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InDesign: Style Override Highlighter

2016/07/07 Leave a comment

Does exactly what you think it does. Now you don’t have to hunt for those style overrides!Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 2.42.07 PM

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InDesign: Ungrouping objects releases them back to their original layers

2016/07/07 Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 2.51.22 PMJust found this out, but when you group objects, InDesign places the group into one top level layer. BUT, when you ungroup it, InDesign releases it back to the original layers! This has been a great discovery for working with interactive overlays and interactive buttons.

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InDesign: Print Booklet now works with Alternate Layouts

2015/05/22 Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 9.53.53 AMYes!

I have no idea when it got fixed, but now Alternate Layouts and Multiple pages sizes doesn’t screw up the Print Booklet function!.  In fact, when specifying a page range, you can select the name of your alternate layout from a dropdown menu!

InDesign CC 2014: Export to HTML

2014/10/16 1 comment

HTML and pubs are pretty similar. Here are some options when exporting as HTML

  • Styles preserved as CSS
  • Supports Stories, Images, SWF, footnotes, text variables, lists, cross references, hyperlinks(text or webpage), Tables, .h264 video
  • Not supported: hyperlinks(anchors), XML, books, bookmarks, Page transitions, index markers, pasteboard objects, materpage items.
  • Export the document, or just the selected object!
  • File > Export >HTML
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InDesign CC 2014: Improved Epub output

2014/10/16 Leave a comment

The big big feature for InDesign CC 2014, and in fact for InDesign CC 2014 October, is the improvements to epub outputs. Specifically speaking, fixed layout output, better CSS support, and better metadata updating.

Fixed layout support is great for books that are more interactive, like children’s books, and support Javascripts for interactive elements… lots of good stuff

  • File > Export > Epub (Fixed Layout)
  • Epub 3 standard
  • Converts to image format
  • CSS support
  • Javascript for interactivitiy.
  • Assign viewing apps
  • Customizable object width & Height in CSS (object export options dialog box)
  • Table & Cell styles also now maps appropriately to CSS

For details look at this doc, (or if you have to make an epub for real

http://helpx.adobe.com/content/dam/help/en/indesign/InDesign_EPUB_Changes_CC_9.0_to_9.2.pdf?scid=social17374714

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InDesign CC 2014: Minor Enhancements..

2014/10/16 Leave a comment

Enhanced Data merge for QR Code

I’ve only used the data merge feature in design on occasion. Infrequenly enough that I have to figure it out every time. But from the times that I’ve used it, it’s been incredibly handily and a total time saver. In InDesign CC 2014, the Data Merge function has been enhanced and has better support for QR Codes. Now you can place a data source containing QR code in a merged document! Unique AR codes can be generated for each merge! Object > Generate QR Code Object > Edit QR Code I’m not going to try this just to get a screenshot, so you’ll just have to believe me.

Enhanced Footnotes

Now you can apply text wrap to an anchored object that is part of the foot note

Scalable Effects

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Now there is an option to scale transparency effects. Choose

  • Adjust effete when scaling
  • adjust stroke weight when scaling
  • in the transform panel pull out menu

Remember, there’s a difference between scaling, and just doing a transformation (dragging and resizing) an object!

InDesign CC 2014: Package Improvements

2014/10/09 Leave a comment

For InDesign CC 2014, Adobe has improved the packaging function. It’s nothing earth shattering, and certainly nothing that you can’t do by hand. But for practically every job that’s sent out, a PDF accompanies it. Well, now InDesign can generate PDF (and you can select the PDF Preset) and an IDML during the packaging stage! This is actually kind of nice too, because you know you’ll have a hot off the press PDF to go with your package!Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 9.02.12 PM

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