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

In this episode:

  • News about InDesign and our industry
  • Adobe MAX Recap
  • New Feature Round-up in InDesign CC 2014.1
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Run Length
 
 
News and special offers from our sponsors:
 
>> Recosoft makes the amazing PDF2ID, a PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool for InDesign CS4 through CC 2014 (Creative Cloud). Recosoft also just released ID2Office v2.0 which converts InDesign files to Word, PowerPoint and Keynote format. ID2Office v2.0 now adds support for InDesign CC 2014and converts InDesign nested tables into Word nested tables and Apple Keynote format. SPECIAL OFFER: ID Secrets Users get 15% off PDF2ID or ID2Office Standard v2.0 with coupon code ID_Secrets  good till Nov. 30, 2014.
 
>> Rorohiko: You know them as a prolific source of free and low-cost scripts and plug-ins for InDesign (e.g. TextExporter, Sudoku Generator, EPUBCrawler) but did you know the bulk of their business is doing custom scripting and workflow analysis for publishers just like yourselves? Learn more about how this works by reading about (and downloading) the SwatchWatch script, presented as a case study for their custom automation solutions. They will be at the InDesign Conference in Seattle if you'd like to talk about a project, and you can email them at dev@rorohiko.com.
 
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol (in newly expanded offices). InDesignSecrets.com contributor and popular PePcon speaker Bart Van de Wiele will be conducting a "celebrity" 2-day Photoshop class with them in early November. Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class in London or Cardiff, and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-215.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

In this episode:


News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Rorohiko: You know them as a prolific source of free and low-cost scripts and plug-ins for InDesign (e.g. TextExporter, Sudoku Generator, EPUBCrawler) but did you know the bulk of their business is doing custom scripting for publishers just like yourselves? Learn more about how this works by reading about (and downloading) the SwatchWatch script, presented as a case study for their custom automation solutions. 
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class in London or Cardiff, and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!


Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-214.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

In this episode:


News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Recosoft: Open and convert PDF and Windows XPS documents directly in Adobe InDesign CS4 to CC 2014 right from InDesign's File menu with their latest version of PDF2ID, the amazing InDesign plug-in. Be sure to check out their other amazing plug-in for InDesign users, ID2Office: export your InDesign files to Word or Powerpoint! And just released: iPad and iPhone apps to convert PDFs to Office and iWorks. So cool. 

Links mentioned in this podcast:
 
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-213.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

In this episode:

  • News: Registration opens for The InDesign Conference, Free InDesign template of the month
  • Getting HTML 5 out of InDesign: Why and How?
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Missing Glyph Protection



News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Rorohiko: Check out Rorohiko's upcoming "Crawler," a new InDesign plug-in that will let you export a layout's content to HTML, ePub, Fixed Layout, and even Markdown (like the "RTF" of HTML). Its Fixed Layout output will have an option to export "Clean CSS" and "Clean HTML" making the files much easier to edit than the ones InDesign creates. Go to the Crawler page to learn more, and click the link there to contact Kris at Rorohiko with your questions about it. Or if you're in the mood for something that you can download and use today to make your InDesign-ing easier (like Sodoku Generator and Text Exporter, mentioned in the podcast), visit the main Rorohiko.com site and just click on the Products List button. Whoa! So much too choose from, and many of them free!


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Officer Glyph (the Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week) is on the case:

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-212.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

In this episode:

  • News: PePcon 2015 announced, Adobe releases CC 2014, InDesign Conference, new Lynda.com videos
  • PePcon 2014 highlights and our favorite sessions and new tips
  • New features in InDesign CC 2014
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Ink Alias


News and special offers from our sponsors: >> Managing Editor (MEI): Their new service TruEdit is a turnkey solution that integrates with InDesign and DPS, allowing your teams to collaboratively create, manage and deliver digital content -- regardless of whether contributors are remote or working within InDesign. Learn more about TruEdit here.
Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-211.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:59pm EDT

In this episode:

  • News: InDesign Conference 2014, CC update, Mike Rankin new EIC of InDesignSecrets.com
  • A few great third-party companies you should know about
  • The State of the Flattening Universe: Still need to flatten transparency when exporting to PDF for press?
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: False Italic

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> eDocker: With eDocker CREATE! it's very easy to build interactive publications directly from Adobe InDesign to be published as standalone HTML5 web-app or eDocker PUBLISH! publication. With eDocker PUBLISH! service anyone can easily share eDocker CREATE! files or plain PDF to all computer and iPad users, publications can be free/public, paid/subscribed or private. Special offer for InDesignSecrets podcast listeners saves hundreds of dollars off either or both services, check it out!
>> Recosoft makes the amazing PDF2ID, PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool for InDesign CS4 through CC (Creative Cloud). Recosoft also just released ID2Office v2.0 which converts InDesign files to Word, PowerPoint and Keynote format. ID2Office v2.0 now adds support for InDesign CC and converts InDesign nested tables into Word nested tables and Apple Keynote format. ID Secrets Users get 15% off PDF2ID v3.5 or ID2Office Standard v2.0 with coupon code ID_Secrets, offer good until June 30, 2014.  


Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-210.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

In this episode:

  • AM's field report from the Edward Tufte one-day course
  • Huge InDesign Magazine issue coming up, all about Adobe DPS
  • Interview with Ben Schott, author of Miscellany and Schottenfreude
  • Hidden uses for Live Preflight
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Entry End

 


News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference is the place to be to learn more about using Adobe InDesign for print, PDF, epub, and tablet publication projects. Come to Chicago June 15–18 and join us and hundreds of your hard-working colleagues from around the world, from all sorts of companies and universities, all there for the same purpose: to learn, to share, and be inspired. Special for InDesignSecrets podcast listeners: Use the coupon code CH73G to receive $50 off your PePcon registration!
>> The long-running InDesign Conference is now part of the InDesignSecrets family, and plans are in the works for the next event. We'll make an announcement in the upcoming few months. Keep an eye on the blog and in your email's inbox!
 

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Here are some of examples of Ben Schott's writing and artwork (click each thumbnail to enlarge): fd-new-cover schott-sign-dining-custom3 Schottenfreude_P11 Schottenfreude_P21 sgi-new-cover  som-new-cover sqm-new-cover
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-209.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT

EpubSecrets.com, InCopySecrets.com, Spring-loaded shortcuts, Chad Chelius interview, Obscurity of the Week: Indic Script Preferences

In this episode:

  • News from the land of InDesign
  • Spring-loaded shortcuts
    • When they save time and not
    • Other obscure "dynamic" shortcuts
  • Interview with Chad Chelius, new Editor-in-Chief of InCopySecrets.com
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Indic Preferences Script

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> InfoLogic's MathMagic Pro lets you quickly insert mathematical equations and scientific symbols into your InDesign document. It anchors an EPS of the equation at the text insertion point, automatically aligning the baseline of the equation to the text baseline, and can accept incoming equations from Word's Equation Editor, MathML, MathType, or LaTeX. Just double-click the anchored EPS to edit! Available for InDesign CS3 to CC, Mac or Windows. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Follow the instructions on this page to receive a free two-month subscription to MathMagic Pro ($100 value). Offer expires March 31, 2014!
>> Recosoft makes the amazing PDF2ID, PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool for InDesign CS4 through CC (Creative Cloud). They also just released ID2Office v2.0 which adds support for InDesign CC and converts InDesign files to Word, PowerPoint and (new!) Keynote format. Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners, through April 15 2014, get 15% discount off PDF2ID v3.5 or ID2Office v2.0 with code ID_Secrets


Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-208.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

InDesign Magazine; PePcon 2014; Typekit; Hyperlinks; Workspaces; OFOTW: Clear All

Details below!

