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

2011 PeP Conference; InDesign to EPUB; Acrobat X and InDesign; Quizzler winners (and a new Quizzler); Obscurity of the Week: Output Condition Name, Output Condition Indentifier, Registry Name


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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-138.mp3 (19.9 MB, 36:48 minutes)

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  • 2011 Print & ePublishing Conference announcement!
  • InDesign to EPUB: Recap and tips from Liz Castro's webinar
  • Acrobat X and InDesign
  • InDesignSecrets newsletter Quizzler winners ("How many InDesign users to change a lightbulb?")
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Output Condition Name, Output Condition Identifier, Registry Name
  • New Quizzler! Listen to the episode to learn how to win
News and special offers from our sponsors:  
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To enter this episode's Quizzler: Send an email to with the word QUIZZLER in the subject line and your best answer in the body of the message. You have until Friday, Dec. 10, at midnight CST to send in your answer, one per user! We will choose the most correct answer, or in the case of a tie, we will randomly choose from the correct answer(s). Winner will be announced in the first podcast after Dec. 10. 2011!

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Hexadecimal colors and a free Hex script; CMYK color management in ID for the rest of us; InDesign to EPUB webinars; Obscurity of the Week: Show Single Plates in Black


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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-137.mp3 (16.1 MB, 29:13 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.
  • Defining, matching, and converting hexadecimal colors in InDesign
  • The 3 things you need to know about CMYK color images in InDesign
  • Liz Castro's upcoming InDesign to EPUB webinars
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Show Single Plates in Black
News and special offers from our sponsors:  
>> In-Tools is owned by the famous "Harbs" who helps out so many users here on the blog (such as the Hex color script). They just came out with an update to World Tools and World Tools Plus, two InDesign plug-ins that represent “the most complete solution available for composing multilingual documents including Hebrew, Arabic, Indic languages, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and more.” Go to the World Tools product page to see screen shots, download a trial, and learn all the neat things InDesign can do with typesetting world languages.
>> Rorohiko has a number of cool plug-ins for InDesign users that slash the amount of time it takes to get something done! For example, Anne-Marie uses their plug-in TextExporter so often she thought it was part of the program! This wonderful timesaver lets you intelligently export text from multiple stories in InDesign out to a single, concatenated RTF or text file. It's the ideal add-on for anyone who needs to repurpose text from their layouts. Special for InDesignSecrets listeners: Use the coupon code INDESIGNSECRETS137 in the store to get TextExporter for only $15 instead of $19.
>> UK-based Certitec, an Adobe Authorized Training Center, is giving away one free 2-day InDesign class to a lucky listener. Classes will be held in Cardiff or London, U.K. To enter the drawing for the free class, go to and fill out the form. Quick! You only have 14 days from the date of this podcast to enter the drawing. If you don’t win, you can always register for any 2010 class at Certitec for 10% off if you mention “InDesignSecrets” when registering.

Direct download: InDesignSecrets-137.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT