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

New InDesign books, Miami Conference, XML and InDesign, Obscurity of the Week: Formatted Only Once

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-067.mp3 (15.5 MB, 33:48 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

  • News: Two new InDesign books, Helvetica movie, InDesign Conference in Miami, Florida
  • XML and InDesign: Overview, basics, when and how and why
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Formatted Only Once

Links mentioned in the Podcast: Maivald and Palmer's book: A Designer's Guide to InDesign and XML Powell's book: Instant InDesign Documentary movie, Helvetica InDesign Conference (Miami, FL; Feb 26-March 1 2008) We interview Cari Janssen about her XML project Anne-Marie's blog post on exporting HTML using XML tags InData plug-in from Em Software

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-067.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:16am EST

TypeFi AutoFit; Numbered Paragraphs; Obscurity of the Week: Assignments Panel

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-066.mp3 (12.0 MB, 26:11 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

  • TypeFi AutoFit, free plug-in from Typefi
  • Numbering Paragraphs across unthreaded frames
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Assignments panel

Links mentioned in the Podcast: TypeFi AutoFit plug-in (CS1, 2, or 3) Cari Janssen's AutoFit tip Anne-Marie's blog post on numbered paragraphs

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-066.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:53am EST

Plug-in-palooza! What, how, why; Twenty-plus great InDesign plug-ins; Obscurity of the Week: Configure Plug-ins

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-065.mp3 (15.8 MB, 34:30 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

  • Plug-in-palooza!
    • What's a plug-in? Why are they valuable?
    • Finding InDesign plug-ins on the Internet
    • Installing plug-ins
    • Fast descriptions of over 20 InDesign plug-ins that users are loving (the tip of the iceberg, there are at dozens more we didn't have time to cover)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Configure Plug-ins

Sponsor Link and Offer: This episode was sponsored by Audible.com, which lists over 40,000 audio books you can download and listen to just like a podcast. Go to audiblepodcast.com/indesign to download your free audio book (time-limited offer).

Links mentioned in the Podcast: Adobe's comprehensive InDesign Plug-ins list DTP Tools (Page Control, Layer Comps, History, Tetris, Cross References, Keyboard Shortcuts) Markzware (Q2ID, ID2Q) EmSoftware (InData, XTags) Teacup Software (DataLinker, TypeFitter, PatternMaker, BarcodeMaker) Rorohiko (TextExporter, LikeFindsLike, Color2Gray, ChatterGoofy) Recosoft (PDF2ID) i.t.i.p GmbH (InMath) Gluon (ProScale ID) Triple Triangle (Color Spec Cubed) Knowbody Software (CoolKerning) Zevrix Solutions (LinkOptimizer)

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-065.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:58am EST

Leopard reports; Mailbag answers; Obscurity of the week: Reset Indents

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-064.mp3 (13.7 MB, 29:53 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

  • News: Leopard and CS3 (reports from the field)
  • "You Asked For It!" We answer a slew of listener e-mails:
    • Resize from center
    • Select overset text
    • Images on a path
    • Vertical justification
    • Clear Character style color spec
    • Vertical gradients in tables
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Reset Indents

Sponsor Link and Offer: This episode was sponsored by Audible.com, which lists over 40,000 audio books you can download and listen to just like a podcast. Go to audiblepodcast.com/indesign to download your free audio book (time-limited offer).

Links mentioned in the Podcast: Tim Cole's Using InDesign on Leopard post on his blog Steve Werner's Leaping to Leopard post here Adobe's TechNote on Vista and CS3 (installation troubleshooting) (Sorry, Vista Home Basic users) Adobe Feature Request form Keyboard Shortcuts plug-in from DTP Tools/InDesignSecrets How to Rebuild Prefs in InDesign Fontlab's TransType font converter utility

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-064.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:15am EST

Chicago CS Conf Recap; David's New Toy; Calendar Layouts; CS3 and Leopard; Obscurity of the Week: Reset to Base

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-063.mp3 (12 MB, 26:15 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

  • News: Recap of the Creative Suite Conference in Chicago
  • David's favorite new tech toy
  • Creating calendar layouts in InDesign
  • Hot Button Post of the Week: Adobe CS3 Support for Leopard
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Reset to Base

Sponsor Link and Offer: This episode was sponsored by Audible.com, which lists over 40,000 audio books you can download and listen to just like a podcast. Go to audiblepodcast.com/indesign to download your free audio book (time-limited offer).