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News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> InfoLogic's MathMagic Pro lets you quickly insert mathematical equations and scientific symbols into your InDesign document. It anchors an EPS of the equation at the text insertion point, automatically aligning the baseline of the equation to the text baseline, and can accept incoming equations from Word's Equation Editor, MathML, MathType, or LaTeX. Just double-click the anchored EPS to edit! Available for InDesign CS3 to CC, Mac or Windows. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Follow the instructions on this page to receive a free two-month subscription to MathMagic Pro ($100 value). Offer expires March 31, 2014!
Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-207.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

In this Very Special New Year's episode:

  • News: PePcon speakers and sessions posted, Anne-Marie at ADIM14, new lynda.com InDesign CC to EPUB title released
  • All about the latest InDesign CC update (9.2)
    • Easier and more stable Hyperlinks
    • Typekit integration
    • EPUB improvements and new features
  • 3 New Things we each want to learn in 2014
    • Anne-Marie: Cloud publishing, In5 plug-in, and Editorial/Design workflow platforms
    • David: Web apps from InDesign, Phone Gap and Baker Framework, and the violin!
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Autogrow

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. They have just been awarded the CompTIA Trustmark award in the UK, which affords them recognition as a modern I.T. training company with standards. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-206.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT

In this episode:

  • News: InDesign Conference; PePcon; Lynda Weinman creative keynote!
  • Neglected Panels (some you may not even know about)
    • Worth a(nother) look: Info, Tool Hints, Kuler, Background Tasks, Story, Attributes
    • Forgettable for most users: Trap Presets, Timing (until HTML 5 export!), Script Label, Tags, Transform (redundant!), Flattener Preview
    • Wait-and-see: Adobe Exchange
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Consolidate All to Here

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Em Software is the developer of DocsFlow Pro (among other cool InDesign plug-ins) that allows you to do real-time collaboration with off-site editors using Google Docs. Place early-draft stories or spreadsheets from Google Docs into your layout, map its styles to your InDesign styles and start your production work while your authors and editors continue working on the original documents. Merge their updated work at any time into your InDesign layouts with a single command, without losing anything, and with InDesign notes left at any points of conflicts. Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners: Pro 2.0 is 25% off in the EmSoftware.com store (for new licenses only) using the code DFP1213 until the end of December 2013!
>> Recosoft: Open and convert PDF and Windows XPS documents directly in Adobe InDesign CC right from InDesign's File menu with their latest version (4.0) of PDF2ID, the amazing InDesign plug-in. Earlier 3.5 version still available for InDesign versions CS4 to CS6. Be sure to check out their other amazing plug-in for InDesign users, ID2Office: export your InDesign files to Word or Powerpoint! Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners, through January 2014, get 25% discount off PDF2ID v3.5 or ID2Office v1.5 with code ID_Secrets


Links mentioned in this podcast:
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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-205.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

CreativePro.com reader survey; Getting started with InCopy; Obscurity of the Week: Apply Gamma Correction

In this episode:

  • News: CreativePro.com survey
  • Getting Started with InCopy
    • Cost (comes with Creative Cloud!)
    • Basic setup for small and large groups, local and remote
    • Using its unique features for InDesign purposes
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Apply Gamma Correction

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Lynda.com  is the nation's premiere provider of online instruction for creatives in the design, photography, and publishing fields. Check out David's latest title: Insider InDesign Training: Interactive PDFs, and Anne-Marie's Using Word and InDesign Together. They also have an ongoing series of free and subscriber-only videos called InDesign Secrets. Check out all the InDesign videos at lynda.com!

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-204.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.

In this episode:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud — 6 Months Later
    • Working? Broken? Anne-Marie and David argue it out
    • Reports from the field
    • Some options that could help those who are stuck
    • Issues specific to InDesign users and developers as opposed to other Adobe apps
    • Open source and other page layout competition
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Adobe Product Improvement Program

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Rorohiko has this neat add-on called Frame Reporter. It adds a little label next to any page object which you can configure to show whatever information you need to see without having to dig through panels: Effective resolution, Name and/or path of the placed image, so many more, and now, stacking order, crucial to creating accessible PDFs. They've written up a detailed explanation of all the options and how their customers have used FrameReporter to streamline their work.  Normally $39.00 US, you can get it for 30% off if you enter the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS203 upon purchase.

>> Recosoft: Open and convert PDF and Windows XPS documents directly in Adobe InDesign CC right from InDesign's File menu with their latest version (4.0) of PDF2ID, the amazing InDesign plug-in. Earlier 3.5 version still available for InDesign versions CS4 to CS6. Be sure to check out their other amazing plug-in for InDesign users, ID2Office: export your InDesign files to Word or Powerpoint! Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners, until Nov. 30, get 25% discount off PDF2ID v3.5 or ID2Office v1.5 with code ID_Secrets


Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-203.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

Call for speakers; TypeKit; Text Wrap Rap; Obscurity of the Week: Largest Area

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  • A little bit of news:
  • Text Wrap Rap
    • Confusing bits clarified
    • Little-known tips and tricks
    • What are all those contour options?
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Largest Area

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Em Software is the developer of DocsFlow and WordsFlow, two "time machine" plug-ins for your production workflow. Place early-draft stories or spreadsheets from Google Docs with DocsFlow, or Word/Excel documents with WordsFlow, and start your production work while your authors and editors continue working on the original documents. Merge their updated work at any time into your InDesign layouts with a single command, without losing anything, and with InDesign notes left at any points of conflicts. Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners: DocsFlow Pro 2.0 is 25% off in the EmSoftware.com store until the end of October 2013! Grab it now.
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. They are officially in the Cloud! (Creative Cloud that is.) Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-202.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

PePcon.com is live; Word to InDesign Nightmares and Fixes; Obscurity of the Week: InDesign 2.0 Compatibility

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  • A little bit of news:
  • 5 Word-to-InDesign "Nightmares" and how to solve them!
    • Formatting, links, pictures, styles, oy!
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: InDesign 2.0 Compatibility

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>>  Rorohiko brings the illusion of multiple strokes and fills to InDesign frames with its Magneto Paths plug-in for InDesign! Only $19.00, or try a fully-functional (time limited) demo. Illustrator's Attributes panel ... we're coming for ya!

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-201.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

200th episode spectacular extravaganza; Memories, time travel, and outtakes; Obscurity of the Week: Credits

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  • Our 200th episode! (and our 25th year (each) in the field)
  • Milestone memories from David and Anne-Marie
  • Time traveling through the podcast episodes
  • Podcast outtakes!
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Credits

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Recosoft: Open and convert PDF and Windows XPS documents directly in Adobe InDesign CC right from InDesign?s File menu with their latest version (4.0) of PDF2ID, the amazing InDesign plug-in. Earlier 3.5 version still available for InDesign versions CS4 to CS6. Be sure to check out their other amazing plug-in for InDesign users, ID2Office: export your InDesign files to Word or Powerpoint! Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners, until Sept 30, get 25% discount off PDF2ID v3.5 or ID2Office v1.5 with code ID_Secrets

Links mentioned in this podcast:
We used to be in the credits! creditsCS6
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-200.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

News; Five Gotchas and their fixes; Obscurity of the Week: Comb

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The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.

  • News
  • Five Common (and easily-fixed) InDesign Gotchas!
    • Jumping text, disappearing guides, copy/paste between versions, and more
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Comb

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol.Their "Uncovered Series" seminars cover the cutting-edge technologies in Adobe's latest products — view them all at seminars.certitec.com. If you sign up for a seminar or class and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!
>>  Rorohiko has two things they want InDesignSecrets podcast listeners to know about. First, they have a 20% discount off their QR plug-in for InDesign CS5 and later, "Tada QR!" (which Sandee and David talked about in the last podcast episode, and you can watch Rorohiko's video on it here). Enter the code INDESIGNSECRETS199 at the Rorohiko store and get the Tada QR! plug-in for $12.00 instead of $15.00. Second, they're in early beta for a new plug-in that adds an Actions panel to InDesign, similar to the ones in Photoshop and Illustrator. Record a series of actions and then play them back on another selection or page ... very cool. If you want to beta test ActionRecorder, click the link and read the instructions. (Here's a video on how it works!)

