many years. James is the creator and maintainer of the InDesign New Features Guide that lists all the features added to the program with each version, starting with version 1.0! Check out the resources and blog at Ripon's web site, lots of great info there, and consider asking them for a quote for your next print job!

 

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Here's the 256-level histogram (0 to 255) we were talking about:

 

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In this episode:

  • News:
  • We review all the features/fixes in just-released InDesign CC 2018.1 update
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Knockout Group

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 instructors, 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, 2018, InDesignSecrets podcast listeners can get 20% off Adobe training bookings by using the discount code indesignsecrets20. 


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The InDesign Conference 2018 is June 4–7 in New Orleans, one of four back-to-back conferences in the same venue during CreativePro Week. Dozens of speakers—returning favorites and new faces—are busy prepping right now for some of the most useful and exciting presentations on InDesign you'll ever encounter. Sign up for just this conference, two of them (maybe add the Ps/Ai: Photoshop and Illustrator Conference for Designers as well?) or the whole week! Premium members of InDesignSecrets.com get a discount code worth $150 off any multi-day registration. To find the discount code, click on the blue My Account button at the top of the InDesignSecrets site and then click Benefits.


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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 instructors, 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 March 31, 2018, InDesignSecrets podcast listeners can get 20% off Adobe training bookings by using the discount code indesignsecrets20. 


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In a heated discussion during the podcast, the question was debated: If you alias a spot ink to another spot ink, will it separate out to CMYK correctly? Answer: YES. David's report from his post-podcast testing (see the episode 251 Show Notes on our site for screenshots that illustrate these steps):

STEP ONE: I placed an .AI file (it could also be a PDF) that contains two spot colors (Pantone Blue, and a yellow called Pantone 114). I then applied that Pantone Blue spot color to some text in a text frame. I also created a new color that is a spot color, but defined with a CMYK value, called "MyColor 50/10/85/0".

STEP TWO: I opened Ink Manager (from the Swatches panel menu), selected the Pantone Blue and then chose MyColor from the Ink Alias popup menu. And then I selected MyColor and clicked on the icon in the left column, which means convert this color to process.

STEP THREE: When I open the Separations Preview panel and turn the View popup menu to Separations, the Ink Aliasing kicks in, converting all instances of Pantone Blue to MyColor… and also showing that MyColor is being converted to CMYK (using the CMYK values I set up when I created the color).

 

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-251.mp3
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In this episode:

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

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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!

 

 

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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

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>> 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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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-247.mp3
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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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In this episode:

  • News and Updates:
  • GREP!
  • QuickApply and Hyperlinks crash fix
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Entire Pasteboard

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-240.mp3
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In this episode:

  • News and Updates:
  • The winning InDesign tip (by audience acclaim) from the 2016 ID Conference
  • Our top 10 blog and magazine articles from 2016: good reading!
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Customize Control Panel

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Animate (née Flash) and Adobe AEM training, as well as many other software programs. All courses have been updated for CC 2017! Don't miss their 5-day InDesign zero-to-hero courses, culminating in taking the ACE exam at their site at the end. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. Enjoy a 20% discount on any class in London or Cardiff you mention InDesignSecrets while booking the class (on the phone or at their site).


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-239.mp3
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A very special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at The InDesign Conference 2016! Scroll down to see a couple pictures.

In this episode:

  • News and Updates:
    • Quick history lesson about our podcast
    • InDesign CC 2017 released last week
    • Fun times at AdobeMAX!
    • InDesign Magazine Nov. 2016 is magical (literally) and comes with videos!
    • Registration open for the 2017 InDesign Conference, May 22-25, part of CreativePro Week
  • Interview with Mohammed Javed Ali, InDesign product manager
  • Our top 10 OIFOTW's (Obscure InDesign Features) from episodes 3 to 237
  • And this episode's Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Alpha Channel

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>> Teacup Software is a consulting firm and a vendor of simple, elegant, and unobtrusive plug-ins for InDesign, including BarCodeMaker, PatternMaker (developed with our own David Blatner), and DataLinker, for linking to databases. They've recently updated their plugins to support InDesign CC 2017, too. Support your local InDesign developer!


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Here are a couple pictures from The InDesign Conference 2016:

Anne-Marie and David welcoming the crowd to The InDesign Conference 2016
Anne-Marie and David welcoming the crowd to The InDesign Conference 2016
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Anurag Wahi and Javed Ali, InDesign product managers/engineers, answering questions during the Ask Adobe Anything session
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News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Animate (née Flash) and Adobe AEM training, as well as many other software programs. Their students are achieving a 98% pass rate on all Adobe Certified Associate exams, so you know the instructors are the best! Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. Enjoy a 20% discount on any class in London or Cardiff you mention InDesignSecrets while booking the class (on the phone or at their site).


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-237.mp3
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In this episode:

  • Latest news:
  • We each describe 3 of our favorite free InDesign scripts
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Satin
  • The QUIZZLER answer and winner! She had a 1 out of 1 chance of winning ;-)

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Animate (née Flash) and Adobe AEM training, as well as many other software programs. Their students are achieving a 98% pass rate on all Adobe Certified Associate exams, so you know the instructors are the best! Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. Enjoy a 20% discount on any class in London or Cardiff you mention InDesignSecrets while booking the class (on the phone or at their site).


QUIZZLER ANSWER and WINNER:
In podcast 235, we asked listeners to email us locations in InDesign where the command "Place" appears, other than File > Place. We were looking for Library panel menu, right-click menu on images in CC Library, and the obscure button lower right on the Media panel, Place Video or Audio file. Only one person submitted an answer, and none of these were included in her email. But she wins an InDesignSecrets Keyboard Shortcut poster anyway! 
 

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-236.mp3
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News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Teacup Software is a consulting firm and a vendor of simple, elegant, and unobtrusive plug-ins for InDesign, including BarCodeMaker, PatternMaker (developed with our own David Blatner), and DataLinker, for linking to databases. Teacup moved to a subscription-based pricing model earlier this year. You can take 15% off the first year of any subscription when you enter the code IDSECRETS15. Hurry, this offer will end in a few weeks.


QUIZZLER:
Listen to the podcast for the Quizzler, a simple question about InDesign that you can answer with a little searching. When you find the answer, email it to us at info at indesignsecrets.com with QUIZZLER in the Subject line (not in a comment here!). We'll choose a winner from all the correct answers we've received by SEPTEMBER 20. Winner will be notified by email and announced in the next podcast, and we'll send the prize to them too!
 

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The mysterious Zoom Setting:

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-235.mp3
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In this episode:

  • Latest news:
  • PePcon Recap! And we each share one tip we learned at the show
  • A number of tips to know about (Auto-) Numbered Lists
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Dimensions Include Stroke Weight

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Animate (née Flash) and Adobe AEM training, as well as many other software programs. Two of their trainers have been voted in as the top 10 trainers in the world!  Marek Mularcyk and Martin Prehiniak have achieved this over the last 12 months and accredited by Metrics that Matter. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Enjoy a 20% discount on any class in London or Cardiff when you mention InDesignSecrets while booking the class (on the phone or at their site).


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-234.mp3
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News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Animate (née Flash) and Adobe AEM training, as well as many other software programs. Their students are achieving a 98% pass rate on all Adobe Certified Associate exams, so you know the instructors are the best! Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. Enjoy a 20% discount on any class in London or Cardiff you mention InDesignSecrets while booking the class (on the phone or at their site).

 


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-233.mp3
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In this episode:


News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Animate (née Flash) and Adobe AEM training, as well as many other software programs. Their students are achieving a 98% pass rate on all Adobe Certified Associate exams, so you know the instructors are the best! Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. Enjoy a 20% discount on any class in London or Cardiff you mention InDesignSecrets while booking the class (on the phone or at their site).


