InDesign Secrets (podcasts)
Adobe InDesign tips, techniques and insider info from Anne-Marie Concepcion and David Blatner.
Best and Worst little CS5 features; Blog posts of the week; Obscurity of the Week: Folder 0
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  • Favorite little features in InDesign CS5
    • New control panel widgets, Patient user mode always on (AM), Minion Pro default, more
  • Least-favorite, little annoyances in InDesign CS5
    • Change in panel tabs, New Window menu organization, Patient user mode always on (DB), more
  • Hot Blog Posts of the Week
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Folder 0
  • InDesignSecretsLive SeminarsSan Francisco & Chicago in June; LA, DC, Denver, and more in the fall!
News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Rorohiko (“Slash the time it takes!”) keeps improving their so-useful Soxy utility—the latest beta now supports InDesign CS5. With Soxy installed, users with multiple versions InDesign installed can go back to simply double-clicking INDD files to open them, because Soxy makes sure they open in the correct version of the program. Soxy also supports file/version matching with multiple versions of Illustrator, Photoshop, and QuarkXPress, among others. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS126 in the Rorohiko.com store to get 25% off the $19 Soxy utility. 
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 CtrlPublishing makes CtrlCrossTalk, a magical plug-in that lets InCopy users edit any story in an InDesign layout file, without the designer needing to export the stories to InCopy format first. They have another plugin, CtrlCrossTalkID that lets the InDesign user "lock" the frames that the InCopy user should not be able to edit. Listeners of the podcast get a 15% discount on CtrlPublishing's web store if you use the coupon code CTRLOFFER5.
>> 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 or purchase eDocker at this special URL and enter the coupon code IDS1 for 10% off.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

PeP Conference recap; ePub cover art tip; Graphic FX ebook; Top 40 Tips ebook; Dropbox; Chicago and San Francisco seminars; Obscurity of the Week: Master Page Overlay
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News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> CtrlPublishing empowers InDesign's Layers panel with its CtrlLayers plug-in, such as creating new documents from visible layers. 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.
>> 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 or purchase eDocker at this special URL and enter the coupon code IDS1 for 10% off.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:59pm EST

CS5 ships; Michael Ninness interview; Conference and Seminar updates; Obscurity of the Week: Set Tab Order
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News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> 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.
>> 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 or purchase eDocker at this special URL and enter the coupon code IDS1 for 10% off.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:38pm EST

InDesign CS5 Released; New contributor Keith Gilbert; Russell Viers interview; Obscurity of the Week: Straight Hash

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News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> PrePress Studio just released 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 or purchase eDocker at this special URL and enter the coupon code IDS1 for 10% off.
>> Rorohiko sells a fascinating plug-in called MagnetoGuides that makes it easy to quickly layout grid-based designs because page objects become "magnetized" to the guides. You've got to try it for yourself; it’s FREE for 20 days, and then when you can't live without it, you’ll want to buy it for the low price of $59. Or, reduce the cost by 10% if you enter INDESIGNSECRETS123 in the coupon code area of Rorohiko’s shopping cart.

> Anne-Marie's InDesign CS5 New Features video tutorials at Lynda.com
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:12pm EST

 

 

Conference Agenda; InDesign CS5 Launch; Quark Features Missing in InDesign; Hot Forum Post; Obscurity of the Week: Best Joins

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  • InDesignSecretsLive Seminars -- news/updates
  • Sessions announced for the Print and ePublishing Conference
  • InDesign CS5 (and those other minor Suite programs) launch on April 12
  • QuarkXPress features that aren't in InDesign (and workarounds for some of them)
  • Hot Forum Post: Cool Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Best Joins

News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> DTPTools offers a suite of 12 InDesign plug-ins in a single package called BlatnerTools (because our own David Blatner designed it)! It works with CS3 and CS4 on both Mac and Windows. You can see a video of a lot of the cool things BlatnerTools can do, and when you're convinced you just gotta have it, you can get 10% off the normal $149 price by using the discount code IDSBLATNERTOOLS in the DTPTools online store.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

 

Tips for organizing styles; Gabriel Powell interview; ePub info; Obscurity of the Week: Sort Bookmarks

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  • Best practices for organizing and naming text styles
  • InDesignSecrets Seminars & Conference update; new speakers
  • Mike Rankin's interview with ePub expert Gabriel Powell at the O'Reilly TOC Conference
    • Emerging and evolving open standards discussed at the conference, such as the Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS) for eBooks
    • The new "browser wars" (how different eReaders interpret the same content feed)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Sort Bookmarks
  • Bonus: David recites from memory the first 20 digits of Pi (in honor of Pi day, March 14—aka 3.14!)

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

Ole Kvern interview; Member prizes; Cross-References; Obscurity of the Week: Connections

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  • Updates about the InDesignSecrets seminars and Print and ePublishing (PeP) Conference
  • Interview with Ole Kvern, Computer Scientist at Adobe Systems, InDesign scripting guru, and author and co-author of Real World InDesign, Real World Freehand, and many more
    • How he got involved with Adobe and InDesign
    • How InDesign users can get started scripting
    • His seminars on InDesign automation at the PeP Conference
  • InDesignSecrets member prize drawing: Congrats, Tim and Brian!
  • Harbs' new, free Cross-References script that adds a much-needed feature
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Connections

> Olav "Ole" Kvern's Adobe Press page, Amazon page, and LinkedIn page
> Ole is also speaking at the Creative Suite Developer's Summit
> InDesignSecrets keyboard shortcut posters (just like Tim and Brian's!) ;-)
> David's post about Harbs' amazing Cross-References script
> DTPTool's wonderful Cross-References PRO plug-in for InDesign/InCopy CS2-CS4
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:20am EST

Mordy Golding interview; Obscurity of the Week: Tiling

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  • Interview with Mordy Golding, Illustrator guru and New York City fanboy
    • How he got involved with Flash Catalyst
    • Why designers will love using it
    • Details on his all-day Illustrator/Flash Catalyst tutorial at the PeP Conference
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Tiling

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:21pm EST

Colin Fleming interview; Conference/Seminar news; Members drawing winner; Obscurity of the Week: Shared Hyperlink Destination

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  • Interview with Colin Fleming, Senior Solutions Engineer from Adobe
    • How he became an expert on ePub
    • ePubs on Kindles, iPads and Sony eBooks
    • Videos and whitepapers on ePubs that Colin recommends
  • Update on our Print & ePublishing Conference
    • Early bird registration saves $200!
    • Pre-conference all-day tutorials from Mordy Golding, James Fritz, and Michael Ninness
  • New cities/speakers for our InDesignSecrets Live Seminar tour
  • A lucky InDesignSecrets member gets a TruMatch swatch book as this episode's random winner
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Shared Hyperlink Destination

> Colin's three AdobeTV movies, Using InDesign to Create Digital Books: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
> New Adobe whitepapers on Producing ePub eBooks from InDesign
> InDesignSecretsLive.com for seminar and conference info & registration links
> Make sure you're in our Members database (free) for upcoming prize drawings!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

InDesignSecretsLive.com 2010 seminars and conference; Diane Burns interview; Prize winners; Obscurity of the the Week: Paste without Formatting

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:11pm EST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-097.mp3 (15.8 MB, 30:50 minutes)
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    • Interview with Sandee "Vectorbabe" Cohen
      • InDesign CS4: Visual QuickStart Guide (Sandee's book) is now available
      • Her VQS chapter on Interactive and Multimedia is available as a downloadable PDF (which of course is itself interactive and has multimedia features)
      • How Sandee created the interactive PDF in InDesign CS4 and Acrobat Pro 9
      • Sandee's upcoming book, From Design Into Print
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Show/Hide Paragraph Break Marks
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-097.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:40am EST

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

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

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

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-095.mp3 (17.6 MB, 32:28 minutes)
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    • Trip reports: David in Dubai and at Macworld; Anne-Marie at lynda.com recording studio and at the Chicago InDesign User Group
    • News: InDesignProxy update; Leopard update fixes InDesign hiding glitch
    • Follow InDesignSecrets on Twitter
    • The vestigial Master Text Frame checkbox in the New Document dialog
    • Five Quizzler winners and their favorite InDesignSecrets posts from 2008!
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Skip by Leading
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-095.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22pm EST

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

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

    New Contributor; We're on Twitter; CS4 sales; ID CS4 ACE Exam; RTL text solutions; PICT format; Free guide to hidden character; Obscurity of the Week: Hide Master Items

