InDesign SecretsAuthor: Blatner and Concepcion
22 May 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 254

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    • News:
    • We review all the features/fixes in just-released InDesign CC 2018.1 update
    • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Knockout Group

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  • Posted on 31 Mar 2018

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    InDesignSecrets Podcast 253

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    The InDesign Conference 2018 is June 4–7 in New Orleans, one of four back-to-back conferences in the same venue during CreativePro Week. Dozens of speakers—returning favorites and new faces—are busy prepping right now for some of the most useful and exciting presentations on InDesign you'll ever encounter. Sign up for just this conference, two of them (maybe add the Ps/Ai: Photoshop and Illustrator Conference for Designers as well?) or the whole week! Premium members of InDesignSecrets.com get a discount code worth $150 off any multi-day registration. To find the discount code, click on the blue My Account button at the top of the InDesignSecrets site and then click Benefits.


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  • Posted on 02 Mar 2018

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    InDesignSecrets Podcast 252

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    Acuity Training, based in the UK, offers training in Adobe InDesign and the full range of Adobe products with Adobe qualified instructors, as well Microsoft and other software suites and programs. They've been awarded a Gold-Star Rating from Feefo.com for four years running. Up until March 31, 2018, InDesignSecrets podcast listeners can get 20% off Adobe training bookings by using the discount code indesignsecrets20. 


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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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