Archive for October, 2008

Useful Flash Extension

Ajar Productions has produced a free extension for Flash that combines multiple selected text frames into one text frame for easier editing.

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The Second Most Important New Feature

Also new in InDesign CS4 is a completely re-written and re-architected Links feature. Some of the changes are obvious when you see the new look Links panel the first time you open it in CS4.

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Get the InDesign CS4 SDK

The new InDesign CS4 SDK is available here. If you click on the Documentation tab, you’ll find the links to the IDML documentation at the bottom of the page.

The Most Important New Feature

XML is a beautiful thing…primarily for geeky people who are passionate about topics like workflow automation and industrial strength publishing solutions. Being able to describe document geometry and document content in a non-binary file format that can be edited and manipulated by databases, scripts, and other processes enables a vast universe of vertical market solutions that can save publishers a lot of time and money, as well as offer opportunities for new types of publishing products.

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InDesign CS4 Styling Priority

Adobe InDesign CS4 contains a couple of powerful enhancements to Paragraph Styles. In addition to Nested Styles, CS4 enables you to apply character level styling on a line-by-line basis within a paragraph, or using GREP to identify and style runs of text. For example, you can use a GREP Style to automatically italicize any URL that appears in your text.

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