Are you being held hostage by Adobe? InDesign? No more!

One of the worst things that happens to graphic designers is the dreaded "Version Racketeering." I don't know who first coined that phrase, but the Title 15 of the U.S. Federal Code defines racketeering as engaging in such practices as extortion. Racketeering legislation came into being as a result of someone forcing someone else to pay money to avoid something unpleasant, harm or punishment. Version racketeering says ... "pay us money by upgrading or we won't let you open this file." For years, Adobe and Microsoft have been the chief extortionists in the software industry, but many others practice it as well. I often thank Barebones Software for BBEdit, because it opens most all files, and GraphicsConverter because it opens any image file. No such luck for Adobe InDesign extortion though . . . until now! November 6, 2014

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Improves Transparency Handling in TIFF

 LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Improves Transparency Handling in TIFF The latest release of LinkOptimizer (4.8.11,) is a compatibility update to the popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. April 24, 2014

LinkOptimizer for InDesign Is Updated for Creative Cloud Compatibility

LinkOptimizer is a workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 starts by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer allows you to reduce InDesign link size and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data; it is now compatible with recently released InDesign and Photoshop CC featured as part of Creative Cloud. August 23, 2013

Package Central Is Updated to Support Adobe InDesign CC

Everything changes, so Zevrix has to keep up ... they have upgraded their Package Central 1.7, a compatibility update to its document packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. July 23, 2013

Adobe InDesign never could do half decent math equations or symbols. . . until now

Isn't it amazing that a company as big as Adobe cannot get its software to make decent math equations and symbols. We were amazed at MathMagic Pro a standalone multi-purpose equation editor for mathematical equations and scientific symbols ... with a plug-in specifically for Adobe InDesign April 27, 2013

InDesign tricks from 'HerGeekness' : cleaning up those nasty MS Word files in InDesign

Importing Microsoft Word files into InDesign? Is it like, a real pain cleaning those files up? Designing Woman and Adobe Creative Suite expert, Anne-Marie "HerGeekness" Concepcion, knows you've been there! She sent in this cleverly hidden InDesign trick -- to save you a ton of time! March 12, 2013

Pasting and placing MS Word text into Adobe applications

MS Word is probably most popular text editor in the World. You can take advantage of its predefined styles, charts, clip arts and place them in Adobe applications. This tutorial gives you some examples on how to do that and explains why. August 31, 2012

Adobe InDesign CS6 : Paragraph & Character Styles

The powers of desktop publishing programs is in their ability to help automate much of the tedium and repetitive tasks associated with DTP. Now, Adobe InDesign CS6 borrows all the best capabilities from RSG, PageMaker, FrameMaker and QuarkExpress to evolve the ultimage publishing platform. In this edition, you'll be learning about and working with paragraph and character styles ... style sheets in InDesign CS6... July 24, 2012

QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign CS6

Markzware has added Q2ID for CS6 (InDesign plugin to convert QuarkXPress to InDesign CS6) to their extensive line of plugins for data conversion and preflight technology for Adobe® InDesign®, QuarkXPress® and Microsoft Publisher®. Markzware Q2ID v6 for Mac supports Adobe InDesign CS6 on the Macintosh platform June 19, 2012

Adobe Creative Suite 6

Well, you've waited about 18 months since paying for CS5, now you're itching to get your hands on the CS6 package, all 3,000,000 of you have saved up several hundred to a thousand bucks for this, so here you go. Pig out! Adobe Systems has announced Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended software May 1, 2012