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

Fantastic and Free Production Scripts; Obscurity of the Week: Display Unsupported Files

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  • Fantastic Free Scripts for Final (or Near-Final) Production Tasks
    • Remove End-of-Line Underlines
    • Freeze Composition (Line Breaks)
    • Compare InDesign Documents
    • Package Multiple for Archive
  • Marc Autret's Incredible List of Scripts and Scripter Resources
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Display Unsupported Files
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:54pm EST

InDesignSecrets Conference; Find Where That Color is Used; Obscurity of the Week: Information

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  • InDesignSecrets Conference!
  • Find where that color is used
    • Separations Preview panel
    • Swatches panel tricks
    • Find/Change
    • Package Summary panel (thanks Nicola!)
    • Blatner Tools
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Information
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47pm EST

All about object transformations; Blatner Tools beta 3; Obscurity of the Week: Pattern Length

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  • All about object transformations
    • Scaling & rotating from the keyboard
    • Using math in the X, Y, W, H, and % (Scale) fields to transform
    • The too-subtle-for-their-own-good transformation buttons & context menu
    • And many more!
  • Blatner Tools free beta 3 now available
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Pattern Length
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-114.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

InDesignSecrets membership; our new forum; Guide to the InDesign ACE Exam eBook; Adobe layoffs; Obscurity of the Week: Choke

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  • InDesignSecrets Membership -- free with benefits!
  • All about the InDesignSecrets forums
    • Guide to the InDesign ACE Exam eBook by Mike Rankin
    • Interview with Mike Rankin!
    • Recent Adobe layoffs
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Choke
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-113.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

    Posts of Note: Windows 7, Story Editor, PowerPoint, Balance Lines; Unicodes, GIDs and CIDs; Obscurity of the Week: Missing Glyph

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

    Blatner Tools; Screen Appearance Tweaks and Tips; Webinars and Seminars; Obscurity of the Week: Ignore Orientation

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    • Blatner Tools
    • Settings that Change the Screen Appearance (& Tips!)
      • Hide/Show Frame Edges
      • Preview Mode: what disappears, customizing
      • Display Performance
      • Overprint Preview
      • Proof Setup; Anne-Marie's color management rant
      • Show/Hide Notes
      • Rotate Spread View
    • Upcoming seminars and webinars
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Ignore Orientation
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-111.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05am EST

    6.04 Update; Snow Leopard and PDFs; Word and InDesign Part 2; Obscurity of the Week: Cancel Package

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    • InDesign/InCopy 6.04 Patch
    • SnowLeopard (Mac OS 10.6) and the Adobe PDF printer
    • Placing Word files: Essential Tips, Part 2
      • Mapping Word styles to InDesign styles
      • Working around the Style Group glitch
      • Converting InDesign files to Word documents
      • Converting Footnotes to Endnotes
    • Upcoming seminars and webinars
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Cancel Package
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-110.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am EST

    Happy Birthday InDesign; Essential Tips for Importing Word files; Upcoming Seminars and Webinars; Obscurity of the Week: Select All Unused

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    • Happy 10th Birthday to InDesign!
    • Placing Word files: Essential Tips, Part 1
      • Deleting Word styles while retaining local bolds and italics
      • When you might want to export to RTF and re-import
      • Fastest way to remove hyperlinks (but leave the link text)
      • Maggy-ing the Word file
    • Upcoming seminars and webinars -- all recordings now available!
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Select All Unused
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-109.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:07am EST

    New eSeminars and live Seminars by David and Anne-Marie; Character Styles Deep Dive; Obscurity of the Week: Go to Selected Bookmark

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    • New InDesignSecrets eSeminars: InCopy/InDesign, Long Documents (links below)
    • InDesignSecrets Live Seminars!
    • Deep Dive into Character Styles:
      • To-do's and Not-to-do's
      • Applying multiple styles
      • Using them for "tagging" (instead of formatting)
      • A few great scripts!
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Go to Selected Bookmark (with bonus new features discovered by accident!)
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-108.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47am EST

    Interview with contributor James Fritz; Unwanted color seps/plates; Obscurity of the Week: Float

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    • Interview with James Fritz, InDesignSecrets contributor
    • Tracking down unwanted color seps (plates) in your layout files
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Float
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-107.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:48pm EST

    eSeminar recordings available; Chris Kitchener interview; Creating accessible (Sec 508) PDFs; Obscurity of the Week: Crop to Media

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    • InDesignSecrets eSeminar recordings now available
    • Anne-Marie's Graphic Design in 2009 webinar
    • Interview with Adobe's Chris Kitchener, Sr. Product Manager for the InDesign family
    • Lynda.com new "10 Things" videos: Interactive PDFs (David) and Troubleshooting Files (Anne-Marie)
    • Creating Accessible (Sec. 508-compliant) PDFs from InDesign
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Crop to Media
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-106.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37am EST

    Multiple-place tip; Acrobat.com; 6.03 Update; Obscurity of the Week: POSIX

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    • Multiple-place tips for InDesign CS3 and CS4
    • Acrobat.com officially released, new features
    • InDesign/InCopy 6.03 Update
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: POSIX
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-105.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:07am EST

    News: Seminars, Webinars, Videos; Special Effects; SWF Fixes; Obscurity of the Week: Arrange by Columns

