Thu, 20 December 2012
Layout Adjustment; Dear Santa; Quizzler Winners; New Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Load Conveyor
Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-185.mp3(15.8 MB, 29:16 minutes)
See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
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Links mentioned in this podcast:
> Is it (or was it) the end of the world? See what they say on Slate
> Layout Adjustment blog posts on InDesignSecrets.com
> Who is Rabbi Hillel?
> You can post your InDesign wishlist items to the InDesign User Voice site
> David's favorite Christmas movie
> All about preserving vectors in Photoshop files
> Creating a custom bullet character
> More info the wonderful More Info button inside Find Font
> Content Placer tool ("Bucket of Peas" tool) is discussed here, briefly