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)
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-039.mp3
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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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  • 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)
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Coated and Uncoated, a $170.00 value.

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-038.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:50am EST

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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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-037.mp3
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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  • 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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:32pm EST

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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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-035.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

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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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-034.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:35am EST

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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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-033.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:36am EST

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36am EST

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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InDesignSecrets-031.mp3
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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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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-031.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:41pm EST

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am EST

InDesign Conference: Master Class; Q2ID plug-in; Making proper Fractions; Quizzler #3; Obscurity of the Week: Update Library Item

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InDesignSecrets-029.mp3
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-- Preview of the upcoming InDesign Conference: Master Class
-- Critical update to Markzware's Q2ID plug-in (opens QuarkXPress v3-6 files in InDesign)
-- Fraction Fixes: How to make good-looking fractions with and without an OpenType Pro font
-- Quizzler Number 3! Instructions appear below
-- Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Update Library Item

Quizzler #3 instructions: As we mentioned in the podcast, DON'T post your Quizzler answer (or any discussion about it) here as a comment. Instead, e-mail your answer to us at info@indesignsecrets.com with "Quizzler" in the subject line. All correct answers we receive by midnight PST on Thursday, August 30 2006 will be included in our random dart throw that will choose a single winner. Duplicate entries from the same person will result in your being made fun of in the next podcast as well as disqualifying you.

Links mentioned in the podcast:
InDesign Conference: Master Class in Seattle, Washington; November 6-8, 2006
Markzware's Q2ID Plug-in — click the Get Updater! button if you're not up to v1.59
Dave Saunders' TextStylesReporter script — CS2 only, Mac/Windows
Dan Rodney's ProperFractions script — CS1/CS2, Mac/Windows

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:26pm EST

With guest star: Sandee Cohen; Interactive PDFs; Buttons and States; Obscurity of the Week: Flush Space

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-028.mp3 (14.4 MB, 27:58 minutes) (a transcript of this podcast will be posted in a few days)

With special guest star, Sandee Cohen!

--A "deep dive" into creating interactive PDF files, especially Buttons and States --Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Flush Space

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:30am EST

2nd Quizzler Winner, Drop Shadows Secrets, Obscurity of the Week: Transform Sequence Again Individually

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• The Winner of the 2nd InDesignSecrets Quizzler!
• Drop Shadows: Aggravations, Tips, Tricks, What all those fields do
• Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Transform Sequence Again Individually

Links mentioned:
DesignGeek e-zine (Anne-Marie's free tips newsletter for designers)

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

Align to Spine; Quiz Contest #2; Obscurity of the Week: Convert to Profile/Assign Profile

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InDesignSecrets-026.mp3
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-- The Pleasures of CS2's Spine Alignment (Align to/Away from Spine) feature
-- InDesign Quiz Contest #2! (See note below)
-- Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Convert to Profile/Assign Profile

Links mentioned:
-- InDesign Magazine (Pariah Burke's article on using spine alignments with anchored objects is in issue #8, Oct/Nov 2005)

Note: Comments will be closed for 24 hours (to this post only) to give people a chance to listen to the podcast and figure out the answer to the Quiz. After 24 hours, the first complete and correct quiz answer posted here as a comment will win. We'll officially declare the winner as well, via a comment like last time.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Mailbag Episode: Change underline thickness, ID user groups in Canada, Dotted leaders, Disk error with custom sets, Obscurity of the week: View Threshold

||| Details below, or go to http://indesignsecrets.com/category/podcasts to view show notes and links |||

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InDesignSecrets-025.mp3
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The Mailbag Episode! All topics discussed today were questions listeners e-mailed us about, and their answers (along with a few embellishments of our own).
-- Mystery caller left a voicemail asking about aligning to page
-- DJ asked how to change the thickness of underlines
-- DJ also asked about any InDesign user group near Manitoba, Canada
-- Vanessa from Australia asked how to make dotted underlines for forms
-- Kevin (who recently discovered the existence of our podcast and told us he listened to all 24 episodes in 24 hours ) wondered why he gets a Disk Error when he tries to save a custom keyboard shortcut set
-- Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: View Threshold

Links mentioned:
-- Our post about the InDesignUserGroup.com web site

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-025.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33am EST

London ID Conf. recap; Sandee on scripting; Branislav on master page text frames; Rufus on pasteboard fixes; Mysteries of the Align palette; Obscurity of the week: Go Forward/Go Back

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-- London InDesign Conference recap from David, and he recorded interesting tidbits from a few of the conference speakers:
- Sandee Cohen tells of her experience taking a scripting class at the conference
- Branislav Milic shares a great tip for overriding master page text frames
- Rufus Deuchler reveals two ways to fix out-of-control pasteboard sizes
-- Mysteries and Treasures of the Align palette (like, where it is)
-- Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Go Forward/Go Back

Links mentioned:
• AlignToPage.jsx is one of the free cross-platform scripts on your CS2 installation CD or part of this .zip archive (Adobe site download).