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-199.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

QR Codes; Sandee Cohen guest co-host; Obscurity of the Week: Warn if Link Update Will Overwrite Local Edits

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  • Sandee Cohen, our guest star in the studios!
    • Innovative use for InDesign CC's QR Code feature!
    • More tips for QR codes than you can imagine
    • The cool TaDa! QR plugin from Rorohiko
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Warn if Link Update Will Overwrite Local Edits

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Em Software is the developer of DocsFlow and WordsFlow, two plug-ins for Adobe InDesign that dynamically link your text frames to online Google Docs (DocsFlow) or placed Word files (WordsFlow). These products enable a breakthrough publishing workflow, one where your authors and editors can keep changing the source document, and you can merge in their changes automatically and painlessly, even after you?ve made changes to the InDesign story (without losing your changes or formatting!). Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code ids0813 in the EmSoftware.com store when buying either of these plug-ins and get 20% off! This code is only good until August 31 2013, so grab them both!

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-198.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Getting HTML out of InDesign; Obscurity of the Week: Create Acrobat Layers

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  • Getting HTML out of InDesign
    • Layout "geometry" issues
    • Useful plug-ins
    • HTML and CSS options
    • Resources (aka Michael Murphy)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Create Acrobat Layers

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Recosoft: Open and convert PDF and Windows XPS documents directly in Adobe InDesign CC right from InDesign’s File menu with their latest version (4.0) of PDF2ID, the amazing InDesign plug-in. Earlier 3.5 version still available for InDesign versions CS3 to CS6. Be sure to check out their other amazing plug-in for InDesign users, ID2Office — export your InDesign files to Word or Powerpoint! Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners, until July 31, get 25% discount off PDF2ID or ID2Office with code ID_Secrets
>> Rorohiko has this neat add-on called Frame Reporter. It adds a little label next to any page object which you can configure to show whatever information you need to see without having to dig through panels: Effective resolution, Name and/or path of the placed image, Name of the currently selected story, word count, and many more (you can even make your own if you know a little Javascript!). They’ve written up a detailed explanation of all the options and how their customers have used FrameReporter to streamline their work.  Normally $39.00 US, you can get it for 50% off if you enter the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS197 upon purchase.

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-197.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

HOWDesign and print; Paper love; Obscurity of the Week: Candy

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  • David re-fell in love with print at HOW!
    • Sappi, washi, and plastic!
    • Hamilton Type Museum
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Candy

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Em Software is the developer of DocsFlow and WordsFlow, two plug-ins for Adobe InDesign that dynamically link your text frames to online Google Docs (DocsFlow) or placed Word files (WordsFlow). These products enable a breakthrough publishing workflow, one where your authors and editors can keep changing the source document, and you can merge in their changes automatically and painlessly, even after you’ve made changes to the InDesign story (without losing your changes or formatting!). Special offer just for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code ids0613 in the EmSoftware.com store when buying either of these plug-ins and get 20% off! This code is only good until July 31, so grab them both!
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Adobe and Certiport released the InDesign (and Illustrator) ACA qualification a month ago – so visit Certitec, take one of their InDesign ACA courses and get Certified!  Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. If you sign up for a class and mention you heard about them on “InDesignSecrets,” you get 20% off any class! 

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-196.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

PEPCON 2013 recap; InDesign CC new features; Creative Cloud pros and cons; Obscurity of the week: Autotag


In this episode (41:01 minutes):

  • PEPCON 2013 recap! We share some of our favorite moments
  • InDesign CC is coming June 17! What's it all about? What are the new features?
  • Adobe moves all-in to the Creative Cloud: The good, the bad, the undecided; we duke it out!
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Autotag
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-194.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Diane Burns guest co-host; Multilingual Publishing; Sharing DPS apps; Obscurity of the Week: Swap Fill and Stroke

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-193.mp3 (17.8 MB, 33.54 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
Special! David and guest co-host Diane Burns rock this episode.
  • How to publish in more than one language
  • How to share a DPS app with a group (bypassing the App Store)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Swap Fill and Stroke
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-193.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:14am EDT

News, Kelly Vaughn co-host, Conditional Text; Quizzler 190 Answer; Obscurity of the Week: Hidden Destination

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-192.mp3(14.4 MB, 27:45 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
A very special episode with guest co-host Kelly Vaughn!
  • News
  • Deep Dive into Conditional Text
  • Quizzler 190 Answer! (see below) .. And the winner is announced
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Hidden Destination
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-192.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT

CreativePro and InDesign Magazine now part of InDesignSecrets; PEPCON networking and sponsors; Spell checking tips; Quizzler reminder; Obscurity of the Week: Sort Items

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-191.mp3(13.1 MB, 23:53 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-191.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:39pm EDT

Conference News; Overlooked InDesign Resources; Wacky New Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Desaturate Black

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-190.mp3 (12.5 MB, 23:17 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
  • Conference News: SXSW, MAX, HOW, Maine Media Workshop, new PEPCON speakers
  • Overlooked InDesign Resources (sites, pubs, books,etc.)
  • Quizzler! "Awesome and Wacky," says David
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Desaturate Black
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-190.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT

PEPCON Facebook page, Creative Cloud news, Vectors and Bitmaps in InDesign, Obscurity of the Week: Show Linked Files

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-189.mp3 (13.9 MB, 25:45 minutes)

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  • News: PEPCON networking site and Facebook page, New Adobe pricing for Creative Cloud
  • Vectors vs. Bitmaps: What they are, how to get them, when to use one over the other
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Show Linked Files
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-189.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT

Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-188.mp3(12.5 MB, 23:20 minutes)

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  • News:  PEPCONIDUG site and our forum
  • All about the "Forbidden Formats" in InDesign: JPEG, GIF, and PNG
  • Bonus! We get sidetracked and rant about Adobe Digital Editions (epub reader utility)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Letter V
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-188.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-186.mp3 (17.4 MB, 32:37 minutes)

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  • News: Upcoming speaking gigs, InDesign User Group web site, Scripts for Indexes in EPUBs, Our mascot Zoey (picture below!)
  • New Year's InDesign Resolutions (and non-InDesign related)
  • About the Primary Text Frame
  • "Negative Number" Quizzler Answer and Winner
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Relink File Extension
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-186.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:34pm EDT

PEPCON 2013; Animation in InDesign; Horror Story; Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Convert to Motion Path

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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-184.mp3(13 MB, 24:17 minutes)

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  • News: PEPCON 2013!
  • Animation Features in InDesign: What Can You Use them For?
  • Another "InDesign Horror Story" with an Acrobat flair
  • Quizzler! Get out your Find Font thinking caps
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Convert to Motion Path
News and special offers from our sponsors:
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>> Rorohiko’s StoryTweaker ($99) plug-in lets editors and writers access your InDesign file’s text without needing to own InDesign or InCopy. The plug-in is associated with one InDesign seat, but allows that user to create an unlimited number of AssignmentTweaker sets, which is what the editors open and work on. The workflow is spelled out on the StoryTweaker site, and there’s a 20-day free trial available. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners.
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INDESIGN HORROR STORIES: We want to hear your stories! Send us a short (less than 3 minutes) "InDesign doc/client/user Horror Story" that we can play on the air (you'll be anonymous) in an upcoming episode: leave us a voice message at +1-801-459-4477 to record it, or send in your own voice recording. Please follow-up with an e-mail, which we will keep private, including any additional information that you'd like us to know. You'll get a nifty gifty from us if we play it in a podcast!
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QUIZZLER: To enter this episode’s Quizzler, send an email to info@indesignsecrets.com with the word QUIZZLER in the subject line and the correct answer to the puzzle (as described in the podcast).  You have until December 9, 2012 at midnight CDT to send in your answer, one per user! We will randomly choose a winner from the correct answer(s). Winner will be announced in the first podcast in December, and receives the prize: a copy of three of our eBooks!
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Links mentioned in this podcast:
> All about QuarkImmedia and here's David's Real World Quark Immedia book!
> PDF of Adobe Success Story, Belle & Wissel's Born Magazine (SWF Magazine)
> Anne-Marie's blog post with links to Born Magazine source files
> eDocker Publisher enhances InDesign SWF magazines & makes HTML5 tablet apps
> PressRun converts InDesign animations to HTML5/CSS3 for its tablet apps
> SWFPresenter script from Martinho DeGloria's Automatication website
> Fritz's blog post about the SWFPresenter script
> Anne-Marie's free lynda.com video on Making Your Own Motion Paths in InDesign
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-184.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:56pm EDT

Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-183.mp3 (17.1 MB, 32:02 minutes)
See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
  • News:
    • Milestone: 2,000 blogposts!
    • Erica Gamet's ID Power Pack
    • New version of Export to Kindle plug-in
    • Creative Cloud Education discount
    • Teacup Software's new 2D barcodes
    • EmSoftware Wordsflow
  • Five MORE Overlooked and Lonely InDesign Features (Autocorrect anyone?)
  • Another "InDesign Horror Story" (née "Training Client from Hell")
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Use Master Page Size
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-183.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT

News; 5 Overlooked Features; Training Client from Hell story; Obscurity of the Week: Jumbo

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  • News:
  • Five Overlooked and Lonely InDesign Features
  • Our First "Training Client from Hell" story
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Jumbo
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-182.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:31pm EDT

David and Anne-Marie trips; News; Data Merge Tips and Tricks; Obscurity of the Week: Delete End Punctuation

Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-181.mp3(15 MB, 28:06 minutes)
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  • Out and About: David's trip to Lindau, Anne-Marie's trip to California
  • News: Adobe Digital Editions 2.0, Kindle Plug-in for InDesign 0.971, new open source Adobe fonts
  • Data Merge: Beyond the Basics! Tips and Tricks
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Delete End Punctuation
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-181.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT

Creative Cloud discount extended; All About GREP; Quizzler Results (filenames of links); Obscurity of the Week: Jump Object

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  • Creative Cloud subscription discounted rate extended!
  • All about GREP in InDesign
  • Quizzler results: The right and wrong answers, and the winner! (See list of answers at the end of this post)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Jump Object
Creative Cloud subscription offer is $29.99/mo instead of $49.99/mo for first year for any CS3+ upgrader
> We talked about GREP way back in episode 80!  Here's the transcript
> Michael Murphy's Learning GREP with InDesign lynda.com course
> Convert uppercase to lower with GREP, post 1 and post 2
> Creating a filename list of linked images, post 1 and post 2
> Clients from Hell web site
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QUIZZLER ANSWERS
In podcast 179, we asked listeners:
"How many ways in InDesign can you figure out the filename of a placed image without using the Links panel or Links panel menu?"
The winning entry was submitted by Jim Leonardson, InDesign freelancer in Chicago! For his prize, he chose an autographed copy of Real World InDesign CS6, which is on its way. Here is Jim's list:
  1. In the Info panel flyout menu; select File Info to see the image name in the Title of the window
  2. Hover the cursor over the link icon in the upper left corner of the image frame. A tool tip appears with the file name.
  3. In the Structure pane of the document window, flip down the Root tag, and other tags until you see the “href” and the full path name (In the contextual menu “Select in Structure”) [ED: after first applying an XML tag to the image with the Tags panel]
  4. Use the Layers panel; flip down the layer name to show the contents. The link name is shown inside angle brackets.
  5. In the Preflight panel, if there is a broken link or document profile violation the link name will be shown.
  6. Use the Object > Captions menu or contextual menu to generate a caption.
  7. Use the contextual menu, in the Graphics flyout menu select Reveal in Finder, Bridge or Mini-Bridge.
  8. If there is a caption that happens to be overflowed, it can be seen in the story editor, tagged as “Text variable live metadata caption name” [We didn't think this should count but it's interesting because it has "Story Editor" in it]
  9. In the Package dialog box, under Links and Images it displays name, type, page, status and ICC profile. [He thought of this one "while doing yard work" after we told him he'd won]
A wonderful effort, but Jim missed a few. Here are additional correct answers, compiled from all the entries we received:
  1. Add image to Library, name appears in Library preview
  2. Select image and open the Animation panel, name populates the Name field
  3. Apply any preset animation to the image to see its filename in the Timing panel
  4. Add image to Articles panel [pulls the filename from the Layers panel, see Jim's #4 above]
  5. In the File > Package dialog box, click the Show Report button, all image filenames are listed there [listen to our argument about this in the podcast — fun times!]
  6. Add an Image Name variable (Type > Text Variables > Insert Variable > Image Name) to a text frame that touches the image
  7. If the image name was included in its XMP metadata [not a default state, and not something you could do in InDesign] you could reveal it by choosing the relevant XMP field in the Object Export Options > Alt Text (or Tagged PDF) area
  8. Option/Alt-double click to Edit Original (or choose the command from contextual menu), name is revealed in native editing program. [Technically not an "in InDesign" solution but it's fairly close]
  9. Export to EPUB or HTML and look in the mark-up code [Ditto]
  10. Use a script that creates a list of filenames [see Links above]
Final note: We love that Bonnie Barrett told us in her entry that she tried to find one in CS6's Content Collector — great idea! — but, alas, no luck.
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-180.mp3
    Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

    Collaborating with non-InDesign users; Quizzler!; Obscurity of the Week: Complex Rasterized Regions
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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-179.mp3(16.8 MB, 31:28 minutes)
    See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
    • Creative Cloud subscription special offer ends Aug. 31!
    • How to collaborate with non-InDesign users
      • PDF solutions: useful plug-ins, little-known features
      • Microsoft Word, Google Docs, InCopy
      • MediaTrad, Story Tweaker, more
    • Quizzler! How many ways can you ...
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Complex Rasterized Regions
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-179.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:02am EDT

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-177.mp3 (16.5 MB, 30:32 minutes)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
      • Interview: Brooks Jensen, LensWork magazine
        • Using InDesign to create the print and enhanced PDF publications
        • Nuances of color and duotones with fine-art photography and the printing process
        • Moving to an InCopy workflow over a holiday weekend (!)
        • Optimizing rich-media PDF eBooks for iPad and Android tablets
      • Golden Oldie post: Select Text All the Way to the End
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Clip Contents to Cell
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-177.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT

      New bug fixes from Adobe; Cool Keyboard Shortcuts; CS6 Features for EPUBs; Obscurity of the Week: Insert Number Placeholder
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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-176.mp3(18.1 MB, 34:25 minutes)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
      • InDesign News:
        • Fix for InDesign Crashing on 2012 Macs
        • Fix for InDesign CS6 "Revert to Trial Mode" bug
      • Some useful new ideas for Cool Keyboard Shortcuts
      • New features in InDesign CS6 for EPUB publishers
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Insert Number Placeholder
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-176.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:46am EDT

      Creative Cloud; Option-double-click; Obscurity of the Week: Split Cell Vertically
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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-175.mp3(19.5 MB, 35:32 minutes)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
      • The Adobe Creative Cloud: What is it?
        • In the "cloud" vs. on your hard drive
        • The good, the bad, the foggy
      • Keyboard Shortcut of the Week: Option/Alt-double-click
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Split Cell Vertically
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-175.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

      IDSLive-NYC recap; EPUB3 and Fixed Layout; Options for iPad publishing; hyperlinks myths; Obscurity of the Week: Copy Platform Style Path
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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-174.mp3 (23.1 MB, 41:06 minutes) (Yikes!)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
      • News in the land of InDesign
      • Best options for getting your publication onto an iPad or other tablet
        • PDF?
        • Fixed-Layout EPUB?
        • Flowable EPUB?
        • Stand-alone or Newsstand App?
      • Top 3 Hyperlinks Myths Debunked!
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Copy Platform Style Path
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-174.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

      New eBook on InDesign CS6; PePcon 2012 and 2013; Charts and Graphs; Obscurity of the Week: Monochromatic
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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-173.mp3 (15.4 MB, 27:20 minutes)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • News
      • Getting charts and graphs into InDesign: Solution round-up
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Monochromatic
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-173.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:51am EDT

      New lynda.com InDesign videos; Creative Cloud; Acrobat forms tools in InDesign CS6; Obscurity of the Week: World-Ready Composer

