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Topic: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks (Read 16609 times) previous topic - next topic

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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
Reply #60
Yeah, there's a shedload of non-print features. If I was 25, I'd be making a bigger effort to keep up with SWIF file embedding etc etc... But I'm not.    :old:      Hoo well...   :shrug:
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
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I'm 35 and I don't care anymore. You must be really old.  :hello:
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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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I'm 35 and I don't care anymore. You must be really old.  :hello:


    :whip:   keeps you young, didn't you know?  
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
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What, whipping?  :laugh:
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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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What, whipping?  :laugh:


    ...'n other stuff.   (Thinks: 'I've allowed myself to be drawn into off-topic irrelevancies; how does this happen?'   :rolleyes: )
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
Reply #65

I do love the multiple functions of the Selection Tool in CS5.
There is my two cents.


Yep, used it today. Should have been in a few versions back.
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
Reply #66
Just a tip that I'm sure most of you know.

Had to use this last week when I did a project Inluding a 9x12 folder, letterhead, business card and envelope.

With the page size tool you can setup 4 different page sizes for each and keep the whole project in one file then export the pdf's as needed.

I know it's pretty old news but it's one of the best things about the CS5 upgrade that I've worked with.

Funny how none of our clients have sent us jobs in this format though.

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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
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Funny how my customers think a business card size is 8.5 x 11.
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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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Funny how my customers think a business card size is 8.5 x 11.


I thought that was so the Publisher file created, jpeg placed art would look good at 3 1/2 x2
Eyeballing shit is for titty-bars, NOT laying out files. DCS 7/12

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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
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the multiple page sizes thing is a neat concept but seems to be a total disaster for actual production. I don't need to be figuring out what page what component is on, what's so hard about it being separate files? We document and process lots as separate and it would not make any sense whatsoever to have a pdf with multiple page sizes.
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
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This came in my InDesign Tips email. If you have a doc that's actin' up a' ornery, this may give some clue as to history. (for those who may not know about it...)

Hold Cmd+'About InDesign' (from menu)
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
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This came in my InDesign Tips email. If you have a doc that's actin' up a' ornery, this may give some clue as to history. (for those who may not know about it...)

Hold Cmd+'About InDesign' (from menu)


Dang, that history goes all the way back to when the designer's parents had their first date.

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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
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I do like the 'Converted from QuarkXpress' though.  :laugh:  Adobe covers the base...
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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
Reply #73
Got an email from quark last week
convert your pdfs to quark :laugh:

Oh I saw a job posting that had all the programs needed for the job
quark was listed but said it wasn't a deal breaker :laugh:

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Re: InDesign Tips-N-Tricks
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Got an email from quark last week
convert your pdfs to quark :laugh:

Oh I saw a job posting that had all the programs needed for the job
quark was listed but said it wasn't a deal breaker :laugh:


I got that email too. All I could think of is "why would anyone do that to a perfectly good PDF"? :laugh:
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