Archive for November, 2007

Why Only Align First Line?

As an addendum to the anchored frame tip, I also wanted to point out the usefulness of another under-used InDesign feature, Only Align First Line to Grid.

As the name implies, it’s meant for those of use who are not gridphobic, and who want some flexibility in how our paragraphs work with a document grid.

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Anchored Frames Productivity Shortcut

InDesign’s anchored frames feature is a life-saver for certain types of publishing jobs. If you’re in a situation where you’re creating the same type of anchored frame over and over again, then here’s a tip that might help your work go much faster and save a lot of production time.

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Real World "Apply Next"

I answered a question the other day that came from the newspaper sector. The answer is worth repeating for the rest of the world, because it involves what I think is an under-used InDesign feature.

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InDesign & Leopard: UPDATE III

More interesting news regarding failure to launch and unexpect shut down problems with InDesign on Leopard: the crash logs continue to indicate that it is pre-release versions of the software (which are not made legally available to the public, I should hasten to add) that are having these compatibility problems on Leopard, not the release versions of InDesign CS3 (versions 5.0 and 5.0.1).

This casts an interesting light on a comment like this, sent to this blog earlier today:

Two superpowers: Apple and Adobe, and they cannot make the InDesign working on Leo. I am very dissapointed, very :((

It’s usually very unfortunate when someone is dissappointed with us, but this is not one of those times. I think most users out there will regard it as rather obvious that Adobe feels no obligation whatsoever to make sure that pirated or otherwise (knowingly or unknowingly) illegally acquired and used pre-release software is updated to run on the latest operating systems (and I would strongly suspect that Apple has a similar attitude). One might go even further and say that even suggesting such a thing is very silly indeed.

So, if you’re experiencing these problems (and dissappointed, very :(( ), do check the build number of your software as explained in the prior post. The commercially available release versions of InDesign CS3 appear to be doing just fine with Leopard based on what we’re seeing in crash logs, bug reports, and feedback from both Adobe and Apple field reps and their customers.

That said, if you do have a legal version of CS3 (5.0 or 5.0.1) and have a problem, we are (as always) eager to hear from you via the crash log system and/or Adobe’s Feature Request and Bug Report page.