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Get started with InDesign CC | Top 10 things for beginners

indesign-100x100In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, Terry White shows you how to get started with Adobe InDesign CC and the 10 things beginners want to know how to do.

In a little less than 44 minutes (a bit long, but worth every second), Terry White will take you through:

Creating a new document, placing graphics, fitting graphics in frames, adding text, formatting text, working with swatches, creating and applying styles, adding page numbers, wrapping text, and exporting to PDF.  In addition, there are lots of tips and tricks thrown in.

If you’re new to InDesign and just getting started, these are probably the best 44 minutes you can invest in.

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InDesign CC 9.2 | What’s new and changed

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Jan 2014

Adobe InDesign is the industry-standard publishing application for print publications, interactive PDF documents, digital magazines, and EPUBs. A new version of InDesign CC (9.2) is available now. It comes with several enhancements, bug fixes, and a brand new feature.

 

 

 

 To install InDesign CC

  1. Go to http://creative.adobe.com and sign in with your Adobe ID.
  2. Click Download Center in the top navigation bar.
  3. Click Download icon next to the InDesign icon.
  4. On the InDesign product page, click Download. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

What’s new and changed in InDesign CC 9.2

Typekit Desktop Font Integration

Typekit desktop fonts are now fully integrated with InDesign. With this seamless integration, Creative Cloud customers can now easily:

  • Find missing Typekit fonts in your documents and sync those fonts from Typekit.
  • Browse and add new fonts from the Typekit Website.
  • Find your synced Typekit fonts quicker in the Font menu with the new Typekit font filter.

Hyperlinks Simplification

The major pain points around creating, editing, and managing hyperlinks have been addressed in this release of InDesign:

  • Creating a hyperlink in InDesign is now incredibly simple. You can create a hyperlink with just a right-click gesture.
  • Hyperlinks now have a separate Hyperlink character style – blue and underlined.
  • Edit hyperlinks from right-click menu.
  • Quickly identify errors in your hyperlinks with traffic light indicators.
  • Quickly navigate to the hyperlinks within your document from the hyperlinks panel.

 EPUB enhancements

  • You can now create footnotes that popup over the page you’re reading.
  • InDesign now provides more accurate representation of exported text color, tables, and nested styles in the exported doc and the CSS.
  • The CSS handling of native InDesign objects, images and groups has also been improved.
  • New support for additional list types and text align last within CSS properties.
  • Create books for the Japanese market with improved support for Ruby, J Vertical Composition which includes TCY and Auto TCY.
  • Create books for the Arabic market with more complete handling of right to left direction languages.

Critical bug fixes

  • Marked improvement in cross-references performance.
  • Text selection or highlight behavior is restored (similar to CS6).
  • Active preflight profile appears in the document status bar.
  • The Color Theme setting now does not automatically get reset to Medium Dark on updating InDesign.

More on What’s new in InDesign CC version 9.2

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Prabhat Singh

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User feedback survey on Adobe Help

In an effort to improve the Adobe Help experience, we request you to provide us your feedback. Your feedback will help us improve the content and the overall experience of finding, accessing, and using the content.

Please participate in a short survey. It’s only one page long and will take you just a few minutes. All information will be kept confidential and used only to improve the Help content created at Adobe.

Click the link below to access the survey.

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We would appreciate your responses by 02-Oct-2013.

Thank you,
Adobe Help team

Tip: To open a Help hub page for a product, type <productname help> in the search box of your browser. For example, to open the Help for Adobe InDesign, type ‘adobe indesign help’.

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InDesign CC | Sync Settings using Adobe Creative Cloud

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When you work on multiple computers, managing and syncing glyph sets, menu customizations, keyboard shortcuts, custom workspaces, and PDF presets among the computers could be a chore.

The new Sync Settings feature enables individual users to sync their settings using Creative Cloud. If you use two computers, for example, one at home and another at work, the Sync Settings feature makes it easy for you to keep those settings synchronized on these two computers.  Also, if you have replaced your old computer with a new one and have reinstalled InDesign, you can get the application set up quickly with all your settings in place by just pressing a button.

