Sun, 27 February 2011
The tech support episode! Mailbag answers; InDesign TechNotes; Nigel French interview; Obscurity of the week: Add items on page as separate objects
Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-144.mp3 (21 MB, 38:24 minutes)
See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
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Links mentioned in this podcast:
> Rebuild InDesign Preferences post
> Adobe's main portal for InDesign Support & Help
> Starter search for recent Adobe Tech Notes on InDesign
> Nigel French's web site, his Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign book, and his titles on Lynda.com
> Nigel French is not the same Mr. French from Family Affair that Anne-Marie was thinking of
> The script for defining a "true" point-based type size