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   "I enjoyed the content tremendously. It was relevant and very interesting."

Aleks Tasic

Vega School

Meeting Summary: Digital Publishing with Indesign CS5

Thu, Jan 20th, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Morning Star Design

Event Details

I would like to thank all the members who came to the meeting, for all their interaction and questions. It was nice to see the regular faces again, and to all the new members: welcome, and thank you for joining our chapter.

Congratulations to Greer van Eyssen who won a copy of InDesign CS5, Alicia and Andrew Thomas-Woolf who both won T-shirts and Eloise de Bruyn who won the funky colourful USB hub.

During the sessions we covered both the Digital Publishing Suite which is currently on Adobe Labs and Digital Editions and how the various workflow differ. Below some references for the content covered

Digital Magazine Publishing
http://www.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/
http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/2010/12/bonnier-newspapers.html
http://www.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/faq/
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/digitalpublishing/

Services & Pricing
http://www.adobe.com/products/digitalpublishingsuite/services/
http://www.adobe.com/products/digitalpublishingsuite/pricing/

Digital Publishing Suite
https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=labs_digitalpublishing

Adobe Developer Connection
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/digitalpublishing.html
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/readermobile.html

Download the Digital Editions Installer and Launcher SDK
https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=ade_installer_sdk

Prerelease program
https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=prerelease_interest

Forum
http://forums.adobe.com/community/labs/digitalpublishing

Blog
http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/

ePUB
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/digitalpublishing/articles/indesigntokindle.html
http://labs.oreilly.com/2009/03/epub-resources-and-guides.html
http://blogs.adobe.com/digitaleditions/2008/11/epubpreflight_version_010_was_1.html
http://code.google.com/p/epubcheck/

Customer FAQ: Adobe and Barnes & Noble
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/digitalpublishing/articles/barnes_noble_faq.html

EPub links from Adobe TV
http://tv.adobe.com/search/?q=epub

Digital Editions Supported Devices
http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices

How to create an ebook with Adobe Indesign - by rufus Deuchler
http://www.amazon.com/Create-eBook-Adobe%C2%AE-InDesign%C2%AE-ebook/dp/B0048EK1P8

InDesign Magazine Viewer
This viewer will let you download and display iPad versions of InDesign Magazine, a periodical devoted entirely to Adobe InDesign and its users.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/indesign-magazine-viewer/id395155227?mt=8

Amazon Digital Text Platform https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/dashboard

Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout
http://www.adobepress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=0321495713&aid=43bdbc65-548f-450f-8bc2-13b84842ac64

User group member benefits
http://www.indesignusergroup.com/members/benefits_members.php

Thank you

Thank you to Morning Star Design once again for the use of their premises and for sponsoring the eats and drinks.

Thank you to Ronald Woolf from Intersoft Books for offering a 30% discount to our members.

Thank you to Mohommed Jogie from My Main Mojo for the information on the upcoming industry events here in Johannesburg.

Job Opportunities

We are seeking a new chapter manager. Please email Carla at cscholtz@adobe.com or johannesburg@indesignusergroup.com. Thank you!

Upcoming Industry Events

Here is a list of some events that will be of interest:

The 2011 Print and ePublishing Conferenc May 23–25, 2011, Washington, DC, USA
http://indesignsecretslive.com/conference.html
(IDUG members get US$50 off registration fee; find the discount code at http://www.indesignusergroup.com/members/benefits_members.php?panel=5).

Painting With Light, 29/01/2011
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=147003582022638

Graffiti Photowalk, 29/01/2011
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=190097617671912

Lightroom 3 Demo at the Joburg Photowalkers event, 26/01/2011
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160483830666595

Contact Mohammed Jogie on mj@mmmojo.net for any of his workshops

Comments from attendees

"As always AWESOME stuff! and very informative and useful" --Eloise

"Quite amazing" --Alicia

"This was my first and was really valuable. Enjoyed it a great deal!" --Nape

"Wonderful topic, relevant and informative a must learn for anyone wanting to remain current" --Sagren

"Great, very educational." --Steven

"Meeting was great! Very informative, thank you" --Angela

Next Meeting

Acrobat X
24th March 2011
6pm - 8pm



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