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

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
Category: -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT

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
Category: -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

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

Links mentioned in this podcast:

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-244.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT

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. 


Links mentioned in this podcast:

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-243.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:17pm EDT

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:

> CircularFLO from Circular Software is an InDesign add-on that lets you easily create true replicas of existing print layouts. Directly export to fixed layout EPUB3 or the Amazon KF8 fixed layout format. You can include Read Aloud with no coding — add paragraph, sentence or word highlighting in time with an audio track. All new customers contacting Circular Software in April either by entering 'InDesign Secrets Podcast' when downloading CircularFLO or contacting us on our website can get a free trial credit for CircularFLO and extended trials of our print workflow apps GreenLight and MasterPlan, too.


Links mentioned in this podcast:

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-242.mp3
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In this episode:


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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

Links mentioned in this podcast:

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-240.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:50pm EDT

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
Category: -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

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

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. 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
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-238.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

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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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