Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing the plug-ins, part of InDesign CS4: 10 Free Must-Have Plug-ins.
Plug-ins are little programs that add functionality to InDesign. But what a lot…of people don't realize is that InDesign itself is made up mostly of plug-ins.…Here, let me show you.…Inside the InDesign application folder, that is the folder where InDesign…lives, either Mac or Windows, there is a folder called Plug-Ins. …If I double-click on that and look inside of it, I see a lot of these subfolders…like Filters and Graphics. Let's take a look inside Graphics.…Here are all the plug-ins. These are all different plug-ins that add…functionality to InDesign. For example, why is it that InDesign can export…JPEGs? Well it's because of those two plug-ins. If they weren't there, InDesign…couldn't do that feature any more.…
But what's really interesting is that InDesign is extensible. That means third…party developers can write plug-ins, you can download them off the web and…install them into InDesign.…But where do you find those plug-ins? Well, if you go to…InDesignSecrets.com/Free, you will find a list of all kinds of free stuff that…
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