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-093.mp3 (17.3 MB, 32:33 minutes)
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    • Welcome to new contibutor, James Fritz
    • InDesignSecrets on Twitter!
    • The state of CS4: Who is upgrading?
    • InDesign CS4 ACE Exam -- by InDesignSecrets
    • Right-to-left (RTL) text without InDesign ME
    • The problem with the PICT image format
    • Free Download: Guide to Special Characters in InDesign
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Hide Master Items
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-093.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03am EST

    Black Wednesday; Stripping Styles; InDesign to Illustrator; Obscurity of the Week: Custom Text

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-092.mp3 (14.7 MB, 28:03 minutes)
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    • News: "Black Wednesday" for Publishers and Adobe
    • Hot Post of the Week: Stripping Styles and Masters
    • Moving formatted text from InDesign to Illustrator
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Custom Text
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-092.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:49am EST

    CS4 Posters; Stolen Laptop; Tips from the Master Class; Obscurity of the Week: Isolated Form

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-091.mp3 (15.9 MB, 33:33 minutes)
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    • InDesign CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts Posters!
    • David's tragic tale: Dealing with the aftermath of a stolen computer
    • New InDesign secrets we learned at the Master Class Conference
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Isolated Form
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-091.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52pm EST

    News; CS4 Poster; FindChange script; Quizzler Winner; Obscurity of the Week: Continued Footnotes

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-090.mp3 (13.5 MB, 29:29 minutes)
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    • News: InDesign Conference Master Class, ID CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts poster, ID CS4 Bugs
    • Posts You Should Know About
    • The Amazingly Useful and Free FindChangeByList.jsx script
    • The Brazzler (aka Quizzler) Winner and Answer!
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Continued Footnotes
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-090.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

    3 great deals; Table tips; Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Clear Attributes Not Defined By Style

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-089.mp3 (13.5 MB, 29:29 minutes)
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    • Three great deals for InDesignSecrets readers and listeners
    • Tons 'o table tips: Selecting, adding/deleting rows, copy/pasting, figuring out widths and heights, little-known keyboard shortcuts, more ...
    • Quizzler! (or, "The Brazzler!")
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Clear Attributes Not Defined By Style
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-089.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14am EST

    News; New contributor; Master Class discount; Quizzler for quizzlers; Frame types; Obscurity of the week: Flattener Preview

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-088.mp3 (14.5 MB, 31:42 minutes)
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    • News: CS4 documentation, pricing, InDesignSecrets "2.1" site tweaks
    • Welcome to new contributor, Mike Rankin
    • InDesign Master Class Conference (see discount code below)
    • Quizzler for Quizzlers
    • Text vs. Graphic vs. Undefined Frames
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Flattener Preview
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-088.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:27am EST

    InDesign CS4 New Features Overview; Obscurity of the Week: User

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-087.mp3 (15.2 MB, 33:06 minutes)
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    • InDesign CS4 New Feature Overview!
      • Our favorite new features... the small, geeky ones of course
      • The "big guns" new features
      • Ones we think are a little weird
      • A few early bird tips and techniques for the new features--we couldn't help ourselves (replay this podcast after you get your upgrade)
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: User
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-087.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:52am EST

    InDesign CS4; New blogs; Great posts; Obscurity of the week: Merge Swatches

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-086.mp3 (11.8 MB, 25:46 minutes)
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    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-086.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

    News, Color Tips, Obscurity of the Week: OnFocus/OnBlur
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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-085.mp3 (13 MB, 28:26 minutes)
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    • News: ID Mag, Webinar recap, Eek-eek-eekers in the wild, Back to School Discount
    • A Few Good Color Tips
    • Guest obscurist Sandee Cohen presents this episode's Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: On Focus/On Blur
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-085.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:40pm EST

    Scott Citron interview; Our upcoming webinar; Redesign update; Export All Stories; Obscurity of the Week: Visibility

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-084.mp3 (12.9 MB, 28:06 minutes)
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    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-084.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

    Gotchas; Obscurity of the Week: Deactivate
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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-083.mp3 (7.2 MB, 15:47 minutes)
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    • Gotchas! We blaze through a pile of InDesign traps that will mess you up if you overlook one tiny little checkbox or button
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Deactivate

    Links mentioned in this podcast:

    Adobe InDesign forum post about the Button issue
    Bob Levine's post about CS3 Activation limits

    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-083.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12am EST

    Do's and Don'ts of Text; Weird Hair Space Kerning; Obscurity of the Week: Join
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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-082.mp3 (14.6 MB, 31:50 minutes)
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    • Do's and Don'ts of Text in InDesign: Double spaces and returns, proper use of character styles, case changes, discretionary hyphens, text framitis, more
    • The Strange Case of the Space-Eating Hair Space
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Join
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-082.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:24am EST

    Our new blog design; Free script extravaganza; PDF Presets problem; Obscurity of the Week: Orthogonal Line

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    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-081.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

    NZ Conference; Camera Raw in InDesign; Quizzler answer and winner; "Sphinx" pangram t-shirts; GREP; Obscurity of the Week: Fixed Column Width

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-080.mp3 (16.3 MB, 35:40 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • New Zealand ID Conference Recap
    • Interview: Mike McHugh describes his Camera Raw in InDesign tip
    • "Pangram" Quizzler Winner--and Answer!
    • New in the InDesignSecrets store: "Sphinx" t-shirts!
    • Getting a Grip on GREP
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Fixed Column Width

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Sweet deal from our sponsor! Recosoft's PDF2ID plug-in discount, just for InDesignSecrets users (limited time offer) David's post about Mike's Camera Raw tip Mike McHugh's videocast, CreativeSweetTV.com Wikipedia explains what a pangram is Our "Sphinx of Black Quartz" t-shirts! David's Joy of Pi book Mac OS X GREP-friendly text editor (free) TextWrangler Windows GREP-friendly text editor ($50US) UltraEdit Peter Kahrel's GREP in InDesign CS3 e-book Links to GREP-related posts on InDesignSecrets.com

    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-080.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:07am EST

    Acrobat 9; Free script to swap swatches; Colored frames; InCopy videos on Adobe TV; Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Update Content in Data Fields

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-079.mp3 (14.6 MB, 31:50 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • News: Acrobat 9 and Creative Suite 3.3 announced, ID Conference in New Zealand
    • Hot Post of the week: Free script to auto-replace swatches (Russell)
    • Blue frames vs. Red frames
    • "InCopy CS3 Revealed" videos on Adobe TV
    • Quizzler! Something to do with pangrams...
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Update Content in Data Fields

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Sweet deal from our sponsor! Recosoft's PDF2ID plug-in discount, just for InDesignSecrets users (limited time offer) Acrobat 9 and Creative Suite 3.3 product pages InDesign Conference in New Zealand Swap Swatches Script (zipped) "Stop the Transparencide" video featuring the ghostly head of Russell Viers AM's whitepaper The Collaborative Editorial Workflow with ID/IC CS3 (5MB) InCopy CS3 Revealed video series on Adobe TV Check out our sister site, InCopySecrets.com Data Merge post and a Data Merge video All about pangrams

    Have an answer for the Quizzler? Don't post it here as a comment. Instead, e-mail your answer (put "Quizzler" in the Subject line) to us at info [at] indesignsecrets.com by midnight on Monday, June 16. We'll randomly choose a winner from all correct answers received by then, and announce the winner (and the answer!) in the next podcast.

