October 20, 2008

November Meeting

THE NOVEMBER DAG MEETING will combine with the InDesign meeting, November 3.

Below is the information about the InDesign meeting from Brian Cupp, Des Moines InDesign User Group,

Thanks Brian!

On November 3, 2008, get ready to meet Adobe InDesign CS4. This amazing new release will help you -- help us all -- continue to deliver innovative ideas in print and digital design.

InDesign CS4 breaks down the barriers between online and offline publishing to help you create compelling print and web materials and interactive PDF documents -- all with the beautiful typography we rely on and the stunning design we've come to expect.

Here are some of the top new features in InDesign CS4:
- Live Preflight
- Customizable Links panel
- Conditional text
- Cross-references
- Interactive document design with SWF file export
- Page transitions in SWF and PDF files
- XFL format for export to Flash
- Smart Guides and Smart Spacing
- Spread rotation
- Smart text reflow

Gabriel Powell will be demonstrating the new features and answering your questions. Gabriel is the author of the newly published book "Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout." He is also the founder and chapter leader of the Amsterdam InDesign User Group in The Netherlands.

A limited supply of discounted copies of Instant InDesign ($35 each) will be available for purchase at the meeting. If you already own a copy, be sure to bring it so Gabriel can sign it.

Date, time, and location
Monday, November 3, 2008
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Meredith Corporation Conference Core
1716 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

(Parking ramp for Meredith's Conference Core is east of the 1716 Locust building; take the elevator down to the lower level.)

6:00pm - Check in and Socializing
6:30pm - Meeting
8:15pm - Raffle
8:30pm - Meeting adjourned

Des Moines InDesign User Group (IDUG) meetings are completely FREE!

Please register to attend

September 30, 2008

CHANGE of location for October 2, 2008


The DAG board has arranged with Speedpro Imaging to host our meeting on Thursday!

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008, 6:30pm

Location: Speedpro Imaging
11129 NW 54th Avenue, Grimes
(one block east of the intersection of Hwy 141 and 54th NW Avenue)

Bruce Benson, owner of the Speedpro Imaging franchise in Iowa and Nebraska, will host DAG members on Thursday. We will tour his showroom and learn about the large-format printing services available at Speedpro.

Please join us at 6:30.

August 25, 2008

September 2008 meeting

We are going to shake up the meeting format this month and meet at Panera on 42nd and Westown Pkw in West Des Moines. We've reserved the room in the ba