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-172.mp3(18.5 MB, 33:21 minutes)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. Yikes! We recorded this on May 9 (pre-PePcon), but didn't get a chance to publish it until today, a week later (post-PePcon). Apologies for time-shifted content!
      • News
      • InDesign CS6's PDF Forms Features in depth
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: World-Ready Paragraph Composer
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-172.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

      Japanese Dots; CS6 Launch Event, Creative Cloud, Grayscale Export; Obscurity of the Week: Change Time
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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-171.mp3(18.5 MB, 33:21 minutes)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
      • News
      • David's excursion to find Japanese Dots!
      • Behind the scenes at the CS6 launch event on Monday
      • Exporting Grayscale PDF
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Change Time
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-171.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

      PEPCON discount; Underappreciated IDCS6 features; Obscurity of the Week: Auto-Size Link Info

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-170.mp3 (18.5 MB, 33:21 minutes)

      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
      • News
        • PEPCON (May 14-16) is almost sold out with attendees coming from six continents. First five people to use code SF100 save $100!
        • Or join us in New York City, June 13-14, for InDesignSecretsLive! in NYC
      • Anne-Marie's Top Underappreciated and Underdiscussed Features in InDesign CS6
      • From the Mailbag: Install CS5.5 or wait for CS6?
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Auto-Size Link Information
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-170.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:52am EDT

      News; Keith Gilbert Interview, Changing Document Size, Obscurity of the Week: Scissors Tool

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-169.mp3 (18.2 MB, 32:32 minutes)

      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • News
      • Interview with Keith Gilbert, InDesign trainer and consultant
      • Changing Document size: Not as straightforward as you think
        • The problem with File > Document Size
        • Using the Page tool and the Pages panel control
        • Changing document pages vs. changing Master pages
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Scissors Tool
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-169.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:13am EDT

      Drawing in InDesign; Quizzler Winner (finally); Shortcut of the Week: Paste Into; Obscurity of the Week: Convert Direction Point

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-168.mp3 (18.2 MB, 32:32 minutes)

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      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • Announcements
      • Drawing in InDesign
        • Pen tool and its shortcuts and permutations
        • Every frame and text wrap is actually an editable path
        • Pathfinder panel or menu to combine overlapping frames
        • Playing with type outlines
        • Using object styles
      • Finally: A Quizzler Winner!
      • Keyboard shortcut of the Week: Command-Option-V (Ctrl-Alt-V)
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Convert Direction Point
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-168.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:44am EDT

      InDesign Events; ID to EPUB scripts; Shortcut of the Week; Quizzler Update; Obscurity of the Week: Japanese Dots

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-167.mp3 (15.9 MB, 28:51 minutes)

      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-167.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:18am EDT

      Upcoming events and deadlines; TOCCON recap; John McWade Interview; Quizzler Results; Obscurity of the Week: Sample Buttons

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-166.mp3 (19.8 MB, 35:56 minutes)

      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-166.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:45pm EDT

      Chris Kitchener interview; Quizzler, Obscurity of the Week: Butt Cap

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-165.mp3 (16.2 MB, 30:11 minutes)

      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • Interview with Chris Kitchener, InDesign Senior Product Manager
        • Thoughts on CS "Next"
        • New releases: Too many? Too few?
        • The delicate balance of adding new features vs. improving existing features
      • Quizzler! Code Breaker! (see below)
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Butt Cap
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-165.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:51am EDT

      Layer Tricks; Hides/Show keyboard shortcuts; Obscurity of the Week: Stylistic Sets

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-164.mp3 (15.8 MB, 28:55 minutes)

      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • Layer Tricks!
        • Stacking, dragging, show/hide layout objects
        • Dragging objects from one group to another
        • Managing nested objects
        • Using the "southern double-click"
        • Show (in layout) selected layer object
      • Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know: Command-3 (Ctrl-3) and Command-Option-3 (Ctrl-Alt-3)
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Stylistic Sets
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-_164.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

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

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-163.mp3 (17.5 MB, 32:06 minutes)

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

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

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-162.mp3 (15.2 MB, 28:04 minutes)

      [media id=83 width=* height=20]
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • 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 EDT

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-161.mp3 (16.4 MB, 30:32 minutes)

      [media id=82 width=* height=20]
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • 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 EDT

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-159.mp3 (15.3 MB, 28:32 minutes)

      [media id=81 width=* height=20]
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • 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 EDT

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-159.mp3 (14.6 MB, 26:28 minutes)

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

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-158.mp3 (19.9 MB, 36:34 minutes)

      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-158.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT

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

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-157.mp3 (17.1 MB, 31:39 minutes)

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

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-156.mp3 (14.5 MB, 26:21 minutes)

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

      Back to School episode; Best resources for lifelong learners of InDesign; Upcoming events; Obscurity of the Week: Select Next Object
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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-155.mp3 (15.5 MB, 28:27 minutes)
      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon. Well, kind of soon. It takes them a while to transcribe.
      • 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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      News and special offers from our sponsors:
      >> In-Tools has a number of great InDesign plug-ins, all of which were recently updated to work with CS5.5. In-Tools is one of the best sources for scripts and plug-ins for anyone working with long documents (see the Publisher Suite), anyone creating multilingual publications (see World Tools Pro), and any user who wants to check out some great scripts, many of which are free.
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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 EDT

      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 EDT

      Tons o' Table Tips; Obscurity of the Week: Automatic Document Conversion; Quizzler winner and answers

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-153.mp3 (16.9 MB, 30:27 minutes)

      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • Tables Tables Tables! Answers to:
        • Table styles with column widths?
        • Find (and change) tables with Find/Change?
        • Merge two tables into one, easily?
        • Fill table cells with placeholder text?
        • Insert consecutive numbers in a column?
        • Make a cell show the sum of its column or row (or other math)?
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Automatic Document Conversion
      • Quizzler Winner - and Answers!!!! ("How many ways can you tell the current page number?")
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-153.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:45pm EDT

      Keyboard Shortcut of the Week; Ron Bilodeau interview; Geeky Blog Posts; Obscurity of the Week: Remember Font with Bullet

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      See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
      • Keyboard shortcut "of the week"
      • Interview with Ron Bilodeau, InDesign Master at O'Reilly Media
      • Incredibly geeky blog posts you should check out
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Remember Font with Bullet
      • Quizzler!

      To enter this episode’s Quizzler: Send an email to info@indesignsecrets.com with the word QUIZZLER in the subject line and as many correct answers as you can think of. You have until Monday, July 25 at midnight CDT to send in your answer, one per user! We will randomly choose a winner from the correct answer(s). Winner will be announced in the first podcast after July 25, 2011!

      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-152.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-151.mp3 (24.2 MB, 44:52 minutes!)

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      • PePCon 2011 recap: It was great! Let's do it again! ;-D
      • Marijan's new Acrobat script (lets you create form fields in InDesign)
      • Our Uservoice web site for InDesign feature requests
      • Interview with Douglas Waterfall, InDesign senior software engineer
      • Quizzler winner! (and answer)
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Load Selected Glyph
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-151.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT

      Our Sesquicentennial Episode; Favorite Resources; Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Background Tasks

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      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-150.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

      News; Book Cover Layout; Obscurity of the Week: Change Bars; Quizzler Winner

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      • InDesignSecrets News
      • Laying out book covers (spine, covers, flaps): tips and scripts
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Change Bars
      • Quizzler winner and answer!
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-149.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT

      Russell Viers interview; Keyboard Shortcut of the Week; Obscurity of the Week: Select First Range of Same-Size Pages; Quizzler!