    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-079.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:06pm EST

    New contributors; Nashville conf.; New Window; 20 Activation limit; Neat script for indexing; Dynamic spelling; Transparencide PSA; Master page text frames; Obscurity of the Week: Place Item(s)

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-078.mp3 (15.5 MB, 33.5 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • News: Welcome to our newest blog contributors Bob Levine (it's LeVEEN, we learned) and Ted LoCascio; Nashville CS Conf. Recap
    • Snippet from our "Essential Tips for InDesign" session at the conference: New Window Tricks
    • Hot Post #1: 20 Activations Limit (by Bob)
    • Hot Post #2: Indexing Page Ranges (by David) and the IndexBrutal script
    • "Stop the Transparencide" new PSA from Adobe
    • Another snippet from our session: Dynamic Spelling Tricks
    • Master Page Text Frames and Autoflow, once and for all!
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Place Item(s)

    Other links mentioned in the Podcast: New sponsor! Recosoft's PDF2ID plug-in discount, just for InDesignSecrets users See what Bob and Ted look like and read their bios (scroll down) Ted Locascio's The InDesign Effects Book The IndexBrutal script (in the original French, or Google-ized into English) Main page for the Adobe PDF Print Engine Our InDesign keyboard shortcut posters (use the secret 50% discount code mentioned in the podcast, or enter the code SWATCHES for 25% off entire order)

    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-078.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:56pm EST

    Toronto recap; CS3 Re-cert exam; 50% poster discount; Quizzler winner; Tips from the ID Conference; Obscurity of the Week: Download PPD Fonts

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-077.mp3 (13.5 MB, 29.3 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • News: Toronto ID Conference recap; ID CS3 Re-cert exam; Secret 50% poster discount
    • Quizzler winner (Where else is "Altitude?") and answer
    • Tips from the live InDesignSecrets Podcast at the Toronto, Canada conference:
      • Reverse Index Entries (secret keyboard shortcut)
      • Quick Apply for buried menu commands
      • Guide tips extravaganza
      • "How big is an agate?" answer and winner
      • Alt-click and Double-click fun
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Download PPD Fonts

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Nashville CS Conference, New Zealand ID Conference Casey D'Andrea's ID CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF Our InDesign keyboard shortcut posters (use the secret 50% discount code announced in the podcast, or enter the code SWATCHES for 25% off entire order) Free ID Keyboard Shortcuts plug-in Top Ten Double-Clicks in ID post on Publicious.net

    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-077.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

    News: MTV, Poster discounts, InCopySecrets.com; Binary EPS files; InDesign Preflighting; Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Altitude

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-076.mp3 (10.8 MB, 23.4 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • Fun News: MTV (post), Poster discounts, InCopySecrets debuts
    • Binary EPS files (post), Weak Preflighting (post)
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Altitude
    • Quizzler! With a neat new prize for the lucky winner

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Our InDesign keyboard shortcut posters (use the secret 50% discount code announced in the podcast, or enter the code SWATCHES for 25% off entire order) Check out the new InCopySecrets.com! Markzware FlightCheck Pro for Macs or Windows Zevrix InPreflight (Mac only) See you in Toronto!

    Quizzler Instructions: Found the answer? Don't leave it in a comment! Instead, e-mail it to us at info [at] indesignsecrets.com, with the word "Quizzler" in the subject line. We'll randomly choose one winner from all correct answers we have received by midnight on Friday, May 2, 2008. Winner (and answer) will be announced in the next podcast.

    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-076.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:49am EST

    Discount codes; Adobe TV; An End to Transparency Woes; Context Menus; Obscurity of the Week: Ignore Optical Margin

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-075.mp3 (11.6 MB, 25.2 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • News: Discount codes for InDesign Magazine and conference fees, Adobe TV
    • An end to transparency issues! (Steve Werner's post)
    • Using and customizing contextual (right-click) menus
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Ignore Optical Margin

    This time, David's audio gets a little glitchy halfway-through. When will these sunspots end? (Seriously, our apologies, and we're investigating...)

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: For $75 off MogoEvents conference fees (Toronto, Canada; Nashville, TN and Auckland, New Zealand) use our IDSTNCS08 coupon code (case-sensitive) Nice InDesign mag. discount for our listeners/readers until Apr 28, 2008 Check out Adobe TV! The "Fibonacci" in Caffe Fibonacci's logo Hallelujah, c'mon, get APPE Why one-button mice are bad

    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-075.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:35am EST

    News; CS3 ACE exam; Leopard and Vista; Document Size; Free Layout Zone script; Obscurity of the Week: Greek Images

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-074.mp3 (15.1 MB, 32:53 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • News: Upcoming InDesign Conferences
    • InDesign CS3 ACE Recertification Test: A Field Report
    • Leopard and Vista and InDesign CS3
    • How changing Document Size affects an existing layout
    • The Amazing (and free) Layout Zone script for ID CS3
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Greek Images

    Sorry for the tinny sound in Anne-Marie's audio! We blame sunspots.

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: ID Conferences in Toronto, Canada; Auckland, New Zealand; and Seattle, WA Tim Cole's blog post about the Recertification exam Adobe's Get Certified page (register for exams, download prep guides) Layout Zone script (Mac/Windows, CS3 only); David's post about it

    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-074.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EST

    News; Overprint by swatch; Preserve Numbers glitch; Em, En and Hyphens; Obscurity of the Week: the Measure Tool

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-073.mp3 (14.2 MB, 31:05 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • News: Lynda.com, Conferences, CreativePro.com, DesignGeek, ID User Groups
    • Making a swatch overprint where ever it's used (full post)
    • When CMYK - Preserve Numbers won't, and how to fix it (full post)
    • Em dashes vs. En dashes vs. Hyphens
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: The Measure Tool

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: David's InDesign: Beyond the Basics at Lynda.com Free week's trial of lynda.com ID Conferences in Miami, Toronto CA Check MogoEvents for news on the Auckland NZ ID Conf. (June) and the Seattle ID Master Class Conf. (November) HerGeekness Says column at creativepro.com Anne-Marie's free DesignGeek e-zine InDesign User Groups

    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-073.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:16am EST

    Recorded live at the InDesign Conf in Miami, FL! Last episode's Quizzler answer and winner; Contestler for the audience; tips and tricks; Q&A; Obscurity of the Week is on vacation

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-072.mp3 (25.5 MB, 55:43 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    Special episode! This podcast was recorded live in front of a studio seminar audience at the InDesign Conference in Miami, Florida.

    • What's InDesignSecrets?
    • Quizzler answer and winner from episode 71 (Change view from keyboard)
    • Contestler for volunteers from the audience: Define one of our obscure features from a past episode, pulled at random
    • A few of our favorite tips and tricks; audience Q&A
    • The Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week was put on hiatus for this episode, since we covered so many during the Contestler!

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Our free Keyboard Shortcuts plug-in, Design Tools Monthly and companion podcast, Design Tools Weekly, Branislav Milic's InDesign Site (in French), History plug-in from DTP Tools, EasyHistory from 65bit, Free MultiDo plug-in from 65bit, Adobe's Feature Request form, InDesign Scripting forum at Adobe.com, Footnote-to-Endnote script at Adobe Exchange, Rorohiko's free ChatterGoofy plug-in, Post: Converting color layouts to grayscale PDFs

    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-072.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:45am EST

    News; CS3 ACE Test; Shifting Grayscales; Jessica Chase Interview; Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Digital Editions

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-071.mp3 (13.7 MB, 29:58 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • News: Upcoming InDesign Conferences, Free Tip Of the Day Plug-in
    • Hot Posts: Anne-Marie's CS3 ACE Practice Test Rant, David's Grayscale Shifts
    • Interview with Jessica Chase, Editor and Publisher of ZigZagZine
    • Quizzler! An easier one for the rest of us
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Digital Editions

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: The InDesign Conference - Miami Beach (Feb 26 – March 1) (Also coming up: Toronto ID Conference, Nashville CS Conference) David's free InDesign Tip of the Day plug-in for CS1, 2 and 3 Jessica's ZigZagZine site; download Jan/Feb 2008 issue (PDF, 872K) Adobe's Digital Editions Library (free e-books)

    Quizzler Instructions: Think you know the answer? Don't post it here! E-mail it to us at info@indesignsecrets.com, with "Quizzler" in the Subject line. Entries will be accepted until midnight Friday, February 22. A random winner will be chosen from the correct answers and announced in our next podcast.

    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-071.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39pm EST

    Free scripts, Beginner's category, Quizzler Winner, EPS Challenge, Uppercase, Obscurity of the Week: Normal

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-070.mp3 (13.4 MB, 29:22 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • News Updates: Upcoming InDesign Conference in Miami, InDesign patch, Free plug-ins and scripts, new Beginner's Corner category on our blog
    • Quizzler Results (from Episode 69: Adding CMYK Swatches) and Winner
    • Hot Posts: Sandee's EPS Challenge, David's Updating Text
    • Uppercase Conundrums (Anne-Marie's post)
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Normal

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: The InDesign Conference - Miami Beach (Feb 26 – March 1) InDesign 5.02 patch for Windows or Mac OS X (ReadMe) David's free InDesign Tip of the Day plug-in for CS1, 2 and 3 Dave Saunders' donationware script, WrapNudger, that fixes Droopy Wraps Scott Zinelli's Multipage PDF Import script (David's post about it) Our new Beginner's Corner category Scott Citron's new book, Professional Design Techniques

    Quizzler Answer: How many ways can you add a CMYK color to Swatches without using the Swatches panel? Turns out there are too many to list in our show notes, so we compiled them into a PDF for you to download: Swatches_Answers.pdf (260K). Our winner received a copy of Deke McClelland's new book, Adobe InDesign CS3 One-on-One.

