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Episode 55: GREP Alpha Breaks in Lists

April 27th, 2015 | Michael Murphy

Learn how to use GREP to describe all items in a list that begin with the same letter, then insert a space between and/or add an alphabetical heading to each alpha group. Covers GREP Find/Change, wildcard/location/found text metacharacters, character sets, marking subexpressions, and backreferences (an undocumented feature).

Watch the episode here (23:22), or you can subscribe via iTunes.

Episode 54: A First Look at InDesign CS5

April 12th, 2010 | Michael Murphy

Launch day for Adobe’s Creative Suite 5 is here, and so is my first podcast episode dedicated to the newest version of InDesign.

In this episode, I take a look at a number of very cool new features in InDesign CS5. There’s a lot more (see the full list below), but I’ve focused on some of my favorites, including span/split-column paragraphs, multiple page sizes, simplified transformations, metadata captions, the new Layers panel, and animation features (hinted at in my last post).

This episode is kind of a a long one, but I’ve included chapter markers so you can quickly jump to the section of the episode (there are five demo segments) you want to see.

Watch the episode here (36:46 | 70.1MB), or you can subscribe via iTunes.

Here’s a (just about) complete list of the new features in InDesign CS5. There are numerous other small details and enhancements, but here’s the biggest and the best: … (read more)

Episode 45: The Magnificent Six (VIDEO)

November 18th, 2007 | Michael Murphy

Normally, I pick one InDesign feature and build a whole episode around it. However, this is the second anniversary of the podcast, and I wanted to do something different, and demonstrate that combining InDesign features is far more powerful than using them individually. In this episode, I use six different features … (read more)

Episode 43: Data Merge (VIDEO)

August 31st, 2007 | Michael Murphy

Who says data and design are mutually exclusive? Not InDesign, that’s for sure. Under the right circumstances, data-driven layout is the way to go. Unlike XML, which makes designers run from their computers, the Data Merge feature in InDesign is an easy way to accomplish … (read more)

Episode 41: Quick Tip – Place Every Logo (VIDEO)

June 15th, 2007 | Michael Murphy

How would you like to have all versions of your (or your client’s) logo available in one placed file and never have to worry about re-positioning them in the frame in your layout? In this episode, I share the tip I presented during the … (read more)

Episode 40: Object Layer Options (VIDEO)

May 3rd, 2007 | Michael Murphy

It’s time to get back to the original mission of the videocast — real-world examples of InDesign in action to help you work better, smarter and faster. In this episode, I take a look at a feature that debuted in CS2: Object Layer Options. Not only does InDesign understand the native Photoshop format, it also … (read more)

Episode 32: Preset Expectations

November 18th, 2006 | Michael Murphy

It’s the one-year anniversary of The InDesigner podcast — a year that has exceeded all my preset expectations. This episode both looks back on the past year and presents an in-depth video look at the very first tip I gave in the very first audio episode one year ago … (read more)

Learn about Object Libraries in InDesign Magazine

October 11th, 2006 | Michael Murphy

The latest isssue of InDesign Magazine (#14-October 2006) includes a feature story I wrote about InDesign’s Object Libraries. They may not be as sexy as Snippets or as full-blown as Bridge, but this built-in productivity enhancer (which I covered with video in Episode 17) can be a powerful tool and dramatically improve … (read more)

Episode 30: Find…Change…Format!

October 9th, 2006 | Michael Murphy

Most of you are probably familiar with the concept of Find/Change (or Search and Replace, or whatever your word processing, spreadsheet or text editing program calls it). InDesign boasts a robust and powerful Find/Change feature that incorporates its even more powerful … (read more)

Episode 21: Automated Jump Lines (VIDEO)

May 20th, 2006 | Michael Murphy

When you actually read the InDesign User Guide cover-to-cover — which I did to study for my recent Adobe certification exam — you actually find a lot of things you didn’t know InDesign could do. In this episode, I take a look at Automated Jump Lines — a feature that was new to me and that I immediately started using … (read more)