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

Quizzler winner (measurement units); Basic Paragraph Style; Native .indd file vs. press-ready PDF for your printer; Last Quizzler with a Trumatch prize; Obscurity of the Week: Increase/Decrease Left Indent

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InDesignSecrets-039.mp3
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  • Results from last week's Quizzler -- and the winner!
  • Our love/hate relationship with the default Basic Paragraph Style
  • What's better to give your printer: Native ID file or a press-ready PDF?
  • Fourth and final Quizzler with a Trumatch prize! (see below)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Increase/Decrease Left Indent

Link we forgot to mention in the podcast:
Free one-week trial of Lynda.com's online software training videos

Quizzler instructions: If you have an answer to this episode's Quizzler, don't post it here! E-mail it to info@indesignsecrets.com with "Quizzler" in the Subject. One winner will be chosen randomly from all the correct answers received by midnight, January 2, 2006. The winner will be mailed a set of Colorfinder process color swatchbooks (coated and uncoated) from Trumatch, a $170 value. Remember, don't post your answer here! You'll ruin it for everyone!

Sponsor for this episode:
Trumatch ("Colorfinder," their process color swatch book system)
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Coated and Uncoated, a $170.00 value.

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Lynda.com free trial; Quizzler results (font version); Using agates in InDesign; Linking to text files; Insert glyph script; New Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Patient User Mode

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InDesignSecrets-038.mp3
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  • Free trial from Lynda.com
  • Results from last week's Quizzler -- and the winner!
  • How to use agates in InDesign
  • Why you should/should not link to Excel or Word files
  • How to enter weird little glyphs with a keyboard shortcut
  • Third Quizzler! With a cool prize from Trumatch (see below)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Patient User Mode

Links mentioned in the podcast:
Free one-week trial of Lynda.com's online software training videos
Type any Unicode Character cross-platform script (more info)

Quizzler instructions: If you have an answer to this episode's Quizzler, don't post it here! E-mail it to info@indesignsecrets.com with "Quizzler" in the Subject. One winner will be chosen randomly from all the correct answers received by midnight, December 18, 2006. The winner will be mailed a set of Colorfinder process color swatchbooks (coated and uncoated) from Trumatch, a $170 value. Remember, don't post your answer here! You'll ruin it for everyone!

Sponsors for this episode:
Markzware (InDesign plug-in developer)
Special offer for podcast listeners extended until Dec. 31 2006:
20% off any Markzware product! Go to their online store and enter
the coupon code IDSECRET during checkout to get the discount.

Trumatch ("Colorfinder," their process color swatch book system)
Listen to the podcasts for a chance to win two Colorfinder books,
Coated and Uncoated, a $170.00 value.

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-038.mp3
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Quizzler answer and winner; Export to PDF vs. Distill Postscript; Updating multiple images; Another Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: The Smooth Tool

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-037.mp3 (12.2 MB, 25:31 minutes) (a transcript of this podcast will be posted in a few days)

  • Results from last week's Quizzler -- and the winner!
  • The Great Debate: Export to PDF vs. Write PostScript and Distill?
  • Updating multiple images at once
  • Second Quizzler! With a cool prize from Trumatch (see below)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: The Smooth tool

Links mentioned in the podcast: Our InDesign CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts Poster Adobe's Find a Print Service Provider page

Quizzler instructions: If you have an answer to this episode's Quizzler, don't post it here! E-mail it to info@indesignsecrets.com with "Quizzler" in the Subject. One winner will be chosen randomly from all the correct answers received by midnight, December 8, 2006. The winner will be mailed a set of Colorfinder process color swatchbooks (coated and uncoated) from Trumatch, a $170 value. Remember, don't post your answer here! You'll ruin it for everyone!

Sponsors for this episode: Markzware (InDesign plug-in developer) Special offer for podcast listeners extended until Dec. 31 2006: 20% off any Markzware product! Go to their online store and enter the coupon code IDSECRET during checkout to get the discount.

Trumatch ("Colorfinder," their process color swatch book system) Listen to the podcasts for a chance to win two Colorfinder books, Coated and Uncoated, a $170.00 value.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36am EST

Anniversary, Process swatchbooks, Keep Options, Quizzler, Obscurity of the Week: The J key (Formatting affects text/container)

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InDesignSecrets-036.mp3
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  • It's our anniversary!
  • Why you should be using a process-color swatch book
  • Our InDesign CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts Poster is on sale
  • Those Krazy Keep Options: How and when to use them
  • Quizzler! With a cool prize from Trumatch (see below)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: The "J" Key (Formatting Affects Text/Container)

Links mentioned in the podcast:
Our InDesign CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts Poster

Quizzler instructions: If you have an answer to this episode's Quizzler, don't post it here! E-mail it to info@indesignsecrets.com with "Quizzler" in the Subject. One winner will be chosen randomly from all the correct answers received by midnight, November 30, 2006. The winner will be mailed a set of Colorfinder process color swatchbooks (coated and uncoated) from Trumatch, a $170 value. Remember, don't post your answer here! You'll ruin it for everyone!

Sponsors for this episode:
Markzware (InDesign plug-in developer)
Special offer for podcast listeners ends Nov. 30 2006:
20% off any Markzware product! Go to their online store and enter
the coupon code IDSECRET during checkout to get the discount.

