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Now that the CS5.5 version of InDesign is available for sale, applications that interact with InDesign are updating, as well. One of those is Recosoft's PDF2ID, which converts PDF files to documents that InDesign can open and edit.
In addition to supporting InDesign CS5.5, the updated PDF2ID also improves font mapping and app stability. PDF2ID Standard/Professional v3.0.1 is a free update for licensed owners of PDF2ID v3.0.
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Trish Witkowski is the paper expert behind FoldFactory.com, an online source of information and templates for people who want help creating folded print products, such as custom mailers and complicated brochures.
One of those resources is her "60-second super cool fold of the week" video feature, and this week Trish recorded her 100th of these videos. The topic is a direct mail piece from Hyundai that is both interactive and innovative.
Click the screenshot below to open the 100th video in another window:
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Press Release
The ultimate in album design software! AlbumsInDesign is all about helping photographers make beautiful albums quickly and easily with confidence.
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Pros: Useful new features that include variable-width strokes and a tool to build shapes more easily; innovative Bristle Brush feature; new antialiasing settings create pixel-perfect web graphics; numerous enhancements to artboards; seamless integration with Adobe Flash Catalyst.
Cons: Perspective drawing feature difficult to use; Bristle Brush feature can create artwork that could cause printing issues; some core drawing tools still absent.
Rating: 85 out of 100
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Pros: Span- and split-column paragraphs, multiple page sizes, Illustrator-style Layers panel, numerous simplified transformation options, dynamic metadata captions, text track changes, and an expansive new set of animation and interactivity features.
Cons: SWF export doesn't include scalable animations, no split columns in table cells, longstanding rotation behavior removed, Document-installed Fonts feature on Mac platform supports OpenType and TrueType only.
Rating: 95
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Pros: Interface elements are simple and very powerful; great software; excellent overall design
Cons: Heavy; pen doesn't touch precisely where the cursor is
Score: 9 out of 10
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Pros: Great price; very good interfaces. Adjust offers nice adaptive control; Detail is a very capable, simple sharpener; Simplify offers better natural media effects than Photoshop's built-in filters.
Cons: It's easy to overdo it with Adjust and Detail. A user comfortable with Photoshop's masking and color and tone correction tools won't find anything especially compelling in Adjust.
Score: 8.5/10
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Pros: Content-Aware Fill, new Refine Edge, and Mini Bridge are stand-out features; Puppet Warp will be great for many users; a huge number of tweaks, improvements, and additions.
Cons: Bridge still sluggish; installer won't migrate your old settings and preferences.
Rating: 90 out of 100
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Pros: Actions and the Action Wizard, improved customization for PDF Portfolios, simplified user interface that promotes efficiency.
Cons: Unclear method for creating PDF Portfolio custom layouts, lack of Read Mode as an initial view, Acrobat X Suite is Windows only.
Rating: 90/100
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This article is excerpted from the February/March 2010 issue of InDesign Magazine, #34. Buy this issue or subscribe to InDesign Magazine.
Every InDesign user has a mental list of "I wish InDesign could…" features rattling around in their heads. We wait and hope the next version will answer these wishes, but that doesn’t always happen.
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