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

John McWade; InDesign CS6+ Wishlist; WTH - Allow Document Pages to Shuffle; Obscurity of the Week: Star Inset

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  • 2012 PePConference update: John McWade (Before & After) added to speaker list
  • InDesign wishlists for CS6, CS7, and beyond
    • Create form fields (for PDFs)
    • In-app, non-destructive image editing
    • Enhance MiniBridge with metadata and keywords panel
    • Set screen resolution in preferences
    • Integrate InDesign digital publishing with Dreamweaver
    • User-modifiable Application Bar icons a la Acrobat X
    • Many more from our user-driven InDesign Wishlist site
  • WTH (What the Heck?) Feature of the Week: "Allow Document Pages to Shuffle"
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Star Inset
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-163.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:14pm EST

PePConference News; Matthew Diener interview; Keyboard Shortcut of the Week; Obscurity of the Week: Create Guides

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  • 2012 PePConference news; secret goodies for early early registrants
  • Interview with Matthew Diener, editor of EPUBSecrets.com
  • InDesign Shortcut of the Week: Command-Option-I/Ctrl-Alt-I
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Create Guides (the menu command)
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-162.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:37pm EST

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  • New sister site: ePubSecrets.com!
  • All about the new Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon
  • Creating accessible PDFs with InDesign: Tips and Resources
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Artifact
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-161.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:14pm EST

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  • News: Anne-Marie's Las Vegas recap, Podcast survey results, Goodie boxes
  • Interview with Josh Nguni, Namibia's InDesign User Group leader
  • Adobe's Creative Cloud: A brief overview and discussion
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Objects Move with Page
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-160.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

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  • Podcast listener survey, with prizes!
  • Smackdown: The Print dialog box vs. the Printer dialog box
  • WTH? The Color panel
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Reverse Path
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-159.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:44pm EST

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:19pm EST

Live performances coming up; InDesign to Kindle; KBSC of the Week; Obscurity of the Week: Leading Edge

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  • Live performances
  • InDesign to Kindle eBook productionL Tips, software, resources
  • Keyboard Shortcut of the Week: Command/Ctrl - ~ (tilde key)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Leading Edge
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-157.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:46pm EST

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  • News and Announcements
    • James Fritz's InDesignSecrets Live seminar in Milwaukee, Sept 27
    • Anne-Marie's InDesignSecrets Live seminar in Las Vegas, Nov 2
    • David & Fritz are presenting with Russell Brown at Adobe MAX, Oct 1–5
    • Mike Rankin's 3-city InDesignFX tour of midwest IDUGs, Sept 13–15
  • All about Change Case; tips and secrets and scripts and plug-ins and GREP, oh my
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Contextual Alternates
  • Quizzler! All you need is a web connection to figure it out
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-156.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:44pm EST

Back to School episode; Best resources for lifelong learners of InDesign; Upcoming events; Obscurity of the Week: Select Next Object
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  • Back to School episode! Resources for life-long learners of InDesign
    • Books, videos, forums, templates, for users at any level
    • Rededicate yourself to learn! Try our suggested lesson plans for every user
  • Upcoming events, including a peek at PePCon 2012
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Select Next Object
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Links mentioned in this podcast:
> InDesign Secrets, our the new video series at Lynda.com
> Recommended books and videos, our handpicked list
> InDesign videos at VTC.com, Video2Brain, Adobe TV, Software Cinema
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-155.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Milwaukee Seminar; Writing in InDesign; WTH feature: Fit Selection to Window; Obscurity of the week: Odd Page Break

Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-154.mp3 (17.8 MB, 34:27 minutes)

The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon. Well, kind of soon. It takes them a while to transcribe.
  • Writing in InDesign: why would you write from scratch in a page-layout program?
  • Our first-ever What-The-Heck (WTH) feature: Fit Selection to Window
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Odd Page Break
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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-154.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:25am EST