30 september 2013

Update met bugfixes voor InDesign CS6

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Ook al zijn we bij CC, omdat CS6 nog steeds verkocht wordt door Adobe gaan gelukkig de bugfixes ook voor versie CS6 door.
Vandaag is versie 8.02 verkrijgbaar met een heleboel fixes, hier na te lezen.

Lijnstijlen a la Illustrator

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Kijk eens naar het onderstaande voorbeeld:




In Illustrator een fluitje van een cent, in InDesign lastig.
Een bericht op InDesign Secrets bracht me op het ideetje om dit in InDesign, via een omweg, toch te doen:

Maak twee nieuwe Streep Lijnstijlen aan (uitklapmenu van het deelvenster Lijn / Stroke) zoals in onderstaande schermafbeeldingen:






Maak je lijn of omlijning en geef deze de lijnstijl Buitenkant. Kopieer het object en plak het op plaats (Ctrl/Cmnd_ALT-SHIFT-V). Geef deze kopie (die dus bovenop het origineel ligt) de lijnstijl Middelste.
Groepeer eventueel de objecten.



29 september 2013

21 september 2013

QuarkXPress 10 dumpt Flash!

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Versie 10 van QuarkXPress is uit en in een klein, weggestopt berichtje op de forums-website kun je dit lezen:

Please note that QuarkXPress 10 will not offer the ability to export Flash anymore.
Though it was innovative and award-winning functionality to allow authoring Flash (SWF) with QuarkXPress 7, 8 and 9 – enabling designers to create interactive experiences without having to code – the world has moved on. The hay days of Flash are long over, it's all about HTML5 now.

So QuarkXPress 9.5.x is the last version to support Flash (SWF) export and the Interactive layout. QuarkXPress 10 will also not export AVE or Blio anymore.
Same is true for the web layout of QuarkXPress 9, which exports static web sites using table-based HTML4. The world demands for highly interactive, CSS based web pages, often driven from a CMS. And the web layout of QuarkXPress, introduced with version 5 in 2002, just didn't fit into this world.
That said, for the future we have some compelling ideas for Digital Publishing, especially for web publishing, so please stay tuned. And as QuarkXPress 10 already heavily concentrates on HTML5 for Digital Publishing, it will be all around HTML5.

Important note: As QuarkXPress 10 will not open projects that contain an Interactive layout (or web layout), you need to convert these layouts to a Print layout first in QuarkXPress 7, 8 or 9, if you plan to open these projects in QuarkXPress 10.

RegardsMatthiasMatthias G├╝nther
Senior Product Manager
Quark Software Inc.


Jaja, nu InDesign nog? We hebben al die prachtige animaties in InDesign... die we nog steeds niet in DPS op de iPad kunnen gebruiken noch kunnen exporteren naar HTML5... zucht.

Aanvulling: kijk vooral op deze links!
http://www.appstudio.net/Platform/Features_InDesign.aspx
http://www.appstudio.net/Platform/Trial.aspx


AANVULLING: op de download-pagina staat dat er tot CS6 support is, maar sinds versie 2.1.7 (actueel: 2.1.8) wordt ook CC ondersteund. Dubbelklikken op de extensie startte bij mij Extension Manager CS6, dus het kan zijn dat je eerst Extension Manager CC moet starten en dan 'met de hand' de App Studio Exporter moet installeren voor InDesign CC.

19 september 2013

Interface-taal instellen van InDesign

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UPDATE MEI 2015: http://fvdgeest-dtp.blogspot.nl/2015/05/snel-wisselen-tussen-engelse-of.html

In een al wat ouder berichtje, zie hier op deze blog, heb ik beschreven hoe je onder CS6 de interface-taal van InDesign (en InCopy) kon veranderen van bijvoorbeeld Nederlands naar Engels.

Hoe zit het nu met InDesign CC?
Wel, dezelfde methode als eerder beschreven werkt nog steeds: ga naar wat nu ACC heet, de applicatie in je menubalk (Mac) of Tray (Windows). Kies daar Voorkeuren, dan Apps en stel de gewenste taal in.








Wacht even en je ziet dat in ACC nu de status van je programma's is veranderd in installeren. Download ze opnieuw. No worries: je vervangt of installeert niets! Je voegt alleen taalbestanden toe!
Verander nu de systeemtaal van de Mac of Windows van Nederlands naar Engels en start vervolgens InDesign/InCopy: deze starten nu in de taal van je systeem.




