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DesignGeek #63

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May 30, 2007 - 3:43pm

Removing Hyperlinks from Word Files

One last quickie to round out this issue, then I can send it off.

You know how when you import Word files into InDesign or QuarkXPress, you sometimes get unwanted hyperlinks? Ugly underlined things colored a garish RGB blue? That's because Word is set by default to convert email addresses and URLs into live links, and that's its built-in Character Style for them.

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MacBook Warning

If you're an experienced Mac user who is now the proud owner of an Intel-based laptop, especially if you used to use a "regular" Mac laptop (a PowerBook or an iBook), you may not have bothered to read the User Guide that came with your new baby. What's to learn, right? It's faster and it can run Windows. The end. Let's start loading software!

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Drag from Bridge to QuarkXPress

Adobe Bridge, the free digital asset management program that comes with any Creative Suite product, is one of my favorite programs. When I'm working in InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator, it's indispensable for quickly finding, previewing, and organizing all the files involved in a project.

Just like the Finder or Windows Explorer, you can use Bridge to find, organize, rename, and open any file on your computer.more >

My Lynda.com IC/ID Video Training is Live

My first Lynda.com video training title went live a couple weeks ago. Right now the lessons are only available online, but a DVD will be available for sale shortly:

InCopy CS3 + InDesign CS3 Integration
http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=323

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