This is wonderful news especially for InDesign users! So, what’s new in this mid-cycle release?!
Let’s list most important ones:
- EPUB Export Improvements
- Style Mapping
- Articles Panel
- Linked Stories
- Object Export Options
- DPS Tablet Features
- Easier Anchored Objects
Also, bunch of old bugs from previous releases are corrected! But, that’s not all! Some CS5 users were frustrated with frame edge highlighting! Now in CS5.5 you are CAN turn it OFF! Woohoo! I will not go into details about features and stuff, because there is so many places where you can find info and I’ll list some of them:
- Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Product Family by Adobe
- What’s new in CS5.5 by Adobe TV
- Adobe CS5 Evolves: Digital Publishing from InDesign to Tablets Gets Better by Terry White, Worldwide Creative Suite Design Evangelist for Adobe
- InDesign CS 5.5 Announced: New Features, Subscription Pricing by InDesignSecrets.com
- Adobe Upgrades Nine Products to CS5.5 by CreativePro.com
- CS5.5 & Any Screen by Cari Jansen
Thank you Adobe for making our creative work easier
with such a awesome and creative tools!
Keyboard shortcuts are a big time saver! And when I say big, I mean BIG! 😀 I love shortcuts, and by time, they become part of you, and your everyday workflow! But! It’s becoming difficult to remember all shortcuts when you use more than one program, and I know you do! So, I decided to create nice little interactive shortcuts guide and to be even better, I wanted to use just InDesign‘s interactive features!
I think you still remember my old post about Auto Apply Object Style to Placed Image.
That’s great workaround, but I’ve “found” even better one through scripting! Scripting is just awesome! 😀 So many things can be done with just few lines of code. 😉
WARNING: This only works with InDesign CS5!
So, let’s see how to use it!
Two weeks ago I started small personal project. Main idea was to collect all predefined shortcuts for InDesign CS5 to one place and create interactive guide.
While i was digging through files, I got really surprised first by number of shortcuts that can be applied (over than 1400) and secondly that InDesign ships with more than 400 already predefined ones! That’s really awesome, so many space to speed up your work! But, there is no way you can remember all of them! 😀 So, every day you learn few shortcuts, but also, you forget about ones you don’t use so frequently.
There is good and simple way to check history of your document, last version of InDesign used while saving file, but also version used to create file for the first time. Also, you can find a little bit more about your application like for example number of plugins installed, versions of some core components and other. But, that’s not something you will need very often.
Then, what’s so great about this? Great thing is that you can see plug-ins used in document and also missing ones! Another thing you can find out is which system (PC or Mac) was used to save the file and how many times file was saved! (this is not true for documents loaded in newer version of InDesign) So, where we can find that info?