    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-070.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43am EST

    New Year's Podcast responses; Deke McClelland interview; Quizzler!; Obscurity of the Week: View Box

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-069.mp3 (15.7 MB, 34:23 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • Response to our New Year's show
    • The Deke McClelland Interview!
      • A fun, raucous conversation with a luminary in our field. Listen in as Deke tells us about his latest book and videos on InDesign CS3, and what it's like laying out a complex book on InDesign in InDesign: the good, the bad, and the aggravating. ("Does this sound like a feature to you?" he asks at one point, laughing.)
    • Quizzler -ler -ler!
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: View Box

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Deke's new book Adobe InDesign CS3 One-on-One David's post about modifying Basic Styles

    Quizzler Instructions: Think you have the best answer? Write it up in an e-mail and send it to us at info@indesignsecrets.com with "Quizzler" in the Subject line. (Don't post your answer as a comment!) Deadline for entries is midnight on Friday, Jan. 18. We'll announce the winner -- and the Quizzler answer, boy howdy we'll never forget to do that again -- in our next podcast.

    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-069.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:43pm EST

    New Year's Resolutions for InDesign Users; Obscurity of the Week: JPEG 2000

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-068.mp3 (13.3 MB, 28:58 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    Happy New Year!

    • New Year's Resolutions for InDesign Users (yes, including us). Our full list of suggestions appears below, suitable for printing and checking off!
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: JPEG 2000

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Looking for a script or plug-in? Try here Our free Keyboard Shortcuts plug-in Robin Williams' The Mac is Not a Typewriter or The PC is Not a Typewriter Our recommended InDesign books and videos for reference How to rebuild Preferences in InDesign Do you use JPEG 2000? Adobe wants to know

    2008 New Year's Resolutions: Our Suggested List for InDesign Users

    • I'll find and learn how to use one new (to me) script and plug-in that helps my work.
    • I'll use paragraph and character styles properly.
    • I'll start placing PSD, AI, and PDF files instead of EPS.
    • I'll finally break my habit of typing double-spaces after punctuation.
    • I'll get into the habit of using the temporary Hand tool instead of the scroll bars when it makes sense.
    • I'll import XML and export XML at least once this year successfully, even if it's on my own time, just to learn the process.
    • I'll get a reference on InDesign that I can refer to when I'm stuck.
    • I'll force myself to use New Window, Story Editor, Glyphs panel, and Quick Apply three times so that I learn to fully appreciate their utility.
    • I'll set up, save and use at least 2 different workspaces.
    • I'll learn the keyboard shortcuts to open the panels I use most often, even if it means having to customize them to ones I'll remember.
    • I'll rebuild my Preferences, then set my application preferences and default styles and swatches, then back up that prefs file.
    • I'll add at least one comment to a post on InDesignSecrets.com, even just to say "thanks" or "whaaa?" so we know you're out there!
    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-068.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:58pm EST

    New InDesign books, Miami Conference, XML and InDesign, Obscurity of the Week: Formatted Only Once

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-067.mp3 (15.5 MB, 33:48 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • News: Two new InDesign books, Helvetica movie, InDesign Conference in Miami, Florida
    • XML and InDesign: Overview, basics, when and how and why
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Formatted Only Once

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Maivald and Palmer's book: A Designer's Guide to InDesign and XML Powell's book: Instant InDesign Documentary movie, Helvetica InDesign Conference (Miami, FL; Feb 26-March 1 2008) We interview Cari Janssen about her XML project Anne-Marie's blog post on exporting HTML using XML tags InData plug-in from Em Software

    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-067.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:16am EST

    TypeFi AutoFit; Numbered Paragraphs; Obscurity of the Week: Assignments Panel

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-066.mp3 (12.0 MB, 26:11 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • TypeFi AutoFit, free plug-in from Typefi
    • Numbering Paragraphs across unthreaded frames
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Assignments panel

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: TypeFi AutoFit plug-in (CS1, 2, or 3) Cari Janssen's AutoFit tip Anne-Marie's blog post on numbered paragraphs

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:53am EST

    Plug-in-palooza! What, how, why; Twenty-plus great InDesign plug-ins; Obscurity of the Week: Configure Plug-ins

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-065.mp3 (15.8 MB, 34:30 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • Plug-in-palooza!
      • What's a plug-in? Why are they valuable?
      • Finding InDesign plug-ins on the Internet
      • Installing plug-ins
      • Fast descriptions of over 20 InDesign plug-ins that users are loving (the tip of the iceberg, there are at dozens more we didn't have time to cover)
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Configure Plug-ins

    Sponsor Link and Offer: This episode was sponsored by Audible.com, which lists over 40,000 audio books you can download and listen to just like a podcast. Go to audiblepodcast.com/indesign to download your free audio book (time-limited offer).

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Adobe's comprehensive InDesign Plug-ins list DTP Tools (Page Control, Layer Comps, History, Tetris, Cross References, Keyboard Shortcuts) Markzware (Q2ID, ID2Q) EmSoftware (InData, XTags) Teacup Software (DataLinker, TypeFitter, PatternMaker, BarcodeMaker) Rorohiko (TextExporter, LikeFindsLike, Color2Gray, ChatterGoofy) Recosoft (PDF2ID) i.t.i.p GmbH (InMath) Gluon (ProScale ID) Triple Triangle (Color Spec Cubed) Knowbody Software (CoolKerning) Zevrix Solutions (LinkOptimizer)

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    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-065.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:58am EST

    Leopard reports; Mailbag answers; Obscurity of the week: Reset Indents

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-064.mp3 (13.7 MB, 29:53 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • News: Leopard and CS3 (reports from the field)
    • "You Asked For It!" We answer a slew of listener e-mails:
      • Resize from center
      • Select overset text
      • Images on a path
      • Vertical justification
      • Clear Character style color spec
      • Vertical gradients in tables
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Reset Indents

    Sponsor Link and Offer: This episode was sponsored by Audible.com, which lists over 40,000 audio books you can download and listen to just like a podcast. Go to audiblepodcast.com/indesign to download your free audio book (time-limited offer).

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Tim Cole's Using InDesign on Leopard post on his blog Steve Werner's Leaping to Leopard post here Adobe's TechNote on Vista and CS3 (installation troubleshooting) (Sorry, Vista Home Basic users) Adobe Feature Request form Keyboard Shortcuts plug-in from DTP Tools/InDesignSecrets How to Rebuild Prefs in InDesign Fontlab's TransType font converter utility

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    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-064.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:15am EST

    Chicago CS Conf Recap; David's New Toy; Calendar Layouts; CS3 and Leopard; Obscurity of the Week: Reset to Base

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-063.mp3 (12 MB, 26:15 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • News: Recap of the Creative Suite Conference in Chicago
    • David's favorite new tech toy
    • Creating calendar layouts in InDesign
    • Hot Button Post of the Week: Adobe CS3 Support for Leopard
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Reset to Base

    Sponsor Link and Offer: This episode was sponsored by Audible.com, which lists over 40,000 audio books you can download and listen to just like a podcast. Go to audiblepodcast.com/indesign to download your free audio book (time-limited offer).

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Upcoming InDesign Conference (Miami, Feb 2008) Fujistu ScanSnap for Mac or Windows Guided Tour of Apple's new OS, Leopard (10.5) Parallels Desktop software Anne-Marie's Calendar Layout post CalendarMaker script (Mac only) on the Adobe Exchange

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

    5.01 Update; New ID CS3 Books; Custom Page Sizes; Transform Individually; Quizzler Winner and Answer; Obscurity of the Week: Miter Join and Limit

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-062.mp3 (13.8 MB, 29:10 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • News: 5.01 Update, New CS3 books, Keyboard Shortcuts Plug-in, London UK User Group
    • Great source for freebies: Adobe Exchange
    • Hot Button Posts of the Week: Custom Page Sizes; Transform Individually
    • Which letter/number isn't used? Quizzler Winner and Answer
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Miter Join/Miter Limit

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: InDesign 5.01 Update: Mac or Windows, 5.01 ReadMe PDF New books: Real World InDesign CS3; InDesign CS3 Visual QuickStart Guide; Mastering InDesign CS3 for Print Design and Production; InDesign CS3 Video Training Book; A Designer's Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML; Professional Design Techniques with Adobe Creative Suite 3 Free Keyboard Shortcuts Plug-in from DTP Tools London, UK InDesign User Group Adobe Exchange Beta

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    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-062.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49pm EST

    Our free Keyboard Shortcuts plug-in, Celebrity Shortcuts, When Shortcuts Collide, Poster Discount, Quizzler!, Obscurity of the Week: Context

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    InDesignSecrets-061.mp3 (12.6 MB, 27:46 minutes)
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    Keyboard Shortcut Extravaganza-za-za!