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      • Interview with Russell Viers
        • On teaching InDesign, the suite, and his favorite tips
        • The struggles of regional newspaper publishers (his specialty)
      • Keyboard Shortcut of the Week: Command-Option-7/Control-Alt-7
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Select First Range of Same-Size Pages
      • Quizzler! With a prize worth hundreds of dollars ... listen for details
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-148.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

      Newsbits; InDesign CS5.5; Moving custom settings; Obscurity of the Week: 6-up

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      • Newsbits!
        • New Social Media sharing links on InDesignSecrets.com
      • InDesign CS 5.5: Why is it important for Adobe? What's new?
      • Moving custom InDesign settings between computers
      • Obscurity of the Week: 6-Up
      Direct download: IndDesignSecrets-147.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:40pm EDT

      Newsbits; Live Captions; Liza Daly interview; Obscurity of the Week: Create Tagged PDF

      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-146.mp3 (21 MB, 38:08 minutes)

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

      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-146.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT

      Database and spreadsheet publishing; Obscurity of the Week: ATC (Adobe Type Composer)

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-145.mp3 (16 MB, 29:43 minutes)

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      • Laying out data from a database or spreadsheet
        • The built-in Data Merge feature
        • InData, InCatalog (emSoftware)
        • EasyCatalog (65bit software)
        • DataLinker (Teacup software)
        • AutoPrice, DesignMerge (Meadows software)
        • XMPie's products
      • Obscurity of the Week: ATC (Adobe Type Composer)
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-145.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

      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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      • 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 EDT

      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)

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      • 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 EDT

      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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      • 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 EDT

      11 New Document tips; new Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Easing Path

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      • New Year's list of 11 (as in 2011) recommended New Document steps, including:
        • Checking Presets and Defaults
        • Head starts with styles
        • Master pages, layers, and workspaces
      • A new Quizzler!
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Easing Path
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      News and special offers from our sponsors: >> In-Tools creates InDesign plug-ins mainly for people doing multi-lingual or long document publishing, but many of their products are useful for anyone. In his free time, company owner Harbs is constantly churning out useful and often free scripts, such as the Preference Manager we talked about in this episode. >> Rorohiko has a number of cool plug-ins for InDesign users that slash the amount of time it takes to get something done. For instance, have you ever wished you could add a vertical bar next to a paragraph and have it flow with the text, even if the paragraph breaks between columns or pages? Rorohiko's new BarredText plug-in ($19US) can do that for you, whether you use CS3, CS4, or CS5. A free trial is available, and when you decide to purchase it, be sure to use the discount code INDESIGNSECRETS141 for a significant discount.
      To enter this episode’s Quizzler: Send an email to info@indesignsecrets.com with the word QUIZZLER in the subject line and your best answer in the body of the message. You have until Friday, Jan. 28 , at midnight CST to send in your answer, one per user! We will choose the most correct answer, or in the case of a tie, we will randomly choose from the correct answer(s). Winner will be announced in a subsequent podcast—good luck!

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      Links mentioned in this podcast:
      > Post about Print vs. Web intent in InDesign CS5
      > All about Color Settings in InDesign (David's masterpiece article of 2010!)
      > You've registered for our 2011 Print & ePublishing Conference, haven't you?
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-141.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

      Twitter for InDesign users; KBSC of the Week; New eBook; New speakers for the 2011 PeP Conf.; Obscurity of the Week: Row Separator

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-140.mp3 (18.7 MB, 33:57 minutes)

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      • All about Twitter for InDesign users:
        • Who to follow and why
        • Design-oriented Twitter lists
        • InDesign tips found in tweets
      • Keyboard Shortcut of the Week: Cmd-Y/Ctrl-Y
      • Newsbits
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Row Separator
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      News and special offers from our sponsors:  
      >> In-Tools is owned by our friend Harbs, who helps out so many users here on the blog and in our forum. In this episode we talked about his company's awesome Reflective Objects plug-in ($39 US), which lets designers specify "align to/away from spine" for objects as well as paragraphs without having to make them anchored objects. If you've every had the layout of a left-facing page turn into a mess when it became a right-facing page, this plug-in is for you!  
      >> Rorohiko has a number of cool plug-ins for InDesign users that slash the amount of time it takes to get something done. We love their handy (and free!) plug-in called "Like Finds Like." It lets you select an object, then tell InDesign to select all the other objects on that page or spread that share the same fill or stroke or frame type or width or ... you get the idea. Check it out! Meanwhile, you can support Rorohiko by buying one of their commercial plug-ins, such as the wonderful TextExporter ($19 US) that we talked about in the last episode ... it's the ideal add-on for anyone who needs to repurpose text from their layouts. You can still go to this special URL: http://www.rorohiko.com/indesignsecrets139.html in the Rorohiko.com store to get a "10 pack" of TextExporter for only $109 instead of $149.

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      Links mentioned in this podcast:
      > Anne-Marie's Twitter & Facebook Marketing videos at Lynda.com
      > The GraphicDesign Twitter list at Listorious
      > Twitter user @Typography posts type-related info
      > Blog post about 50 web designers to follow on Twitter
      > Look for InDesign Tips on Twitter
      > Learn more about Rufus Deuchler, Cari Jansen, and Russell Viers (new speakers at the Print & ePublishing Conference)
      > Follow (or just read) @indesignsecrets on Twitter, and also our individual Twitter posts: @amarie, @dblatner, @idguy, @jmvrankin, @jamesfritz, @carijansen
      > A few of our favorite Tweeple: @mninness, @lizcastro, @scottcitron, @rufusd, @mordy, @indesignmag, @indesign
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-140.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

      Object style tricks; Quizzler winner (floppy disc icons); KBSC of the week: Recall Zoom; Obscurity of the Week: Spacing Options

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-139.mp3 (16 MB, 29:17 minutes)

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      • Super tips and tricks for Object Styles, such as:
        • Apply first/next paragraph style
        • Set position of the object
        • Set width of the text frame
      • Quizzler winner: How many floppy disc icons in InDesign? (more than you think!)
      • Keyboard Shortcut of the Week: Ctrl-Alt-2 / Cmd-Option-2
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Spacing Options
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      News and special offers from our sponsors:  
      >> In-Tools is owned by the famous “Harbs” who helps out so many users here on the blog and in our forum. He and his company develop many scripts and plug-ins that are so useful for InDesign users. In this episode we talked about the amazing Power Headers plug-in for automatically creating running headers with a wealth of options and filters, and AutoFlow Pro, which was reviewed in the current issue of InDesign Magazine. And in his spare time, Harbs writes an engaging blog on his company site at In-Tools.com, check it out!  
      >> Rorohiko has a number of cool plug-ins for InDesign users that slash the amount of time it takes to get something done! For example, Anne-Marie uses their plug-in TextExporter so often she thought it was part of the program! This wonderful timesaver lets you intelligently export text from multiple stories in InDesign out to a single, concatenated RTF or text file. It’s the ideal add-on for anyone who needs to repurpose text from their layouts. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS139 in the Rorohiko.com store to get a "10 pack" of TextExporter for only $109 instead of $149.

      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-139.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT

      2011 PeP Conference; InDesign to EPUB; Acrobat X and InDesign; Quizzler winners (and a new Quizzler); Obscurity of the Week: Output Condition Name, Output Condition Indentifier, Registry Name

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-138.mp3 (19.9 MB, 36:48 minutes)

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      • 2011 Print & ePublishing Conference announcement!
      • InDesign to EPUB: Recap and tips from Liz Castro's webinar
      • Acrobat X and InDesign
      • InDesignSecrets newsletter Quizzler winners ("How many InDesign users to change a lightbulb?")
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Output Condition Name, Output Condition Identifier, Registry Name
      • New Quizzler! Listen to the episode to learn how to win
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      News and special offers from our sponsors:  
      >> Recosoft is the developer of PDF2ID, the miraculous solution for converting PDF file to editable InDesign files. Install the software and you’ll be able to open (not just Place) PDFs in InDesign. Styles, tables, layers, threaded text, it all gets reconstituted. It’s amazing! The latest version, PDF2ID 3.0, is compatible with InDesign CS3, CS4, and CS5 on Macintosh and Windows platforms.  
      >> MathMagic, the ultimate equation editor from Info Logic, Inc., is a WYSIWYG equation editor/plug-in that lets you create inline, editable EPS equations from within InDesign (if you use the MathMagic Pro edition). It even converts equations set by Word’s Equation Editor, LaTex, MathML and MathType, to MathMagic-style equations. For InDesignSecrets listeners, they’re offering a time-limited discount of 25% off any MathMagic Pro product that’s $199US or more, until Dec. 30, 2010 (extended deadline!). Here are the details of the offer, or just remember to use the coupon code INDS at the MathMagic order page to get your discount.
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      To enter this episode's Quizzler: Send an email to info@indesignsecrets.com with the word QUIZZLER in the subject line and your best answer in the body of the message. You have until Friday, Dec. 10, at midnight CST to send in your answer, one per user! We will choose the most correct answer, or in the case of a tie, we will randomly choose from the correct answer(s). Winner will be announced in the first podcast after Dec. 10. 2011!

