Announcing InDesignSecrets Free Membership!
We’re very excited to announce a new feature at InDesignSecrets.com: Free membership! You’ll notice a “Become a Member” link in the upper-right corner of the home page (or in the black bar under our logo in any inside page) … try it out! It only takes about 2 minutes to join.
Why Become a Member?
- Forums: One of the best reasons to join is to post on the forums… which will launch in another day or two. We’re just putting the final touches on getting it ready. All users will be able to read the forums, but to post your own question or reply, you’ll need to sign up for a free membership. Forum posts can also show your face, if you use the free gravatar.com service.
- Bonus Tips & Techniques: On occasion, we’ll post bonus tips or information that only members that are logged in can see.
- Newsletter: Now you can get InDesignSecrets in your email In Box! The newsletter comes with links to recent blog posts, bonus tips, discount offers, and cool weekly InDesign tips & tricks.
- Discounts and Freebies: Members get discounts to ebooks, webinars, and commercial products.
Sorry, but you must be logged in as a member to see this cool bonus tip! Click Become a Member. It’s easy!
‘ restrictedTo=”All Free Memberships” ]Hey, if you’re reading this, you signed in as a member! Congratulations and thanks for joining us.
Here’s a tip for members: Let’s say you need to type a special glyph (character) into various documents, but it’s kind of obscure and you don’t want to keep searching through the Glyph panel for it. Why not just make a keyboard shortcut for it? Insert it once with the Glyphs panel, and it’ll show up in the first position in the Recently Used Glyphs section of the panel. Now use Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts, set the Product Area to Panel Menus, and scroll down to “Glyph: Insert Most Recent Glyph”. If you assign a shortcut to that, it’s like assigning a shortcut to that special character. (Well, at least until the next time you choose a different glyph from the Glyphs panel.) [/suma]
What if You Don’t Want to Join?
Now, we know that some of you (yes, you know who you are) don’t like signing up for anything. That’s okay. The majority of blog posts on indesignsecrets.com will still be open to all readers; you can read all the new forum posts; you’ll still have access to the free audio and video podcasts… So please refrain from yelling at us that we’re somehow “selling out.” After all, indesignsecrets is all about the InDesign community — and the best way to create community is to create a space where we can all belong, share, and learn. Come join us!