    • Announcing a new free plug-in from InDesignSecrets and DTP Tools: Keyboard Shortcuts Panel
    • Celebrity Keyboard Shortcuts
    • When Keyboard Shortcuts Collide (with OS shortcuts)
    • New Discount Code for our Keyboard Shortcuts Poster
    • The Return of the Revenge of the QUIZZLER! Listen to the episode ...
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Context

    Links mentioned in the Podcast:
    Keyboard Shortcuts plug-in (leads to post with download link)
    Celebrity Shortcuts from Tim Cole's blog
    InDesign Keyboard Shortcuts Poster (use SCHOOL for 30% discount)

    Quizzler Instructions: If you know the answer to this episode's Quizzler, e-mail it (don't post it here!) to info@indesignsecrets.com before midnight on Friday, October 12. Please put the word "Quizzler" in your Subject line. The winner will be chosen randomly from all correct responses received, and announced in the next podcast, along with the answer.

    Sponsor Link and Offer:
    This episode was sponsored by Audible.com, which lists over 40,000 audio books you can download and listen to just like a podcast. Go to audiblepodcast.com/indesign to download your free audio book (time-limited offer).

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    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-061.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

    Newsbits; XML; GREP; Tagged Text; CS3 Indexing bug; Obscurity of the Week: the Eraser Tool

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-060.mp3 (13.1 MB, 28:19 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • Newsbits: Tokyo Conference recap; PDF2ID plug-in; more
    • "What is That?" Definitions of XML, GREP, Tagged Text and more
    • Major bug with CS3 indexes, and workarounds
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: the Erase Tool

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Creative Suite and Web Design Conferences (Chicago, Oct. 15–20) Recosoft's PDF2ID plug-in for InDesign CS2/CS3 The InDesigner post about using GREP outside of InDesign CS2 Em Software's XTags for InDesign Adobe forum thread about the CS3 Index bug (script is at post #31) The InDesigner videocast about indexing in InDesign

    Sponsor Link and Offer: This episode was sponsored by Audible.com, which lists over 40,000 audio books you can download and listen to just like a podcast. Go to audiblepodcast.com/indesign to download your free audio book (time-limited offer).

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    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-060.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47am EST

    Default Style Glitches; Rebuilding Preferences; Not Possible in ID; Obscurity of the Week: PN and PB

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-059.mp3 (14.2 MB, 29:53 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • Common Glitches with Default Styles
    • What Gets Lost when you Rebuild Preferences
    • Hot Button Post of the Week: Things You Can't Do in InDesign
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: PN and PB

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Free 7-day pass to Lynda.com videos David and Olav Kvern's upcoming Real World InDesign CS3 InCopy CS3 video reviews on Amazon.com Adobe's Feature Request page

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:35am EST

    AutoCorrect; Hidden Characters; Right-to-Left Typesetting; Shrinking PDFs; Obscurity of the Week: Non-Joiner

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-058.mp3 (13.7 MB, 28:53 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    *NOTE* [8/25/07]: We're having a (hopefully) temporary technical glitch with our iTunes feed, and it's not picking up this episode. In the meantime, you can right-click on the .mp3 link above and choose Save Link As to download the .mp3 to your computer and add it to iTunes that way if you want, or of course you can just click the link to listen to it in your browser.

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Melbourne and Tokyo InDesign Conferences Chicago Creative Suite Conference (enter IDSECCSWEB in the coupon code field for $100 off any 2-day, 3-day, Gold, Platinum or Plus pass) Adobe Live Docs page with list of Hidden Characters Adobe Live Docs page with GREP examples Sharon Steuer's upcoming Illustrator CS3 Wow! book Tim Cole's blog post about Non-Joiner U.S. source for InDesign ME (Middle Eastern)

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:26pm EST

    Tips Extravaganza; Customizing the Control Panel; Obscurity of the Week: Isolate Blending

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-057.mp3 (13.8 MB, 29:00 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • Summer 2007 InDesign Tips Extravaganza!
      • Swatches, styles, editing and flowing text, and more
    • Hot Button Post of the Week: Less is More for the Control Panel
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Isolate Blending

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Miami InDesign Conference

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

    Conferences; Quizzler Answer; Huge File Sizes; Scaling in CS3; Obscurity of the Week: Gap Color

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-056.mp3 (14.6 MB, 30:54 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • News: Upcoming InDesign Conferences
    • Quizzler Answer! (Keep Violations' highlight color) and Winner
    • Hot Button Post of the Week: Why is My File Size So Huge?
    • Scaling in InDesign CS3: A Different Kind of Craziness
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Gap Color

    Links mentioned in the Podcast: Tokyo and Melbourne InDesign Conferences InDesign Keyboard Shortcuts Poster (for CS2 or CS3)

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    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-056.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

    Upcoming ID Seminars; Help Files Live; Composition Highlighting; Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Balance Ragged Lines

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    InDesignSecrets-055.mp3
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    • News: Upcoming Seminars for David and Anne-Marie
    • InDesign CS3 Live Docs
    • The Joys of Highlighting Composition Violations
    • The Revenge of the Quizzler!
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Balance Ragged Lines

    Quizzler Instructions: If you know the answer to this episode's Quizzler, e-mail it (don't post it here!) to info@indesignsecrets.com before midnight on Friday, July 27. The winner will be chosen randomly from all correct responses received, and announced in the next podcast, along with the answer.

    Links mentioned in the Podcast:
    David's ID seminar: Refine Design Conference
    Anne-Marie's ID seminar: Mastering Prepress Essentials Conference (1.2MB PDF)
    Example ID CS3 Help/Live Doc page w/a comment
    David's ID CS3 Essentials DVD

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

    Quizzler update; Mixing CS2 and CS3; Hot Button Post: Text Do's and Don'ts; Corner Effects Tips; Obscurity of the Week: Point/Pica Size

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    InDesignSecrets-054.mp3 (18.0 MB, 37:57 minutes)
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    • Episode 52 Quizzler Update -- Yet another way to duplicate!
    • Mixing InDesign CS2 and CS3: Possible, with caveats
    • Hot Button Post of the Week: Do's and Don'ts of Text in InDesign
    • Corner Effects Tips and Fixes
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Point/Pica Size

    Links mentioned in the Podcast:
    Episode 52 Quizzler answers are in the Show Notes
    Update CS1 (Mac/Win) and CS2 (Mac/Win) to read later version .inx files
    CS3 Online Help page about vertical align and corner effects
    History of the pica measure from Wikipedia

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49pm EST

    News; Non-breaking vs. No Break; Quick Apply menu commands; Obscurity of the Week: Ignore Ruler Guide Alignments

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    InDesignSecrets-053.mp3
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    • Lots 'o News (conferences, plug-ins, poster, more)
    • Non-breaking space vs. the No Break character formatting attribute
    • New in CS3: Using Quick Apply to apply menu commands, tips and glitches
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Ignore Ruler Guide Alignments

    Links mentioned in the Podcast:
    Upcoming InDesign Conferences, Creative Suite Conference
    Seattle's Refine Design Conference
    InDesign CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts poster
    DTP Tools Xref plug-in public beta (Mac/Windows, CS2/CS3)
    InDesign Magazine (info on special subscription offer)
    TheInDesigner videocast about Insert White Space in CS2

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28am EST

    Recorded live at the ID Conference! Intro; News; Audience Q&A; Live Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Convert Text

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    InDesignSecrets-052.mp3
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    Recorded live at the 2007 InDesign Conference in New York City!