Er is nog een andere methode, beschreven op onder andere InDesign Secrets, en dat behelst het met de hand hernoemen van mappen. Met deze methode hoef je niets te downloaden noch je systeem-taal te veranderen: ga naar de programma-map van InDesign en zoek daar de map Presets. Daarin vind je weer de mappen InDesign Shortcuts Sets en InDesign Workspaces. In beide mappen vind je weer een map (als je alleen Nederlands had geïnstalleerd en nog geen andere taal) met de naam nl_NL. Hernoem beide mappen naar en_US om naar Engels te switchen! Je moet dan nog wel opnieuw je sneltoetsen en werkruimte even eenmalig instellen en klaar! Dit werkt ook voor CS6!





17 september 2013

DPS build 28

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Het is weer tijd voor een update van de DPS tools! We gaan naar versie 28. Belangrijk is dat met deze versie ondersteuning van iOS5 komt te vervallen! Je kunt dan bij build 27 blijven - maar niemand weet hoe lang dat nog goed zal gaan natuurlijk...

Deze nieuwe build is vooral gericht op iOS7 en de daaraan aangepaste ikoontjes en dergelijke.

Info over deze build vind je hier.



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The following features are available for the v28 release. For a compilation of release notes, see History of new feature release notes. For a list of bug fixes, see DPS Bug Fix Release Notes.
Text-based push notifications (iOS, Professional/Enterprise)

Using a third-party push notification service is no longer required to send text notifications to your customers. By sending custom text messages, you can encourage repeat readers and subscribers on iOS devices by alerting readers of new content. Text notifications work with any viewer version. In addition, you can use SiteCatalyst analytics to measure customer reaction to push notifications, including the number of readers who opt-in to receiving push alerts. For more information, see the Push notifications article or watch this video about push notifications in DPS.



Sending a custom text notification.
Baseline analytics improvements (beta version, English only)

The DPS Dashboard includes a new beta version of baseline analytics reports. With the new baseline analytics, you can view Standard Audience Accumulation metrics for digital readership that comply with the MPA Tablet Metrics guidelines. Newly available reports display data such as total readers, total sessions, total time spent per reader, average sessions per reader, devices, and operating system.
While analyzing data, you can change accumulation settings across standard metrics. With the redesigned interface, you can gain access to analytics and export report data to view in a spreadsheet. For more information, see the DPS analytics article or watch this video about standard audience metrics.



New baseline analytics (beta)
Support for iOS 7

v28 apps include support for iOS 7. Note that on iOS 7 devices, any viewer created with v24 or earlier may perform poorly. In particular, folios with landscape orientation either fail to display or display poorly. For best results, update all DPS apps to v27 or v28.

Drop of support for iOS 5

Adobe DPS is dropping support for iOS 5. With this change, v28 apps will not run on iOS5, and by extension, on iPad 1 devices. If you want to continue supporting iPad 1 devices, make sure that you create folios that are compatible with the viewer version of the existing app (v27 or earlier). For more information, see Adobe DPS Apps: Impact of iOS5 End of Life.

iOS 7 requirements for DPS apps

With DPS App Builder, you can build v28 apps that comply with Apple iOS 7 design guidelines, including new light-colored user interface design themes. Consider the following iOS 7 requirements when designing and building your apps:
iOS 7 requires the system bar to be displayed in apps. When you build a v28 app, the 20- or 40-pixel system status bar now appears above the top navigation bar in all views, including folio view. When users tap to display the navigation bars, more of your design area is covered. Make necessary adjustments to your article layouts.
With iOS 7, the custom icons in the bottom Navigation toolbar (Enterprise only) work differently. When you build a v28 app with custom toolbar icons, you no longer provide three separate icons for Up, Down, and Disabled states. Instead, you provide a single PNG file with a transparent background, and iOS 7 changes the color of the display state automatically. (These files are 30x30 and 60x60 pixels.) You no longer need to embed the text label in the navigation icon. Instead, specify text in the Icon Label field in DPS App Builder, which appears below the custom icons. If your app supports multiple languages, you can localize this text. These new icons appear in the Navigation bar only if the icon is actionable. For example, the “Viewer” button does not appear until a folio is downloaded. If enabled, the Navigation toolbar is a few pixels taller than the Navigation toolbar in previous apps (12 pixels on SD iPads, 24 pixels on HD iPads). Again, make the necessary adjustments to your layouts. For more information about these icons, see Creating DPS apps for the iPad and iPhone.
For iOS 7, additional app icon sizes are required: 152x152 (iPad HD), 76x76 (iPad SD), and 120x120 (iPhone). These new icon files are required when you build either a v27 or v28 app in DPS App Builder.
DPS viewers include several UI changes for iOS 7. For example, the library background is much lighter than in previous versions, so check your cover images for appropriate contrast. If your app includes an article that describes how to use the app, you’ll likely want to update this help content.
For more information about creating apps that take advantage of iOS 7 features, see the iOS 7 Support in v28 DPS Viewer article or watch this video about DPS and iOS 7.

