Just 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.
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!
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
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.
- File > Export > Epub (Fixed Layout)
- Epub 3 standard
- Converts to image format
- CSS support
- 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
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.
Now you can apply text wrap to an anchored object that is part of the foot note
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!