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The companion to the world's largest independent portal for all things InDesign, InDesignSecrets.com! Co-founders David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion discuss news, tips, and how-to's for Adobe InDesign, the layout program that is the standard for print, PDF, and digital publishing.

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The companion to the world's largest independent portal for all things InDesign, InDesignSecrets.com! Co-founders David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion discuss news, tips, and how-to's for Adobe InDesign, the layout program that is the standard for print, PDF, and digital publishing.

    InDesignSecrets Podcast 293

    InDesignSecrets Podcast 293

    In this episode…
    News Adobe InDesign 2022  has an update (v17.01x) CreativePro Magazine issue 1 is out! On-Demand passes now available for the expanded Design + Accessibility Summit Some Totally Obvious InDesign Things We Just Learned This Year Interview with Marcus Radich from PageProof Obscure InDesign Feature: “Roger, hungry, ate 236 peaches and cantaloupes in 1904”
    Sponsors for this episode:
    > 3M’s VAS: 3M’s Visual Attention Software (VAS) is powerful, science-based AI that simulates the human vision system to analyze visual content and predicts with 92% accuracy what is attracting viewer attention. VAS is available as a web app and plugins for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and XD. Start your free trial today, and enter promo code CREATIVEPRO5 for 5 additional trial credits!
    Links mentioned in this podcast:

    The Design + Accessibility Summit CreativePro Week What's new in InDesign 2022 (17.0)
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/whats-new.html What's new in 17.01:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html How to make the menus bigger on the Mac (for high-res monitors):
    https://osxdaily.com/2021/10/12/change-menu-bar-size-mac/ Why versions of Mac OS are all California cities:
    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/davidblatner_apple-mac-activity-6860597173332135936-PYWB Interview with Marcus Radich at PageProof: What is an Awk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auk What is an orc: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orc Who is Martinho da Gloria: https://www.automatication.com/about-us/ Obvious Things We Learned (or Re-learned) Move Control Panel to the Bottom of the Screen
    https://creativepro.com/moving-control-panel-to-bottom-of-screen/ Accessibility tab in hyperlinks… doesn't work the way you might expect:
    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/44174832-hyperlink-alt-text-is-ignored-in-the-latest-versio InDesign icon in Publish Online embed:
    How to do it: https://creativepro.com/publish-online-supports-embedding-indesign-documents/
    Problem: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/20459239-allow-removal-of-the-publish-online-button-that Adobe Illustrator: customizing the toolbar:
    https://creativepro.com/customize-your-illustrator-workspace/
    and https://creativepro.com/create-a-custom-toolbar-in-illustrator/   Obscure Feature: Roger, hungry, ate 236 peaches and cantaloupes in 1904
    If you make the sample text small, the Birch font will fit the whole line in the column. 

    • 44 min
    InDesign Secrets Podcast 292

    InDesign Secrets Podcast 292

    In this episode…
    News Adobe InDesign 2022 (v17.0x) now available InDesign Magazine is evolving into CreativePro magazine, first issue out November 1 2021! Sign up for our expanded Design + Accessibility Summit, Nov. 16–19 Interview with Chad Chelius and Dax Castro, accessibility experts and hosts of The A11y Podcast Obscure InDesign Feature: Flip 
    Sponsors for this episode:
    > Santa Cruz Software has a solution for the "83% of respondents who have said they have to spend time finding a lost asset." The answer is LinkrUI, a plugin that enables direct searching, opening, placing, and syncing of assets stored in a DAM or other storage services such as Box and Dropbox from within Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Read about the freemium version here.
    Links mentioned in this podcast:

    David's session at MAX: Discovering the Best InDesign Tips and Tricks Anne-Marie's lab at MAX: InDesign Basics: From Newbie to Pro Photoshop Banana (easter egg): https://creativepro.com/photoshop-easter-eggs/ Adobe MAX 2021 Final issue of InDesign Magazine has 150 All-Star Tips (and our "Hidden" Features article) Should people upgrade right away? https://creativepro.com/should-adobe-fix-older-versions-of-programs/ InCopy Vulnerability patch: https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/incopy/apsb21-05.html Dax Castro and Chad Chelius Accessibility (#a11y) podcast website: https://www.accessibilitychecklists.com (or http://www.chaxchat.com) Dax and Chad are the accessibility pros at AbleDocs: https://www.abledocs.com/en Obscure Feature: Flip (Text on a Path)
    https://creativepro.com/center-text-on-top-of-a-circular-path-quickly/