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    • News: A slew of new InDesign resources
    • Eye Candy! ... Mike Rankin's multi-part series of incredibly cool special effects you can do right in InDesign (see links below)
    • SWFs in InDesign: David's discovery and Martinho's wonderful free script
    • Results from the First Annual InDesignSecrets Survey
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Arrange by Columns
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-104.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

    Seminars and Webinars; InCopy CS4 Guide; CS Developers Summit; Moving Pages Between Layouts; Obscurity of the Week: Line End

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    • News: Upcoming Seminars and Webinars, InCopy CS4 Hands-On Guide
    • Report from the Creative Suite Developer's Summit, complete with interviews with some of your favorite InDesign plug-in developers!
    • Moving pages from one layout to another: tips and tricks
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Line End
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-103.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20am EST

    Listener survey (with prizes!); Upcoming ID webinars and seminars by DB and AMC; Scaling and Resampling in ID; Obscurity of the Week: Snap-to Flag

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    • News: Reader/Listener Survey, Upcoming Seminars and Webinars
    • All about scaling and resampling in InDesign
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Snap-to Flag
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-102.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

    Videocast stats; InDesign 101; Barcodes; Spell-checking; Obscurity of the Week: Threshold

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    • InDesignSecrets Videocast 001 stats and reactions
    • InDesign 101: Helping Complete Newbies Get Started
    • Hot Button Posts: Creating barcodes, Please check the spell checker
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Threshold
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-101.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

    A Very Special Episode! (Happy Anniversary to Us): New Videocast; Trip Back in time to Episode 001; Funny Outtakes; Winners of the 1st Annual Eeek-eek-eek Awards; Obscurity of the Week: Font Version

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    "A Very Special Episode" in honor of our 100th podcast ...
    • InDesignSecrets Videocast Debuts
    • Travel back in time with us to Episode #1 and giggle
    • Flub-O-Fest: Outtakes from previous episodes you'll enjoy
    • The Winners of the First Annual InDesignSecrets Eeek-eek-eek Awards
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Font Version
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-100.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am EST

    News; Simplest GREP Style; Styles Hierarchy; Vote for the 2009 Eeek-eek-eek Awards; Obscurity of the Week: Paragraph Spacing Limit

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    • News: InDesign/InCopy 6.01 update; Bridge Home is foreclosed; New Adobe forums; Twitter update
    • World's Simplest GREP Style (great for non-GREPpers)
    • The style hierarchy: Which automatically applied character style "wins"?
    • The Eeek-eek-eek awards for our upcoming 100th Podcast: Fill out the Ballot!
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Paragraph Spacing Limit
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-099.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10am EST

    ACE Exams, Wherefore Magenta; Linking Templates to Layouts; More on Special Characters; Obscurity of the Week: Share My Screen

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-098.mp3 (16.7 MB, 32:33 minutes)
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    • News: InDesign CS4 ACE (Adobe Certified Expert) tests are now available; Test Prep e-book coming soon
    • Is magenta a color? An trippy trip into rods, cones, spectra, and process inks
    • How to update files created from the same template when it's modified
    • Three interesting special characters
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Share My Screen
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-098.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34am EST

    Sandee Cohen interview; Interactive PDFs; Obscurity of the Week: Show/Hide Paragraph Break Marks

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    • Interview with Sandee "Vectorbabe" Cohen
      • InDesign CS4: Visual QuickStart Guide (Sandee's book) is now available
      • Her VQS chapter on Interactive and Multimedia is available as a downloadable PDF (which of course is itself interactive and has multimedia features)
      • How Sandee created the interactive PDF in InDesign CS4 and Acrobat Pro 9
      • Sandee's upcoming book, From Design Into Print
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Show/Hide Paragraph Break Marks
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-097.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:40am EST

    Paper white; Printing screen captures; Downsave snippets; Callout lines; Contact Sheet Placing; Poster Giveaway; Obscurity of the Week: Reset Workspace

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    • Why "Simulate Paper White" usually looks gray
    • Prepping screen captures for commercial printing
    • Blog posts (and discussions) of interest:
      • Downsave snippets
      • Photographic frames
      • Callout lines with white edges
      • Yearbook layouts/Contact Sheet placing in CS4
    • New Podcast Giveaway: Each episode, an ID Keyboard Shortcuts poster goes to someone we randomly pull from our mailing list or twitter followers. This week's winner is cjmadigan
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Reset Workspace
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-096.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:26pm EST

    Trip reports; Software updates; Master page text frames; Quizzler winners; Obscurity of the Week: Skip by Leading

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    • Trip reports: David in Dubai and at Macworld; Anne-Marie at lynda.com recording studio and at the Chicago InDesign User Group
    • News: InDesignProxy update; Leopard update fixes InDesign hiding glitch
    • Follow InDesignSecrets on Twitter
    • The vestigial Master Text Frame checkbox in the New Document dialog
    • Five Quizzler winners and their favorite InDesignSecrets posts from 2008!
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Skip by Leading
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-095.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22pm EST

    Upcoming Events; Resolutions; Table Calculations; Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Smart Match Style Groups

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-094.mp3 (15.7 MB, 30:08 minutes)
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    • Upcoming events for David and Anne-Marie
    • Our Resolutions
    • Table calculations -- various solutions and a neat free script
    • A Quizzler for everyone, with prizes for 5 lucky winners
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Smart Match Style Groups
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-094.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:38am EST