Fri, 29 July 2011
Tons o' Table Tips; Obscurity of the Week: Automatic Document Conversion; Quizzler winner and answers
Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-153.mp3 (16.9 MB, 30:27 minutes)
See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. The transcript of this podcast will be posted soon.
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Links mentioned in this podcast:
> Marijan's Fill Table with Placeholder Text script: TomaxxiFillTable.zip
> Browse all of Marijan's InDesign scripts and other goodies
> Harbs's Merge Tables script page
> Browse all of Harbs's InDesign scripts
> DTPTools's Active Tables plug-in
> See the comments below for some of our favorite answers to the Quizzler sent in by listeners
> Keith Gilbert suggested the Quizzler