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XML Info for InDesign CS2

June 16, 2005 - 2:00am ||| 0 Comments | Add new

A while back I read some very interesting, detailed information online about a couple of new features in InDesign CS2; specifically about its enhanced XML workflow for text styles and tables. I'm not an XML pro (yet!) but a number of my publishing clients are really putting it through its paces, so it caught my eye.

The author, who posted this in a private forum, said the information would be included in an upcoming Adobe white paper focused on using XML with InDesign CS2. Most of Adobe's end-user information (white papers and tutorials) on InDesign and XML appears in their Cross Media Resources page, which is where I assume it'll pop up (it hasn't yet, I've been checking):

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AdobeCS in the Real World

January 14, 2004 - 3:00am ||| 0 Comments | Add new
This is not a tip, exactly, but simply an alert to something I've written elsewhere that you might find illuminating.

Late last year I completed a print project for a client — a direct mail brochure — using most of the Creative Suite applications. In our studio, it was CS's "maiden voyage" with a high-end project from start to finish.

I wrote an article about the project — what new features came in handy, what mistakes I made — and titled it "Adobe CS in the Real World" (Original title: "I Am Joe's Brochure With Transparency."… if you've never read a Reader's Digest, you're probably going "huh?" … never mind.)

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