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Topic: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks (Read 16633 times) previous topic - next topic

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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
Reply #15
I agree, very handy. What I wish it would do, was map process colors to spots. Like say when a customer supplies a black only file in InDesign and wants it converted to a spot. It's an easy enough fix in Pitstop, but I'd rather just click a button before output. My Pressman here are a stickler for proper color names on the plates and play the game of actually printing black just to make a point. In addition, the customer more times than not, wants to see a color proof in the spot it's supposed to be printed in.
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
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Pasted here, in light of these lobbing  on people lately.

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TIP: Export Images from Word Files Did you know that Word's DOCX file format is a glorified ZIP file? Change the extension to ZIP, unzip it, and you'll find all of the document's original assets, including the images as individual files in a folder. More importantly, InDesign can access the original high-resolution images when you place a DOCX file, even if they're CMYK. The older DOC format converts all images to RGB PNG files.
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
Reply #17

Pasted here, in light of these lobbing  on people lately.

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TIP: Export Images from Word Files Did you know that Word's DOCX file format is a glorified ZIP file? Change the extension to ZIP, unzip it, and you'll find all of the document's original assets, including the images as individual files in a folder. More importantly, InDesign can access the original high-resolution images when you place a DOCX file, even if they're CMYK. The older DOC format converts all images to RGB PNG files.
- Bob Levine


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Whoa.
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
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Pasted here, in light of these lobbing  on people lately.

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TIP: Export Images from Word Files Did you know that Word's DOCX file format is a glorified ZIP file? Change the extension to ZIP, unzip it, and you'll find all of the document's original assets, including the images as individual files in a folder. More importantly, InDesign can access the original high-resolution images when you place a DOCX file, even if they're CMYK. The older DOC format converts all images to RGB PNG files.
- Bob Levine


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I'd be shocked to find high res CMYK files done by one of my Word customers. :laugh:

Great tip though.
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
Reply #19
I was under the assumption that most graphics in Word were just copy/pasted from a web browser. :laugh:

Where exactly are these original high-res images? I'm pretty sure they don't exist.
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
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Well, maybe you'll trip over some medium resolution images in a docx file one day. Maybe they'll be good enough for you.   :grin:
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
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You're nothin' but a dreamer, Frailer.
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"As much as I'd like your guns I prefer your buns." - The G

So,  :drunk3: i send the job to the rip with live transparecy (v 1.7 or whatever) and it craps out with a memory error.

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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
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You're nothin' but a dreamer, Frailer.


An often self-confessed one...    :laugh:
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
Reply #23


Pasted here, in light of these lobbing  on people lately.

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TIP: Export Images from Word Files Did you know that Word's DOCX file format is a glorified ZIP file? Change the extension to ZIP, unzip it, and you'll find all of the document's original assets, including the images as individual files in a folder. More importantly, InDesign can access the original high-resolution images when you place a DOCX file, even if they're CMYK. The older DOC format converts all images to RGB PNG files.
- Bob Levine


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I'd be shocked to find high res CMYK files done by one of my Word customers. :laugh:

Great tip though.


scary, but I'm up to checking one out , just to see how wrong they can be.
but, then again, you never know.

Oh, that reminds me, I got a new copy of Office 2011 for Mac yesterday.
you jealous?
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
Reply #24
Spent 3 hours with a client designing a adbook yesterday. 45 minutes of that was explaining the 2x3 72dpi image they want to use on the cover is not a good idea. Sorry to say in order to advance to another topic not involving alchemy I told him I would "photoshop it".  :death:
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
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Oh, that reminds me, I got a new copy of Office 2011 for Mac yesterday.
you jealous?


No. I leave Office where it belongs - on the PC. Word to PDF, that's all I do.
Hicks • Cross • Carlin • Kinison • Parker • Stone •  Colbert • Hedberg • Stanhope • Burr

"As much as I'd like your guns I prefer your buns." - The G

So,  :drunk3: i send the job to the rip with live transparecy (v 1.7 or whatever) and it craps out with a memory error.

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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
Reply #26


Oh, that reminds me, I got a new copy of Office 2011 for Mac yesterday.
you jealous?


No. I leave Office where it belongs - on the PC. Word to PDF, that's all I do.


yeah, but this new version will cook Bacon!
Which new studies have shown will make you smarter.

it was my idea, well not really, but I play one on TV.
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
Reply #27


Oh, that reminds me, I got a new copy of Office 2011 for Mac yesterday.
you jealous?


No. I leave Office where it belongs - on the PC. Word to PDF, that's all I do.


I have Word on Mac... 2010. It works, and it's one more app that keeps me off a PC. For that I am grateful.
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
Reply #28
You can have Word and bacon. I avoid both at all costs.
Hicks • Cross • Carlin • Kinison • Parker • Stone •  Colbert • Hedberg • Stanhope • Burr

"As much as I'd like your guns I prefer your buns." - The G

So,  :drunk3: i send the job to the rip with live transparecy (v 1.7 or whatever) and it craps out with a memory error.

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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
Reply #29
You're anti bacon? You really are an alien. Everything is better with bacon.
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Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

what's a bonus?
Most places it is pronounced "bone-us".
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
         --Benjamin Franklin

My other job