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

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
Category: -- posted at: 7:38 PM

In this episode:

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

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-215.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:20 PM

In this episode:


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


Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-214.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:39 PM

In this episode:


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

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-213.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:03 PM

In this episode:

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



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


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

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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-212.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:02 PM

In this episode:

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


News and special offers from our sponsors: >> Managing Editor (MEI): Their new service TruEdit is a turnkey solution that integrates with InDesign and DPS, allowing your teams to collaboratively create, manage and deliver digital content -- regardless of whether contributors are remote or working within InDesign. Learn more about TruEdit here.
Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-211.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:59 PM

In this episode:

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

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


Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-210.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50 PM

In this episode:

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

 


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

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Here are some of examples of Ben Schott's writing and artwork (click each thumbnail to enlarge): fd-new-cover schott-sign-dining-custom3 Schottenfreude_P11 Schottenfreude_P21 sgi-new-cover  som-new-cover sqm-new-cover
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-209.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:53 AM

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

In this episode:

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

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


Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-208.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:05 PM

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

Details below!

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News and special offers from our sponsors:
>> InfoLogic's MathMagic Pro lets you quickly insert mathematical equations and scientific symbols into your InDesign document. It anchors an EPS of the equation at the text insertion point, automatically aligning the baseline of the equation to the text baseline, and can accept incoming equations from Word's Equation Editor, MathML, MathType, or LaTeX. Just double-click the anchored EPS to edit! Available for InDesign CS3 to CC, Mac or Windows. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Follow the instructions on this page to receive a free two-month subscription to MathMagic Pro ($100 value). Offer expires March 31, 2014!
Links mentioned in this podcast:
Direct download: InDesignSecrets-207.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:03 PM