Archive for November, 2011
You guys are amazing, and you bring so much value to the InDesign content eco-sphere.
In this post, I want to bring to you, a few outstanding pieces that we think are excellent. These have now been added to the InDesign help pages as well, so that you’ll find them when you need them the most.
If you have created some content, or there is a piece of content that you find critical, do let me know and we’ll evaluate it and link to if from the help pages.
Meanwhile, see a sampling of some of the content that we’ve linked to.
If you want to quickly locate the shortcut that you’re looking for.
- Marijan Tompa (@tomaxxi) created an amazing interactive shortcuts guide. And the amazing thing is that he created it using InDesign. See http://goo.gl/80wvo
- Mike Witherell created this PDF for the most commonly used shortcuts. One page each for Mac and Win that you can print and pinup on your design station. See http://goo.gl/FTVX9
- The InDesign help contains a list of the default keyboard shortcuts that can be found here.
Add Basic Page Numbering
Adding page numbers is an important enough task and no wonder that there is some excellent content out there.
- Bob Bringhusrt created this Page Numbering Gallery to help you understand with pictures. See http://goo.gl/KKJvd
- David Blatner (@dblatner), in this 4-minute video, shows you the basics about pagination. See http://goo.gl/0Lv1Y
Digital Publishing Suite Overview
DPS is taking the community by a storm. And rightly so, as InDesign users we are already in the correct place to take our publications to the next level. Colin Fleming in this video, gives us a big picture. See http://goo.gl/dgwni
Booklet Printing to PDF
User SHSUWatkins posted this video on YouTube to show you how to print an InDesign booklet to PDF. See http://goo.gl/S6UUj
We understand that with evolving technology, the way you use products is also changing, and we’ed like to hear how you think the documentation should also evolve mid-cycle. We’ve moved away from the model where we just write the help and then forget about it.
At Adobe, we have our ear to the ground, and are constantly listening to what you are telling us about our documentation, and we’re using your feedback to improve the documentation.
On every help page is a Rating mechanism that you can use to easily convey your feelings about the content. Moreover the data collected is totally anonymous and you don’t have to be signed-in with your Adobe ID. Additionally, if you want, you can also provide text feedback, to explain your rating or give us a suggestion. And again this is completely anonymous.
For example, in the InDesign What’s New page, you’ve told us that for the CS5.5 content you’d like to see an expanded table of contents for easier navigation, images etc. We’ve added these and still listening for more! Check out the updated page, and let us know what you think.
Provide feedback on any of the pages that you visit. It’ll only take a few seconds and will help us improve.
The feedback mechanism is available on almost every current help page. So what ever product you’re using, feel free to let us know what you think of the content.