This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 122
As you have likely heard, PePcon was amazing last week in Chicago. My head is spinning from all the great conversations and tips I learned. Of course, Adobe also had their big 2014 announcement… information about that and many other articles here:
- Curious about what’s new and different in InDesign CC14? You probably saw Steve Werner’s write up here. But here’s the description from Vikrant at Adobe.
- The most exciting (to me) feature in InDesign CC 2014 is the new FXL (fixed layout) EPUB export, which Laura Brady wrote up in detail on epubsecrets.com. (Douglas Waterfall, the Adobe mastermind behind the feature, added great notes in the comments section, too.)
- Want to see CC14 in action? Chad Chelius shares his Top 5 Features of Adobe InDesign CC (2014 release) on video here. And Anne-Marie did some terrific videos on FXL EPUB which Adobe posted here.
- CC14 tuts are already appearing… here’s how to drag and drop rows and columns!
- By the way, if you have “updated” to the 2014 versions, you know that you now have CC and CC 2014 versions of your applications. Terry White explains why.
- Conrad Chavez wrote a good piece on Controlling the Formatting of Imported Text in Word and InDesign
- One of the most difficult tools in InDesign for people to learn is the Pen tool. Stanley Greening did a little video on the pen tool here.
- Apple’s iPad sales aren’t growing as fast as they used to, but Amazon’s Kindle sales are down 47% and the Kindle now makes up only 2% of the tablet market.
- The award for the first plug-in I’ve seen updated for the 2014 version of InDesign CC: SpellProof from Kerntiff (it lets you print or export PDF documents with potentially misspelled words highlighted)
- This one is about Photoshop, but OMG I’m so glad that Keith Gilbert pointed out these Crop tool details that I had totally missed!
- Curious about how the incredibly powerful InDesign Server product got its start? Ole Kvern was there, and, as he explains, “it started with beer."
- I find the data in this "The New Creatives Report - Student Findings" (survey of more than 500 U.S. students in creative disciplines) fascinating! Here’s even more from the report, with creative professional responses, too.
- I just received my new Adobe Ink and Slide (codenamed Mighty and Napoleon), but Mordy beat me to writing up his feelings about it!
- Hey, Adobe Inspire is available not just on the web, but as a DPS app, too!
- This “A to Z of InDesign” is wonderful for any InDesign beginner! Well done!