Dear LPersonne (not to mention other persons),
I am so excited to have published a book like InDesign CS4 One-on-One. I could not be more proud of David Futato and the rest of my team for having created such a beautiful and educational manuscript. Here’s one of David’s typically elegant and understated documents.
Funny thing about books tho — of all the kinds of training I do, books are the one I can’t edit on-the-fly. A printed book is the ultimate form of “destructive edit.” There is no undo, no backstep. Your every training defect is on largest display.
Which is my way of saying: We have a mistake, and our first for this title may not be our last. But my policy, in this site and elsewhere, will be to admit to mistakes and remedy them. (WWOD?)
The story: Like all One-on-One books, InDesign CS4 One-on-One includes sample files. The difficulty with this title is that it’s so very text intensive that each file has to hinge on editable text set in a resident font. B/c your system and mine share few fonts in common — beyond Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, and Verdana (what I like to call the Dog Poop Vomit Four) — I have to resort to that small-and-ever-shrinking group of fonts that ship with the Creative Suite. As if to keep us aware of who is master and who is servant, Adobe erodes its font collection like an ever-dying glacier — from one CS release to the next — in recent years abandoning the Jenson family and then killingits replacement Arno.
We requested an advanced list of the fonts to be included with CS4 and Adobe thoughtfully gave us one. Bernhard Modern Standard was prominently featured on the Go Forward list. Apparently, it got nixed late in the game. Not sure why, but it happens. I’m used to the regular and unwarranted font omissions. I know it’s just business. It keeps happening, so by now I must know that. But I find it very irritating.
The solution: I have two documents for your downloading pleasure. One is Grand Opening.indd and the other is Untitled Mabry.indd. Right-click either link and choose Save or Download, depending on your browser. Or right-click here to download a zip file that contains both documents.
NOTE! Both files require InDesign CS4. They will not work with earlier versions.
Thank you to David for addressing both files in less than 24 hours. And thank you for your continued support.