    • 44 min
    InDesignSecrets Podcast 291

    InDesignSecrets Podcast 291

    In this episode…
    News
    InDesign Magazine is evolving into CreativePro magazine Adobe InDesign 16.4 released Adobe MAX 2021 is Oct. 26–Oct. 28; David and AM are presenting! Our new online event! The Design + Accessibility Summit, Nov. 16–19 You can purchase online passes (recordings and handouts) of our previous events on our Events page Interview with Kieron Lewis, designer, teacher, and new MAX speaker on Empowering Community through Collaboration and Editorial Design  Obscure InDesign Feature: Edit in Copy Editor (beta)
    Sponsors for this episode:
    > Santa Cruz Software has a solution for the "83% of respondents who have said they have to spend time finding a lost asset." The answer is LinkrUI, a plugin that enables direct searching, opening, placing, and syncing of assets stored in a DAM or other storage services such as Box and Dropbox from within Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Read about the freemium version here.
    > Adobe MAX 2021: Once again, the Creativity Conference is online and free! Register today to see all the 300+ sessions covering everything from app "how-to's" to managing design and promoting creativity. 
    Links mentioned in this podcast:

    David's session at MAX: Discovering the Best InDesign Tips and Tricks Anne-Marie's lab at MAX: InDesign Basics: From Newbie to Pro Kieron Lewis MAX session: Empowering Community through Collaboration and Editorial Design  Kieron's web site POCC — People of Culture Collective Kieron designed and laid out this book for Harper Inspire: Still Breathing: 100 Black Voices on Racism — 100 Ways to Change the Narrative   Article about "I can't breathe" CreativePro's new "Design + Accessibility Summit"
    https://creativepro.com/design-accessibility-summit/ Chad Chelius' article "Tools and Services for Accessibility" Our post about Edit in Copy Editor (beta) (and see the screen shot below!) InDesignSecrets… YouTube videos Facebook group LinkedIn group
     

    • 40 min
    InDesign Secrets Podcast 290

    InDesign Secrets Podcast 290

    In this episode…
    News
    Adobe MAX 2021 is Oct. 26–Oct. 28; David and AM are presenting! Our new online event! The Design + Accessibility Summit, Nov. 16–19 You can purchase online passes (recordings and handouts) of our previous events on our Events page InDesign Magazine August and September issues are out, excellent content! Interview with Angelo Montilla, InDesign YouTube star and new MAX speaker Nested Styles vs. GREP Styles: What's the difference? Obscure InDesign Feature: Extensions
    Sponsor for this episode:
    > Adobe MAX 2021: Once again, the Creativity Conference is online and free! Register today to see all the 300+ sessions covering everything from app "how-to's" to managing design and promoting creativity. 
    Links mentioned in this podcast:

    David's session at MAX: Discovering the Best InDesign Tips and Tricks Anne-Marie's lab at MAX: InDesign Basics: From Newbie to Pro Angelo Montilla's lab at MAX: Digital Publishing and Interactivity in InDesign CreativePro's new "Design + Accessibility Summit"
    https://creativepro.com/design-accessibility-summit/ Online passes (recordings + handouts) are still available to:
    The Adobe Illustrator Summit
    https://creativepro.com/adobe-illustrator-summit/
    and
    The InDesign + Type Summit
    https://creativepro.com/indesign-type-summit/ Angelo Montilla:
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/amontilla81
    Adobe Live: Day 1: https://youtu.be/5QCNh9ovr2c & Day 2: https://youtu.be/yc6JCf30CWk
    www.montilladesign.com Installing newest version of Acrobat: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/install-updates-reader-acrobat.html Animated GIF maker from Ajar Productions (maker of in5): https://ajarproductions.com/blog/2019/10/11/how-to-create-an-animated-gif-with-indesign-in5/ Extensions:
    Look in the Marketplace tab in the Creative Cloud app or on the web: https://exchange.adobe.com/creativecloud.html Photo Flinger from Premedia: https://www.premediasystems.com/scripts-and-more Stock Solo: https://stocksolo.com or  https://adobe.com/go/cc_plugins_discover_plugin?pluginId=a2cbefeb Pantone Connect: https://exchange.adobe.com/creativecloud.html?zpluginId=103029 InDesignSecrets… YouTube videos Facebook group LinkedIn group

    • 40 min
    InDesignSecrets Podcast 289

    InDesignSecrets Podcast 289

    In this episode…
    News
    Last chance for live tickets to the InDesign + Type Summit (online event) July 29–30, 2021 if you're a nonprofit, government agency, student, or work for a school, contact events@creativepro.com for a $100 discount code The Adobe Illustrator Summit, August 26-27: https://creativepro.com/adobe-illustrator-summit/ InDesign Magazine for July 2021 is Illustrator and InDesign; August 2021 is on creating social media artwork and making dielines for print packaging Best practices for working with Illustrator documents in InDesign Keyboard shortcut of the month: Capital E (yes, Shift-E) Obscure InDesign Feature: Crop to Art
    Sponsors for this episode:
    > 3M's VAS: 3M's Visual Attention Software (VAS) is powerful, science-based AI that simulates the human vision system to analyze visual content and predicts with 92% accuracy what is attracting viewer attention. VAS is available as a web app and plugins for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and XD. Start your free trial today, and enter promo code CREATIVEPRO5 for 5 additional trial credits!
    >> Ajar Productions is the developer of the phenomenal in5 add-on for Adobe InDesign, which lets you export interactivity from InDesign to different formats, that actually work. in5 supports all of InDesign’s native interactivity—like animation, buttons, object states, audio and video; and adds its own. Create websites, digital magazines, mobile apps, animated banners and presentations, by simply using InDesign, no coding involved! Learn more and download a free trial of in5 at in5.us. 
    Links mentioned in this podcast:

