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This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 70

Good stuff just keeps pouring out there for InDesign users hungry to learn! Let’s just jump right into it!

  • Sandee Cohen has a good article here on InDesign’s really cool (and underused) Separations Panel.
  • We’ve talked about the Page tool here, but it’s always good to get a different perspective. Here’s a write up at Computer Arts.
  • If you love typography and the history of characters, you’ll enjoy this: Ralf Herrmann presented at the ATypI conference 2011 in Reykjavík on the Capital Sharp S (Eszett) in German/Austrian.
  • Holy toledo, it took long enough: Adobe finally released Acrobat Reader for iOS. Unfortunately, it’s pretty limited. No dropbox support, no hyperlinks, forms, or annotations. But as Bob Levine recently remarked, you have to release version 1 first!
  • Friend and colleague Sharon Steuer did a great AskaCSPro on using Brushes in Illustrator. It’s not InDesign, but it’s still cool!
  • Mike Rankin came up with a good little grep: “Eliminate the scourge of whitespace-only paragraphs with this GREP query.”

EPUB and Interactive


David Blatner

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David Blatner is the co-founder of the Creative Publishing Network, InDesign Magazine, and the author or co-author of 15 books, including Real World InDesign. His InDesign videos at are among the most watched InDesign training in the world. You can find more about David at
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6 Comments on “This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 70

  1. ePub list getting longer, InDesign list getting shorter (+1 of those was an Illustrator one) :(

    Nonetheless, a good list of articles :) Thanks David.

  2. @Stix: Yes, you are correct… good catch.

    @Eugene: Okay, point taken. Though most of the “epub and interactive” links are InDesign links, or at least links that I think InDesign users need to be aware of. I just break them out so that people who are interactive-phobic can avert their eyes.

  3. I’m interested in fixed layout epubs, but they seem to perform a bit sluggishly in my tests. Hopefully that can improve. I like the indesign DPS tools in CS 5.5, but absolutely do not like having to upload files to adobe to distribute them (or the costs that go with it). Hope someone comes up with an easy and cheap standard for tablet apps… and soon.

  4. I suspect we are still in the VCR/Betamax stage of ebook development. My money is on epub once it incorporates more support for HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript technology. At least I hope that is the winning direction, since those are open standards that can?t be controlled by any one company.

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