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Now that the CS5.5 version of InDesign is available for sale, applications that interact with InDesign are updating, as well. One of those is Recosoft's PDF2ID, which converts PDF files to documents that InDesign can open and edit.
In addition to supporting InDesign CS5.5, the updated PDF2ID also improves font mapping and app stability. PDF2ID Standard/Professional v3.0.1 is a free update for licensed owners of PDF2ID v3.0.
Just three weeks ago, Adobe announced Creative Suite 5.5. Now the 5.5 applications are available for you to purchase, either in the traditional way, or by subscription.
Although Adobe has given the "5.5" designation to all of its many suite variations (Design, Web, and Production, two of which are available in standard and premium configurations), some of the apps inside the suites have not been updated. Here's how it breaks down for the most common apps:
If you have InDesign CS5, get thee to the Adobe website and download the InDesign CS5 7.0.4 update.
Adobe says that installing the patch will resolve several technical problems and improve text, graphics, and overall performance in InDesign CS5. For an exhaustive list of what's in the update, check out the release notes.
You can download the 29.7MB Mac upgrade here.
The other day, I was in the process of extracting a vector logo from a PDF file, but Illustrator refused to launch because I already had more than a dozen programs open. Instead of restarting my computer, I decided to see if I could extract a vector logo from a PDF using only Acrobat. And the answer? Yes! You can get a crisp vector logo from a source PDF, and then insert it into a different PDF, all without using Illustrator. The only caveat is that you need Acrobat Professional (not Acrobat Standard).
When speccing type, have you ever been confused by which fonts were included with your OS or application? This handy chart spells it out. Via the InDesign User Group on Google.
Adobe Systems has revealed an unusual dot-five upgrade to several of its products, including the following:
After Effects 5.5
Flash Catalyst CS5.5
Flash Professional CS5.5
InDesign CS5.5 Server
Premiere Pro CS5.5
There are also 5.5 versions of the Creative Suite collections, including Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, Production Premium, and the Master Collection.
The mid-cycle software updates are largely driven by the rapidly rising popularity of tablets and other mobile devices.
Readdle announces the release of PDF Expert 2.3, its iPad application focused on annotating PDF documents and filling PDF forms. A new version features the complete set of tools related to adding stamps, logos and text notes to PDF documents. The update was designed for business and education-related users who need to approve, confirm or review documents on the iPad. All edits in the document can be flattened making it readable on any desktop or mobile device.
Over 20 world-renowned experts will be speaking at the 2011 Print & ePublishing Conference, May 23-25 in the Washington DC area. Presentations include iPad/tablet publishing; creating eBooks for Kindle and the B&N Nook; digital print workflows; and best practices for HTML/CSS, Illustrator, and Photoshop integration.