    The Adobe Illustrator Summit, August 26-27  The InDesign + Type Summit, July 29-30 KidPix still lives! https://www.mackiev.com/kidpix/ How to Replace AI art with SVG for sharp web graphics, from Anne-Marie's weekly series "InDesign Tips for Design Geeks" We have lots of articles about using InDesign and Illustrator together: https://creativepro.com/copy-vectors-from-illustrator-to-indesign-or-vice-versa/ https://creativepro.com/using-indesign-illustrator-and-photoshop-together-getting-the-most-the-interface/ https://creativepro.com/using-indesign-illustrator-and-photoshop-together-moving-vectors/ https://creativepro.com/using-indesign-illustrator-and-photoshop-together-linking-and-embedding-files/ https://creativepro.com/using-indesign-illustrator-and-photoshop-together-moving-text-between-the-programs/ https://creativepro.com/using-indesign-illustrator-and-photoshop-together-colors-and-swatches/ https://creativepro.com/using-indesign-illustrator-and-photoshop-together-the-pen-tool/ Shift-E… Preview on CPU vs GPU: https://creativepro.com/gpu-support-and-animated-zoom-arrives-for-mac/ Understanding InDesign’s Place PDF Options: https://creativepro.com/understanding-indesigns-place-pdf-options/ InDesignSecrets… YouTube videos Facebook group LinkedIn group  
     
     

    • 36 min
    InDesignSecrets Podcast 288

    InDesignSecrets Podcast 288

    In this episode…
    News Videos on demand for CreativePro Week 2021 InDesign + Type Summit (online event) July 29–30, 2021 InDesign Magazine for June 2021 is all about Type and Typography! Our favorite type tips and scripts Obscure InDesign Feature: Nonbreaking Space (Fixed Width)
    Links mentioned in this podcast:

    Videos on Demand now available for CreativePro Week 2021 The InDesign + Type Summit InDesign Tips videos on LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.com: InDesign Tips for Design Geeks  (AM's new weekly course) InDesign Secrets (David and AM's weekly course) InDesign 16.3.1 notes:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/Indesign-for-apple-silicon.html Working with Hyphenation & Justification settings
    Editing H&Js: https://creativepro.com/abcs-hj/
    Favorite H&J Settings: https://creativepro.com/what-are-your-favorite-word-and-character-space-settings-for-hjs/ When to Use Balance Ragged Lines
    https://creativepro.com/when-to-use-balance-ragged-lines/ Change Balanced Ragged Lines to Pyramid Shaped
    https://creativepro.com/change-balanced-ragged-lines-to-pyramid-shaped/ All kinds of white spaces: https://creativepro.com/typetalk-blizzard-white-space-characters/ AM's pick for a type-related script: LorumIpsumizer
    https://creativepro.com/resources/plug-ins-and-scripts/
    https://www.linkedin.com/learning/indesign-secrets/285-replace-formatted-text-with-lorem-ipsum David's pick for a type-related script: Humane Type
    https://creativepro.com/a-script-that-adds-a-human-touch-to-indesign-type/ Making Ellipses with Nonbreaking (Fixed Width) spaces: https://creativepro.com/dot-dot-dot/ InDesignSecrets… YouTube videos Facebook group LinkedIn group Using the Nonbreaking (Fixed Width) space to auto-feather a headline (set the Paragraph alignment to Justify All Lines first)

     

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

bradmiller1223 ,

The #1 InDesign Resource!!

I absolutely love the InDesign Secrets podcast! The hosts David and Anne-Marie are the world’s best InDesign instructors. I highly recommend attending CreativePro Week, a 5 day educational conference run by the hosts, which also includes The InDesign Conference as part. By listening to this podcast, you will become a better graphic designer.

HollyTarquinio ,

Love the new format

I’ve been a podcast listener for a few years now. I’m so glad you’ve decided to increase the episodes. I love it! Excellent information.

Roberto Blake [Create Awesome] ,

One of the Best Podcast in the Creative Space

The InDesign Secrets Podcast is one of the best shows for creatives that I’ve listened to. It was this show that actually inspired me to do my Podcast. Both Anne-Marie and David are creative who have tremendous insight to offer, and are very generous about it. Some of the most down to earth Creative Pros you’ll ever engage with!

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