This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 96
New links, new stuff, new videos, new articles… Keeping up with InDesign is easy when you follow InDesignSecrets! Here’s some links for you today!
- What if you could place a Word document into InDesign, maintain a link to it… and keep editing both in Word and InDesign! InDesign’s built-in Word-linking feature is very clunky. But Em Software has a solution. Check out the public beta here! Please try it and send them feedback. It’s pretty awesome!
- You need to crop a PDF? Claudia McCue has the solution in this great Acrobat Pro tutorial.
- Okay, this is an Illustrator trick, not InDesign, but dang, I love that Transform feature! Go Deke Go!
- Interesting… I guess people are signing up for the Creative Cloud at huge rates. Financial analysts appear to be relatively happy about how things are going.
- Need a font today? And only today? You can rent fonts now. Yes! Rent a font from SkyFont.
- Our friend Jean-Claude just told us that there’s a new InDesign User Group starting in Quebec City, Canada! No matter where you live, check to see if there’s a user group near you! They’re great!
DPS, iPad, and EPUB
- Diane Burns and Sandee Cohen have written a book called Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign (Peachpit Press). Looks good! Check out their new web site to help support the book.
- Adobe continues to create little movies showing how customers are using DPS. Here’s one from Fitness Magazine, and another from Marines Magazine.
- Wow, James Lockman shows how you can have your iPad/iPhone DPS app display Word and Excel documents using the mysterious Import HTML Resources feature! (And Keynote, Powerpoint, and others.)
- A reader, Derek C., passed on this tip about a new ebook called eBook Typography!
- Twixl Media is coming out with version 3 of their excellent product. Here’s some info about what it’ll have.
- Did you know that you may not have a license to put your font in the epub or app that you’re creating? Adobe fonts are embedable/dps-able, but other foundry fonts might not be. FontSpring is trying to make e-fonts easier.