Thu, 17 May 2012
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!
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Links mentioned in this podcast:
> Adobe Creative Cloud was released
> Adobe's redesigned online InDesign Help site
> David's rant/post about the split in PDF Export methods in InDesign
> Another post about single page vs. spread Interactive PDF export
> Harb's plug-in for World Ready typesetting, "WorldTools Pro"
> Adobe blog post about the surprise indicpreferences.js script in InDesign CS6