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

InDesign CS3! New features, fixes, pricing; Obscurity of the Week: Fill With Placeholder Text

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-046.mp3 (13 MB, 27:19 minutes) (a transcript of this podcast will be posted shortly)

  • All about InDesign CS3:
    • Our favorite new features, including Table and Cell Styles, Variables, Placing InDesign files, Find/Change with GREP, Find/Change object attributes, and more
    • Our favorite improved features, including scaling fixes, folders in Styles panels, page previews in the Pages panel, Align to Page, Synchronize master pages, and more
    • Pricing information
    • Other great resources to learn about InDesign CS3
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Fill With Placeholder Text

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Links mentioned in the podcast: InDesign Magazine special offer. Go to the link, choose "2-year subscription for $69" option, and enter indesignsecrets to receive two years of back issues, free, along with your subscription. The upcoming issue is full of in-depth articles about InDesign CS3 new features. The InDesigner videocast. Michael's latest episode (#38) shows off InDesign CS3's new interface, and all the neat tricks you can do with it. Adobe.com for Creative Suite 3 info from the horse's mouth Gutenberg Project is Anne-Marie's favorite source for placeholder.txt copy Lorem-Ipsum Generator caught David's fancy

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Evil Color Picker; Illustrator Bleeds; Obscurity of the Week: Mixed Ink Group

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  • Hot Button Post of the Week: Evil, Evil Color Picker
  • Including Bleeds in Placed Illustrator Files
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Mixed Ink Group

Links mentioned in the podcast:
We didn't mention a single link! Weird.

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CS3 Announcement; Skewing and Shearing; Annoying Section Prefixes, Obscurity of the Week: Simulate Paper Color

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InDesignSecrets-044.mp3
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  • Adobe CS3 Announcement
  • David at the Creative Suite Show; Anne-Marie in Duluth
  • Skewing text and objects; skew vs. shear
  • Working around the Section Prefix annoyance
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Simulate Paper Color

Links mentioned in the podcast:
InDesign Conference in New York, New York (June 4–6, 2007)

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