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