Monthly Archives: April 2011

Mastering Live Captions

Live Captions were introduced in InDesign CS5 and functionality is the same in CS5.5 as well. Live Captions are very powerful when it comes to pulling metadata out of the image and displaying them on the page. But, why are they called “Live”? Because they are! 😀 They are like regular text variables, but they are “trained” to pull out metadata out of images and they change when you swap images. I will not go in details here how to create Live Captions, (click here to learn more about Live Captions) instead, I would like to show you how to work faster and to be more efficient by storing and reusing your Live Captions setups! So, let’s get started! 😉
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Adobe Announced Creative Suite 5.5!

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:

Thank you Adobe for making our creative work easier
with such a awesome and creative tools!