Los Angeles InDesign User Group

Online Virtual Meeting


The 12 Days of GREP-Mas


Thursday, December 17, 2020

Pacific Time

3:45-4:00 p.m. — Networking

4:00-5:45 p.m. — Presentation



Forget Santa Claus and reindeer. Y’know what gets InDesign users into the holiday spirit? General Regular Expression Parsers, of course! Join Paul Mendoza from AIGA and UCLA as he opens his InDesign “advent calendar” and shares some of his favorite (and festive!) InDesign GREP commands.



About the Presenter


Paul Mendoza is the incoming Chapter Advisory Council Chair and the Associate Coordinator of Festivals & Conferences for AIGA, the professional association for design. Paul is also a graphic designer and copywriter at UCLA where he manages Double Major, a student-powered design team that’s won eight ACUHO-I Marketing Awards for their creative work.



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


Adobe Creative Cloud. 12 month subscription. Value $635.88

Collection of more than 20 Adobe software applications for graphic design, video editing, web development and photography including InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Dreamweaver among others.


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Choose one from the list below:

Q2ID (Quark to InDesign), Convert and open QuarkXPress files in InDesign.

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FC (FlightCheck), Check native and PDF files for printing quality.

IDMarkz, Open, preview, export and convert InDesign files.


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.


InMotion Hosting. Web hosting and free domain. Value $90.00

Web hosting company.


Mighty Deals. Any one deal up to a value of $50.00

Products and services for creatives.


Adobe Stock. 15 image licenses. Value $44.00

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


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