    • Intro to the podcast, how it's usually created (when not in front of a live audience)
    • News: This conference, New plug-ins for CS3, New InDesign user group in London, UK
    • Who in the audience travelled the furthest to the conference?
    • Q&A from the audience: Converting CS3 to CS2 and CS2 to CS1, Editing .inx files
    • Live Quizzler: How many ways can you duplicate an object in InDesign? (answers below)
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Convert to Text

    Links mentioned in the Podcast:
    Audacity open-source audio recording software
    Teacup Software (PatternMaker and BarcodeMaker plug-ins)
    Typefi (free AutoFit plug-in)
    London InDesign User Group
    Brazilian InDesign Blog
    PitStop Professional from Enfocus Software
    Adding the Notes plug-ins to InDesign CS2

    Quizzler answers!
    From our genius studio audience:
    Cut/copy paste, Step and repeat, Alt/Option-drag, Cut/copy Paste in place, Cut/copy Paste into, Duplicate, Transform > Move (with Copy button), Duplicate a layer containing the object, Alt/Option-drag the object's layer proxy to a new layer, Export snippet and place it back in, Drag it into a Library and drag it back onto the layout, Use it in PatternMaker, Duplicate the page or spread containing the object, Use it on a Master page and then override it on the document page, Option/Alt-arrow key.
    From David: File > Export to .inx then copy and paste the call to the object elsewhere in the .inx file, save it and then open it in InDesign.
    From Anne-Marie: Paste object into first row of table, convert row to a Header row, then continue table into a new frame and the object gets duplicated in the second frame's Header row.
    Two more from David: Hold down the Option/Alt key when pressing Return/Enter after editing any transform field; or Copy object to clipboard, then use Find/Change text (Find: any character or string, Change: Clipboard contents).

    Wow! Who knew there were so many ways? Listen to the podcast to learn who won the contest.

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

    Announcements; Hyperlinks; Text Variables; One-Button Mice; Obscurity of the Week: File Info

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-051.mp3 (16.2 MB, 34:02 minutes) (the transcript of this podcast will be posted soon)

    • Announcements: "InCopy CS/InDesign CS3 Integration" released (AM's video tutorial title for lynda.com); our InDesign CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts poster is on press this week
    • Hyperlinks: Creating, Deleting, Swearing at, Modifying, etc.
    • All about Text Variables, a new feature in CS3
    • Hot Button Post of the Week: AM's rant about One-Button Mice
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: File Info

    Links mentioned in the podcast: InCopy CS3/InDesign CS3 Integration video training (link leads to post with details) Our post about fixing hyperlinks from Word documents

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

    We're 50!; Quizzler Winner (OS Color Picker); News; Unembeddable fonts; Printing Link Info; Obscurity of the Week: Crop Amount

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    • We're 50!
    • Quizzler Winner — Where's the System Color Picker?
    • News: Free CS3 Tryouts and manuals, Tim Cole's InDesign blog, Upcoming conferences
    • Dealing with "protected" fonts (unembeddable in a PDF)
    • Hot Button Post of the Week: Printing a List of Links
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Crop Amount

    Links mentioned in the podcast: InDesign CS3 tryout and documentation from Adobe Tim Cole's InDesign BackChannel blog The InDesign Conference, New York City, NY, June 4–8, 2007. Enter coupon code ISDISBC07 for $100 off the registration fee. Melbourne, Australia InDesign conference, Tokyo InDesign conference (link to come), Chicago CS3 Summit Letterheadfonts.com and the Typophile.com thread about it Download Martin Fischer's LinkExport.jsx script (zipped file)

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    News; Threading and Unthreading; Transparency and Spot Colors; PDF/X-4; Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Use Inline Input for Non-Latin Text

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    InDesignSecrets-049.mp3
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    • News: Upcoming InDesign Conference in NY, David's ID CS3 Essentials videos
    • Threading and unthreading text frames — tips and scripts
    • Hot Button Post of the Week: Spot Colors and Flattening in CS3 (and, related, PDF/X-4)
    • The Return of the Quizzler!
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Use Inline Input for Non-Latin Text

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    The InDesign Conference, New York City, NY, June 4–8, 2007. Enter coupon code ISDISBC07 for $100 off the registration fee.
    David's ID CS3 Essentials on lynda.com (link leads to free 7-day trial)
    InDesign CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts poster
    SplitStory.jsx script: Post with download info, Post about installing
    Aextra Software's CleverTextLink plug-in for CS/CS2, $39

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:58am EST

    CS3 Ships; Our IDCS3 In-box videos; Conferences; Trapping in ID; New Text Wrap options in CS3; Obscurity of the Week: Detach Selection from Master

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    • News: CS3 Ships, Our video tutorials in the box, Upcoming conferences
    • All about trapping in InDesign (and, do we still need to worry about it?)
    • New in InDesign CS3: Cool Text Wrap Options
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Detach Selection from Master

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    Vector Conference
    and Pixel Conference, back-to-back in Chicago, Illinois, May 1–3, 2007; and the InDesign Conference, New York City, NY, June 4–8, 2007. Enter coupon code ISDISBC07 for $100 off registration fee for any of these three conferences.
    David's post about creating composite, trapped PDFs

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    4.05 Update; CS3 Pricing; Display Preferences; Export to XHTML (CS3 Feature); Obscurity of the Week: First Baseline Offset

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    InDesignSecrets-047.mp3
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    • Upcoming conferences of interest
    • InDesign CS2 4.05 Update
    • Hot Button Post of the Week: CS3 Pricing
    • Adjusting your Display Performance preference
    • New in CS3: Export to XHTML
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: First Baseline Offset

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    Vector Conference and Pixel Conference, back-to-back in Chicago, Illinois, May 1–3, 2007; and the InDesign Conference, New York City, NY, June 4–8, 2007. Enter coupon code ISDISBC07 for $100 off registration fee for any of these three conferences.
    InDesign 4.05 Update ReadMe—click to download the PDF listing all the fixes (the ones fixed by 4.05 specifically are asterisked)

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

    InDesign CS3! New features, fixes, pricing; Obscurity of the Week: Fill With Placeholder Text

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    • All about InDesign CS3:
      • Our favorite new features, including Table and Cell Styles, Variables, Placing InDesign files, Find/Change with GREP, Find/Change object attributes, and more
      • Our favorite improved features, including scaling fixes, folders in Styles panels, page previews in the Pages panel, Align to Page, Synchronize master pages, and more
      • Pricing information
      • Other great resources to learn about InDesign CS3
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Fill With Placeholder Text

    Our sponsor for this episode: DTP Tools, makers of cool InDesign plug-ins like History, Layer Groups, Tetris, and PageControl (the latter the brainchild of InDesignSecrets contributor Pariah Burke). Special offer for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code IDSECRETS for 15% off any plug-in from their on-line store.

    Links mentioned in the podcast: InDesign Magazine special offer. Go to the link, choose "2-year subscription for $69" option, and enter indesignsecrets to receive two years of back issues, free, along with your subscription. The upcoming issue is full of in-depth articles about InDesign CS3 new features. The InDesigner videocast. Michael's latest episode (#38) shows off InDesign CS3's new interface, and all the neat tricks you can do with it. Adobe.com for Creative Suite 3 info from the horse's mouth Gutenberg Project is Anne-Marie's favorite source for placeholder.txt copy Lorem-Ipsum Generator caught David's fancy

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:06pm EST

    Evil Color Picker; Illustrator Bleeds; Obscurity of the Week: Mixed Ink Group

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    InDesignSecrets-045.mp3
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    • Hot Button Post of the Week: Evil, Evil Color Picker
    • Including Bleeds in Placed Illustrator Files
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Mixed Ink Group

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    We didn't mention a single link! Weird.

