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

Twitter for InDesign users; KBSC of the Week; New eBook; New speakers for the 2011 PeP Conf.; Obscurity of the Week: Row Separator


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Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-140.mp3 (18.7 MB, 33:57 minutes)

See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
  • All about Twitter for InDesign users:
    • Who to follow and why
    • Design-oriented Twitter lists
    • InDesign tips found in tweets
  • Keyboard Shortcut of the Week: Cmd-Y/Ctrl-Y
  • Newsbits
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Row Separator
News and special offers from our sponsors:  
>> In-Tools is owned by our friend Harbs, who helps out so many users here on the blog and in our forum. In this episode we talked about his company's awesome Reflective Objects plug-in ($39 US), which lets designers specify "align to/away from spine" for objects as well as paragraphs without having to make them anchored objects. If you've every had the layout of a left-facing page turn into a mess when it became a right-facing page, this plug-in is for you!  
>> Rorohiko has a number of cool plug-ins for InDesign users that slash the amount of time it takes to get something done. We love their handy (and free!) plug-in called "Like Finds Like." It lets you select an object, then tell InDesign to select all the other objects on that page or spread that share the same fill or stroke or frame type or width or ... you get the idea. Check it out! Meanwhile, you can support Rorohiko by buying one of their commercial plug-ins, such as the wonderful TextExporter ($19 US) that we talked about in the last episode ... it's the ideal add-on for anyone who needs to repurpose text from their layouts. You can still go to this special URL: in the store to get a "10 pack" of TextExporter for only $109 instead of $149.

Links mentioned in this podcast:
> Anne-Marie's Twitter & Facebook Marketing videos at
> The GraphicDesign Twitter list at Listorious
> Twitter user @Typography posts type-related info
> Blog post about 50 web designers to follow on Twitter
> Look for InDesign Tips on Twitter
> Learn more about Rufus Deuchler, Cari Jansen, and Russell Viers (new speakers at the Print & ePublishing Conference)
> Follow (or just read) @indesignsecrets on Twitter, and also our individual Twitter posts: @amarie, @dblatner, @idguy, @jmvrankin, @jamesfritz, @carijansen
> A few of our favorite Tweeple: @mninness, @lizcastro, @scottcitron, @rufusd, @mordy, @indesignmag, @indesign
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