The syncing happens via your Adobe Creative Cloud account. All the settings are uploaded to Creative Cloud and then are downloaded and applied on the other computer. All sync operations are initiated by users, and they cannot be scheduled or performed automatically (such as at launch or during shutdown).

Note: At any given time, you can activate InDesign on two computers only.

Prerequisites for this feature to work

  • Computers should be connected to the Internet.
  • You have signed into your Adobe Creative Cloud account on both computers. 

Sync settings at first launch

After installation, when you launch the application and create a document or open an existing document for the first time, you will see a prompt asking whether you want to start the sync.

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  • Click Sync Settings Now to initiate the sync.
  • Click Disable Sync Settings to disable the feature.
  • Click Advanced to open the Preferences dialog, where you can choose and customize what items are synchronize. 

Using the sync settings feature

Do any one of the following:

  • [Recommended] Click the Sync Settings icon (Sync-icon) at the lower-left corner of the InDesign active document window, and then click Sync Settings Now.
  • Click Edit (Mac: InDesign) > {AdobeID logged in} > Sync Settings Now.

Sync settings on successive launches

When you launch InDesign with prior sync information available, and create a document or open an existing document for the first time, you will see a prompt asking whether you would like to sync the setting from the cloud. To initiate the sync, click Sync Settings Now.

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The settings are downloaded to your local computer. Once the download is completed, click Apply Now in the left-bottom corner of the document status bar.

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If you change glyph sets, keyboard shortcuts, custom workspaces, or PDF presets, you should initiate sync before you close the application. You can see the sync status in the left-bottom corner of the document status bar. Click the Sync Settings icon (Sync-icon) in the status bar and then click Sync Settings Now

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Managing sync

What gets synced

  • Workspaces
  • Menu sets
  • PDF presets
  • Keyboard shortcut sets
  • Glyphs sets

Choose what you want to sync

Navigate to the Preferences > Sync Settings tab:

  • Click Edit (Mac: InDesign) > {AdobeID logged in} > Manage Sync Settings.
    or 
  • Click Edit (Mac: InDesign) > Preferences > Sync Settings

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Select the checkboxes for the settings that you want to sync. You can also choose what to do in case of conflict.

Note: To sync your settings successfully, you must change the settings only from within the application. The sync settings feature does not sync any file that is manually placed in a folder location. 

Choose an option in case of conflict

There are situations when the system could detect sync conflicts. Sync conflicts occur when the system is unable to determine whether you want a setting from Creative Cloud or from your local computer to be retained since both have been changed after the last sync operation.

Suppose that you change PDF presets on your work computer and sync settings to the Cloud. You then go home and change the same presets on your home computer without syncing with the cloud first. Now since the settings in the cloud and the settings on your home computer are both updated, conflict occurs when your try to sync. If you try to sync in this state, you see a conflict prompt.

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  • Sync Local: Sync local settings on this computer to the cloud; overwrite the cloud version with the local version of settings.
  • Sync Cloud: Sync from the cloud to this local computer; ignore changes made to the local settings and replace them with the settings in the cloud. 

What’s not synced

  • Keyboard shortcuts created for Windows are synced only with a Windows computer. Similarly, Mac keyboard shortcuts are synced only with a Mac computer.
  • Assets saved to a custom location are not synced.
  • Any modifications (for example: rearrangement of panel) made after creation of the Workspace will not be synced. For Workspace syncing, first set up your working environment and then create a workspace and initiate the sync process.
  • Multilingual syncing is not supported.

- Prabhat Singh and Dinesh Kukreja

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How to install Adobe Output Module in Bridge CC

Adobe_Bridge_CC_mnemonic_RGB_128px_no_shadowWhen we shipped Adobe Bridge CC, it did not include the Adobe Output Module (AOM), which allowed you to create PDF Presentations and Web Galleries.  The team has worked some magic and the Adobe Output Module is now available for Bridge CC. Use the instructions in the following document to install it:  How to install Adobe Output Module in Bridge CC.

In addition, make sure you have the most recent version of Bridge CC installed. To check for updates, in Bridge, choose Help > Updates, and then follow the instructions to install any updates.

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