Trumatch ("Colorfinder," their process color swatch book system)
Listen to the podcasts for a chance to win two Colorfinder books,
Coated and Uncoated, a $170.00 value.

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-036.mp3
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Conference recap; Clips from the live podcast; Outlining type tips and gotchas; Butterly Island questions; Obscurity of the Week: The Barbell

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InDesignSecrets-035.mp3
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  • InDesign Conference: Master Class recap and highlights
  • Audio clips from our live podcast at the conference
  • Tips and gotchas when converting type to outlines
  • Tough InDesign questions from the Butterfly Island contest
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: The Barbell

Links mentioned in the podcast:
Mordy Golding's Illustrator blog and his Outlined Type post

Sponsors for this episode:
Markzware (InDesign plug-in developer)
Special offer for podcast listeners: 20% off of Q2ID,
Markzware's QuarkXPress-to-InDesign file converter plug-in
(converts QXP files v3.x-7 to InDesign CS1 or CS2, Mac/Windows).
To get the discount, order Q2ID from their online store and enter the
coupon code mentioned numerous times in the podcast!

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Free Stuff for InDesign Users; Obscurity of the Week: Unassigned Content Frames

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InDesignSecrets-034.mp3
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Free Stuff for InDesign Users: A follow-up to David's recent Adobe eSeminar

  • Layout templates that come with the program
  • Adobe Exchange templates
  • Where to install Scripts and Plug-ins
  • Free plug-ins: PatternMaker, InBooklet
  • Make Grid script — one of the free scripts bundled with InDesign
  • Lots of other answers to questions asked by eSeminar attendees
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Unassigned Content Frames

Links mentioned in the podcast:
All the upcoming live e-Seminars from Adobe (and recorded ones from the past)
Our page on Free InDesign Stuff
Teacup Software's free plug-in, Pattern Maker
Adobe's InDesign Exchange web site
InDesign Conference: Master Class (Seattle, WA, Nov. 6–8, 2006)

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Upcoming events; Creating font catalogs; Mirroring objects; Two unusual keyboard shortcuts; Obscurity of the Week: Transformations are Totals

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-033.mp3 (9.0 MB, 18:53 minutes) (a transcript of this podcast will be posted in a few days)

  • Upcoming events: Teacup Software's free InDesign Plug-in seminar in NYC, and InDesign Conference Master Class in Seattle, WA
  • A new tool for creating font catalogs in InDesign (thanks, Greg!)
  • Three different ways to mirror ("flip") objects
  • Two interesting keyboard shortcuts buried in the Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Transformations are Totals (thanks, Mark!)

Links mentioned in the podcast: Teacup Software Seminar (New York City, NY, Oct. 17, 2006; free) InDesign Conference: Master Class (Seattle, WA, Nov. 6-8, 2006) Chris Paveglio's InDesign Font Catalog Applescript for CS1/CS2

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ID Conference news; Rotate text tip; Photocompositing in InDesign; Cari Jansen interview; Obscurity of the week: Adjust View Settings

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InDesignSecrets-032.mp3
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  • InDesign Conference news (Stockholm, Seattle, Adobe Developer Conf.)
  • Rotating text without rotating its frame, courtesy of Adobe's Tim Cole
  • Photocompositing in InDesign: Mike's latest videocast is on one of our favorite techniques
  • Guest guru Cari Jansen, top InDesign trainer/consultant from Australia, talks about the ID CS2 features that allowed her to complete a huge Australian Vineyard Directory project in 15 percent (not a typo!) of the time it took before CS2
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Adjust View Settings

Links mentioned in the podcast:
InDesign Conference: Master Class (Seattle, WA, Nov. 6–8, 2006)
Adobe's Plug-in Developer Summit (Nov. 6–8, 2006; multiple locations)
Tim Cole's Rotated Text tutorial (PDF, 930K)

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The InDesigner videocast; Free plug-in for Find/Change; Adding the current date automatically; Obscurity of the Week: Notes tool and menu.

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  • The InDesigner videocast is part of InDesignSecrets!
  • Free plug-in, "CleverFindChangeCloser" from Aextra Software
  • Adding the current date to your pages, automatically
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Notes (tool and menu)

Links mentioned in the podcast:
The InDesigner videocast
CleverFindChangeCloser plug-in (CS2 only): Download for Mac or Windows. (For help installing the plug-in, see this post)
The
PrinterMark file David referred to (instructions are included)

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Site News; Quizzler #3 Winner; OpenType Fractions Helper; Pages Palette; Obscurity of the Week: End Nested Style Here

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  • InDesignSecrets.com news: Our Store, New Contributors, Named to Top 5 Podcasts, 100K+ Downloads, Live Podcast at the InDesign Conference
  • Quizzler #3 ("Where is Bevel?") Winner!
  • OpenType Fractions Cheat Sheet
  • Pages Palette Mystery/Mastery: Targeted vs. Selected Pages
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: End Nested Style Here

Links mentioned in the podcast:
The InDesignSecrets Store — those aprons are going fast!
Colleen Wheeler: Top 5 Audio Podcasts on Visual Topics
Live Podcast at the InDesign Conference; Seattle, WA; Nov. 6-8, 2006
Download: OpenType Fractions Cheat Sheet (PDF, 400K)

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-030.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am EST