Archive for February, 2008

Adobe Reader Pre-Release Program

Interested in participating in the Adobe Reader Beta Program? It’s the best way to get an early peak at future versions of the product and provide valuable feedback into the development process.

You can sign up now right here.

InDesign Conference, Miami Beach: Recosoft

I’m attending the combined InDesign, Acrobat and Vector conferences this week in Miami Beach. Today I spoke with Paramjit Chadha, Managing Director of Recosoft, the company that developed the very cool PDF2ID product.

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Layout Zones 1.0b14 Now Available

Martinho da Gloria of Automatication has updated the Layout Zones script to fix a font problem and a menu location issue on Windows. You an get the latest version at InDesign Secrets.

Layout Zones How-To

Installing the Layout Zone script:

  • Unzip the script and put the Layout Zones folder in the root level of InDesign’s Scripts folder.

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Cool (free!) Layout Zones Script

Today Martinho da Gloria of Automatication is releasing the first version of a script that enables a use to select InDesign page elements and convert them to a placed InDesign file automatically.

The script enables a workflow in which different InDesign users can work on different sections of the same page simultaneously.

In addition, the script also enables the user to convert the placed InDesign file back to native objects…in other words, it enables you to "round trip" the page elements into a placed InDesign file and back to native elements again.

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InDesign & Leopard: Update VII

Anyone having problems with InDesign on Leopard will have observed by now that the 10.5.2 update doesn’t fix the NavSvcs or Hide problems. From what I’ve been able to learn from our own technical people, the changes necessary on Apple’s end to fix the NavSvcs problem involve a re-write of the relevant portions of Leopard’s code, and as such it’s an involved process. That, along with competing priorities, accounts for the absence of that fix in 10.5.1 and 10.5.2. Unfortunately, no word yet on when Apple anticipates delivering this fix.