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

In this episode:

  • News:
    • PePcon session recordings are up!
    • New features in InDesign CC 2015
  • Interview with Mark Heaps
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Collaborate

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> The InDesign Conference is coming up in November in beautiful Denver, Colorado! Come and join us for this deep dive into your favorite program, and leave with a truckload full of new tools and techniques you can apply to your projects. Optional: Register for an All-Access pass so you go back and forth between this conference and The Photoshop Conference, happening on the other side of the hall!  InDesignSecrets paid subscribers get $75 off registration using the code found in your Member Benefits (click "My Account" button at the top of the page).


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-223.mp3
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In this episode:

  • News:
  • Changing Case: Tips, scripts, GREP, plug-ins
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Spread Flattening

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> ID-Extras has a cool range of InDesign add-ons and scripts. Some are especially for book and other long-document publishing, but many are great for any kind of publishing work you do in InDesign. For example, wouldn't you love to be able to carry over all the font specs from the form fields you create in InDesign over to Acrobat? Of course you would! That's what the FormMagic scripts do. There's a free version and a Pro version, check them out! You can get a special podcast-only 20% discount price until June 30, 2015 on ANY ID-Extras product by using the coupon code save20.

>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe. Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class in London or Cardiff, and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-222.mp3
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In this episode:

  • News: Adobe Comp CC, Typekit upgrades, PePcon
  • All About I (the keyboard shortcut that changed with CC 2014)
  • Interview with Roberto Blake, Graphic Designer/YouTube Star
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Masters Fixed
     

News and special offers from our sponsors:
 
>> movemen (pronounced move-eh-men) is the developer of MathTools, an outstanding equation editor plug-in for InDesign and InCopy.  It's the tool of choice for science, math, and engineering textbook publishers worldwide. New in MathTools v2.0 is the ability to convert the equations to MathML (open source industry standard for math equations in XML/HTML5 /CSS3) upon export to HTML, XML, and EPUB! Learn more about MathTools v2.0 on movemen's site, and about its MathML feature in this FAQ.

 
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News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class in London or Cardiff, and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-220.mp3
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In this episode:

  • New features in InDesign v10.2, aka "February 2015 release of InDesign CC 2014"
    • Hey there's more than a couple! Listen up
    • Our opinion on why some are useful, others not so (but may become so)
  • Interview with Russell Viers
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Show Processing Instructions

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Recosoft makes the amazing PDF2ID, PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool for InDesign CS4 through CC 2014. They also offer ID2Office v2 which converts InDesign files to Word, PowerPoint, and Keynote format. ID2Office v2.0 now adds support for InDesign CC and converts InDesign nested tables into Word nested tables and Apple Keynote format. Get 15% off with special promo code ID_TIP_OF_THE_WEEK.   


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-219.mp3
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In this episode:

  • Latest content from InDesign Magazine
  • Selecting text frames in multiple spreads? Whaaa?
  • Interview with Diane Burns
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: No Text

News and special offers from our sponsors:
 
>> Recosoft makes the amazing PDF2ID, PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool for InDesign CS4 through CC 2014. They also offer ID2Office v2 which converts InDesign files to Word, PowerPoint and Keynote format. ID2Office v2.0 now adds support for InDesign CC and converts InDesign nested tables into Word nested tables and Apple Keynote format.  
 
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Cool cell joins with an object style/anchored object! Check out Diane's screen shots:
1-table
 
2-detail
 
3-detail_w_object_style
 
4-table_w_arrows
 
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-218.mp3
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In this episode:

  • Top Posts of 2014: A look back
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Report Abuse
  • Quizzler answer, and the winner!

News and special offers from our sponsors:
 
>> ID-Extras has a cool range of InDesign add-ons and scripts especially for book and other long-document publishing, many of which are great for any kind of publishing work you do in InDesign. For example, wouldn't you love to be able to do a Find/Change for attributes in your Paragraph Styles, and the Change step would update all your styles at once? Of course you would! That's what the Search In Styles script does. You can get a special podcast-only discount price ($39 instead of $49) until Jan. 31, 2015 by going to this special page: http://www.id-extras.com/searchinstylesextendedoffer and use the password "podcast" (no quotes).
 
