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DesignGeek #75

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May 14, 2009 - 2:00am

InDesign Troubleshooting and Repair

This is coming up quickly, so I wanted to lead off with this news.

InDesign Troubleshooting and Repair
A one-hour webinar
May 21, 2009 10:00a ˆ 11:00a PST
*Early bird pricing ends midnight Friday, May 15*

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Adobe's Answer to the App Store, Sorta

Adobe is starting to convert the hoary old Adobe Exchanges into a sleek new set of Adobe Marketplaces.

Adobe Exchange:
Adobe Marketplace:

Like Apple's App store, which provides iPhone and iPod owners a one-stop location to browse and buy third-party applications, the Adobe Marketplace will be a venue for Adobe customers to do the same. 

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Make Illustrator CS4 Multiple Artboards Backwards Compatible

When you save an Illustrator CS4 file with multiple artboards in native Illustrator CS4 format, the file extension is still plain old ".ai".

Earlier versions of Illustrator can open the AI file, but users will get the cryptic alert "This file was created in a newer version of Illustrator. If you import this file, some data loss may occur." When they open the file, they'll see only one artboard, the one that was labelled "1" in the original file. There is NO indication that there's a bunch of artwork missing from missing artboards.

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Goodbye FTP, Hello DropBox

My computing life has become significantly easier ever since I installed DropBox, the free "cloud computing" solution that works on Macs, Windows, and Linux computers:


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