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-232.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:33am EST

In this episode:

  • Latest news:
  • Interview with Daniel Dejan of Sappi Paper
  • Using One-Hit-Wonders: Single Attribute Live Preflight Profiles
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Limit Number of Rows Per Error

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> PePcon (the Print + ePublishing Conference) is for anyone who's on the front lines of creating publications and wants to peek over their own cubicle to see how others are tackling the same challenges. In the two-day multitrack event (plus pre- and post-conference workshop days) we dive into the "how-to" and "why" of print and digital publishing in a broad and deep way, covering InDesign, HTML5, PDF, print production, iBooks Author, mobile app development, CMS's, Editorial workflows, EPUBs, Kindle publishing, and more. Each speaker provides a detailed PDF handout, and typically the final compiled Speaker Handout distributed to attendees is over 400 pages long(!). The seventh annual PePcon is in San Diego, June 5–8, 2016. Register and reserve your spot today! 


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Screenshots:

Choose Define Profiles from the Preflight panel menu to manage and edit Preflight Profiles. The "OHW" ones on the left are different "One Hit Wonder" profiles (as discussed in the podcast), like the active one, OHW - Interactive, that flags any interactive elements.

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Choose which Preflight Profile you want Live Preflight to check against on the fly from the pop-up menu, found to the left of the Live Preflight reporting section (red dot or green dot) at the bottom of the window:
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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-231.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:57am EST

In this episode:

  • Latest news:
  • Interview with Bart Van de Weile
  • A Shaded Paragraph Conundrum!
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: [[:xdigit:]]
     

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Rorohiko is a fine purveyor of many InDesign scripts and plug-ins. One of our favorites is TextExporter, a utility that comes in so handy, so often, that you forget it's not part of InDesign itself! Use TextExporter for those times when you need to extract all the text from a layout and put it into a single external text file, as plain text or formatted (RTF). Free 20-day trial, and when you realize how essential it is, you'll be happy to see the affordable, flexible pricing for single users and groups.

 


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-230.mp3
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>> Rorohiko, owned by InDesign developer extraordinaire Kris Coppieters, is not just about plug-ins or scripts. They also provide expertise as scripters, software developers and consultants when it comes to automating part of a graphics workflow. Rorohiko's motto is 'Slash the time it takes' and that also applies to their 'Expertise on call' service. They have been instrumental in finding a simple, efficient solution to many of their customer's problems. Call on Kris and Rorohiko (or email dev@rorohiko.com) for help with publishing systems design, implementation, tech support, and debugging. They know their stuff!


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-229.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:30pm EST

In this episode:

  • The InDesign Conference 2015: Our recap of the highlights
  • New features in InDesign CC 2015.2, just released
  • Tips on Using Adobe Stock photos in your layouts
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Check Links Before Opening Document

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Rorohiko, owned by InDesign developer extraordinaire Kris Coppieters, is not just about plug-ins or scripts. They also provide expertise as scripters, software developers and consultants when it comes to automating part of a graphics workflow. Rorohiko's motto is 'Slash the time it takes' and that also applies to their 'Expertise on call' service. They have been instrumental in finding a simple, efficient solution to many of their customer's problems. Call on Kris and Rorohiko (or email dev@rorohiko.com) for help with publishing systems design, implementation, tech support, and debugging. They know their stuff!


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Watch this video from the 3 Minutes Max final session at the InDesign Conference 2015!  (if you can't see this in your feed reader, please visit the Show Notes page at InDesignSecrets.com: http://indesignsecrets.com/watch_listen/indesignsecrets-podcast-228)

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-228.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:01pm EST

In this episode:

  • News:
    • David's Big Climb
    • DTP Tool's Cloud service
  • Our favorite things we saw at Adobe MAX
  • New features and services at Adobe Communities
  • Two side-by-side views of one InDesign layout: Why and how?
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Skip First

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Rorohiko, owned by InDesign developer extraordinaire Kris Coppieters, is not just about plug-ins or scripts. They also provide expertise as scripters, software developers and consultants when it comes to automating part of a graphics workflow. Rorohiko's motto is 'Slash the time it takes' and that also applies to their 'Expertise on call' service. They have been instrumental in finding a simple, efficient solution to many of their customer's problems. Call on Kris and Rorohiko for help with publishing systems design, implementation, tech support, and debugging. They know their stuff!


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-227.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

In this episode:

  • News:
  • Interview with Erica Gamet
  • Publish Online feature: Pros, Cons, and more
  • Ranting about the CC App
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Show Content Offset

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> The Photoshop Conference, aka "The Photoshop Conference for the rest of us," is making its debut in November 16–18 in beautiful Denver, Colorado! Come and rub elbows with other designers, publishers, and production artists who want to learn from Photoshop pros like Deke McClelland, Lesa Snider, and Colin Smith.  Optional: Register for an All-Access pass so you go back and forth between this conference and The InDesign Conference, happening on the other side of the hall!  InDesignSecrets paid subscribers get $75 off registration using the code found in your Member Benefits (click "My Account" button at the top of the page).


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Thank you to Adobe's Michael Ninness for the following examples of what folks are doing with interactivity and rich media with Publish Online!

Brown University football:
 
John Kelly's interactive art catalog
 
SHIFT online catalog:
 
Kia SUV Sportage brochure:
https://indd.adobe.com/view/a68c4aec-906a-44b8-9656-6be52fbb18be
 
 
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-226.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:46pm EST

In this episode:

  • News:
  • The Urge to Merge: All about combining INDD files
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Prevent Selection of Locked Objects

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> The Photoshop Conference, aka "The Photoshop Conference for the rest of us," is making its debut in November 16–18 in beautiful Denver, Colorado! Come and rub elbows with other designers, publishers, and production artists who want to learn from Photoshop pros like Deke McClellandLesa Snider, and Colin Smith.  Optional: Register for an All-Access pass so you go back and forth between this conference and The InDesign Conference, happening on the other side of the hall!  InDesignSecrets paid subscribers get $75 off registration using the code found in your Member Benefits (click "My Account" button at the top of the page).


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-225.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:29pm EST

In this episode:


News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> The Photoshop Conference, aka "The Photoshop Conference for the rest of us," is making its debut in November 16–18 in beautiful Denver, Colorado! Come and rub elbows with other designers, publishers, and production artists who want to learn from Photoshop pros like Deke McClelland, Lesa Snider, and Colin Smith.  Optional: Register for an All-Access pass so you go back and forth between this conference and The InDesign Conference, happening on the other side of the hall!  InDesignSecrets paid subscribers get $75 off registration using the code found in your Member Benefits (click "My Account" button at the top of the page).

 
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Here's the bagel with its inside edges being included in the text wrap!
 
ids-inside

 

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-224.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:02pm EST

In this episode:

  • News:
    • PePcon session recordings are up!
    • New features in InDesign CC 2015
  • Interview with Mark Heaps
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Collaborate

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> The InDesign Conference is coming up in November in beautiful Denver, Colorado! Come and join us for this deep dive into your favorite program, and leave with a truckload full of new tools and techniques you can apply to your projects. Optional: Register for an All-Access pass so you go back and forth between this conference and The Photoshop Conference, happening on the other side of the hall!  InDesignSecrets paid subscribers get $75 off registration using the code found in your Member Benefits (click "My Account" button at the top of the page).


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-223.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:05am EST

In this episode:

  • News:
  • Changing Case: Tips, scripts, GREP, plug-ins
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Spread Flattening

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> ID-Extras has a cool range of InDesign add-ons and scripts. Some are especially for book and other long-document publishing, but many are great for any kind of publishing work you do in InDesign. For example, wouldn't you love to be able to carry over all the font specs from the form fields you create in InDesign over to Acrobat? Of course you would! That's what the FormMagic scripts do. There's a free version and a Pro version, check them out! You can get a special podcast-only 20% discount price until June 30, 2015 on ANY ID-Extras product by using the coupon code save20.

