Los Angeles InDesign User Group

Online Virtual Meeting


What's New, Updated and Reimagined in InDesign 2021


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Pacific Time

3:45-4:00 p.m. — Networking

4:00-5:45 p.m. — Presentation



Each year about this time, we take a tour of the new and reimagined features for InDesign for the coming year.


Our tour director for the annual survey of new and reimagined features for InDesign 2021 is the esteemed Anne-Marie Concepción, co-founder of CreativePro Network. Although one of the advantages of Creative Cloud is that updates and bug fixes are released throughout the year as soon as they are ready, Adobe still manages to include some exciting must-have features in the release that starts out the new year.


For 2021, these features include a more robust share for review, auto-activation of Adobe Fonts, the ability to locate a particular color in a file, HSB support, the ability to share libraries, and—are you ready—subject-aware text wrapping.



About the Presenter


Anne-Marie “Her Geekness” Concepción is a digital publishing expert. She’s the owner of Chicago-based Seneca Design & Training (senecadesign.com), a cross-media design studio that develops print, PDF, and ebook publications for clients in the U.S. and abroad. Anne-Marie is also a certified Adobe instructor and consultant helping publication teams work together better by mastering InDesign-centric skills and workflows which also encompass Creative Cloud, Acrobat, Word, GoogleDocs, InCopy, and cloud-based publishing services.


She has authored over 25 courses on Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning on these topics and more. She co-founded CreativePro Network with David Blatner, including InDesignSecrets.com, CreativePro.com, and the CreativePro Week conferences. Keep up with Anne-Marie by following her on Twitter at @amarie, on Facebook at fb.com/amconcepcion, or by email at amc@senecadesign.com



Free Raffles


Yes, we will still have raffles. And, for as long as we are able to do it, they're free.  You must attend the presentation to be eligible. Most prizes will be delivered electronically. The Los Angeles InDesign User Group is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows.



Raffle Prizes


Toshiba 32" LED HD Television, model 32L310U20. You must attend the meeting to win. Folks who skip the meeting and join just for the raffles are not eligible. Shipping: west of the Mississippi: free. East of the Mississippi: $15. Alaska, Hawaii and outside of U.S.: entire shipping cost.


GoProof from Oppolis Software. 3 month subscription for 2 users. Value $300.00

Proofing add-on for Adobe Creative Cloud. Version history tracks what has been changed and by whom.


Suitcase Fusion 10 from Extensis. 12 month subscription. Value $119.95.

Font management program that allows you to organize your fonts from one plane—including system fonts, purchased fonts, fonts synced from Adobe Typekit, Google fonts, etc.


Font Agent Pro from Insider Software. Value $99.95

Font management that allows you to organize, distribute and control your fonts.


DTP Tools Cloud for InDesign. 6 month subscription. Value $77.40

Suite of 14 different InDesign productivity tools.


Adobe Stock. 15 image licenses. Value $44.00

Royalty-free, high-quality photos, videos, and illustrations.


InDesign Magazine. 6 month subscription. Value $30.00

Monthly PDF publication devoted to InDesign how-tos, in-depth features, and quick tips.


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