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:
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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.
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-126.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

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.
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-125.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

CS5 ships; Michael Ninness interview; Conference and Seminar updates; Obscurity of the Week: Set Tab Order
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InDesignSecrets-124.mp3 (19.9 MB, 39:28 minutes)
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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.
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-124.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT

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

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

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
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-123.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT

 

 

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.

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-122.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT

 

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 EDT

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
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-120.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:20am EDT

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 EDT

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!
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-118.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

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 EDT