Michael Murphy is a graphic designer and creator of The InDesigner video podcast. He is the author of Adobe InDesign CS4 Styles: How to Create Better, Faster Text and Layouts (Adobe Press, 2009), and the Lynda.com video training course, InDesign CS4: Learning GREP. Michael is a contributing writer for InDesign Magazine, an on-site trainer, classroom instructor, and speaker.
- Features: Written by Michael Murphy on May 6, 2010Pros: Span- and split-column paragraphs, multiple page sizes, Illustrator-style Layers panel, numerous simplified transformation options, dynamic metadata captions, text track changes, and an expansive new set of animation and interactivity features. Cons: SWF export doesn't include scalable animations, no split columns in table cells, longstanding rotation behavior removed, Document-installed Fonts feature on Mac platform supports OpenType and TrueType only. Rating: 95
- Features: Written by Michael Murphy on April 21, 2010This article is excerpted from the February/March 2010 issue of InDesign Magazine, #34. Buy this issue or subscribe to InDesign Magazine. Every InDesign user has a mental list of "I wish InDesign could…" features rattling around in their heads. We wait and hope the next version will answer these wishes, but that doesn’t always happen.
- Features: Written by Michael Murphy on June 8, 2009This article is excerpted from Adobe InDesign CS4 Styles: How to Create Better, Faster Text and Layouts, published by Adobe Press.