>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe. Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class in London or Cardiff, and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-222.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

In this episode:

  • News: Adobe Comp CC, Typekit upgrades, PePcon
  • All About I (the keyboard shortcut that changed with CC 2014)
  • Interview with Roberto Blake, Graphic Designer/YouTube Star
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Masters Fixed
     

News and special offers from our sponsors:
 
>> movemen (pronounced move-eh-men) is the developer of MathTools, an outstanding equation editor plug-in for InDesign and InCopy.  It's the tool of choice for science, math, and engineering textbook publishers worldwide. New in MathTools v2.0 is the ability to convert the equations to MathML (open source industry standard for math equations in XML/HTML5 /CSS3) upon export to HTML, XML, and EPUB! Learn more about MathTools v2.0 on movemen's site, and about its MathML feature in this FAQ.

 
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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-221.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:01am EST

In this episode:


News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class in London or Cardiff, and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-220.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:47am EST

In this episode:

  • New features in InDesign v10.2, aka "February 2015 release of InDesign CC 2014"
    • Hey there's more than a couple! Listen up
    • Our opinion on why some are useful, others not so (but may become so)
  • Interview with Russell Viers
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Show Processing Instructions

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Recosoft makes the amazing PDF2ID, PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool for InDesign CS4 through CC 2014. They also offer ID2Office v2 which converts InDesign files to Word, PowerPoint, and Keynote format. ID2Office v2.0 now adds support for InDesign CC and converts InDesign nested tables into Word nested tables and Apple Keynote format. Get 15% off with special promo code ID_TIP_OF_THE_WEEK.   


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-219.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:58pm EST

In this episode:

  • Latest content from InDesign Magazine
  • Selecting text frames in multiple spreads? Whaaa?
  • Interview with Diane Burns
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: No Text

News and special offers from our sponsors:
 
>> Recosoft makes the amazing PDF2ID, PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool for InDesign CS4 through CC 2014. They also offer ID2Office v2 which converts InDesign files to Word, PowerPoint and Keynote format. ID2Office v2.0 now adds support for InDesign CC and converts InDesign nested tables into Word nested tables and Apple Keynote format.  
 
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Cool cell joins with an object style/anchored object! Check out Diane's screen shots:
1-table
 
2-detail
 
3-detail_w_object_style
 
4-table_w_arrows
 
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-218.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:22pm EST

In this episode:

  • Top Posts of 2014: A look back
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Report Abuse
  • Quizzler answer, and the winner!

News and special offers from our sponsors:
 
>> ID-Extras has a cool range of InDesign add-ons and scripts especially for book and other long-document publishing, many of which are great for any kind of publishing work you do in InDesign. For example, wouldn't you love to be able to do a Find/Change for attributes in your Paragraph Styles, and the Change step would update all your styles at once? Of course you would! That's what the Search In Styles script does. You can get a special podcast-only discount price ($39 instead of $49) until Jan. 31, 2015 by going to this special page: http://www.id-extras.com/searchinstylesextendedoffer and use the password "podcast" (no quotes).
 
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol (in newly expanded offices). Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe, including their latest, "Illustrator for Fashion"! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class in London or Cardiff, and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!
 

QUIZZLER answer and winner!
There are 32 (yes that many) trash can/dust bin icons "littered" (sorry) throughout the InDesign interface. Intrepid listener Jim Leonardson of Chicago, Illinois came up with the top answer, which you'll find below the show links.  Honorable mention to blog contributor/InDesign author Sandee Cohen, who sent us a PDF containing screen shots of the 27 that she found.  Jim won two of our eb0oks, our Top Forty InDesign Tips and the Guide to Graphic Effects bundle by Mike Rankin.
 

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It's all about the Trash:
  • In Panels: Animation Articles Assignments Bookmarks Button and Forms Cell Styles Character Styles Conditional Text Cross-References Effects Folio Builder Folio Overlay* Hyperlinks Index Layers Notes Object States Object Styles Pages Paragraph Styles Table Styles Tags Trap Presets Swatches
  • In the Structure Pane at the top
  • To the right of the Find/Change Query pull-down menu
  • Next to the Find Format frame (Text, GREP, and Object tabs) counts as 3
  • Next to the Change Format frame (again Text, GREP, and Object tabs) counts as 3
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-217.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

In this episode:

  • News: Adobe drops DPS Single Edition benefit from CC, New lynda.com titles from Anne-Marie and David
  • What we learned at The InDesign Conference in Seattle
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Clear Inner
  • Quizzler! If you know how to count you could win

News and special offers from our sponsors:
 
>> Recosoft makes the amazing PDF2ID, a PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool for InDesign CS4 through CC 2014 (Creative Cloud). Recosoft also just released ID2Office v2.0 which converts InDesign files to Word, PowerPoint, and Keynote format. ID2Office v2.0 now adds support for InDesign CC 2014 and converts InDesign nested tables into Word nested tables and Apple Keynote format. SPECIAL OFFER: ID Secrets Users get 15% off PDF2ID or ID2Office Standard v2.0 with coupon code ID_Secrets for a limited time.
 
>> eDocker: Convert your InDesign files to HTML5 digital publications with eDocker Create! A major new upgrade allows you to "interactivate" your publications with hyperlinks, slideshows, pop-up windows, videos (MP4 or YouTube), HTML windows, even a text reading mode and snippets. A new Adobe InDesign extension called eDocker Tools lets you add almost all of these features directly in InDesign. You can even host your publications with their eDocker Publish service.
 
 
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol (in newly expanded offices). Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe, including their latest, "Illustrator for Fashion"! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class in London or Cardiff, and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!
 

QUIZZLER!
Listen to the podcast (towards the end) to hear this episode's Quizzler. If you think you know the answer, email it to info@indesignsecrets.com with the phrase "Quizzler 216" in the Subject line! Deadline for Quizzler answers is midnight December 15, 2014.  In the case of a tie, we'll randomly choose one submittal from the correct answers. We'll announce the winner in the next podcast, and contact them by email too, with information on how to get their FABULOUS PRIZES! (see below)
 

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-216.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:38pm EST

In this episode:

  • News about InDesign and our industry
  • Adobe MAX Recap
  • New Feature Round-up in InDesign CC 2014.1
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Run Length
 
 
News and special offers from our sponsors:
 
>> Recosoft makes the amazing PDF2ID, a PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool for InDesign CS4 through CC 2014 (Creative Cloud). Recosoft also just released ID2Office v2.0 which converts InDesign files to Word, PowerPoint and Keynote format. ID2Office v2.0 now adds support for InDesign CC 2014and converts InDesign nested tables into Word nested tables and Apple Keynote format. SPECIAL OFFER: ID Secrets Users get 15% off PDF2ID or ID2Office Standard v2.0 with coupon code ID_Secrets  good till Nov. 30, 2014.
 
>> Rorohiko: You know them as a prolific source of free and low-cost scripts and plug-ins for InDesign (e.g. TextExporter, Sudoku Generator, EPUBCrawler) but did you know the bulk of their business is doing custom scripting and workflow analysis for publishers just like yourselves? Learn more about how this works by reading about (and downloading) the SwatchWatch script, presented as a case study for their custom automation solutions. They will be at the InDesign Conference in Seattle if you'd like to talk about a project, and you can email them at dev@rorohiko.com.
 
