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InDesignSecrets Live!
June 12–13
New York City


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Javits Center, New York

InDesignSecrets Live! 2012 was held at the awesome Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

655 W 34th Street, New York, NY 10001

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Agenda for Essential InDesign Productivity Techniques

Seminar topics include:

  • The Top 10 Techniques every InDesign user needs to know
  • Automating formatting and styles for maximizing your productivity!
  • Troubleshooting: What to do when things (inevitably) go wrong
  • 10 free scripts plug-ins and add-ons that will make you very, very happy
  • Covers InDesign CS2 CS3, CS4, and CS5!

Plus we'll offer both a morning and an afternoon Q&A session to help get your questions answered and your problems solved!

Day 1: Essential InDesign
Productivity Techniques
8:30 a.m. Registration Sign-in Coffee/Tea
9:00 a.m. Introduction & Top 10 Tips Every InDesign User Should Know
10:30 a.m. Techniques for Automating Text and Layout
12:00 p.m. Lunch on your own plus networking opportunities
1:30 p.m. Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, and InDesign: Best Practices for a Sweet Suite
2:30 p.m. InDesign Troubleshooting
3:30 p.m. Getting Efficient with Tables, Linked Files, and Templates
4:30 p.m. Final Q&A plus Tips

Agenda for Beyond Print: EPUB and Interactive Documents from InDesign

Seminar topics include:

  • 5 Keys to a successful EPUB export
    Building navigation links efficiently
  • Techniques for making smaller and faster interactive PDF files
  • Making the choice: Exporting SWF or FLA from InDesign
  • From InDesign to iPad: Digital magazines, PDFs, and EPUB

Plus Q&A throughout the day!

Day 2: Beyond Print
8:30 a.m. Registration Sign-in Coffee/Tea
9:00 a.m. Building Interactive Documents: Buttons, Hyperlinks, Slide Shows and More
10:30 a.m. PDF Forms, Animation, Movie, and Sound Techniques
12:00 p.m. Lunch on your own plus networking opportunities
1:30 p.m. From InDesign to iPad: Digital Magazines with DPS and other tablet solutions
3:00 p.m. EPUB: Essential techniques for successful layout and export, plus fine-tuning and validating your EPUB document
4:30 p.m. Final Q&A plus Tips and Prize Giveaways

We look forward to seeing you LIVE!


Cities we visited in 2010–2011:

  • Minneapolis, MN — March 17
  • New Jersey/New York — March 25
  • Detroit, MI — April 6
  • Cleveland, OH — April 8
  • Vancouver, BC — April 21
  • Austin, TX — April 28
  • Atlanta, GA — May 19
  • San Francisco – June 24
  • Chicago, IL — June 28
  • Washington, DC — September 14 & 15
  • Los Angeles — October 18 & 19
  • Santa Fe, NM —November 3
  • Spokane, WA — November 9
  • Madison, Wisconsin — April 12
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin — September 27
  • Las Vegas — November 2


They're here: InDesign CS6 and the Adobe Creative Cloud

Plus, EPUB and tablet apps are gaining traction!

InDesignSecrets Live! is here to help...

Need to get more done in less time? Do you use Adobe InDesign? This two-day, fast-paced, fun-filled event features five internationally-renowned InDesign gurus who will give you the tips tricks and techniques you need to make the leap from "user" to "Power User!"

What You'll Learn

InDesignSecrets Live! offers world-class, up-to-the-minute information to help designers understand the newest technologies, and navigate the overwhelming choices involved in publishing to print, tablet, and desktop.

  • Day 1: Essential InDesign Productivity Techniques — InDesign is an industrial-strength application but it can only perform well when you know what buttons to press which features to take advantage of and how best to use them. This seminar takes you to the next level of InDesign expertise, whether you're a beginning, intermediate, or advanced user!
  • Day 2: Beyond Print: Creating EPUB and Interactive Documents — From building efficient navigation to exporting an EPUB, PDF, or DPS Folio, this seminar takes you deep into everything you need to know about using InDesign to create interactive, on-screen publications for desktop and screen.

Bonus Materials

Along with the full-day of training your registration fee includes over 400 dollars worth of extras:

  • a one-year subscription to InDesign Magazine ($59 value; if you have a subscription already it can be extended)
  • a set of four great InDesign plug-ins and 10 must-have InDesign scripts (a $350 value!)
  • one-month "all you can eat" subscription to the Lynda.com online training library ($25 value!)
  • The InDesignSecrets Top 40 Tips eBook (normally $10)

Plus door prizes will be drawn from the list of registered attendees (must be present to win). Prizes include books training videos software and more!


David Blatner is the most widely-known InDesign expert in the world, the author of 15 books, the editorial director of InDesign Magazine, and the co-host of InDesignSecrets.com.

Anne-Marie "design geek" Concepcion has over 20 years of experience in training and consulting in the design and publishing industry, and is the co-host of InDesignSecrets.com and PEPCON: The Print + ePublishing Conference.

Sandee Cohen is the author of the InDesign Visual Quick Start Guide and Design Into Print: Preparing Graphics and Text for Professional Printing, from Peachpit Press, and has spoken at conferences and seminars on four continents.

Bob "the indesign guy" Levine not only wrote questions for the Adobe InDesign ACE Exam, but is an expert in the Adobe Digital Publishing System (DPS). His constant presence in the Adobe forums has helped thousands of users worldwide.