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13pm EST

    CS3 Announcement; Skewing and Shearing; Annoying Section Prefixes, Obscurity of the Week: Simulate Paper Color

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    • Adobe CS3 Announcement
    • David at the Creative Suite Show; Anne-Marie in Duluth
    • Skewing text and objects; skew vs. shear
    • Working around the Section Prefix annoyance
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Simulate Paper Color

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    InDesign Conference in New York, New York (June 4–6, 2007)

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

    Newsbits; Contest Winner; Straight Lines; Readable Text; Obscurity of the Week: Metrics

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    InDesignSecrets-043.mp3
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    • InDesign Newsbits: Free Plug-in from Teacup, Upcoming InDesign Shows
    • Winner of the contest from last episode: Least Useful InDesign Palette
    • InDesign trainer extraordinaire Russell Viers explains how to draw a straight line
    • What's more readable: Serif or Sans Serif body text type?
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Metrics

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    TypeFitter plug-in for InCopy (free) or InDesign ($59) (link leads to post with details)
    Creative Suite Conference in Miami, Florida (Feb. 28�March 3, 2007)
    InDesign Conference in New York, New York (June 4�6, 2007)
    Russell Viers' YabbAdobeDoo.com site
    Literature Review of Serif vs. Sans Serif Legibility Studies
    Typophile.com forum for typographers (especially this thread on optical vs. metrics0
    InDesign CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts Poster (use FEATHER coupon code for a 25% discount)

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    • InDesign Newsbits: Free Plug-in from Teacup, Upcoming InDesign Shows
    • Winner of the contest from last episode: Least Useful InDesign Palette
    • InDesign trainer extraordinaire Russell Viers explains how to draw a straight line
    • What's more readable: Serif or Sans Serif body text type?
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Metrics

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    TypeFitter plug-in for InCopy (free) or InDesign ($59) (link leads to post with details)
    Creative Suite Conference in Miami, Florida (Feb. 28�March 3, 2007)
    InDesign Conference in New York, New York (June 4�6, 2007)
    Russell Viers' YabbAdobeDoo.com site
    Literature Review of Serif vs. Sans Serif Legibility Studies
    Typophile.com forum for typographers (especially this thread on optical vs. metrics0
    InDesign CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts Poster (use FEATHER coupon code for a 25% discount)

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:02pm EST

    Placing Multi-page PDFs; Clear Overrides Button; Useless Palette Award and Contest; Obscurity of the Week: Align Based on Size

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    • Solutions for placing multiple-page PDFs
    • The Clear Overrides button: Sweet feature, often overlooked
    • Most Useless InDesign Palette Award/Contest
      • Anne-Marie's nomination: the Color palette
      • David's torn between the Transform and the Navigator palette
      • Enter the contest by leaving a comment here! (Details below)
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Align Based on Size

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    PlaceMultipagePDF.jsx script for IDCS2 (link leads to post with details)
    InDesign CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts Poster (use FEATHER coupon code for a 25% discount)

    The Most Useless InDesign Palette Award/Contest
    You've heard David and Anne-Marie's nominations, do you agree? Or maybe you depend on the Navigator or Color palette for some task integral to your workflow? Perhaps you have a different one you'd like a nominate? Add your thoughts, votes, rants, or staunch defense to the discussion by adding a comment below. Before the next podcast rolls around (a week or two), we'll randomly choose one of the comments and award that author an InDesign CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts poster!

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

    Quizzler winner and wrap-up; InDesign News; Designer Wars; Obscurity of the Week: Slug

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    • Results from last episode's Quizzler -- and the winner!
    • Various InDesign Newsbits
    • Designer Wars! We discuss 3 issues that divide designers:
      • Work locally or off the server?
      • Set up file to trim size or add your own crops in larger page?
      • Layered TIFFs or PSDs?
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Slug

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    Pariah Burke'sQuarkvsInDesign.com (Adobe CS3 Logo Design Contest)
    John Nack's blog post about the CS3 logos (with images)
    InDesign Conferences (Stockholm now, NYC in June)
    Creative Suite Conference (Miami 2/28-3/3)
    InDesign CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts Poster (use FEATHER coupon code for a 25% discount)

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:06am EST

    Quizzler winner (triple-clicking); Top 5 things InDesign newbies should know; Best online resources for ID help; Newbie-friendly Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Save a Copy

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    InDesignSecrets-040.mp3
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    Happy New Year! In keeping with this "new" them, this episode is especially for the *new* InDesign users out there -- what you should know, best places to learn more. Grizzled veterans may also learn some new things, too!

    • Results from last week's Quizzler -- and the winner!
    • Top five things every new InDesign user should know (We invite the legions of experienced InDesign users in our audience to add to this list -- do a newbie a favor and post your advice in a comment below!)
    • Best online resources for InDesign information and help (Ditto)
    • A Quizzler that even a newbie can answer, with a poster for a prize
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Save a Copy

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    TheInDesigner, Michael Murphy's videocast on our site
    Trumatch.com process color swatchbooks
    InDesign CS2 Visual QuickStart Guide by Sandee Cohen
    Real World InDesign CS2 by David Blatner and Olav Kvern
    InDesign Breakthroughs by Anne-Marie and David
    InDesign Magazine (select "2 yrs. for $69" option and use INDESIGNSECRETS promo code to get 2 years of back issues too)
    InDesignTalk listserv and the InDesign forums on Adobe.com
    InDesign User Groups web site
    Lynda.com online video training for ID and more (link leads to free 7-day trial)
    VTC.com online video training for ID and more
    InDesign CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts Poster (use FEATHER for a 25% discount)

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56pm EST

    Quizzler winner (measurement units); Basic Paragraph Style; Native .indd file vs. press-ready PDF for your printer; Last Quizzler with a Trumatch prize; Obscurity of the Week: Increase/Decrease Left Indent

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    • Results from last week's Quizzler -- and the winner!
    • Our love/hate relationship with the default Basic Paragraph Style
    • What's better to give your printer: Native ID file or a press-ready PDF?
    • Fourth and final Quizzler with a Trumatch prize! (see below)
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Increase/Decrease Left Indent

    Link we forgot to mention in the podcast:
    Free one-week trial of Lynda.com's online software training videos

    Quizzler instructions: If you have an answer to this episode's Quizzler, don't post it here! E-mail it to info@indesignsecrets.com with "Quizzler" in the Subject. One winner will be chosen randomly from all the correct answers received by midnight, January 2, 2006. The winner will be mailed a set of Colorfinder process color swatchbooks (coated and uncoated) from Trumatch, a $170 value. Remember, don't post your answer here! You'll ruin it for everyone!

    Sponsor for this episode:
    Trumatch ("Colorfinder," their process color swatch book system)
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    Coated and Uncoated, a $170.00 value.

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34am EST

    Lynda.com free trial; Quizzler results (font version); Using agates in InDesign; Linking to text files; Insert glyph script; New Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Patient User Mode

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    • Free trial from Lynda.com
    • Results from last week's Quizzler -- and the winner!
    • How to use agates in InDesign
    • Why you should/should not link to Excel or Word files
    • How to enter weird little glyphs with a keyboard shortcut
    • Third Quizzler! With a cool prize from Trumatch (see below)
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Patient User Mode

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    Free one-week trial of Lynda.com's online software training videos
    Type any Unicode Character cross-platform script (more info)

    Quizzler instructions: If you have an answer to this episode's Quizzler, don't post it here! E-mail it to info@indesignsecrets.com with "Quizzler" in the Subject. One winner will be chosen randomly from all the correct answers received by midnight, December 18, 2006. The winner will be mailed a set of Colorfinder process color swatchbooks (coated and uncoated) from Trumatch, a $170 value. Remember, don't post your answer here! You'll ruin it for everyone!

    Sponsors for this episode:
    Markzware (InDesign plug-in developer)
    Special offer for podcast listeners extended until Dec. 31 2006:
    20% off any Markzware product! Go to their online store and enter
    the coupon code IDSECRET during checkout to get the discount.

    Trumatch ("Colorfinder," their process color swatch book system)
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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:50am EST

    Quizzler answer and winner; Export to PDF vs. Distill Postscript; Updating multiple images; Another Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: The Smooth Tool

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    • Results from last week's Quizzler -- and the winner!
    • The Great Debate: Export to PDF vs. Write PostScript and Distill?
    • Updating multiple images at once
    • Second Quizzler! With a cool prize from Trumatch (see below)
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: The Smooth tool

    Links mentioned in the podcast: Our InDesign CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts Poster Adobe's Find a Print Service Provider page

    Quizzler instructions: If you have an answer to this episode's Quizzler, don't post it here! E-mail it to info@indesignsecrets.com with "Quizzler" in the Subject. One winner will be chosen randomly from all the correct answers received by midnight, December 8, 2006. The winner will be mailed a set of Colorfinder process color swatchbooks (coated and uncoated) from Trumatch, a $170 value. Remember, don't post your answer here! You'll ruin it for everyone!

    Sponsors for this episode: Markzware (InDesign plug-in developer) Special offer for podcast listeners extended until Dec. 31 2006: 20% off any Markzware product! Go to their online store and enter the coupon code IDSECRET during checkout to get the discount.

    Trumatch ("Colorfinder," their process color swatch book system) Listen to the podcasts for a chance to win two Colorfinder books, Coated and Uncoated, a $170.00 value.

