InDesign CS4 New Features

with Anne-Marie Concepción
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InDesign CS4 New Features
Video duration: 0s 5h 12m Intermediate


InDesign CS4 New Features is much more than a list of what has changed since CS3. Anne-Marie Concepción provides a comprehensive explanation of major and minor differences, including time-saving tips and workarounds for typical publication workflows. She shows how to publish to editable or web-ready Flash files; use conditional text and cross-referencing features for structured documents; collaborate via Adobe online services like Kuler and; and much more. Example files accompany the course, plus a 12-page guide to the new IDML format.

Topics include:
  • Using the new workspaces, panels, and navigation options
  • Working with Smart Guides, the cursor, and text reflow
  • Placing images with Auto-Fit and the contact sheet cascade
  • Formatting text with dynamic GREP helpers
  • Refining layouts with live preflight
  • Finding support in Community Help


(upbeat music) - Hi, I'm Anne-Marie Concepcion, and guess what? They've done it again. Adobe's put out a new version of InDesign with lots of new features to thrill and amaze you. If you're already an InDesign user, this course, InDesign CS4 New Features, is just what you need to get up to speed on all the changes. Whether you're a print person, interactive designer, production editor, or just someone who likes to layout, there are powerful new features for you.

I cover all the new features, great and small, including the new file format, cross-referencing, conditional text, and even exporting to interactive swift files with just a click. I love teaching people how to get the most out of Adobe InDesign. I'm a long time Adobe certified expert in the program, as well as an Adobe certified instructor. With InDesign CS4, Adobe has taken care of both the little things, like fitting images automatically when you place them, or making the links panel much more useful, to big things like smart text reflow, and cross-referencing, even built in screen sharing to show your clients what you're working on, right from within InDesign.

What you're about to see is one of the most comprehensive tutorials on the new features of Adobe InDesign CS4. With over 40, 40! Count 'em, 40 40 videos to give you the tools to succeed, and help you discover the new features that will turbo charge your workflow. So, let's dig in and get to know the new features of Adobe InDesign CS4.

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