InDesignSecrets Podcast 126

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  • Favorite little features in InDesign CS5
    • New control panel widgets, Patient user mode always on (AM), Minion Pro default, more
  • Least-favorite, little annoyances in InDesign CS5
    • Change in panel tabs, New Window menu organization, Patient user mode always on (DB), more
  • Hot Blog Posts of the Week
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Folder 0
  • InDesignSecretsLive Seminars: San Francisco & Chicago in June; LA, DC, Denver, and more in the fall!

 

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2 Comments on “InDesignSecrets Podcast 126

  1. Good episode again!

    You have mentioned, the change in CS5 to manage plugins, now all done with the Extension Manager App.
    What annoy me the most is it seems their is no way to create sets to disable all non-Adobe plugins. I do have various plugins installed and when doing training & demo I returns to the shipping configurations. That was simple to do in CS4 but a pain to do in CS5 with this change.

  2. Best loved features: the new layers panel and the web document type.

    Most annoying misfeature: PDF export defaults to “interactive”. I’ve no quarrel with enhancing interactive features, but making that the default for PDF is bizarre.

    Next most annoying: the content selector forces one to work very carefully when moving smaller images so as not to accidentally drag the image out of its frame (and won’t allow you to select a frame that’s on top of another frame, if the underlying one is already selected — where did THAT idea come from?).

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