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DesignGeek #77

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August 18, 2010 - 2:00am

Note to My Readers

Re-hi! DesignGeek is (back) on the air!

It’s amazing to me that although I have not been able to get a DesignGeek issue out the door for months, I still get new subscriptions every single day, many with wonderfully funny or heartfelt notes in the form’s comments field (that of course I force my assistant Sherri to listen to while I read them aloud). And all you existing subscribers who have emailed me with concerns for my health (no worries!) and for DesignGeek’s health … as I replied to you, yes, it’s coming! It’s coming! So here it is.

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A Few Great Upcoming Events & Deep Discounts

I want you to know about upcoming seminars and webinars I’ll be doing or that I’m involved with, covering InDesign, Acrobat/PDF, and other goodies.

InDesignSecretsLive! Seminars

David Blatner (my partner in and I have been enjoying doing one-day traveling seminars on InDesign around the country for the past year, with the main topic being “Tips and Techniques for Getting the Most Out of InDesign.”  We even made a web site just for our live events, with a page devoted to the traveling seminars:

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Free eReader apps for iPad, Kindle, and Nook eBooks

I know it’s a little scary, but you have to admit it’s also EXCITING to be here, working in our industry, in the midst of a publishing evolution. What’s going to happen to book publishers, magazine publishers, newspapers? Or web sites, for that matter? (And why are they still printing the Yellow Pages, I’d like to know.) We’ll be telling our grandchildren … “I remember when we had to walk 5 miles to purchase this thing called a book — made out of trees! — with this thing called paper money — also made out of trees! “
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Follow me/Find me on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc.

Here are the links I mentioned earlier!

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How to CUT (not just Copy) and Paste in OS X Finder

Through the good graces of Parallels and VMWare, I’ve been running both Mac and Windows on the same Mac laptop for a few years now. The Windows equivalent of the Finder is called Windows Explorer (not “Internet Explorer” … that’s the browser we all love to hate), or “Explorer” for short. When you open the My Documents window, you’re soaking in it.
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