InDesignSecrets Podcast 181
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- Out and About: David’s trip to Lindau, Anne-Marie’s trip to California
- News: Adobe Digital Editions 2.0, Kindle Plug-in for InDesign 0.971, new open source Adobe fonts
- Data Merge: Beyond the Basics! Tips and Tricks
- Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Delete End Punctuation
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> New Adobe Digital Editions 2.0
> The Mac-only ePub Reader utility Bookle
> Kindle Plug-in for InDesign
> New open source Open Type fonts from Adobe
> Anne-Marie’s earlier title, InDesign CS5.5 to EPUB, Kindle, and iPad
> What are CSV files?
> David’s post about using Data Merge for yearbook layouts
> Steve Werner’s excellent Data Merge tutorials (oldies but still goodies)
> Loic Aigon’s Data Merge to Table script blog post (translated from the original French)
> PowerHeaders from In-Tools