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol (in newly expanded offices). InDesignSecrets.com contributor and popular PePcon speaker Bart Van de Wiele will be conducting a "celebrity" 2-day Photoshop class with them in early November. Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class in London or Cardiff, and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-215.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:20pm EST

In this episode:


News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Rorohiko: You know them as a prolific source of free and low-cost scripts and plug-ins for InDesign (e.g. TextExporter, Sudoku Generator, EPUBCrawler) but did you know the bulk of their business is doing custom scripting for publishers just like yourselves? Learn more about how this works by reading about (and downloading) the SwatchWatch script, presented as a case study for their custom automation solutions. 
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class in London or Cardiff, and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-214.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:39am EST

In this episode:


News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Recosoft: Open and convert PDF and Windows XPS documents directly in Adobe InDesign CS4 to CC 2014 right from InDesign's File menu with their latest version of PDF2ID, the amazing InDesign plug-in. Be sure to check out their other amazing plug-in for InDesign users, ID2Office: export your InDesign files to Word or Powerpoint! And just released: iPad and iPhone apps to convert PDFs to Office and iWorks. So cool. 

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-213.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:03pm EST

In this episode:

  • News: Registration opens for The InDesign Conference, Free InDesign template of the month
  • Getting HTML 5 out of InDesign: Why and How?
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Missing Glyph Protection



News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Rorohiko: Check out Rorohiko's upcoming "Crawler," a new InDesign plug-in that will let you export a layout's content to HTML, ePub, Fixed Layout, and even Markdown (like the "RTF" of HTML). Its Fixed Layout output will have an option to export "Clean CSS" and "Clean HTML" making the files much easier to edit than the ones InDesign creates. Go to the Crawler page to learn more, and click the link there to contact Kris at Rorohiko with your questions about it. Or if you're in the mood for something that you can download and use today to make your InDesign-ing easier (like Sodoku Generator and Text Exporter, mentioned in the podcast), visit the main Rorohiko.com site and just click on the Products List button. Whoa! So much too choose from, and many of them free!


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Officer Glyph (the Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week) is on the case:

missingGlyphProtection-2
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-212.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:02am EST

In this episode:

  • News: PePcon 2015 announced, Adobe releases CC 2014, InDesign Conference, new Lynda.com videos
  • PePcon 2014 highlights and our favorite sessions and new tips
  • New features in InDesign CC 2014
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Ink Alias


News and special offers from our sponsors: >> Managing Editor (MEI): Their new service TruEdit is a turnkey solution that integrates with InDesign and DPS, allowing your teams to collaboratively create, manage and deliver digital content -- regardless of whether contributors are remote or working within InDesign. Learn more about TruEdit here.
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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-211.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:59pm EST

In this episode:

  • News: InDesign Conference 2014, CC update, Mike Rankin new EIC of InDesignSecrets.com
  • A few great third-party companies you should know about
  • The State of the Flattening Universe: Still need to flatten transparency when exporting to PDF for press?
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: False Italic

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> eDocker: With eDocker CREATE! it's very easy to build interactive publications directly from Adobe InDesign to be published as standalone HTML5 web-app or eDocker PUBLISH! publication. With eDocker PUBLISH! service anyone can easily share eDocker CREATE! files or plain PDF to all computer and iPad users, publications can be free/public, paid/subscribed or private. Special offer for InDesignSecrets podcast listeners saves hundreds of dollars off either or both services, check it out!
>> Recosoft makes the amazing PDF2ID, PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool for InDesign CS4 through CC (Creative Cloud). Recosoft also just released ID2Office v2.0 which converts InDesign files to Word, PowerPoint and Keynote format. ID2Office v2.0 now adds support for InDesign CC and converts InDesign nested tables into Word nested tables and Apple Keynote format. ID Secrets Users get 15% off PDF2ID v3.5 or ID2Office Standard v2.0 with coupon code ID_Secrets, offer good until June 30, 2014.  


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-210.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

In this episode:

  • AM's field report from the Edward Tufte one-day course
  • Huge InDesign Magazine issue coming up, all about Adobe DPS
  • Interview with Ben Schott, author of Miscellany and Schottenfreude
  • Hidden uses for Live Preflight
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Entry End

 


News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference is the place to be to learn more about using Adobe InDesign for print, PDF, epub, and tablet publication projects. Come to Chicago June 15–18 and join us and hundreds of your hard-working colleagues from around the world, from all sorts of companies and universities, all there for the same purpose: to learn, to share, and be inspired. Special for InDesignSecrets podcast listeners: Use the coupon code CH73G to receive $50 off your PePcon registration!
>> The long-running InDesign Conference is now part of the InDesignSecrets family, and plans are in the works for the next event. We'll make an announcement in the upcoming few months. Keep an eye on the blog and in your email's inbox!
 

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Here are some of examples of Ben Schott's writing and artwork (click each thumbnail to enlarge): fd-new-cover schott-sign-dining-custom3 Schottenfreude_P11 Schottenfreude_P21 sgi-new-cover  som-new-cover sqm-new-cover
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-209.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:53pm EST

EpubSecrets.com, InCopySecrets.com, Spring-loaded shortcuts, Chad Chelius interview, Obscurity of the Week: Indic Script Preferences

In this episode:

  • News from the land of InDesign
  • Spring-loaded shortcuts
    • When they save time and not
    • Other obscure "dynamic" shortcuts
  • Interview with Chad Chelius, new Editor-in-Chief of InCopySecrets.com
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Indic Preferences Script

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> InfoLogic's MathMagic Pro lets you quickly insert mathematical equations and scientific symbols into your InDesign document. It anchors an EPS of the equation at the text insertion point, automatically aligning the baseline of the equation to the text baseline, and can accept incoming equations from Word's Equation Editor, MathML, MathType, or LaTeX. Just double-click the anchored EPS to edit! Available for InDesign CS3 to CC, Mac or Windows. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Follow the instructions on this page to receive a free two-month subscription to MathMagic Pro ($100 value). Offer expires March 31, 2014!
>> Recosoft makes the amazing PDF2ID, PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool for InDesign CS4 through CC (Creative Cloud). They also just released ID2Office v2.0 which adds support for InDesign CC and converts InDesign files to Word, PowerPoint and (new!) Keynote format. Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners, through April 15 2014, get 15% discount off PDF2ID v3.5 or ID2Office v2.0 with code ID_Secrets


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-208.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

InDesign Magazine; PePcon 2014; Typekit; Hyperlinks; Workspaces; OFOTW: Clear All

Details below!

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News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> InfoLogic's MathMagic Pro lets you quickly insert mathematical equations and scientific symbols into your InDesign document. It anchors an EPS of the equation at the text insertion point, automatically aligning the baseline of the equation to the text baseline, and can accept incoming equations from Word's Equation Editor, MathML, MathType, or LaTeX. Just double-click the anchored EPS to edit! Available for InDesign CS3 to CC, Mac or Windows. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Follow the instructions on this page to receive a free two-month subscription to MathMagic Pro ($100 value). Offer expires March 31, 2014!
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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-207.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:03pm EST

In this Very Special New Year's episode:

  • News: PePcon speakers and sessions posted, Anne-Marie at ADIM14, new lynda.com InDesign CC to EPUB title released
  • All about the latest InDesign CC update (9.2)
    • Easier and more stable Hyperlinks
    • Typekit integration
    • EPUB improvements and new features
  • 3 New Things we each want to learn in 2014
    • Anne-Marie: Cloud publishing, In5 plug-in, and Editorial/Design workflow platforms
    • David: Web apps from InDesign, Phone Gap and Baker Framework, and the violin!
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Autogrow

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. They have just been awarded the CompTIA Trustmark award in the UK, which affords them recognition as a modern I.T. training company with standards. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-206.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:46pm EST

In this episode:

