InDesignSecrets Podcast 158
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- Anne-Marie at InDesignSecrets Live seminar in Las Vegas, Nov 2
- Interview with James Fritz and Mike Rankin
- New Podcast Feature: “Who Knew?”
- Quizzler Winner!
- Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Show Full Menus
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Quizzler Winner! In episode #156, we asked you to tell us what was the very first InDesignSecrets blog post in 2007. (This was a sneaky way to promote our Archives page, a fast way to access the 1200+ blog posts here.) The winner, chosen via a random drawing of the multiple correct submissions, was faithful listener Salah Al-Din Talhami of Virtual Designing Universe with the answer: On January 1, 2007, at 6:14 p.m., David posted the (still relevant) article “Assigning Default Text Formatting.” Great work, Salah! You will receive a copy of In-Tools’ wonderful Style Utilities for InDesign.