Links mentioned in the Podcast: Upcoming InDesign Conference (Miami, Feb 2008) Fujistu ScanSnap for Mac or Windows Guided Tour of Apple's new OS, Leopard (10.5) Parallels Desktop software Anne-Marie's Calendar Layout post CalendarMaker script (Mac only) on the Adobe Exchange

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-063.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

5.01 Update; New ID CS3 Books; Custom Page Sizes; Transform Individually; Quizzler Winner and Answer; Obscurity of the Week: Miter Join and Limit

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-062.mp3 (13.8 MB, 29:10 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

  • News: 5.01 Update, New CS3 books, Keyboard Shortcuts Plug-in, London UK User Group
  • Great source for freebies: Adobe Exchange
  • Hot Button Posts of the Week: Custom Page Sizes; Transform Individually
  • Which letter/number isn't used? Quizzler Winner and Answer
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Miter Join/Miter Limit

Links mentioned in the Podcast: InDesign 5.01 Update: Mac or Windows, 5.01 ReadMe PDF New books: Real World InDesign CS3; InDesign CS3 Visual QuickStart Guide; Mastering InDesign CS3 for Print Design and Production; InDesign CS3 Video Training Book; A Designer's Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML; Professional Design Techniques with Adobe Creative Suite 3 Free Keyboard Shortcuts Plug-in from DTP Tools London, UK InDesign User Group Adobe Exchange Beta

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-062.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49pm EST

Our free Keyboard Shortcuts plug-in, Celebrity Shortcuts, When Shortcuts Collide, Poster Discount, Quizzler!, Obscurity of the Week: Context

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Listen in your browser:
InDesignSecrets-061.mp3 (12.6 MB, 27:46 minutes)
(the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

Keyboard Shortcut Extravaganza-za-za!

  • Announcing a new free plug-in from InDesignSecrets and DTP Tools: Keyboard Shortcuts Panel
  • Celebrity Keyboard Shortcuts
  • When Keyboard Shortcuts Collide (with OS shortcuts)
  • New Discount Code for our Keyboard Shortcuts Poster
  • The Return of the Revenge of the QUIZZLER! Listen to the episode ...
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Context

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Keyboard Shortcuts plug-in (leads to post with download link)
Celebrity Shortcuts from Tim Cole's blog
InDesign Keyboard Shortcuts Poster (use SCHOOL for 30% discount)

Quizzler Instructions: If you know the answer to this episode's Quizzler, e-mail it (don't post it here!) to info@indesignsecrets.com before midnight on Friday, October 12. Please put the word "Quizzler" in your Subject line. The winner will be chosen randomly from all correct responses received, and announced in the next podcast, along with the answer.

Sponsor Link and Offer:
This episode was sponsored by Audible.com, which lists over 40,000 audio books you can download and listen to just like a podcast. Go to audiblepodcast.com/indesign to download your free audio book (time-limited offer).

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-061.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

Newsbits; XML; GREP; Tagged Text; CS3 Indexing bug; Obscurity of the Week: the Eraser Tool

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-060.mp3 (13.1 MB, 28:19 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

  • Newsbits: Tokyo Conference recap; PDF2ID plug-in; more
  • "What is That?" Definitions of XML, GREP, Tagged Text and more
  • Major bug with CS3 indexes, and workarounds
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: the Erase Tool

Links mentioned in the Podcast: Creative Suite and Web Design Conferences (Chicago, Oct. 15–20) Recosoft's PDF2ID plug-in for InDesign CS2/CS3 The InDesigner post about using GREP outside of InDesign CS2 Em Software's XTags for InDesign Adobe forum thread about the CS3 Index bug (script is at post #31) The InDesigner videocast about indexing in InDesign

Sponsor Link and Offer: This episode was sponsored by Audible.com, which lists over 40,000 audio books you can download and listen to just like a podcast. Go to audiblepodcast.com/indesign to download your free audio book (time-limited offer).

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-060.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47am EST

Default Style Glitches; Rebuilding Preferences; Not Possible in ID; Obscurity of the Week: PN and PB

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-059.mp3 (14.2 MB, 29:53 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

  • Common Glitches with Default Styles
  • What Gets Lost when you Rebuild Preferences
  • Hot Button Post of the Week: Things You Can't Do in InDesign
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: PN and PB

Links mentioned in the Podcast: Free 7-day pass to Lynda.com videos David and Olav Kvern's upcoming Real World InDesign CS3 InCopy CS3 video reviews on Amazon.com Adobe's Feature Request page

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-059.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:35am EST

AutoCorrect; Hidden Characters; Right-to-Left Typesetting; Shrinking PDFs; Obscurity of the Week: Non-Joiner

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-058.mp3 (13.7 MB, 28:53 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

*NOTE* [8/25/07]: We're having a (hopefully) temporary technical glitch with our iTunes feed, and it's not picking up this episode. In the meantime, you can right-click on the .mp3 link above and choose Save Link As to download the .mp3 to your computer and add it to iTunes that way if you want, or of course you can just click the link to listen to it in your browser.

Links mentioned in the Podcast: Melbourne and Tokyo InDesign Conferences Chicago Creative Suite Conference (enter IDSECCSWEB in the coupon code field for $100 off any 2-day, 3-day, Gold, Platinum or Plus pass) Adobe Live Docs page with list of Hidden Characters Adobe Live Docs page with GREP examples Sharon Steuer's upcoming Illustrator CS3 Wow! book Tim Cole's blog post about Non-Joiner U.S. source for InDesign ME (Middle Eastern)

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-058.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:26pm EST