  • News: InDesign Conference; PePcon; Lynda Weinman creative keynote!
  • Neglected Panels (some you may not even know about)
    • Worth a(nother) look: Info, Tool Hints, Kuler, Background Tasks, Story, Attributes
    • Forgettable for most users: Trap Presets, Timing (until HTML 5 export!), Script Label, Tags, Transform (redundant!), Flattener Preview
    • Wait-and-see: Adobe Exchange
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Consolidate All to Here

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Em Software is the developer of DocsFlow Pro (among other cool InDesign plug-ins) that allows you to do real-time collaboration with off-site editors using Google Docs. Place early-draft stories or spreadsheets from Google Docs into your layout, map its styles to your InDesign styles and start your production work while your authors and editors continue working on the original documents. Merge their updated work at any time into your InDesign layouts with a single command, without losing anything, and with InDesign notes left at any points of conflicts. Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners: Pro 2.0 is 25% off in the EmSoftware.com store (for new licenses only) using the code DFP1213 until the end of December 2013!
>> Recosoft: Open and convert PDF and Windows XPS documents directly in Adobe InDesign CC right from InDesign's File menu with their latest version (4.0) of PDF2ID, the amazing InDesign plug-in. Earlier 3.5 version still available for InDesign versions CS4 to CS6. Be sure to check out their other amazing plug-in for InDesign users, ID2Office: export your InDesign files to Word or Powerpoint! Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners, through January 2014, get 25% discount off PDF2ID v3.5 or ID2Office v1.5 with code ID_Secrets


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-205.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:30pm EST

CreativePro.com reader survey; Getting started with InCopy; Obscurity of the Week: Apply Gamma Correction

In this episode:

  • News: CreativePro.com survey
  • Getting Started with InCopy
    • Cost (comes with Creative Cloud!)
    • Basic setup for small and large groups, local and remote
    • Using its unique features for InDesign purposes
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Apply Gamma Correction

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Lynda.com  is the nation's premiere provider of online instruction for creatives in the design, photography, and publishing fields. Check out David's latest title: Insider InDesign Training: Interactive PDFs, and Anne-Marie's Using Word and InDesign Together. They also have an ongoing series of free and subscriber-only videos called InDesign Secrets. Check out all the InDesign videos at lynda.com!

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-204.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:25am EST

The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.

In this episode:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud — 6 Months Later
    • Working? Broken? Anne-Marie and David argue it out
    • Reports from the field
    • Some options that could help those who are stuck
    • Issues specific to InDesign users and developers as opposed to other Adobe apps
    • Open source and other page layout competition
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Adobe Product Improvement Program

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Rorohiko has this neat add-on called Frame Reporter. It adds a little label next to any page object which you can configure to show whatever information you need to see without having to dig through panels: Effective resolution, Name and/or path of the placed image, so many more, and now, stacking order, crucial to creating accessible PDFs. They've written up a detailed explanation of all the options and how their customers have used FrameReporter to streamline their work.  Normally $39.00 US, you can get it for 30% off if you enter the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS203 upon purchase.

>> Recosoft: Open and convert PDF and Windows XPS documents directly in Adobe InDesign CC right from InDesign's File menu with their latest version (4.0) of PDF2ID, the amazing InDesign plug-in. Earlier 3.5 version still available for InDesign versions CS4 to CS6. Be sure to check out their other amazing plug-in for InDesign users, ID2Office: export your InDesign files to Word or Powerpoint! Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners, until Nov. 30, get 25% discount off PDF2ID v3.5 or ID2Office v1.5 with code ID_Secrets


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-203.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:08am EST

Call for speakers; TypeKit; Text Wrap Rap; Obscurity of the Week: Largest Area

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  • A little bit of news:
  • Text Wrap Rap
    • Confusing bits clarified
    • Little-known tips and tricks
    • What are all those contour options?
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Largest Area

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Em Software is the developer of DocsFlow and WordsFlow, two "time machine" plug-ins for your production workflow. Place early-draft stories or spreadsheets from Google Docs with DocsFlow, or Word/Excel documents with WordsFlow, and start your production work while your authors and editors continue working on the original documents. Merge their updated work at any time into your InDesign layouts with a single command, without losing anything, and with InDesign notes left at any points of conflicts. Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners: DocsFlow Pro 2.0 is 25% off in the EmSoftware.com store until the end of October 2013! Grab it now.
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. They are officially in the Cloud! (Creative Cloud that is.) Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-202.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:27pm EST

PePcon.com is live; Word to InDesign Nightmares and Fixes; Obscurity of the Week: InDesign 2.0 Compatibility

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  • A little bit of news:
  • 5 Word-to-InDesign "Nightmares" and how to solve them!
    • Formatting, links, pictures, styles, oy!
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: InDesign 2.0 Compatibility

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>>  Rorohiko brings the illusion of multiple strokes and fills to InDesign frames with its Magneto Paths plug-in for InDesign! Only $19.00, or try a fully-functional (time limited) demo. Illustrator's Attributes panel ... we're coming for ya!

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-201.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:48pm EST

200th episode spectacular extravaganza; Memories, time travel, and outtakes; Obscurity of the Week: Credits

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  • Our 200th episode! (and our 25th year (each) in the field)
  • Milestone memories from David and Anne-Marie
  • Time traveling through the podcast episodes
  • Podcast outtakes!
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Credits

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Recosoft: Open and convert PDF and Windows XPS documents directly in Adobe InDesign CC right from InDesign?s File menu with their latest version (4.0) of PDF2ID, the amazing InDesign plug-in. Earlier 3.5 version still available for InDesign versions CS4 to CS6. Be sure to check out their other amazing plug-in for InDesign users, ID2Office: export your InDesign files to Word or Powerpoint! Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners, until Sept 30, get 25% discount off PDF2ID v3.5 or ID2Office v1.5 with code ID_Secrets

Links mentioned in this podcast:
We used to be in the credits! creditsCS6
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-200.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:57pm EST

News; Five Gotchas and their fixes; Obscurity of the Week: Comb

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The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.

  • News
  • Five Common (and easily-fixed) InDesign Gotchas!
    • Jumping text, disappearing guides, copy/paste between versions, and more
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Comb

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol.Their "Uncovered Series" seminars cover the cutting-edge technologies in Adobe's latest products — view them all at seminars.certitec.com. If you sign up for a seminar or class and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!
>>  Rorohiko has two things they want InDesignSecrets podcast listeners to know about. First, they have a 20% discount off their QR plug-in for InDesign CS5 and later, "Tada QR!" (which Sandee and David talked about in the last podcast episode, and you can watch Rorohiko's video on it here). Enter the code INDESIGNSECRETS199 at the Rorohiko store and get the Tada QR! plug-in for $12.00 instead of $15.00. Second, they're in early beta for a new plug-in that adds an Actions panel to InDesign, similar to the ones in Photoshop and Illustrator. Record a series of actions and then play them back on another selection or page ... very cool. If you want to beta test ActionRecorder, click the link and read the instructions. (Here's a video on how it works!)

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-199.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:08am EST

QR Codes; Sandee Cohen guest co-host; Obscurity of the Week: Warn if Link Update Will Overwrite Local Edits

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  • Sandee Cohen, our guest star in the studios!
    • Innovative use for InDesign CC's QR Code feature!
    • More tips for QR codes than you can imagine
    • The cool TaDa! QR plugin from Rorohiko
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Warn if Link Update Will Overwrite Local Edits

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Em Software is the developer of DocsFlow and WordsFlow, two plug-ins for Adobe InDesign that dynamically link your text frames to online Google Docs (DocsFlow) or placed Word files (WordsFlow). These products enable a breakthrough publishing workflow, one where your authors and editors can keep changing the source document, and you can merge in their changes automatically and painlessly, even after you?ve made changes to the InDesign story (without losing your changes or formatting!). Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code ids0813 in the EmSoftware.com store when buying either of these plug-ins and get 20% off! This code is only good until August 31 2013, so grab them both!