      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-138.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

      Hexadecimal colors and a free Hex script; CMYK color management in ID for the rest of us; InDesign to EPUB webinars; Obscurity of the Week: Show Single Plates in Black

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-137.mp3 (16.1 MB, 29:13 minutes)

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      • Defining, matching, and converting hexadecimal colors in InDesign
      • The 3 things you need to know about CMYK color images in InDesign
      • Liz Castro's upcoming InDesign to EPUB webinars
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Show Single Plates in Black
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      News and special offers from our sponsors:  
      >> In-Tools is owned by the famous "Harbs" who helps out so many users here on the blog (such as the Hex color script). They just came out with an update to World Tools and World Tools Plus, two InDesign plug-ins that represent “the most complete solution available for composing multilingual documents including Hebrew, Arabic, Indic languages, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and more.” Go to the World Tools product page to see screen shots, download a trial, and learn all the neat things InDesign can do with typesetting world languages.
      >> Rorohiko has a number of cool plug-ins for InDesign users that slash the amount of time it takes to get something done! For example, Anne-Marie uses their plug-in TextExporter so often she thought it was part of the program! This wonderful timesaver lets you intelligently export text from multiple stories in InDesign out to a single, concatenated RTF or text file. It's the ideal add-on for anyone who needs to repurpose text from their layouts. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS137 in the Rorohiko.com store to get TextExporter for only $15 instead of $19.
      >> UK-based Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Center, is giving away one free 2-day InDesign class to a lucky InDesignSecrets.com listener. Classes will be held in Cardiff or London, U.K. To enter the drawing for the free class, go to http://www.certitec.com/indesignsecrets.html and fill out the form. Quick! You only have 14 days from the date of this podcast to enter the drawing. If you don’t win, you can always register for any 2010 class at Certitec for 10% off if you mention “InDesignSecrets” when registering.

      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-137.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT

      Acrobat X; Hyperlinks in InDesign CS5; Adobe's new Digital Publishing Suite; Obscurity of the Week: Preflight Report Template

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-136.mp3 (15.9 MB, 29:13 minutes)

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      It's learning week!
      • Anne-Marie learns a couple Acrobat X tips
      • David learns of a fix that helps InDesign CS5's Convert to Hyperlink feature
      • We all learn the details of Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Preflight Report Template
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      News and special offers from our sponsors: >> Recosoft is the developer of PDF2ID, the miraculous solution for converting PDF file to editable InDesign files. Install the software and you'll be able to open (not just Place) PDFs in InDesign. Styles, tables, layers, threaded text, it all gets reconstituted. It's amazing! The latest version, PDF2ID 3.0, is compatible with InDesign CS3, CS4, and CS5 on Macintosh and Windows platforms. >> MathMagic, the ultimate equation editor from Info Logic, Inc., is a WYSIWYG equation editor/plug-in that lets you create inline, editable EPS equations from within InDesign (if you use the MathMagic Pro edition). It even converts equations set by Word's Equation Editor, LaTex, MathML and MathType, to MathMagic-style equations. For InDesignSecrets listeners, they're offering a time-limited discount of 25% off any MathMagic Pro product that's $199US or more, until Nov. 30, 2010. Here are the details of the offer, or just remember to use the coupon code INDS at the MathMagic order page to get your discount.

      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-136.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

      Quizzler answers (InDesign limits); Steve Werner interview (preflighting digital publications); Obscurity of the week: Postscript Level

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-135.mp3 (17.2 MB, 30:44 minutes)

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      • Quizzler Winner (and answers)!
        • Largest number of tab stops in a paragraph
        • Largest document page size, smallest page size
        • Most number of columns on a page
        • Most number of pages in a document, highest page number (screen shot below!)
      • Steve Werner interview, InDesign trainer and blog contributor
        • Preflighting for print and for digital publications
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: PostScript Level
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      News and special offers from our sponsors:  
      >> PrePress Studio sells eDocker, a wonderful utility program for any InDesign CS4 or CS5 user who exports files to SWF. eDocker makes the SWFs more user-friendly in the browser because it lets you add page navigation and zoom controls, among other goodies. Try the free 3-day trial offer! And be sure to vote for eDocker for an Adobe MAX award right now! (InDesign represent!)  
      >> In-Tools just came out with an update to World Tools and World Tools Plus, two InDesign plug-ins that represent "the most complete solution available for composing multilingual documents including Hebrew, Arabic, Indic languages, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and more." Go to the World Tools product page to see screen shots, download a trial, and learn all the neat things InDesign can do with typesetting world languages. In-Tools also makes the free ScriptBay: If you use scripts with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, or any of the other Creative Suite apps, you need this freebie Scripts panel replacement.  
      >> MathMagic, the ultimate equation editor from Info Logic, Inc., is a WYSIWYG equation editor/plug-in that lets you create inline, editable EPS equations from within InDesign (if you use the MathMagic Pro edition). It even converts equations set by Word's Equation Editor, LaTex, MathML and MathType, to MathMagic-style equations. For InDesignSecrets listeners, they're offering a time-limited discount of 25% off any MathMagic Pro product that's $199US or more, until Nov. 30, 2010. Here are the details of the offer, or just remember to use the coupon code INDS at the MathMagic order page to get your discount.

      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-135.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

      Beyond Print: EPUB; Digital Magazines; Quizzler Announcement; Obscurity of the Week: Resize by 5%

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-134.mp3 (17.6 MB, 31:02 minutes)

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      • Beyond Print: EPUB and Digital Magazines from InDesign (and DC Seminar Recap)
      • Quizzler Announcement
      • Upcoming InDesignSecretsLive! seminars for Fall 2010: Los Angeles CA, Spokane WA, Santa Fe NM
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Resize by 5%
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      News and special offers from our sponsors: >> MathMagic, the ultimate equation editor from Info Logic, Inc., is a WYSIWYG equation editor/plug-in that lets you create inline, editable EPS equations from within InDesign (if you use the MathMagic Pro edition). For InDesignSecrets listeners, they're offering a time-limited discount of 25% off any MathMagic Pro product that's $199US or more, until Nov. 30, 2010. Here are the details of the offer, or just remember to use the coupon code INDS at the MathMagic order page to get your discount. >> Rorohiko has a number of cool plug-ins for InDesign users that slash the amount of time it takes to get something done! In this episode we take a close look at their nifty plug-in, Magneto Guides, an ideal add-on for anyone who works with structured, repetitive documents. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS134 in the Rorohiko.com store to get 25% off MagnetoGuides.