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36am EST

    Anniversary, Process swatchbooks, Keep Options, Quizzler, Obscurity of the Week: The J key (Formatting affects text/container)

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    • It's our anniversary!
    • Why you should be using a process-color swatch book
    • Our InDesign CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts Poster is on sale
    • Those Krazy Keep Options: How and when to use them
    • Quizzler! With a cool prize from Trumatch (see below)
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: The "J" Key (Formatting Affects Text/Container)

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    Our InDesign CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts Poster

    Quizzler instructions: If you have an answer to this episode's Quizzler, don't post it here! E-mail it to info@indesignsecrets.com with "Quizzler" in the Subject. One winner will be chosen randomly from all the correct answers received by midnight, November 30, 2006. The winner will be mailed a set of Colorfinder process color swatchbooks (coated and uncoated) from Trumatch, a $170 value. Remember, don't post your answer here! You'll ruin it for everyone!

    Sponsors for this episode:
    Markzware (InDesign plug-in developer)
    Special offer for podcast listeners ends Nov. 30 2006:
    20% off any Markzware product! Go to their online store and enter
    the coupon code IDSECRET during checkout to get the discount.

    Trumatch ("Colorfinder," their process color swatch book system)
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    Coated and Uncoated, a $170.00 value.

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:32pm EST

    Conference recap; Clips from the live podcast; Outlining type tips and gotchas; Butterly Island questions; Obscurity of the Week: The Barbell

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    • InDesign Conference: Master Class recap and highlights
    • Audio clips from our live podcast at the conference
    • Tips and gotchas when converting type to outlines
    • Tough InDesign questions from the Butterfly Island contest
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: The Barbell

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    Mordy Golding's Illustrator blog and his Outlined Type post

    Sponsors for this episode:
    Markzware (InDesign plug-in developer)
    Special offer for podcast listeners: 20% off of Q2ID,
    Markzware's QuarkXPress-to-InDesign file converter plug-in
    (converts QXP files v3.x-7 to InDesign CS1 or CS2, Mac/Windows).
    To get the discount, order Q2ID from their online store and enter the
    coupon code mentioned numerous times in the podcast!

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

    Free Stuff for InDesign Users; Obscurity of the Week: Unassigned Content Frames

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    Free Stuff for InDesign Users: A follow-up to David's recent Adobe eSeminar

    • Layout templates that come with the program
    • Adobe Exchange templates
    • Where to install Scripts and Plug-ins
    • Free plug-ins: PatternMaker, InBooklet
    • Make Grid script — one of the free scripts bundled with InDesign
    • Lots of other answers to questions asked by eSeminar attendees
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Unassigned Content Frames

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    All the upcoming live e-Seminars from Adobe (and recorded ones from the past)
    Our page on Free InDesign Stuff
    Teacup Software's free plug-in, Pattern Maker
    Adobe's InDesign Exchange web site
    InDesign Conference: Master Class (Seattle, WA, Nov. 6–8, 2006)

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:35am EST

    Upcoming events; Creating font catalogs; Mirroring objects; Two unusual keyboard shortcuts; Obscurity of the Week: Transformations are Totals

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-033.mp3 (9.0 MB, 18:53 minutes) (a transcript of this podcast will be posted in a few days)

    • Upcoming events: Teacup Software's free InDesign Plug-in seminar in NYC, and InDesign Conference Master Class in Seattle, WA
    • A new tool for creating font catalogs in InDesign (thanks, Greg!)
    • Three different ways to mirror ("flip") objects
    • Two interesting keyboard shortcuts buried in the Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Transformations are Totals (thanks, Mark!)

    Links mentioned in the podcast: Teacup Software Seminar (New York City, NY, Oct. 17, 2006; free) InDesign Conference: Master Class (Seattle, WA, Nov. 6-8, 2006) Chris Paveglio's InDesign Font Catalog Applescript for CS1/CS2

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:36am EST

    ID Conference news; Rotate text tip; Photocompositing in InDesign; Cari Jansen interview; Obscurity of the week: Adjust View Settings

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    InDesignSecrets-032.mp3
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    • InDesign Conference news (Stockholm, Seattle, Adobe Developer Conf.)
    • Rotating text without rotating its frame, courtesy of Adobe's Tim Cole
    • Photocompositing in InDesign: Mike's latest videocast is on one of our favorite techniques
    • Guest guru Cari Jansen, top InDesign trainer/consultant from Australia, talks about the ID CS2 features that allowed her to complete a huge Australian Vineyard Directory project in 15 percent (not a typo!) of the time it took before CS2
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Adjust View Settings

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    InDesign Conference: Master Class (Seattle, WA, Nov. 6–8, 2006)
    Adobe's Plug-in Developer Summit (Nov. 6–8, 2006; multiple locations)
    Tim Cole's Rotated Text tutorial (PDF, 930K)

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36am EST

    The InDesigner videocast; Free plug-in for Find/Change; Adding the current date automatically; Obscurity of the Week: Notes tool and menu.

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    InDesignSecrets-031.mp3
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    • The InDesigner videocast is part of InDesignSecrets!
    • Free plug-in, "CleverFindChangeCloser" from Aextra Software
    • Adding the current date to your pages, automatically
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Notes (tool and menu)

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    The InDesigner videocast
    CleverFindChangeCloser plug-in (CS2 only): Download for Mac or Windows. (For help installing the plug-in, see this post)
    The
    PrinterMark file David referred to (instructions are included)

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:41pm EST

    Site News; Quizzler #3 Winner; OpenType Fractions Helper; Pages Palette; Obscurity of the Week: End Nested Style Here

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    InDesignSecrets-030.mp3
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    • InDesignSecrets.com news: Our Store, New Contributors, Named to Top 5 Podcasts, 100K+ Downloads, Live Podcast at the InDesign Conference
    • Quizzler #3 ("Where is Bevel?") Winner!
    • OpenType Fractions Cheat Sheet
    • Pages Palette Mystery/Mastery: Targeted vs. Selected Pages
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: End Nested Style Here

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    The InDesignSecrets Store — those aprons are going fast!
    Colleen Wheeler: Top 5 Audio Podcasts on Visual Topics
    Live Podcast at the InDesign Conference; Seattle, WA; Nov. 6-8, 2006
    Download: OpenType Fractions Cheat Sheet (PDF, 400K)

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am EST

    InDesign Conference: Master Class; Q2ID plug-in; Making proper Fractions; Quizzler #3; Obscurity of the Week: Update Library Item

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    InDesignSecrets-029.mp3
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    -- Preview of the upcoming InDesign Conference: Master Class
    -- Critical update to Markzware's Q2ID plug-in (opens QuarkXPress v3-6 files in InDesign)
    -- Fraction Fixes: How to make good-looking fractions with and without an OpenType Pro font
    -- Quizzler Number 3! Instructions appear below
    -- Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Update Library Item

    Quizzler #3 instructions: As we mentioned in the podcast, DON'T post your Quizzler answer (or any discussion about it) here as a comment. Instead, e-mail your answer to us at info@indesignsecrets.com with "Quizzler" in the subject line. All correct answers we receive by midnight PST on Thursday, August 30 2006 will be included in our random dart throw that will choose a single winner. Duplicate entries from the same person will result in your being made fun of in the next podcast as well as disqualifying you.

    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    InDesign Conference: Master Class in Seattle, Washington; November 6-8, 2006
    Markzware's Q2ID Plug-in — click the Get Updater! button if you're not up to v1.59
    Dave Saunders' TextStylesReporter script — CS2 only, Mac/Windows
    Dan Rodney's ProperFractions script — CS1/CS2, Mac/Windows

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    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-029.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:26pm EST

    With guest star: Sandee Cohen; Interactive PDFs; Buttons and States; Obscurity of the Week: Flush Space

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    Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-028.mp3 (14.4 MB, 27:58 minutes) (a transcript of this podcast will be posted in a few days)

    With special guest star, Sandee Cohen!

    --A "deep dive" into creating interactive PDF files, especially Buttons and States --Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Flush Space

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    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:30am EST

    2nd Quizzler Winner, Drop Shadows Secrets, Obscurity of the Week: Transform Sequence Again Individually

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    InDesignSecrets-027.mp3
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    • The Winner of the 2nd InDesignSecrets Quizzler!
    • Drop Shadows: Aggravations, Tips, Tricks, What all those fields do
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Transform Sequence Again Individually

    Links mentioned:
    DesignGeek e-zine (Anne-Marie's free tips newsletter for designers)

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    Direct download: InDesignSecrets-027.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm EST