Los Angeles InDesign User Group

Regular Meeting


What's New in Adobe InDesign 2018


Thursday, November  16, 2017

7-10 p.m.

Loews Hollywood Hotel

Solana Room, 1755 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028



According to Adobe, the October 2017 release of InDesign 2018 "focuses on improving the user experience with more control over commonly used features and workflows." At this meeting David Creamer describes each of the upgrades and new features in the latest version of InDesign.


Among the new features are:

  • Endnotes
  • Paragraph borders
  • Object width, height styles
  • Add and share text assets using Creative Cloud Libraries
  • Organize and filter fonts, including visually
  • Gradient swatches in a color group
  • Option to remove forced line breaks while creating table of contents
  • Accessibility enhancements
  • HTML export improvements


We encourage those who have used one or more of these new features to attend and share their experience.



About the Presenter


David Creamer of IDEAS is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert since 1994. IDEAS provides training on the Adobe Creative Cloud and the Adobe Technical Communication Suite. Creamer brings a rare combination of traditional and digital knowledge in publishing, graphics, and production to IDEAS’ customers. He has been an award-winning art and production director of multiple publications, including Modern Drummer and The Gourmet Retailer magazine—and has designed/produced hundreds of media projects for print, web, and video.





The Loews Hollywood Hotel only has valet parking which costs $50. You can parking at the Hollywood & Highland Mall, immediately south of the hotel for $15 maximum. With a mall validation, parking is just $2 for 2 hours. Additional hours are $4. So you could park for 3 hours with a mall validation for $6. Go here for more parking information.





This LAIDUG meeting is being held at Leows Hollywood Hotel courtesy of Extensis, which is holding a day-long meeting "Future Tech for Creative Teams" in the same location from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The Extensis meeting is free if you are a corporate creative. For more information, or to register, go here.



Farthest Attendee


The bona fide LAIDUG member who travels the farthest specifically to attend the meeting will receive a brand new Dell Inspiron 11 3000 notebook computer, white case, with 64-bit Windows 10. You  need to prove to us that you traveled farthest to attend this meeting. Having recently moved to the area from somewhere else won't cut it. Be prepared to show us indication of your current residence—perhaps a driver's license or a utility bill. Decision of the administrators of the Los Angeles InDesign User Group is final.





LAIDUG meetings are free. The group is supported by raffles of donated prizes. No one is required to participate in the raffles. Raffle tickets are: 1 for $3, 2 for $5, 5 for $10, 11 for $20, 24 for $40, 32 for $50 and 65 for $100. All major credit cards are accepted.



Raffle Prizes





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