      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-134.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

      Podcasts and Videocasts; Changing Page Color; InDesign Seminars; Obscurity of the Week: Prevent Manual Positioning

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      • Podcasts and videocasts you'll love
      • Mailbag Answer: Changing the page background color
      • Upcoming InDesignSecretsLive! seminars for Fall 2010: Washington DC, Los Angeles CA, Denver CO, Spokane WA, Santa Fe NM, more tba
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Prevent Manual Positioning
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      News and special offers from our sponsors:
      >>UK-based Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Center, is giving away one free 2-day InDesign class to a lucky InDesignSecrets.com listener. Classes will be held in Cardiff or London, U.K. To enter the drawing for the free class, go to http://www.certitec.com/indesignsecrets.html and fill out the form. Quick! You only have 14 days from the date of this podcast to enter the drawing. If you don’t win, you can always register for any 2010 class at Certitec for 10% off if you mention “InDesignSecrets” when registering.
      >> Rorohiko has a number of cool plug-ins for InDesign users that slash the amount of time it takes to get something done! In this episode we take a close look at their newly updated Mac/Windows utility called Soxy ($19US single license, $159US for a site license) that helps you open files (InDesign, and others) in the correct version of the program when you have more than one version installed. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS133in the Rorohiko.com store to get 25% off the Soxy utility.
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      Recommended Podcasts and Videocasts:
      > Copyediting podcast
      > CreativeSweetTV videocast
      > DesignSchool videocast
      > InstantInDesign videocast
      > The iPad Show podcast
      > MacTech Live videocast
      > PixelPerfect videocast
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      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-133.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:18am EDT

      Twitter poem; CID fonts; Quizzler results; Seminar updates; Obscurity of the Week: Always subset fonts with glyph counts greater than 2000

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      • Anne-Marie: Twitter poet laureate
      • David's ongoing battle with CID encoding
      • Quizzler Results (Making things invisible) and winners
      • Upcoming seminars debuting in September
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Always subset fonts with glyph counts greater than 2000
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      News and special offers from our sponsors:
      >> Rorohiko’s SudokuGenerator plug-in lets you to generate Sudoku puzzles directly in InDesign. Spice up the next newsletter with your own Sudoku, or go into the Sudoku puzzle book business! There are many options and settings you can customize. The $149 plug-in works in CS1 to CS5, Mac or Windows. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS132 in the Rorohiko.com store to get 25% off the SudokuGenerator plug-in.

      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-132.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:58pm EDT

      7.02 patch update; Bob Levine interview; Quizzler and Seminars news; Obscurity of the Week: Comma, period, slash

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-131.mp3 (20.7 MB, 38:16 minutes)

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      • 7.02 patch update for InDesign/InCopy CS5: What does it fix?
      • Interview with Bob Levine, the "InDesignGuy" and InDesignSecrets.com contributor
      • Upcoming seminars debuting in September
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Comma, period, slash (they have a secret life as obscure keyboard shortcuts)
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      News and special offers from our sponsors:
      >> UK-based Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Center, is giving away one free 2-day InDesign class to a lucky InDesignSecrets.com listener. Classes will be held in Cardiff or London, U.K. To enter the drawing for the free class, go to http://www.certitec.com/indesignsecrets.html and fill out the form. Quick! You only have 14 days from the date of this podcast to enter the drawing. If you don’t win, you can always register for any 2010 class at Certitec for 10% off if you mention “InDesignSecrets” when registering.

      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-131.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:17pm EDT

      Survey winner; Navigating long docs; Two new seminars; Obscurity of the Week: Select and Fit Item

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-130.mp3 (16.3 MB, 30:51 minutes)

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      • Congratulations to Laurie from Columbus, Ohio, our Survey prize winner!
      • Navigating through long InDesign docs: tips, tricks, and hidden features
      • Two new seminars debut in September
        • PDFSecrets: Working Smarter in Acrobat, with guru Clint Funk
        • 2-day InDesignSecretsLive seminar includes a new "Beyond Print" day
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Select and Fit Item (screen shot below)
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      News and special offers from our sponsors:
      >> Rorohiko's Color2Gray plug-in lets you convert placed color images to grayscale without modifying the original color image; no trips to Photoshop required! A huge timesaver for many publishers, the $29 plug-in works in CS1 to CS5, Mac or Windows. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS130 in the Rorohiko.com store to get 20% off the Color2Gray plug-in.

      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-130.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:01pm EDT

      User survey; Sorting tables; PDFs from Print Booklet; Obscurity of the Week: Include Menu Commands

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-129.mp3 (15.8 MB, 30:07 minutes)

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      • Take our quickie InDesignSecrets user survey, win a prize!
      • Sorting Tables, a story with three morals
      • PDFs from Print Booklet: Solutions for Mac users
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Include Menu Commands
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      >> WinSoft International designs, develops, and localizes software for emerging markets, including InDesign ME (Middle Eastern). Their new plug-in ScribeDOOR for InDesign ($89) adds the ability to edit and treat text in 21 complex languages, including Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi and many Indian scripts. It can be installed, as a plug-in, in all Roman versions of InDesign CS4 or CS5, and those files can be opened and viewed by any other CS4 or CS5 user without them needing the plug-in. There is a free trial of the plug-in available.
      >> Rorohiko's TextExporter 3.0 plug-in makes exporting text out of InDesign CS2-CS5 so simple! You can export all the stories in an ID file into one single RTF, plain text, or ID tagged text file, and you control how it orders the text as it extracts and concatenates it. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS129 in the Rorohiko.com store to get 20% off the TextExporter plug-in.

      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-129.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT

      InDesign to ePub; Quizzler results (triangles); Obscurity of the week: Single Word Justification

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      • InDesign to ePub
        • What is it, why should you care?
        • Essentials of getting your InDesign file ePub-ready
        • Common glitches and tweaks
      • Quizzler Results! Two winners and many honorable mentions for their creative triangle-creation methods (full list after Links, below)
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Single Word Justification
      • InDesignSecretsLive Seminars: San Francisco & Chicago in June; LA, DC, Santa Fe, Denver, and more in the fall!
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      News and special offers from our sponsors:
      >> UK-based Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Center, is giving away one free 2-day InDesign class to a lucky InDesignSecrets.com listener. Classes will be held in Cardiff or London, U.K. To enter the drawing for the free class, go to http://www.certitec.com/indesignsecrets.html and fill out the form. Quick! You only have 14 days from the date of this podcast to enter the drawing. If you don’t win, you can always register for any 2010 class at Certitec for 10% off if you mention “InDesignSecrets” when registering.
      >> Rorohiko's StoryTweaker ($99) plug-in lets editors and writers access your InDesign file's text without needing to own InDesign or InCopy. The plug-in is associated with one InDesign seat, but allows that user to create an unlimited number of AssignmentTweaker sets, which is what the editors open and work on. The workflow is spelled out on the StoryTweaker site, and there's a 20-day free trial available. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS128 in the Rorohiko.com store to get 25% off the StoryTweaker plug-in.
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-128.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

      All about Leading; Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Use Master Color

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      Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-127.mp3 (14.9 MB, 28:32 minutes)
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      • All About Leading
        • Leading-related Preference settings
        • When to use Auto-Leading and when not to
        • Baseline grid and leading, First line offset and leading, and more!
      • Quizzler! Ladies and Germs, man your InDesign tools
      • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Use Master Color
      • InDesignSecretsLive Seminars: San Francisco & Chicago in June; LA, DC, Denver, and more in the fall!
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      Quizzler instructions: Think you have the answer to this episode's Quizzler? Do not post it here in a comment! Instead, send your answer(s) in an e-mail to info@indesignsecrets.com, with the word QUIZZLER in the subject line. (Note: InDesignSecrets.com contributors, past and present, aren't eligible. Sorry, Fritz!) Deadline for receipt of entries is midnight PST on Friday, June 18, 2010. The top two winners will each receive a copy of Real World Illustrator CS4 — we will notify you by email if you win. In the case of a three- or more-way tie, we'll choose two winners randomly. Good luck!
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      >> Rorohiko (“Slash the time it takes!”) has a number of cool plug-ins for InDesign users that slash the amount of time it takes to get something done! We love FrameReporter ($29 US) because it lets you see small informational tags when you click on a frame, such as the image’s effective resolution or how many words are overset. You can even use it to name frames, and then navigate around your layout via the names. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS127 in the Rorohiko.com store to get 25% off the FrameReporter plug-in.
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      CtrlPublishing offers a highly useful plugin called CtrlChanges that lets you track text changes in InDesign CS3, CS4, and CS5, just like in Microsoft Word and InCopy. With the CtrlChanges plug-in you can see the tracked changes markup in the layout as well as the Story Editor, and you can print them too! (Two features that not even the new Track Changes feature in CS5 has.) There’s a free trial available, and listeners of the podcast get a 15% discount on CtrlPublishing’s web store if you use the coupon code CTRLOFFER5.
      Direct download: InDesignSecrets-127.mp3
      Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT