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Re: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2014, 04:06:38 PM »
ohhhhhhhhhhhhh

I'm so excited, I just can't wait...

so one should write a song about that...
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Re: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2014, 04:25:30 PM »

Hello to all,

I'm new here--but this thread just solved my dilemma of what my smart-ass signature would be!

(on a printed piece of paper in an old press scheduler's office):

"the problem with being efficient: once you display the ability to walk on water--every goddam son of a bitch will expect you to trot across the lake on an errand..."

(story of my life)


Very appropriate...and Welcome to the asylum.
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Re: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2014, 11:03:44 AM »
I F#%&ING LOVE THIS THREAD!!! LOVE IT!

In summary: If you give me $10,000 in circulated $100 bills and a box of matches, sure, I can turn it into a pile if ashes...
but now you've given me a pile of ashes, ... and you want what?!?!!  :shoots_self:

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Re: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2014, 08:40:31 AM »
Sounds kinda like "The Cloud". Pay more and more money for pretty much nothing.
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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: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2014, 11:35:24 AM »
Sadly when you say that it can't be done by the time the information gets to the customer it will be "no problem". When has sales ever said no?
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Re: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2014, 01:25:54 PM »

When has sales ever said no?


I don't know...maybe when you ask them if they even know one fucking thing about printing?

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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: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2014, 01:28:02 PM »
Nope, not even then. They will then just spout words they heard around the shop whist having no clue what they mean.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

Quote from: Ear date=1459965256 link=msg=278846
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It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
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Re: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2014, 01:40:48 PM »
Yes, like the slime who used the word "algorithm", after which I wanted to punch him in the face.
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: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2014, 02:52:04 PM »
Love how the sales pukes get this face when you tell them you can't do what they want, then say, "But I already told the customer you could." As if that magically changes the universe. And explanations are useless.
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Re: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2014, 02:57:19 PM »
The boss here thinks he can change physics by his pure force of will.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

Quote from: Ear date=1459965256 link=msg=278846
Quote from: Farabomb date=1459964381 link=msg=278844
It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
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Re: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2014, 03:14:25 PM »
Mine thinks if we don't have jobs coming in, it's everybody's fault but his.
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Re: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2014, 03:56:34 PM »
Yours too?
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

Quote from: Ear date=1459965256 link=msg=278846
Quote from: Farabomb date=1459964381 link=msg=278844
It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
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Re: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2017, 09:59:43 PM »
I've just gone through the massive pain of trying to convert InDesign files to Publisher for a client. It was an absolute nightmare to do it and keep all the formatting correct.  :facepalm:

To avoid anyone else having to go through it, if they don’t want to DIY and would rather outsource, I’ve assembled a small team and created this website: indesigntopublisher.com.

The website says it all really! Good luck =)

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Re: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2017, 10:22:25 AM »
No offense but ewwww.
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Re: Dumb Question -- any way to convert InDesign to Publisher...?
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2017, 04:44:31 PM »
Huh, good to know - I guess? I mean, if some moronic client actually wants it then they can PAY for it to be done! And much more preferably by somebody other than me.

I'd almost offer to become part of the Team, but I still wake up screaming, from years of abuse at the hands of Publishwhore.

The horrrror.......
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