InDesignSecrets Podcast 168
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- Drawing in InDesign
- Pen tool and its shortcuts and permutations
- Every frame and text wrap is actually an editable path
- Pathfinder panel or menu to combine overlapping frames
- Playing with type outlines
- Using object styles
- Finally: A Quizzler Winner!
- Keyboard shortcut of the Week: Command-Option-V (Ctrl-Alt-V)
- Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Convert Direction Point
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> PePCon 2012 Event on LinkedIn; see which of your contacts are attending
> Info and registration for our 2-day, single track InDesignSecretsLive! in NYC, June 12-13, 2012
> Other articles about drawing in InDesign:
> Free Speech Bubble (and perhaps Snowman Head) script for InDesign
> We talked about Script Labels in this podcast
> A post about Paste Into
> The Aachen font (city where our Quizzler winner is from)
> Birgit won every one of our InDesignSecrets eBooks!