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

11 New Document tips; new Quizzler; Obscurity of the Week: Easing Path


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See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
  • New Year's list of 11 (as in 2011) recommended New Document steps, including:
    • Checking Presets and Defaults
    • Head starts with styles
    • Master pages, layers, and workspaces
  • A new Quizzler!
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Easing Path
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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, Jan. 28 , 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 a subsequent podcast—good luck!

Links mentioned in this podcast:
> Post about Print vs. Web intent in InDesign CS5
> All about Color Settings in InDesign (David's masterpiece article of 2010!)
> You've registered for our 2011 Print & ePublishing Conference, haven't you?
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