Bob

About Bob

Bob Levine is a dedicated Adobe InDesign geek focused primarily on digital publishing including fixed layout and reflowable EPUB. His business website is www.TheInDesignGuy.com. He’s also a partner in Tabulous.net, a company formed to provide a wide range of digital publishing solutions including design, production, training and consulting. He is a co-chapter representative for the New York City InDesign User Group and is a contributing writer for InDesignSecrets.com and CreativePro.com and is the author of the lynda.com titles Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Essential Training and Developing Multistate Objects in InDesign.

Why Adobe Muse and Business Catalyst users should move to WordPress!

On March 26, Adobe announced that it was ending development of its WYSIWYG, code-free web design application, Muse. At the same time, they also announced the end of life for Business Catalyst, their "all-in-one business website and online marketing solution." Neither of these comes as a great shock to me. They are both proprietary solutions [...]

By | 2018-04-02T12:53:52+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Adobe, Muse, Muse, WordPress|5 Comments

The Fixed Layout EPUB Missing Piece: Reliable Readers for Windows and Android

Seems like just yesterday I was super excited about the future of Fixed Layout EPUB. Looking back, though, it was more than three years ago, so in that sense, the future is now. Truth be told, I'm still excited about it—the interactive features and the user experience is terrific—but when I wrote my original article [...]

By | 2018-03-22T10:43:25+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Adobe, Digital Publishing, EPUB, InDesign, Rants|6 Comments

What’s Next For Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Users?

Adobe Digital Publishing Solution is now part of Adobe Experience Manager. What do all the changes mean to small publishers? Like many Adobe Digital Publishing Suite users, I’ve been following Adobe’s latest moves with regard to both DPS and Digital Publishing Solution (DPS2015) with interest. Recently, and I admit, [...]

By | 2018-03-05T15:19:48+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Adobe, Digital Publishing, Digital Publishing Suite, InDesign, Twixl|23 Comments

It’s okay to say no to interactive PDF

It’s not much of a secret that I spend quite a bit of time on the front lines of the Adobe forums. Most of the blog posts I’ve written here and at InDesign Secrets are inspired by what I read there. It’s also no secret that I’m generally into short and sweet [...]

By | 2018-04-03T14:04:57+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Acrobat, Adobe, EPUB, InDesign, PDF, Rants|54 Comments

Adobe quietly drives a nail into the coffin of CS6

Back in 2013 when Adobe announced that all new Creative Suite releases would be done under the Creative Cloud banner as subscription only, they threw a bone at those who insisted on "owning" their software by continuing to offer CS6 as a perpetually licensed version. At the time they stated that it would be offered indefinitely [...]

By | 2018-03-05T14:09:35+00:00 October 8th, 2015|Adobe, Creative Cloud, Creative Suite|23 Comments

Creative Cloud 2015: What you need to know before installing Adobe’s new desktop applications

There are all new Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications rolling out now and they should be available to all subscribers within 24 hours. Before installing anything, however, please take a moment or two to read this post. It might help you avoid some frustration. New install routine uninstalls prior versions When Adobe [...]

By | 2018-03-06T09:47:06+00:00 June 16th, 2015|Adobe, Creative Cloud, InDesign, Tips|9 Comments
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