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-024.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:29pm EST

Contest winner; Tip of the Day plug-in; Lab values and spot colors; Add-a-Page script; Obscurity of the week: Position tool

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* The answer to — and winner of — our first InDesign Quiz Contest
* Free InDesign Secrets plug-in, "Tip of the Day" for Mac or Windows, InDesign CS or CS2
* That Ink Manager option: What do Lab color values have to do with spot colors?
* Peter Kahrel's incredibly useful script, "Add A Page"
* Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Position tool

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-023.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

Comment line and transcripts; Copy/paste text formatting; Spot colors and transparency; Our first contest question; Obscurity of the week: Lab color mode  |||  Detailed notes follow, or go to http://www.indesignsecrets.com/category/podcast for show notes, links, and to comment on the episode.

• Announcement of new enhancements to the podcast: Transcripts and our Listener Comment Line
• Anne-Marie's InDesign seminars (open to the public) for the Chicago Book Clinic is on June 22, 2006
• David's full day of InDesign secrets (also open to the public) for Evolve is on July 12, 2006
• Maintaining text formatting when copying/pasting text between Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
• We bust a few myths about spot colors and transparency in InDesign
• Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Lab color mode

And we also announced the first InDesignSecrets Podcast Contest! Listen to the show, write down the contest quiz question, and post your answer as a comment below (first correct one wins)

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Your name or voice mail may be included in a future podcast!

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

Real-time black reverses; Auto-numbering angst; Ink Manager secrets; Obscurity of the Week: Script Label palette ||| Detailed notes follow, or go to http://www.indesignsecrets.com/category/podcast for show notes, links, and to comment on the episode.


• Branislav Milic solves the Real-Time Reverse Out of Black challenge! Download his 7-page PDF, "Transparency Cool Effects" (1.1 MB), the solution is on pages 6-7.
• Brief preview of the InDesign Conference in London, coming up June 26-29, 2006
• Oh that pesky Auto Numbering feature — surely it can't be this bad, a listener asks
• Secrets of the Ink Manager! Thank you, Adobe — now please go work on that numbering thing
• Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: the Script Label palette

Other links mentioned in the show:
• The Wikipedia knows all: Geoduck
• Rorohiko's free History Log plug-in

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37am EST

InDesign 2006 Conference Recap; Hear from Pamela Pfiffner, Sandee Cohen and Kacey Crouch; Real-time reversed text effect, Obscurity of the Week: Browse
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

New version (with new tip) of framegrids.pdf tutorial; Text frames and the Fitting command; Beyond the Zoom tool; InDesign Magazine freebie; Obscurity of the week: Appearance of Black
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

Prevent InDesign from turning everything into a text frame; Ways to "unthread" a single text frame; Fix unalphabetized styles; Custom view scales with a shortcut; Obscurity of the Week: The Magnet
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

Mix transparency in image frames, Secret "wake up the font menus" keyboard shortcut, Merging InDesign documents -- techniques and cautions, Obscurity of the week: Align First Line to Baseline Grid
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Baseline grids, Tim Cole's PDF tutorial on frame grids, Vertical justification, 50 ways to use the Direct Selection tool, Obscurity of the Week: Vertical Depth Ruler
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:53am EST

Find/Change Unicode characters, Apply Paragraph styles via Find/Change without losing local formatting, Default frame backgrounds in XPress vs. InDesign, Obscurity of the Week: Purchase This Image
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:44pm EST

Mailbag: Creating lines for forms and moving custom Workspaces between computers; Secrets of creating interactive PDFs in InDesign; Obscurity of the Week: Lock Zero Point
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:15am EST

Listener tips on keyboard shortcuts and gravity, Eyedropper tool (copy/paste formatting) secrets, Obscurity of the Week: Justify Text Next to an Object
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-013.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:29pm EST

SPECIAL EDITION! Anne-Marie takes her turn as solo host with this follow-up of her e-seminar for Adobe, "Adobe Bridge: Your Creative Hub." She reviews what Bridge offers InDesign users and answers some of the ID/Bridge questions sent in by the e-seminar audience.
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-012.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:45am EST

SPECIAL EDITION! David flies solo here and answers tons of questions he received from the audience (but didn't have a chance to get to) during his recent e-seminar for Adobe, "InDesign for QuarkXPress Users."
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39pm EST

Mailbag: Make page one start on the left side, and 2-sided printing in InDesign? Obscurity of the Week: Ink Manager
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01am EST

Listener e-mail: Enlarge pasteboard width, Change layer visibility in placed Illustrator files; Discretionary Returns in InDesign? ("They said it couldn't be done!"); Obscurity of the Week: Transparency Blend Space
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:47pm EST

Listener e-mail: Correction for inserting tabs into table cells in Windows; Preset Secrets; Obscure Feature of the Week: Gravity
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

Listener E-Mail: Insert Special Character (Tab), Make Non-Printing, Find/Change Quotes; Best options for exporting InDesign pages for inclusion in a QuarkXPress layout; Obscure Feature of the Week: Allow Pages to Shuffle
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