Articles on InDesign CS5

Lots of good articles and videos on the new features in InDesign CS5.

InDesign CS5 New Feature Videos – Anne-Marie ConcepciĆ³n created videos about the new InDesign CS5 videos. If you subscribe to Lynda.com, you can view them all. If you’re not a member, you can view the six underlined ones. They’re good.

Eight Great New Features in InDesign CS5 – Just a fantastic Peachpit.com article by a fantastic writer.

PC Magazine’s Review of InDesign CS5 – Matthew Murray raves about the new version:

“If print is actually dying, someone forgot to tell Adobe. Not only do the changes the company has stuffed into the latest version of InDesign ($699 list new, $199 list upgrade) rank among the most extensive and useful any product has received in Creative Suite 5, they also represent a major (and long overdue) sea change for the product itself.”

Entertaining Video on Spanning and Splitting Columns – Tim Cole is back! If you’re an InDesign fan, pay attention to Tim Cole’s blog. In this 8-minute video, Tim covers the new Span/Split Columns feature in InDesign CS5, including pitfalls to avoid. I was a little disappointed that Tim didn’t break out his Pee Wee Herman voice, but at least he gave us a Monty Python song, “Span, span, span, span . . . wonderful span.”

Video on using InDesign CS5 content in Flash Pro – Paul Trani created this excellent video on the FLA export feature in InDesign (which was called XFL export in CS4). Paul is coming at this from a Flash Pro angle.

By the way, if you want to view the animated SWF file that was exported from InDesign, I posted the City Guide here. I’ll have more to say about animation and interactivity later.

Michael Murphy’s 36-minute overview – Michael goes over most of the new features in this videocast on www.theindesigner.com. He doesn’t post content very often, but when he does, it’s worth the wait.

That’s all for now.

5 Responses to Articles on InDesign CS5

  1. Ben says:

    Hello!

    I was wondering if there was somewhere that I could actually download the city guide so I could see how it looks in InDesign?? Thanks! Also, can you tell me what font they used to write the words, “City Guide” on the first page? Thanks!

    • Bob Bringhurst says:

      Unfortunately, the City Guide demo files are accessible only for Adobe employees and external networks for partners and trainers at https://demo.adobe.com/#view=CS5Assets. I’ll see if I can get permission to post the files on my blog.

      I’m not sure what the font is because it was converted into outlines.

  2. Ben says:

    Thank you! Please comment when you find out if you can/can’t post it!

  3. Darren says:

    Hi Bob

    I too was hoping to have the ID file to help with my learning. I am still really puzzled though by how you get the white border around the file – when I export I only get grey.

    If you could advise that would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Darren

  4. Teri says:

    Me too. I would really like to browse the file. Now that CS5.5 is out maybe you could release it.