Tag Archives | CS 5.5

Drop Caps in EPUBs

Update 10/4/2011: A reader let me know that the code excerpt on safalra.com did not work for them, so I’ve tested it for myself. There is a bit more to the Safalra.com code than seems necessary to my somewhat inexperienced eye; when I tested it I also had difficulties with it in both Firefox and […]

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Edit All Export Tags

I love learning. I love InDesign. I don’t love that I feel I should have known about this important tool months ago, but I do love that one of my readers took pity on me and showed it to me! So here it is, InDesign’s Edit All Export Tags dialog, in all its glory: This […]

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InDesign CS5.5 Buttons to Open other PDFs with Relative Path in New Windows—FAIL

Every year I produce a number of projects that consist of a CD containing a PDF with hundreds of buttons linking to other PDFs. Every year it’s a real headache, because InDesign doesn’t work as well as it’s supposed to. Now I’m testing these projects in CS5.5 for the first time, and I’m happy to report that […]

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InDesign CS5.5 Crash during EPUB export caused by endnote reference character in imported text

Problem: Book or file crashes when exporting to EPUB. Cause: In this one very limited, strange case, the cause was endnote markers. I suspect corrupted character encoding in the source MS Word file, but this is unverified. Solution: Manually delete and retype all endnote references in affected files. I stumbled upon an extremely strange and […]

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Going All the Way With EPUBs in CS5.5 (and why that might not be a good idea)

Well, I figured I while I was taking the CS 5.5 EPUB plunge, why not go all the way? I wanted to see how nice CS5.5 could make my EPUB look if left to its own devices. I used for my test a small publication designed exclusively for Online PDF, EPUB, and MOBI formats. In […]

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Taking the CS5.5 EPUB Plunge (Export Tagging to the Rescue!)

Adobe has been telling us, “Come take a swim in CS5.5, the water’s nice and warm!” I’d previously stuck in my toes and done extensive research from the side of the pool, but you’re never sure until you just dive in. So this past week I’ve produced my first five EPUBs in InDesign CS5.5, and […]

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Interactive InDesign

I’m presenting on the topic of “Interactive InDesign” at tonight’s IDUG meeting. The content of this post is taken from the handout I’ve written for the meeting. The handout is available on downloads page, along with other informative and useful files. But first, a simple SWF animation I designed entirely in InDesign to open the […]

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Adobe CS 5.5 Now Available

Adobe CS 5.5 is now available, with free shipping through May 31. There is an option to either upgrade or join the new subscription plan. Quite a few users have expressed concerns about the price of the upgrade; I believe it is the most expensive upgrade in the history of the Creative Suite, and it’s […]

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Portland IDUG meeting tonight: EPUB, XHTML, CSS

Tonight’s special InDesign User Group meeting will focus on InDesign’s export to EPUB. We will be extracting EPUB contents and learning how to edit the CSS, XHTML, and other support files in Dreamweaver. We will also be discussing how CS 5.5, announced just 3 days ago, will affect EPUB production. I will be co-presenting with […]

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XML vs. XHTML in InDesign?

I just wrote a response to a question on LinkedIn concerning XML and XHTML in InDesign. The main point of the question was, “Are you inclined to rant against or cheerfully accept HTML with styles in place of XML?” Adobe has really been adding to InDesign’s XTML features and hasn’t done much to improve XML […]

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