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-198.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

Getting HTML out of InDesign; Obscurity of the Week: Create Acrobat Layers

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  • Getting HTML out of InDesign
    • Layout "geometry" issues
    • Useful plug-ins
    • HTML and CSS options
    • Resources (aka Michael Murphy)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Create Acrobat Layers

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Recosoft: Open and convert PDF and Windows XPS documents directly in Adobe InDesign CC right from InDesign’s File menu with their latest version (4.0) of PDF2ID, the amazing InDesign plug-in. Earlier 3.5 version still available for InDesign versions CS3 to CS6. Be sure to check out their other amazing plug-in for InDesign users, ID2Office — export your InDesign files to Word or Powerpoint! Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners, until July 31, get 25% discount off PDF2ID or ID2Office with code ID_Secrets
>> Rorohiko has this neat add-on called Frame Reporter. It adds a little label next to any page object which you can configure to show whatever information you need to see without having to dig through panels: Effective resolution, Name and/or path of the placed image, Name of the currently selected story, word count, and many more (you can even make your own if you know a little Javascript!). They’ve written up a detailed explanation of all the options and how their customers have used FrameReporter to streamline their work.  Normally $39.00 US, you can get it for 50% off if you enter the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS197 upon purchase.

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-197.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:26am EST

HOWDesign and print; Paper love; Obscurity of the Week: Candy

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  • David re-fell in love with print at HOW!
    • Sappi, washi, and plastic!
    • Hamilton Type Museum
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Candy

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Em Software is the developer of DocsFlow and WordsFlow, two plug-ins for Adobe InDesign that dynamically link your text frames to online Google Docs (DocsFlow) or placed Word files (WordsFlow). These products enable a breakthrough publishing workflow, one where your authors and editors can keep changing the source document, and you can merge in their changes automatically and painlessly, even after you’ve made changes to the InDesign story (without losing your changes or formatting!). Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code ids0613 in the EmSoftware.com store when buying either of these plug-ins and get 20% off! This code is only good until July 31, so grab them both!
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Adobe and Certiport released the InDesign (and Illustrator) ACA qualification a month ago – so visit Certitec, take one of their InDesign ACA courses and get Certified!  Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. If you sign up for a class and mention you heard about them on “InDesignSecrets,” you get 20% off any class! 

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-196.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:44pm EST

InDesign CC ships; Upcoming appearances; All About Frames; Obscurity of the week: Link Images

Direct Link http://traffic.libsyn.com/indesignsecrets/InDesignSecrets-195.mp3

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Show Notes:


News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Rorohiko: Check out their newest plug-in, RepeatAfterMe (CS1 to CS6). It lets you make simple changes to a single object, and then repeat those changes for all similar objects throughout your entire document! You get to pick in which way the other objects must be similar from a dropdown list. It's like a combination of Illustrator's "Select Similar" and "Transform Again. RepeatAfterMe is $19.00 per seat, but you can use the coupon code: INDESIGNSECRETS195 to get 30% off.

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-195.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am EST

PEPCON 2013 recap; InDesign CC new features; Creative Cloud pros and cons; Obscurity of the week: Autotag


In this episode (41:01 minutes):

  • PEPCON 2013 recap! We share some of our favorite moments
  • InDesign CC is coming June 17! What's it all about? What are the new features?
  • Adobe moves all-in to the Creative Cloud: The good, the bad, the undecided; we duke it out!
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Autotag
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-194.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Diane Burns guest co-host; Multilingual Publishing; Sharing DPS apps; Obscurity of the Week: Swap Fill and Stroke

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-193.mp3 (17.8 MB, 33.54 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
Special! David and guest co-host Diane Burns rock this episode.
  • How to publish in more than one language
  • How to share a DPS app with a group (bypassing the App Store)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Swap Fill and Stroke
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-193.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:14am EST

News, Kelly Vaughn co-host, Conditional Text; Quizzler 190 Answer; Obscurity of the Week: Hidden Destination

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-192.mp3(14.4 MB, 27:45 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
A very special episode with guest co-host Kelly Vaughn!
  • News
  • Deep Dive into Conditional Text
  • Quizzler 190 Answer! (see below) .. And the winner is announced
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Hidden Destination
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-192.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:36pm EST

CreativePro and InDesign Magazine now part of InDesignSecrets; PEPCON networking and sponsors; Spell checking tips; Quizzler reminder; Obscurity of the Week: Sort Items

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-191.mp3(13.1 MB, 23:53 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-191.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

Conference News; Overlooked InDesign Resources; Wacky New Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Desaturate Black

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-190.mp3 (12.5 MB, 23:17 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
  • Conference News: SXSW, MAX, HOW, Maine Media Workshop, new PEPCON speakers
  • Overlooked InDesign Resources (sites, pubs, books,etc.)
  • Quizzler! "Awesome and Wacky," says David
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Desaturate Black
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-190.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:11pm EST

PEPCON Facebook page, Creative Cloud news, Vectors and Bitmaps in InDesign, Obscurity of the Week: Show Linked Files

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-189.mp3 (13.9 MB, 25:45 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
  • News: PEPCON networking site and Facebook page, New Adobe pricing for Creative Cloud
  • Vectors vs. Bitmaps: What they are, how to get them, when to use one over the other
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Show Linked Files
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-189.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-188.mp3(12.5 MB, 23:20 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
  • News:  PEPCONIDUG site and our forum
  • All about the "Forbidden Formats" in InDesign: JPEG, GIF, and PNG
  • Bonus! We get sidetracked and rant about Adobe Digital Editions (epub reader utility)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Letter V
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-188.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:37pm EST

Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-187.mp3(18.6 MB, 34:47 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. Special episode with Anne-Marie and co-host James Fritz!
  • News: Upcoming speaking gigs at Macworld, PEPCON, and Adobe MAX
  • Solving Paragraph Composer Annoyances
  • Fritz's UberCool Moo.com Business Card Project with InDesign
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Protractor
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-187.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm EST

Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-186.mp3 (17.4 MB, 32:37 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
  • News: Upcoming speaking gigs, InDesign User Group web site, Scripts for Indexes in EPUBs, Our mascot Zoey (picture below!)
  • New Year's InDesign Resolutions (and non-InDesign related)
  • About the Primary Text Frame
  • "Negative Number" Quizzler Answer and Winner
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Relink File Extension
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-186.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

Layout Adjustment; Dear Santa; Quizzler Winners; New Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Load Conveyor

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-185.mp3(15.8 MB, 29:16 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
  • Layout Adjustment: Where did it go?
  • Letter to Santa: Our InDesign Wishlist
  • Two Quizzler Winners from episode 184
  • New Quizzler! Hunt this one down
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Load Conveyor
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-185.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

PEPCON 2013; Animation in InDesign; Horror Story; Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Convert to Motion Path

