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

The tech support episode! Mailbag answers; InDesign TechNotes; Nigel French interview; Obscurity of the week: Add items on page as separate objects

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See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
  • The Tech Support episode! From the mailbag ...
    • Select objects under other objects
    • Frame colors
    • Panel redraw problems
    • Making a layer non-printing
    • Tips for finding the best tech support
  • Adobe InDesign Tech Notes
  • Interview with Nigel French, UK-based designer, grids guru, and InDesign typography expert
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Add items on page as separate objects
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-144.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:43pm EST

EPUB and Kindle utilities, cross-reference formats, obscurity of the week: Save Count

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-143.mp3 (16.2 MB, 30:41 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.

  • Three discoveries about InDesign to eBook conversions
    • TextWrangler opens ePubs
    • Sigil's housekeeping is a feature-not-a-but
    • Kindle Previewer runs KindleGen for your
  • Cross-references: Roll your own formats!
    • Remove the quote marks
    • Add a delimiter (partial paragraph)
    • Change the wording
  • Print & ePublishing Conf: New schedule is up!
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Save Count

Errata: TextWrangler lets you open and browse EPUB content files without unzipping them first, but not edit them in place, contrary to what we said in the podcast, sorry! Use Sigil or Oxygen for that.

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-143.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:31pm EST

Cool stuff David found at Macworld; Information about new ID2Office plug-in; Quizzler Answers; Great table tip from Diane Burns; Obscurity of the Week: Search in Spotlight

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-142.mp3 (15.2 MB, 26:16 minutes)

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See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
  • Macworld 2011: Even stuff Windows users would be interested in!
  • Interview with Paul Chada from Recosoft
  • A great table tip from Diane Burns of Transpacific Digital
  • Winner of last episode's Quizzler: How many places does Load show up in InDesign?
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Search in Spotlight
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-142.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:52pm EST