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InDesign Magazine Kicks Off CS2 Right

Latest issue oohs and awes over InDesign CS2, but returns to current InDesign version for strong how-tos

Cover of InDesign Magazine
InDesign Magazine April/May Issue

The April/May is­sue of InDesign Magazine re­leased to­day, and it is packed to ca­pac­i­ty with InDesign CS2 news and how-tos.

In David Blatner’s in­ter­view with Mike Wallen, Senior Product Manager for InDesign CS2, we get a glimpse in­side the world of cre­ative soft­ware de­vel­op­ment. Anyone who has ever asked, why did they in­clude this fea­ture but leave out that one, will gain a new un­der­stand­ing of how Adobe makes de­vel­op­ment de­ci­sions and who is re­al­ly be­hind the new fea­tures of your fa­vorite tools.

In a mas­ter­ful par­al­lel foot­notes in InDesign are ex­plored in twin ar­ti­cles. “Footnotes: A Straight Shot” in­tro­duces CS2’s new na­tive sup­port of footnotes–either cre­at­ed with­in InDesign or im­port­ed from Word–and ex­plains how to do foot­notes in the up­com­ing ver­sion. And, in “Footnotes: The Long Way Around,” Jamie MacKee ex­plains how to do foot­notes to­day, in InDesign CS.

Olav Martin Kvern mus­es about “Geeks Bearing Gifts”–the new ExtendScript Toolkit that in­stalls with CS2 products–and ex­plains to the au­toma­tion mind­ed how script­ing InDesign CS2 is now more flex­i­ble, sim­pler, more ro­bust, and more like any script­ing and de­bug­ging en­vi­ron­ment should be.

Working with today’s InDesign as well as tomorrow’s, Diane Burns walks through re­al world ex­am­ples of us­ing InDesign CS’s trans­paren­cy blend­ing modes–a must read for any­one who thinks trans­paren­cy sup­port in InDesign means just drop shad­ows and no more clip­ping paths.

If InDesign is your bread and but­ter, your hob­by, or your dream of es­cape from that oth­er lay­out ap­pli­ca­tion, pick up InDesign Magazine. InDesign Magazine is a richly-designed bi-monthly PDF-only pe­ri­od­i­cal from CreativePro​.com and Mr. InDesign him­self, David Blatner. They’ll even give you a free is­sue just to check it out.

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  1. aussi bref says:

    I down­loaded the free mag­a­zine to­day and it is ex­cel­lent. But Adobe is dream­ing if they think I’m go­ing to fork out $10 per is­sue. The mag­a­zine es­sen­tial­ly gives Indesign users some de­sign and ‘how to’ tips and in­for­ma­tion on 3rd par­ty plu­g­ins. Frankly most of the tips be­long in the man­u­al and from the sound of it the lat­est is­sue is prmar­i­ly a sales brochure for the new CS2.
    If ALAP re­al­ly forked out $1200 on a full page ad pro­mot­ing Intools when all they need­ed was a point­er ad to their web­site, they’re nuts!

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