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This Month in Articles, April 2016

I’m having an argument at the moment with the moderator of a closed InDesign group on Facebook who thinks that posting helpful links to other sites (such as InDesignSecrets or is somehow spamming or trolling. In my opinion, posting links is one of the most important things we can do — because no one person or site can do it all. The internet has taught us that it’s the connections that are important. So, with that in mind, here are some connections that I think InDesign users will find interesting:


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3 Comments on “This Month in Articles, April 2016

  1. Wow! Lots of excellent articles and links. I’ll add one more. Those who have Roku on their television, can stream Lynda via a what Roku calls channels:

    I’m toying with getting a Roku streaming stick. They’re only about $40 at some online stores and much of the content is free. I just fear it will be too much a distraction.

    Someone might suggest to Lynda that it create a series of open-to-all videos describing how its lessons can be used to create the equivalent of going back to school in business, marketing, design and a host of other areas for a fraction of the cost of even a community college, much less the sky-high costs of a university or private art school. The course could guide those students-to-be about how they should set up and manage their training. If it hasn’t already, it might set up web pages to manage that.


    Sigh! Looks like In Design Secrets isn’t going to play rumor site and drop hints about what’s coming up in ID-2016. It’s almost May, so it must be about time for the next major release. There’s only so much that can be done to add features to a mostly print media application, but there’s still a lot that could be done to make ID faster and more efficient to use. Long documents can be a grind.

    • Great point, Michael.

      As for rumors: Oh yes, we have lots of rumors! I hear the next version of InDesign will remove the ability to have any color swatches except Paper, so that all text and objects will have to be colored white. But think of the toner and ink we’ll all save! ;-)

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