InDesign SecretsAuthor: Blatner and Concepcion
18 Feb 2018

InDesign Secrets

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Adobe InDesign tips, techniques and insider info from Anne-Marie Concepcion and David Blatner.

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    InDesignSecrets Podcast 252

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  • Posted on 31 Jan 2018

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    InDesignSecrets Podcast 251

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    In a heated discussion during the podcast, the question was debated: If you alias a spot ink to another spot ink, will it separate out to CMYK correctly? Answer: YES. David's report from his post-podcast testing (see the episode 251 Show Notes on our site for screenshots that illustrate these steps):

    STEP ONE: I placed an .AI file (it could also be a PDF) that contains two spot colors (Pantone Blue, and a yellow called Pantone 114). I then applied that Pantone Blue spot color to some text in a text frame. I also created a new color that is a spot color, but defined with a CMYK value, called "MyColor 50/10/85/0".

    STEP TWO: I opened Ink Manager (from the Swatches panel menu), selected the Pantone Blue and then chose MyColor from the Ink Alias popup menu. And then I selected MyColor and clicked on the icon in the left column, which means convert this color to process.

    STEP THREE: When I open the Separations Preview panel and turn the View popup menu to Separations, the Ink Aliasing kicks in, converting all instances of Pantone Blue to MyColor… and also showing that MyColor is being converted to CMYK (using the CMYK values I set up when I created the color).

     


  • Posted on 27 Dec 2017

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    InDesignSecrets Podcast 250

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    • A little bit of news:
    • Managing threaded stories manually and with free scripts
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Repair All
       

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  • Posted on 01 Dec 2017

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    InDesignSecrets Podcast 249

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    >> Acuity Trainingbased in the UK, offers a full range of Adobe training courses, including InDesign and Photoshop, led by Adobe qualified instructors. They've also been awarded a Gold-Star Rating from Feefo.com for four years running. Up until November 30, 2017, InDesignSecrets podcast listeners can get 20% off Adobe training bookings by using the discount code indesignsecrets20. 


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  • Posted on 01 Nov 2017

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    InDesignSecrets Podcast 248

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    • Sleuthing InDesign Mysteries: Fonts and TOCs and Style folders
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Incompatibility with Flash Player

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    David did it! To get InDesign's Preflight to report something incompatible with the Flash player. Place a MIDI Quicktime movie file, circa 1994, and click Continue at the alert.




  • Posted on 14 Oct 2017

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