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

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>> Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Centre in the UK, is a premiere provider of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Animate (née Flash) and Adobe AEM training, as well as many other software programs. Their students are achieving a 98% pass rate on all Adobe Certified Associate exams, so you know the instructors are the best! Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. Enjoy a 20% discount on any class in London or Cardiff you mention InDesignSecrets while booking the class (on the phone or at their site).

 


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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, Adobe Animate (née Flash) and Adobe AEM training, as well as many other software programs. Their students are achieving a 98% pass rate on all Adobe Certified Associate exams, so you know the instructors are the best! Certitec hold classes in Cardiff, London, or Bristol. Follow them on Twitter at @Certitec and keep up with their Facebook page. Enjoy a 20% discount on any class in London or Cardiff you mention InDesignSecrets while booking the class (on the phone or at their site).


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-232.mp3
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In this episode:

  • Latest news:
  • Interview with Daniel Dejan of Sappi Paper
  • Using One-Hit-Wonders: Single Attribute Live Preflight Profiles
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Limit Number of Rows Per Error

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>> PePcon (the Print + ePublishing Conference) is for anyone who's on the front lines of creating publications and wants to peek over their own cubicle to see how others are tackling the same challenges. In the two-day multitrack event (plus pre- and post-conference workshop days) we dive into the "how-to" and "why" of print and digital publishing in a broad and deep way, covering InDesign, HTML5, PDF, print production, iBooks Author, mobile app development, CMS's, Editorial workflows, EPUBs, Kindle publishing, and more. Each speaker provides a detailed PDF handout, and typically the final compiled Speaker Handout distributed to attendees is over 400 pages long(!). The seventh annual PePcon is in San Diego, June 5–8, 2016. Register and reserve your spot today! 


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Choose Define Profiles from the Preflight panel menu to manage and edit Preflight Profiles. The "OHW" ones on the left are different "One Hit Wonder" profiles (as discussed in the podcast), like the active one, OHW - Interactive, that flags any interactive elements.

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Choose which Preflight Profile you want Live Preflight to check against on the fly from the pop-up menu, found to the left of the Live Preflight reporting section (red dot or green dot) at the bottom of the window:
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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-231.mp3
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In this episode:

  • Latest news:
  • Interview with Bart Van de Weile
  • A Shaded Paragraph Conundrum!
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: [[:xdigit:]]
     

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>> Rorohiko is a fine purveyor of many InDesign scripts and plug-ins. One of our favorites is TextExporter, a utility that comes in so handy, so often, that you forget it's not part of InDesign itself! Use TextExporter for those times when you need to extract all the text from a layout and put it into a single external text file, as plain text or formatted (RTF). Free 20-day trial, and when you realize how essential it is, you'll be happy to see the affordable, flexible pricing for single users and groups.

 


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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 EDT

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)

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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
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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
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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
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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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