Issue 40: So Long, Powerpoint
So Long, PowerPoint!
James Fritz frees you from the shackles of the presentation software designers love to hate.
Get in the Fast Lane with Object Styles
David Blatner reveals the power of ten Object Styles tricks and techniques to lay out documents quickly and make global changes simple.
InStep: Renew Your Love of Typesetting with Nested Styles
Renée Dustman walks you through using nested styles for automating repetitive typesetting tasks.
InType: Grids Are Good
Greater confidence in your design, a more efficient workflow— really, why wouldn‘t you use grids? Nigel French shows you how.
InDepth: Use Multi-State Objects for Print Work
Some “interactive“ features are perfect for print documents; for example, Object States make great layer comps! Eugene Tyson explains.
InDesigners: Scientific American on the iPad
Terri Stone interviews the three-man team that turned a print publication into a full-fledged, all-the-bells-and-whistles iPad app in under three weeks.
InReview: Rorohiko‘s MagnetoGuides
John Cruise says that, like a magnetic screwdriver, you don‘t always need MagnetoGuides. But when you do, this plug-in is mighty handy!
InBrief: New & Improved Products
Jeff Gamet introduces you to free and low-cost tools that are excellent everyday helpers. And for a little fun, he throws in typographic candy—and even some actual baked goods.