Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How to make "Paste Into State" easier

If you do a lot of work with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, you will inevitably create a lot of "multi-state objects". And, you will find yourself frequently using the "Paste Into State" command found in the Object States panel menu. After choosing this command 50 or 60 times, you'll find yourself thinking "there's got to be a better way!" Here are 3 ways to make this much easier:

1. Use the Paste Into State button at the bottom of the Object States panel.


2. Assign a keyboard shortcut to the Paste Into State command.

a. Choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts

b. Select Panel Menus for the Product Area

c. Select Object States: Paste Into State from the list of commands

d. Click in the New Shortcut field, and press your desired shortcut (I use option-v)

e. Click the Assign button

f. Click the OK button


3. Try the Digital Publishing Pack 1 set of handy scripts. One of these scripts automates the process of pasting selected objects into multiple states at once!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Webinar invite: The Publishing Process with DPS

Adobe has set up a free four-part webinar series covering some of the more technical aspects of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Enterprise Edition. On September 19 I'm presenting the second session, entitled The Publishing Process with DPS. These sessions will be tailored for people working in higher education, but open to all.

My session, applicable to both Professional and Enterprise customers of DPS, will focus on how to build build an app. In other words, beyond creating folio content, how to you build the actual app and submit it to an app store? We'll look at creating the required assets, optaining security certificates, entering marketing information, and much more.

Register for this free seminar here.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Twin Cities InDesign User Group meeting

I just scheduled the next meeting of the Twin Cities InDesign User Group for Wednesday evening, September 25 at 7pm. These meetings are free, fun, and a chance to geek out with like-minded InDesign users. At this meeting, I'm going to reassemble a real-life project I recently completed, and use this as a way to showcase and explain several new, not-so-new, and advanced InDesign features. Everyone is sure to pick up at least a tip or two! Click here for meeting details, and to register to attend. I hope to see you there!