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

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>> Rorohiko, owned by InDesign developer extraordinaire Kris Coppieters, is not just about plug-ins or scripts. They also provide expertise as scripters, software developers and consultants when it comes to automating part of a graphics workflow. Rorohiko's motto is 'Slash the time it takes' and that also applies to their 'Expertise on call' service. They have been instrumental in finding a simple, efficient solution to many of their customer's problems. Call on Kris and Rorohiko (or email dev@rorohiko.com) for help with publishing systems design, implementation, tech support, and debugging. They know their stuff!


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-229.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:30pm EST

In this episode:

  • The InDesign Conference 2015: Our recap of the highlights
  • New features in InDesign CC 2015.2, just released
  • Tips on Using Adobe Stock photos in your layouts
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Check Links Before Opening Document

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Rorohiko, owned by InDesign developer extraordinaire Kris Coppieters, is not just about plug-ins or scripts. They also provide expertise as scripters, software developers and consultants when it comes to automating part of a graphics workflow. Rorohiko's motto is 'Slash the time it takes' and that also applies to their 'Expertise on call' service. They have been instrumental in finding a simple, efficient solution to many of their customer's problems. Call on Kris and Rorohiko (or email dev@rorohiko.com) for help with publishing systems design, implementation, tech support, and debugging. They know their stuff!


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Watch this video from the 3 Minutes Max final session at the InDesign Conference 2015!  (if you can't see this in your feed reader, please visit the Show Notes page at InDesignSecrets.com: http://indesignsecrets.com/watch_listen/indesignsecrets-podcast-228)

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-228.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:01pm EST

In this episode:

  • News:
    • David's Big Climb
    • DTP Tool's Cloud service
  • Our favorite things we saw at Adobe MAX
  • New features and services at Adobe Communities
  • Two side-by-side views of one InDesign layout: Why and how?
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Skip First

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Rorohiko, owned by InDesign developer extraordinaire Kris Coppieters, is not just about plug-ins or scripts. They also provide expertise as scripters, software developers and consultants when it comes to automating part of a graphics workflow. Rorohiko's motto is 'Slash the time it takes' and that also applies to their 'Expertise on call' service. They have been instrumental in finding a simple, efficient solution to many of their customer's problems. Call on Kris and Rorohiko for help with publishing systems design, implementation, tech support, and debugging. They know their stuff!


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-227.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

In this episode:

  • News:
  • Interview with Erica Gamet
  • Publish Online feature: Pros, Cons, and more
  • Ranting about the CC App
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Show Content Offset

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>> The Photoshop Conference, aka "The Photoshop Conference for the rest of us," is making its debut in November 16–18 in beautiful Denver, Colorado! Come and rub elbows with other designers, publishers, and production artists who want to learn from Photoshop pros like Deke McClelland, Lesa Snider, and Colin Smith.  Optional: Register for an All-Access pass so you go back and forth between this conference and The InDesign 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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Thank you to Adobe's Michael Ninness for the following examples of what folks are doing with interactivity and rich media with Publish Online!

Brown University football:
 
John Kelly's interactive art catalog
 
SHIFT online catalog:
 
Kia SUV Sportage brochure:
https://indd.adobe.com/view/a68c4aec-906a-44b8-9656-6be52fbb18be
 
 
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-226.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:46pm EST

In this episode:

  • News:
  • The Urge to Merge: All about combining INDD files
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Prevent Selection of Locked Objects

News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> The Photoshop Conference, aka "The Photoshop Conference for the rest of us," is making its debut in November 16–18 in beautiful Denver, Colorado! Come and rub elbows with other designers, publishers, and production artists who want to learn from Photoshop pros like Deke McClellandLesa Snider, and Colin Smith.  Optional: Register for an All-Access pass so you go back and forth between this conference and The InDesign 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-225.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:29pm EST

In this episode:


News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> The Photoshop Conference, aka "The Photoshop Conference for the rest of us," is making its debut in November 16–18 in beautiful Denver, Colorado! Come and rub elbows with other designers, publishers, and production artists who want to learn from Photoshop pros like Deke McClelland, Lesa Snider, and Colin Smith.  Optional: Register for an All-Access pass so you go back and forth between this conference and The InDesign 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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Here's the bagel with its inside edges being included in the text wrap!
 
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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-224.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:02pm EST

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
Category: -- posted at: 1:05am EST

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
Category: -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

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
     

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>> 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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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-221.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:01am EST

In this episode:


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
Category: -- posted at: 11:47am EST