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-184.mp3(13 MB, 24:17 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
  • News: PEPCON 2013!
  • Animation Features in InDesign: What Can You Use them For?
  • Another "InDesign Horror Story" with an Acrobat flair
  • Quizzler! Get out your Find Font thinking caps
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Convert to Motion Path
News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Mag+ (magplus.com) is an efficient and affordable digital publishing platform to create apps for tablet devices straight from InDesign. In the latest version (4.0), you can now publish to Smartphones as well –including iPhone 5. The Mag+ tools are FREE to download from their website, and work with CS4, CS5 and CS6. You can use the bundled InDesign templates, and take advantage of their innovative Review button to quickly see fully-functional touchscreen previews. For more information go to www.magplus.com.
>> Rorohiko’s StoryTweaker ($99) plug-in lets editors and writers access your InDesign file’s text without needing to own InDesign or InCopy. The plug-in is associated with one InDesign seat, but allows that user to create an unlimited number of AssignmentTweaker sets, which is what the editors open and work on. The workflow is spelled out on the StoryTweaker site, and there’s a 20-day free trial available. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners.
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INDESIGN HORROR STORIES: We want to hear your stories! Send us a short (less than 3 minutes) "InDesign doc/client/user Horror Story" that we can play on the air (you'll be anonymous) in an upcoming episode: leave us a voice message at +1-801-459-4477 to record it, or send in your own voice recording. Please follow-up with an e-mail, which we will keep private, including any additional information that you'd like us to know. You'll get a nifty gifty from us if we play it in a podcast!
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QUIZZLER: To enter this episode’s Quizzler, send an email to info@indesignsecrets.com with the word QUIZZLER in the subject line and the correct answer to the puzzle (as described in the podcast).  You have until December 9, 2012 at midnight CDT to send in your answer, one per user! We will randomly choose a winner from the correct answer(s). Winner will be announced in the first podcast in December, and receives the prize: a copy of three of our eBooks!
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Links mentioned in this podcast:
> All about QuarkImmedia and here's David's Real World Quark Immedia book!
> PDF of Adobe Success Story, Belle & Wissel's Born Magazine (SWF Magazine)
> Anne-Marie's blog post with links to Born Magazine source files
> eDocker Publisher enhances InDesign SWF magazines & makes HTML5 tablet apps
> PressRun converts InDesign animations to HTML5/CSS3 for its tablet apps
> SWFPresenter script from Martinho DeGloria's Automatication website
> Fritz's blog post about the SWFPresenter script
> Anne-Marie's free lynda.com video on Making Your Own Motion Paths in InDesign
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-184.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:56pm EST

Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-183.mp3 (17.1 MB, 32:02 minutes)
See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
  • News:
    • Milestone: 2,000 blogposts!
    • Erica Gamet's ID Power Pack
    • New version of Export to Kindle plug-in
    • Creative Cloud Education discount
    • Teacup Software's new 2D barcodes
    • EmSoftware Wordsflow
  • Five MORE Overlooked and Lonely InDesign Features (Autocorrect anyone?)
  • Another "InDesign Horror Story" (née "Training Client from Hell")
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Use Master Page Size
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-183.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:42pm EST

News; 5 Overlooked Features; Training Client from Hell story; Obscurity of the Week: Jumbo

Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-182.mp3(14.8 MB, 28:12 minutes)
See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
  • News:
  • Five Overlooked and Lonely InDesign Features
  • Our First "Training Client from Hell" story
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Jumbo
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-182.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:31pm EST

David and Anne-Marie trips; News; Data Merge Tips and Tricks; Obscurity of the Week: Delete End Punctuation

Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-181.mp3(15 MB, 28:06 minutes)
See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
  • Out and About: David's trip to Lindau, Anne-Marie's trip to California
  • News: Adobe Digital Editions 2.0, Kindle Plug-in for InDesign 0.971, new open source Adobe fonts
  • Data Merge: Beyond the Basics! Tips and Tricks
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Delete End Punctuation
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-181.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:23pm EST

Creative Cloud discount extended; All About GREP; Quizzler Results (filenames of links); Obscurity of the Week: Jump Object

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-180.mp3 (18.8 MB, 35:30 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
  • Creative Cloud subscription discounted rate extended!
  • All about GREP in InDesign
  • Quizzler results: The right and wrong answers, and the winner! (See list of answers at the end of this post)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Jump Object
Creative Cloud subscription offer is $29.99/mo instead of $49.99/mo for first year for any CS3+ upgrader
> We talked about GREP way back in episode 80!  Here's the transcript
> Michael Murphy's Learning GREP with InDesign lynda.com course
> Convert uppercase to lower with GREP, post 1 and post 2
> Creating a filename list of linked images, post 1 and post 2
> Clients from Hell web site
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QUIZZLER ANSWERS
In podcast 179, we asked listeners:
"How many ways in InDesign can you figure out the filename of a placed image without using the Links panel or Links panel menu?"
The winning entry was submitted by Jim Leonardson, InDesign freelancer in Chicago! For his prize, he chose an autographed copy of Real World InDesign CS6, which is on its way. Here is Jim's list:
  1. In the Info panel flyout menu; select File Info to see the image name in the Title of the window
  2. Hover the cursor over the link icon in the upper left corner of the image frame. A tool tip appears with the file name.
  3. In the Structure pane of the document window, flip down the Root tag, and other tags until you see the “href” and the full path name (In the contextual menu “Select in Structure”) [ED: after first applying an XML tag to the image with the Tags panel]
  4. Use the Layers panel; flip down the layer name to show the contents. The link name is shown inside angle brackets.
  5. In the Preflight panel, if there is a broken link or document profile violation the link name will be shown.
  6. Use the Object > Captions menu or contextual menu to generate a caption.
  7. Use the contextual menu, in the Graphics flyout menu select Reveal in Finder, Bridge or Mini-Bridge.
  8. If there is a caption that happens to be overflowed, it can be seen in the story editor, tagged as “Text variable live metadata caption name” [We didn't think this should count but it's interesting because it has "Story Editor" in it]
  9. In the Package dialog box, under Links and Images it displays name, type, page, status and ICC profile. [He thought of this one "while doing yard work" after we told him he'd won]
A wonderful effort, but Jim missed a few. Here are additional correct answers, compiled from all the entries we received:
  1. Add image to Library, name appears in Library preview
  2. Select image and open the Animation panel, name populates the Name field
  3. Apply any preset animation to the image to see its filename in the Timing panel
  4. Add image to Articles panel [pulls the filename from the Layers panel, see Jim's #4 above]
  5. In the File > Package dialog box, click the Show Report button, all image filenames are listed there [listen to our argument about this in the podcast — fun times!]
  6. Add an Image Name variable (Type > Text Variables > Insert Variable > Image Name) to a text frame that touches the image
  7. If the image name was included in its XMP metadata [not a default state, and not something you could do in InDesign] you could reveal it by choosing the relevant XMP field in the Object Export Options > Alt Text (or Tagged PDF) area
  8. Option/Alt-double click to Edit Original (or choose the command from contextual menu), name is revealed in native editing program. [Technically not an "in InDesign" solution but it's fairly close]
  9. Export to EPUB or HTML and look in the mark-up code [Ditto]
  10. Use a script that creates a list of filenames [see Links above]
Final note: We love that Bonnie Barrett told us in her entry that she tried to find one in CS6's Content Collector — great idea! — but, alas, no luck.
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-180.mp3
    Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:02am EST

    Collaborating with non-InDesign users; Quizzler!; Obscurity of the Week: Complex Rasterized Regions
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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-179.mp3(16.8 MB, 31:28 minutes)
    See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
    • Creative Cloud subscription special offer ends Aug. 31!
    • How to collaborate with non-InDesign users
      • PDF solutions: useful plug-ins, little-known features
      • Microsoft Word, Google Docs, InCopy
      • MediaTrad, Story Tweaker, more
    • Quizzler! How many ways can you ...
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Complex Rasterized Regions
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-179.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:02am EST

      Find Color; Ridiculous Features; Obscurity of the Week: Save Query

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-178.mp3(16.5 MB, 30:32 minutes)
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      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • Golden Oldie post: Find Where That Color's Used
      • Readers Nominate Most Ridiculous Features in InDesign
        • So many, so little time  (Story panel?)
        • How dare you call my fave feature ridiculous!
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Save Query
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-178.mp3
      Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-177.mp3 (16.5 MB, 30:32 minutes)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
      • Interview: Brooks Jensen, LensWork magazine
        • Using InDesign to create the print and enhanced PDF publications
        • Nuances of color and duotones with fine-art photography and the printing process
        • Moving to an InCopy workflow over a holiday weekend (!)
        • Optimizing rich-media PDF eBooks for iPad and Android tablets
      • Golden Oldie post: Select Text All the Way to the End
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Clip Contents to Cell
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-177.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