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol (in newly expanded offices). Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe, including their latest, "Illustrator for Fashion"! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class in London or Cardiff, and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!
 

QUIZZLER answer and winner!
There are 32 (yes that many) trash can/dust bin icons "littered" (sorry) throughout the InDesign interface. Intrepid listener Jim Leonardson of Chicago, Illinois came up with the top answer, which you'll find below the show links.  Honorable mention to blog contributor/InDesign author Sandee Cohen, who sent us a PDF containing screen shots of the 27 that she found.  Jim won two of our eb0oks, our Top Forty InDesign Tips and the Guide to Graphic Effects bundle by Mike Rankin.
 

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It's all about the Trash:
  • In Panels: Animation Articles Assignments Bookmarks Button and Forms Cell Styles Character Styles Conditional Text Cross-References Effects Folio Builder Folio Overlay* Hyperlinks Index Layers Notes Object States Object Styles Pages Paragraph Styles Table Styles Tags Trap Presets Swatches
  • In the Structure Pane at the top
  • To the right of the Find/Change Query pull-down menu
  • Next to the Find Format frame (Text, GREP, and Object tabs) counts as 3
  • Next to the Change Format frame (again Text, GREP, and Object tabs) counts as 3
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-217.mp3
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In this episode:

  • News: Adobe drops DPS Single Edition benefit from CC, New lynda.com titles from Anne-Marie and David
  • What we learned at The InDesign Conference in Seattle
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Clear Inner
  • Quizzler! If you know how to count you could win

News and special offers from our sponsors:
 
>> Recosoft makes the amazing PDF2ID, a PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool for InDesign CS4 through CC 2014 (Creative Cloud). Recosoft also just released ID2Office v2.0 which converts InDesign files to Word, PowerPoint, and Keynote format. ID2Office v2.0 now adds support for InDesign CC 2014 and converts InDesign nested tables into Word nested tables and Apple Keynote format. SPECIAL OFFER: ID Secrets Users get 15% off PDF2ID or ID2Office Standard v2.0 with coupon code ID_Secrets for a limited time.
 
>> eDocker: Convert your InDesign files to HTML5 digital publications with eDocker Create! A major new upgrade allows you to "interactivate" your publications with hyperlinks, slideshows, pop-up windows, videos (MP4 or YouTube), HTML windows, even a text reading mode and snippets. A new Adobe InDesign extension called eDocker Tools lets you add almost all of these features directly in InDesign. You can even host your publications with their eDocker Publish service.
 
 
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol (in newly expanded offices). Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe, including their latest, "Illustrator for Fashion"! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class in London or Cardiff, and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!
 

QUIZZLER!
Listen to the podcast (towards the end) to hear this episode's Quizzler. If you think you know the answer, email it to info@indesignsecrets.com with the phrase "Quizzler 216" in the Subject line! Deadline for Quizzler answers is midnight December 15, 2014.  In the case of a tie, we'll randomly choose one submittal from the correct answers. We'll announce the winner in the next podcast, and contact them by email too, with information on how to get their FABULOUS PRIZES! (see below)
 

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-216.mp3
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In this episode:

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

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-215.mp3
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News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> Rorohiko: You know them as a prolific source of free and low-cost scripts and plug-ins for InDesign (e.g. TextExporter, Sudoku Generator, EPUBCrawler) but did you know the bulk of their business is doing custom scripting for publishers just like yourselves? Learn more about how this works by reading about (and downloading) the SwatchWatch script, presented as a case study for their custom automation solutions. 
>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, EPUB, and Adobe DPS training. Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Get booked today onto a Certitec course and experience the latest and greatest software experience from Adobe! Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. If you sign up for a seminar or class in London or Cardiff, and mention you heard about them on InDesignSecrets, you get 20% off the fee!


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-214.mp3
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