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Dynamic Liquid Layout in InDesign (MAX Sneak Peek)

Watch Kiyomasa Toma, giving you a sneek peak on Liquid Layouts in InDesign.

Really awesome stuff!

Choose Object Style while Placing « IndiTip [InDesign® Tips&Tricks]

Choose Object Style while Placing

By Marijan Tompa (tomaxxi)

I think you still remember my old post about Auto Apply Object Style to Placed Image.

That’s great workaround, but I’ve “found” even better one through scripting! Scripting is just awesome! So many things can be done with just few lines of code.

WARNING: This only works with InDesign CS5!

via Choose Object Style while Placing « IndiTip [InDesign® Tips&Tricks].

What’s with back-save to earlier versions of InDesign? |

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This has been a source of a lot of grumbling over the years. I’ve heard all kinds of silly theories as to why this is so — including one that Adobe does this on purpose to “force” you to upgrade. Conspiracy theories are exciting and everything, but there’s really no conspiracies related to InDesign…

This issue will be brought to the forefront once again with the release of InDesign CS5.5. InDesign CS5 will not be able to open InDesign CS5.5 files. Here’s an explanation as to why:

The InDesign file format is in reality one of a database, and InDesign is a (very complex) transactional database application. Every action in InDesign is a database transaction and all these transactions are saved as a database file for InDesign to be able to read. The fact that InDesign works this way allows for many of its advanced features such as unlimited undo and its almost flawless file recovery. (Interestingly enough a lot of “fluff” is saved in the file resulting from previous transactions which get cleared out by doing a “save-as”.)

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Tips I Wish I’d Known When Starting Out

By Lisa Valuyskaya in Smashing Magazine

I love Adobe InDesign. For multi-page documents, it’s the most flexible and complete application out there. Yet I remember how counter-intuitive some things were when I was learning it for the first time. Here are some tips I wish I had known when starting out, as well as some answers to questions that others often ask me. This is not intended to be a manual; some good ones are already out there (although I personally learned by doing). Hopefully, these tips will help you make the best of your day-to-day use of InDesign.

Margins And Bleeds

If you are preparing a document for print, keep your margins and bleeds in mind from the beginning. Your printer will give you the measurements for the bleed, but generally 1/8 inch or 3 mm should suffice. Approximately the same area within the document should be kept free of text and important graphic elements (such as the logo). Set up your document for bleed in InDesign as you create it by selecting the correct settings in the document set-up box.

Read on at Adobe InDesign Tips I Wish I’d Known When Starting Out – Smashing Magazine.

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QuarkXPress to InDesign CS5 Conversion Guide

The Adobe InDesign CS5 Conversion Guide was created specifically to help users of QuarkXPress version 3, 4, 5, or 6 make the switch to InDesign as quickly and smoothly as possible.

This guide will be a great help  if you have joined—or are thinking of joining—a growing group of QuarkXPress users who have discovered the many benefits of using Adobe® InDesign® CS5 software. InDesign is an immensely powerful page layout program, with extraordinary typographic capabilities, innovative graphics handling and page layout features, extensive productivity tools, versatile long document and printing features, support for creating interactive documents, and expansive automation capabilities.

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Adobe InDesign Conversion Guide

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Jacek Utko designs to save newspapers

Jacek Utko is an extraordinary Polish newspaper designer whose redesigns for papers in Eastern Europe not only win awards, but increase circulation by up to 100%. Can good design save the newspaper? It just might.

Watch Jacek as he presents at TED.

Create rich interactive documents with InDesign CS5

The definition of a “document” has become less straightforward as more information destinations emerge.
Documents today can incorporate blended experiences that combine the look and feel of a traditional print
document with websites that include rich media. The means by which people access and consume that
information—in print, on desktops, and on mobile devices—also continue to change. Keeping pace with these
changes and trends, Adobe InDesign CS5 software offers a new feature set that allows rich interactive
document content to be created and directly published as a desktop/browser experience apart from, or in
addition to, a printed piece.
This white paper discusses the following:

  1. Why InDesign for interactive documents
  2. InDesign CS5 interactive features overview
  3. Project scenario:Interactive travel brochure
  4. Button-based document navigation
  5. Animation and timing
  6. Multistate objects
  7. Adding and controlling audio and video
  8. Establishing page transitions
  9. Previewing your interactive document
  10. Publishing to SWF and FLA

See the complete whitepaper on

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Ask a CS PRO: Digital Publishing Suite

Upcoming Ask a CS Pro: Friday, Dec 17th, 2010 at 12pm PST

Producing publications with Digital Publishing Suite!

Learn how to use the tools and viewer technology of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite to produce publications for the iPad and other tablet devices.  Join Chris Converse from Codify Design Studio to learn how to use the designer-friendly Digital Publishing Suite tools now available on Adobe Labs to create compelling content that combine the richness of print design with the interactivity of digital.

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