We’ve returned to our groovy tech-talk chill this week after the ruckus that was caused by inviting Russell Brown last week. And as promised, a winner from our martini hour visualization exercise will find his or her work featured as the lead graphic for this week’s show. We’ll start with Steve Newton because he paid the “I live across the Atlantic” tax and didn’t get all the kitchy tradeshow castoffs that I sent to Gale solely because she lives in Canada.
Is anyone but me wondering if this picture is listing slightly? Meanwhile, here’s the skinny on this week’s installment of the world-famous Martini Hour.
When Drinking Doesn’t Help (aka Viewer Mail)
This week, dekeWorld’s very own Kiwi Goddess, Petra, weighs in a question about the Extract command and how it seems to be missing from CS4. (By the way, this is before I knew she pronounces it Pe-tra, I think I say Pee-tra, sorry about that. And listen how her sexy accent throws Deke off his game for a second.) You can in fact still find the Extract command in the Goodies folder of your CS4 Design Premium disk (if you can still find it). Here is the link that Deke mentions during the show for where you can find the missing “extras” that dissapeared in CS4.
InDesign! Secret Handshake
The Links palette in ID has always been handy but quirky. The CS4 version is no exception. We wax poetically about links, packaging, the handy Copy Links to command, and other tales of my wacky InDesign life. By the way, I think the INX issue that I was annoyed with during the recording of this episode, where you needed linked links before INX conversion, has now been fixed in an update to CS4. Note, I rely heavily on the wisdom of Her Geekness Anne-Marie Concepcion of InDesign Secrets for most of my blathering this week.
Toast of the Week
We toast our good friend and author of handy companion books for DSLR cameras. Not only has Ben written a great book on the XSi, but just yesterday he added another book for the Nikon D90 that’s climbing the charts.
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