Tue, 13 March 2012
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.
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Links mentioned in this podcast:
> Register for PePCon to reserve your place, it's sold out every year since we started
> PePCon 2012 Event on LinkedIn; see which of your contacts are attending
> Info and registration for our 2-day, single track InDesignSecretsLive! in NYC, June 12-13, 2012
> Other articles about drawing in InDesign:
> Free Speech Bubble (and perhaps Snowman Head) script for InDesign
> We talked about Script Labels in this podcast
> A post about Paste Into
> The Aachen font (city where our Quizzler is from)
> Birgit won every one of our InDesignSecrets eBooks!
Birgit from Aachen, Germany, was the winner of the random drawing of correct answers to this Quizzler from a couple podcasts ago. In response to the question "What does this cryptogram made up of dingbats spell out," Birgit answered "WE LIKE LEGOS." (David must have been surrounded by the Legos™ his kids play with.)
Our friend Brad Walrod, book compositor extraordinaire, kindly created a graphic of the solution for us. Thank you Brad!