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Selectively Sync folders on your computer using Creative Cloud

app-icon-cc-ios Did you know that you can selectively sync folders from Creative Cloud on your computers? Well, you’re in august company; till a few moments ago neither did I! If you’ve been waiting for it, skip the next section and jump ahead. If you’re wondering whether you’ll ever need this, take a minute or two and see why I find it extremely useful.

 

Why I think this is useful?

As you already know, Creative Cloud makes it very easy to share content with others. You can also share folders and collaborate with others and the group can then collectively work on the files in that folder. Using the Creative Cloud app for desktop, you can sync all files to your computer. Desktop sync works really well to keep my files updated on all my connected computers.

In addition to inviting team members to collaborate with me, I also get invited to collaborate with others. On accepting the invitation, I get access to the shared folder, and all the files get synced to my computers. Now, at any given time, I’m a driver on only a couple of projects. I contribute to a few, but am kept in the loop about the whole bunch of work that the team is doing. I’m usually not interested in syncing all shared folders on my computers. For example, I don’t want to sync especially large projects on my laptop. I’ll never work on them from home or on the move. They’ll just eat up space and bandwidth. This feature gives me the ability to selectively sync the folders I am interested in, on a particular computer.

Earlier, it was either all or nothing. Now, I can selectively sync folders. And you can too :-)

Selectively Sync folders

To selectively sync folders, you need the following:

  • The latest version of the Creative Cloud app for desktop app
  • File Sync is ON
  • At least one accepted invitation to join a collaboration.
  • That’s about it.

Open Finder or Explorer and right-click on Creative Cloud Files, and then deselect the folders you don’t want to sync.

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That’s it. However, if you need extra details, see How to choose which folders to Sync.

Btw, the Creative Cloud desktop app does a lot more than just sync files and folders. To learn more, see Creative cloud for desktop help page.

 

 

 

 

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Creative Cloud for iOS | iPhone, iPad

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Adobe Creative Cloud for iOS is part of your free Creative Cloud membership. The app connects your mobile devices to the Creative Cloud and unlocks new tools in your favorite apps.

 

It allows you to:

  • Browse your Creative Cloud files and folders
  • Upload files and photos to Creative Cloud
  • Share preview of your files to your contacts via email or publish them on Behance

It also allows you to preview your PSD, AI and other design files stored in the cloud.

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For more information, see Creative Cloud for iOS.

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– Prabhat Singh

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InDesign CC 2014 | What’s new and changed

June 2014

June 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 (2014) is available now. It comes with several enhancements and critical bug fixes.

 

 

 

To install InDesign CC 2014

  1. Go to www.adobe.com, and Sign in with your Adobe ID – click Sign In in the top global navigation bar.
  2. In the left navigation panel, click Desktop under Apps.
  3. In the Desktop Apps page, navigate to InDesign and then click Download. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the download and installation.

What’s new and changed in InDesign CC 2014

Seamless update

InDesign now supports automatic as well as manual migration of local settings from previous release to current release.

EPUB enhancements

Enhanced support for Fixed Layout and Reflowable EPUB Export:

  • Fixed Layout:  InDesign now supports this format that is interesting and interactive. This format is used widely for children’s eBooks and for complex non-fiction like cookbooks and textbooks.
  • Customizable object width and height in CSS: You can now customize the height and width of an object in a CSS file in the Object Export Options dialog box.
  • Improved CSS support for table and cell styles: Table and cell styles now get mapped appropriately to the CSS.
  • Enhanced metadata controls: You can update the file info or metadata of your InDesign file and the same EPUB data gets populated in both Reflowable/Fixed Layout tabs.
  • New EPUB type markup: Additional accessibility support in EPUB through epub:type attribute.

To see the list of all EPUB enhancements in InDesign CC 2014, refer to InDesign_EPUB_Changes_CC_9.2_to_10.0 pdf.

Drag and drop table columns and rows

You can now simply drag-and-drop table rows and columns from one position to another within the same table.

Color groups

You can now create and manage color groups in InDesign. Simply create Color Groups from the Swatches panel through the new Color Group icon or from the flyout and context menu.

Find previous

The Find/Change dialog in InDesign now has two search direction buttons – Forward and Backward. As search forward is enabled by default, you can switch to Backward to reverse the flow of the search. .

Footnote enhancements

You can now apply text wrap to an anchored or floating object that is part of a footnote. This enhancement works on both rectangular and non-rectangular text frames.

Scale effects

Effects such as drop shadows properly scale as you change the scale of an object or text. With the new Scalable Effects feature, an option to scale the transparency effects while scaling an object has been added in the Control panel and Transform panel flyout menus.

Behance integration

InDesign now makes it possible to share your creation on Behance by click of a button. The sharing happens in form of spreads exported as images.

Enhanced package with IDML and PDF

You can now include a PDF and IDML file in any package created from InDesign for individual documents.

QR Code support within data merge

You can now place a data source containing a QR code in a merged document. The QR code workflow is integrated with the merged document.

HiDPI support for Windows

InDesign now supports HiDPI for Microsoft Windows across a wide variety of DPI display settings.

What’s new dialog

Now an in application what’s new dialog greets you with content that provides information about the new features in this release. You can click a link to learn more about the feature.

More on What’s new in InDesign CC 2014.

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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

Adobe InDesign CC

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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