      New bug fixes from Adobe; Cool Keyboard Shortcuts; CS6 Features for EPUBs; Obscurity of the Week: Insert Number Placeholder
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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-176.mp3(18.1 MB, 34:25 minutes)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
      • InDesign News:
        • Fix for InDesign Crashing on 2012 Macs
        • Fix for InDesign CS6 "Revert to Trial Mode" bug
      • Some useful new ideas for Cool Keyboard Shortcuts
      • New features in InDesign CS6 for EPUB publishers
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Insert Number Placeholder
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-176.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:46am EST

      Creative Cloud; Option-double-click; Obscurity of the Week: Split Cell Vertically
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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-175.mp3(19.5 MB, 35:32 minutes)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
      • The Adobe Creative Cloud: What is it?
        • In the "cloud" vs. on your hard drive
        • The good, the bad, the foggy
      • Keyboard Shortcut of the Week: Option/Alt-double-click
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Split Cell Vertically
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-175.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

      IDSLive-NYC recap; EPUB3 and Fixed Layout; Options for iPad publishing; hyperlinks myths; Obscurity of the Week: Copy Platform Style Path
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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-174.mp3 (23.1 MB, 41:06 minutes) (Yikes!)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
      • News in the land of InDesign
      • Best options for getting your publication onto an iPad or other tablet
        • PDF?
        • Fixed-Layout EPUB?
        • Flowable EPUB?
        • Stand-alone or Newsstand App?
      • Top 3 Hyperlinks Myths Debunked!
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Copy Platform Style Path
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-174.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:44pm EST

      New eBook on InDesign CS6; PePcon 2012 and 2013; Charts and Graphs; Obscurity of the Week: Monochromatic
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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-173.mp3 (15.4 MB, 27:20 minutes)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • News
      • Getting charts and graphs into InDesign: Solution round-up
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Monochromatic
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-173.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:51am EST

      New lynda.com InDesign videos; Creative Cloud; Acrobat forms tools in InDesign CS6; Obscurity of the Week: World-Ready Composer

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-172.mp3(18.5 MB, 33:21 minutes)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. Yikes! We recorded this on May 9 (pre-PePcon), but didn't get a chance to publish it until today, a week later (post-PePcon). Apologies for time-shifted content!
      • News
      • InDesign CS6's PDF Forms Features in depth
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: World-Ready Paragraph Composer
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-172.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

      Japanese Dots; CS6 Launch Event, Creative Cloud, Grayscale Export; Obscurity of the Week: Change Time
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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-171.mp3(18.5 MB, 33:21 minutes)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
      • News
      • David's excursion to find Japanese Dots!
      • Behind the scenes at the CS6 launch event on Monday
      • Exporting Grayscale PDF
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Change Time
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-171.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:46pm EST

      PEPCON discount; Underappreciated IDCS6 features; Obscurity of the Week: Auto-Size Link Info

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-170.mp3 (18.5 MB, 33:21 minutes)

      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
      • News
        • PEPCON (May 14-16) is almost sold out with attendees coming from six continents. First five people to use code SF100 save $100!
        • Or join us in New York City, June 13-14, for InDesignSecretsLive! in NYC
      • Anne-Marie's Top Underappreciated and Underdiscussed Features in InDesign CS6
      • From the Mailbag: Install CS5.5 or wait for CS6?
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Auto-Size Link Information
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-170.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:52am EST

      News; Keith Gilbert Interview, Changing Document Size, Obscurity of the Week: Scissors Tool

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-169.mp3 (18.2 MB, 32:32 minutes)

      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • News
      • Interview with Keith Gilbert, InDesign trainer and consultant
      • Changing Document size: Not as straightforward as you think
        • The problem with File > Document Size
        • Using the Page tool and the Pages panel control
        • Changing document pages vs. changing Master pages
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Scissors Tool
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-169.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:13am EST

      Drawing in InDesign; Quizzler Winner (finally); Shortcut of the Week: Paste Into; Obscurity of the Week: Convert Direction Point

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-168.mp3 (18.2 MB, 32:32 minutes)

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      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • Announcements
      • Drawing in InDesign
        • Pen tool and its shortcuts and permutations
        • Every frame and text wrap is actually an editable path
        • Pathfinder panel or menu to combine overlapping frames
        • Playing with type outlines
        • Using object styles
      • Finally: A Quizzler Winner!
      • Keyboard shortcut of the Week: Command-Option-V (Ctrl-Alt-V)
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Convert Direction Point
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-168.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:44am EST

      InDesign Events; ID to EPUB scripts; Shortcut of the Week; Quizzler Update; Obscurity of the Week: Japanese Dots

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-167.mp3 (15.9 MB, 28:51 minutes)

      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-167.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:18am EST

      Upcoming events and deadlines; TOCCON recap; John McWade Interview; Quizzler Results; Obscurity of the Week: Sample Buttons

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-166.mp3 (19.8 MB, 35:56 minutes)

      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-166.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

      Chris Kitchener interview; Quizzler, Obscurity of the Week: Butt Cap

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-165.mp3 (16.2 MB, 30:11 minutes)

      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • Interview with Chris Kitchener, InDesign Senior Product Manager
        • Thoughts on CS "Next"
        • New releases: Too many? Too few?
        • The delicate balance of adding new features vs. improving existing features
      • Quizzler! Code Breaker! (see below)
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Butt Cap
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-165.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:51am EST

      Layer Tricks; Hides/Show keyboard shortcuts; Obscurity of the Week: Stylistic Sets

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-164.mp3 (15.8 MB, 28:55 minutes)

      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • Layer Tricks!
        • Stacking, dragging, show/hide layout objects
        • Dragging objects from one group to another
        • Managing nested objects
        • Using the "southern double-click"
        • Show (in layout) selected layer object
      • Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know: Command-3 (Ctrl-3) and Command-Option-3 (Ctrl-Alt-3)
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Stylistic Sets
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-_164.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:18am EST

      John McWade; InDesign CS6+ Wishlist; WTH - Allow Document Pages to Shuffle; Obscurity of the Week: Star Inset

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-163.mp3 (17.5 MB, 32:06 minutes)

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      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • 2012 PePConference update: John McWade (Before & After) added to speaker list
      • InDesign wishlists for CS6, CS7, and beyond
        • Create form fields (for PDFs)
        • In-app, non-destructive image editing
        • Enhance MiniBridge with metadata and keywords panel
        • Set screen resolution in preferences
        • Integrate InDesign digital publishing with Dreamweaver
        • User-modifiable Application Bar icons a la Acrobat X
        • Many more from our user-driven InDesign Wishlist site
      • WTH (What the Heck?) Feature of the Week: "Allow Document Pages to Shuffle"
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Star Inset
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-163.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:14pm EST

      PePConference News; Matthew Diener interview; Keyboard Shortcut of the Week; Obscurity of the Week: Create Guides

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-162.mp3 (15.2 MB, 28:04 minutes)

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      • 2012 PePConference news; secret goodies for early early registrants
      • Interview with Matthew Diener, editor of EPUBSecrets.com
      • InDesign Shortcut of the Week: Command-Option-I/Ctrl-Alt-I
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Create Guides (the menu command)
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-162.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:37pm EST

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-161.mp3 (16.4 MB, 30:32 minutes)

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      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • New sister site: ePubSecrets.com!
      • All about the new Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon
      • Creating accessible PDFs with InDesign: Tips and Resources
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Artifact
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-161.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:14pm EST