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

In this landmark 300th episode… 

  • News
  • Whoa! 300 episodes!
    • A look back at 17 years of the InDesign Secrets podcast
    • Snippets from the first episode, Nov. 29, 2005
    • Audio snippets from friends and colleagues with limericks, favorite features, memories, and more
  • The FIRST Obscure InDesign Feature: Friendly Alien (A young David explains this in the first episode)

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> > Santa Cruz Software has a solution for the “83% of respondents who have said they have to spend time finding a lost sset.” The answer is LinkrUI, a plugin that enables direct searching, opening, placing, and syncing of assets stored in a DAM or other storage services such as Box and Dropbox from within Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Download the free version here.

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>Canto is a leader in digital asset management (DAM) software, with customers that include many of today’s top brands. This is an incredibly intuitive and easy to use platform that gives creative teams a centralized location to organize, find, and share all of their digital brand assets, including videos, images, graphics, etc. Canto integrates directly with Adobe Creative Cloud software. For more information and a personalized demo, visit https://go.canto.com/CreativePro

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The settings for a custom stroke that Bart demonstrated, which can be used for a static rule length in Rule Above/Below:

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>Microsoft and AdobeBoth of these fine companies are CreativePro partners and will be represented at CreativePro Week 2022. Adobe is flying in a group of Adobe CC engineers from India, and MS Office product manager Stephanie Horn is doing a session on using video in Powerpoint. 

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In this episode…

  • News
    • Adobe InDesign 17.2 update patch released
    • CreativePro Week agenda is up! May 9-13, live in DC and online
    • The cover story in the March 2022 issue of CreativePro magazine dives deep into alternatives to Adobe software (including how Affinity Publisher stacks up to InDesign) 
    • And the April issue is all about making data visual; a must-read for anyone who makes charts, graphs, infographics, and so on 
  • Interview with Andreas Michalski of CI-HUB
  • Control Panel vs. the Properties Panel: Total Smackdown!
  • Obscure InDesign Feature: Key Object 

Sponsor for this episode:

>Canto (they dropped the “Cumulus” name a few years ago) is a leader in digital asset management (DAM) software, with customers that include many of today’s top brands. This is an incredibly intuitive and easy to use platform that gives creative teams a centralized location to organize, find, and share all of their digital brand assets, including videos, images, graphics, etc. Canto integrates directly with Adobe Creative Cloud software. For more information, visit https://go.canto.com/CreativePro.


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>Ajar Productions is the developer of the phenomenal in5 add-on for Adobe InDesign, which lets you export interactivity from InDesign to different formats  that actually work. Create websites, digital magazines, mobile apps, animated banners and presentations, by simply using InDesign, no coding involved! They’re now adding accessibility features, see their YouTube video. Learn more and download a free trial of in5 at in5.us


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