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   Muse sounds like a dream come true.

Meeting Summary: InDesign to iPad, Android, Playbook and Amazon Fire

Tue, Nov 15th, 2011 at 6:00 PM

U.S. Navy Memorial Auditorium

Event Details

Wow!! Another extraordinary event featuring Noha Edell. Over 225 people showed up and devoured 30 extra large pizzas, hundreds of cookies and plenty of drinks. They also devoured the information Noha shared about the latest technology in producing documents for iPads, Android, Playbook and Amazon Fire.

The Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), now available in single editions, was the featured topic of her presentation. But I think it was Muse -- the code name for Adobe's new web-page creation tool -- that wowed people the most.

Noha also pulled the curtain back just a bit on some newly announced features coming in InDesign CS6. We were wowed, yet again, with Kiyo Toma's sneak peak at Liquid Layout for InDesign. Now one layout will work for all digital formats.

The meeting concluded with a raffle for many items including books, software and assorted tchotchkes.

Noha promised links to lots of what she presented, and here they are:

To review Noha's DPS Single Edition slides, click here: http://tinyurl.com/DPS-SingleEdition-Slides

For more information on the Adobe MAX sneak peaks, visit http://tv.adobe.com/show/max-2011-sneak-peeks.

Adobe Mobile Apps:
http://www.adobe.com/products/mobileapps/

Adobe Touch Apps:
http://www.adobe.com/products/touchapps.html?promoid=JFQGR

Adobe TV: Adobe Touch Apps Show
http://tv.adobe.com/show/adobe-touch-apps/

Adobe Creative Cloud:
http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.html?promoid=JFQGY

Adobe TV: Adobe Creative Cloud:
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adobe-touch-apps/creative-cloud-overview/

Adobe Digital Suite Home Page
http://www.adobe.com/products/digitalpublishingsuite/

Adobe Digital Suite Gallery
http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishinggallery/

Digital Publishing Suite Tips (Free iPad App)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/digital-publishing-suite-tips/id436199090?mt=8

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite — Dashboard Sign In
https://digitalpublishing.acrobat.com/SignIn.html

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite -- Single Edition: Resource Guide
http://tinyurl.com/DPS-Single-Edition-Resources

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite -- Single Edition: FAQ
http://preview.tinyurl.com/DPS-SingleEdition-FAQ

Adobe Flash Player–Mobile Browsers: FAQ
http://tinyurl.com/FlashPlayerFAQ
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplatform/articles/recent-updates.html

Adobe Muse Home Page
http://muse.adobe.com/
Muse Video Tutorials
http://muse.adobe.com/videos.html

Expected 90M tablet users by 2014
http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1008701

Thank you

Thanks to our many sponsors, including:

MacMedics, for their continued support and for providing several prizes for our raffle.

The folks at fotolia are offering 10 FREE HIGH RES PHOTOS OR VECTORS, but you need your own promo code to get them. Send Jeff Cruz (jeff.cruz@fotolia.com) an email requesting your promo code. Then go to fotolia.com/idug and follow the instructions. Not only will you get the 10 free images, but you will have the opportunity to enter a special contest for IDUG members. If you win you could receive fotolia swag, lots more images and the grand prize of a Wacom Inkling, when it's released. Thanks to the folks at fotolia for their support of InDesign User Groups.

Comments from attendees

Loved the preview of Muse for building websites in "InDesign" style. It was really intriguing for me. I am a designer, but not a WEB designer. I know very minimal HTML, and honestly don't want to learn more.

Noha is absolutely wonderful -- a delight at the end of a long day.

Nothing like an insider evangelist to bring us the latest and greatest for InDesign. It would take me forever -- or maybe longer -- to discover these tools and features on my own.

My company was ready to spend $$$ to have a consulting group convert our InDesign to iPad app. Noha has completely demystified the process and made the DPS process completely doable for myself and my company.

Muse was very interesting to see and appeared very easy and intuitive to use and build sites!

I was tempted to stay home tonight -- I was tired, didn't want to drive, etc. I'm so glad that I chose to attend!

Noha could read a phone book and still captivate an audience.

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