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Podcast 126

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  • Favorite little features in InDesign CS5
    • New control panel widgets, Patient user mode always on (AM), Minion Pro default, more
  • Least-favorite, little annoyances in InDesign CS5
    • Change in panel tabs, New Window menu organization, Patient user mode always on (DB), more
  • Hot Blog Posts of the Week
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Folder 0
  • InDesignSecretsLive Seminars: San Francisco & Chicago in June; LA, DC, Denver, and more in the fall!


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