InDesignSecrets Podcast 188
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- News: PEPCON, IDUG site and our forum
- All about the “Forbidden Formats” in InDesign: JPEG, GIF, and PNG
- Bonus! We get sidetracked and rant about Adobe Digital Editions
- Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Letter V
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>> Rorohiko offers many free scripts for InDesign (their commercial ones and their custom jobs allow them to do this), and one that’s very cool is called TextStitch. This script lets you easily thread multiple text frames together, manually or automatically. It’s just the ticket for managing the order of content when you’re exporting stories to RTF, EPUB, or HTML. To see how it works, Keith Gilbert wrote a great blog post extolling its wonderfulness. Download TextStitch for free, but tell Rorohiko where you heard about it, please!
INDESIGN “PRODUCTION NIGHTMARES FROM THE TRENCHES” STORIES: We want to hear your stories! Send us a short (less than 3 minutes) “InDesign doc/client/user/coworker Horror Story” that we can play on the air (you’ll be anonymous) in an upcoming episode: leave us a voice message at +1-801-459-4477 to record it, or send in your own voice recording. Please follow-up with an e-mail, which we will keep private, including any additional information that you’d like us to know. You’ll get a nifty gifty from us if we play it in a podcast!
> Fritz, David, and Anne-Marie will be presenting seminars and labs at Adobe MAX, May 4–8, 2013 (right after PEPCON!)
> Come to PEPCON! Our annual Print + ePublishing Conference, this year April 28–May 1 in Austin, Texas
> Neat new script for exporting InDesign pages to JPEGs with custom filenames
> Never watched Sesame Street? Here’s the “brought to you by the Letter V” reference
> Other forbidden formats we’ve ranted about
> The file format that goes “Ping” Monty Python reference
> Letter V and other View Pages commands in CS6