Important: There are known problems with v24 and earlier apps working on iOS 7 devices. For best results, update existing apps to v27 or later.



TOC display in v28 app on iOS 7 device.
AirDrop Support for iOS 7

With v28 apps on iOS 7 devices, you can share articles with people near you using AirDrop. When recipients receive shared article links via AirDrop on an iPad, they can take advantage of the new v28 Mobile Safari Web Viewer feature. For more information, see Using social sharing.

Mobile Safari Web Viewer (iPad only)

When an iPad user taps a link to an unprotected shared article, the shared article opens directly in the Mobile Safari Web Viewer. This feature lets share recipients view a web viewer version of the article with a single tap on the iPad rather than having to download the app. The Mobile Safari Web Viewer (also called “article viewer”) provides links to download the app or view the article if it's already downloaded on the iPad. In this initial release, some features such as certain overlay types are not yet supported. For more information, see Using social sharing.



Shared article displayed in Mobile Safari Web Viewer on an iPad
Schedule Folio Availability Date

Define a specific date and time to make folio content available on the Distribution Service to app users, eliminating the need for production staff to manually push new content live. See Publishing folios to the Distribution Service.



Folio scheduled to be published at a specific date and time
You can also set Schedule Folio Availability Date information programmatically using the Folio Producer API (Enterprise only).
New default viewer version for folios

The default viewer version for folios is now v26 instead of v20. When you create a new folio, you can still target v20 through v28 viewer versions.

Camera API support

Use the device camera to allow users to take photographs from within your app, and either feature photos within your content or store them in the camera roll. For example, you can specify a frame image and allow users to take a picture (or specify an image from their Photos app) that appears within that frame. For more information, see Getting started with the camera API.

Content on Android devices scaled up

In previous releases, smaller renditions in Android apps were not scaled up, causing both letterboxing and pillarboxing. With v28 AIR-based Android apps, smaller renditions are now scaled up proportionally.

Lock orientation option

DPS App Builder includes a new settings that lets you lock the orientation of your app so that the library and folio view are displayed in only one orientation. See Creating a custom viewer for the iPad and iPhone.

SiteCatalyst analytics improvements

New SiteCatalyst reports are available for author metadata, which is useful for tracking specific authors or advertisers. Additional custom eVar tracking is also available. See the related analytics articles in the DPS Developer Center for details.

Web Viewer localized

The Content Viewer for the Web (web viewer) now includes support for 20 different languages.

Distribution Service performance improvements

Folios uploaded to the Adobe Distribution Service are now stored on faster and more reliable Amazon Web Service servers. You should notice significant improvements in publishing, updating, and downloading folios.  

11 september 2013

Primair tekstkader: praktisch voorbeeld

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Ik heb het hier al een keer gehad over de optie Primair tekstkader bij het aanmaken van een document sinds InDesign versie CS6.



Hieronder laat ik je nog een zien wat de voordelen kunnen zijn van een primair tekstkader ten opzichte van de 'oude' manier van tekst plaatsen met Alt-Shift (of Shift).





4 september 2013

Genummerde lijsten en uitlijning cijfers

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In mijn boek kun je veel informatie vinden over het werken met genummerde lijsten.
Het vervelende van nummers aan het begin van een lijst is dat ze altijd links lijnen en dat kan bij dubbele cijfers soms niet mooi overkomen:





Probeer daarom eens de uitlijning op rechts te zetten. Maar om de cijfers mooi onder elkaar te krijgen moet je wat spelen met de negatieve inspringing van de eerste regel! Dit kan verschillen per lettertype en corpsgrootte.





Tevreden? Maak er dan meteen een alinaestijl van: zet je cursor in de juiste alinea, kies in het Alineastijlen-deelvenstermenu de optie Koppeling met stijl verbreken, en kies meteen daarna Nieuwe Alineastijl. Voila!