Convert Quark to InDesign

Convert Quark to IndesignThis is not really shopping related, but it’s a service I’m providing that is related to my prepress and print production work, which I have had very little of lately. I’m doing this via Fiverr.com.

Have you moved on from Quark XPress to Adobe InDesign like herds of other graphics professionals? Are some of your files still stuck in Quark, but it would be too time consuming to rebuild them in InDesign? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

I will convert your file from Quark versions 3.0 to 15 to Adobe InDesign. There are a few things to be aware of, however. Local formatting (bolding, italicizing) will be lost since InDesign doesn’t support it. You may get reflow due to the various differences in the way Quark and Indesign handle font spacing. Some features/effects of later versions, like drop shadows, may not correctly carry over to the new InDesign file and may need to be recreated. Also among other things, ligatures, Quark applied styling and runarounds can be problematic.

Click here now to get your Quark file converted to InDesign for only $5.00

If you are interested in having me do something beyond the scope of the Fiverr gig, or if you have some prepress/print production work you need, please click here to contact me.

Christmas Recipes, Treats and Goodies

Home Made ChristmasWhat would Christmas and the holidays be without all the treats and goodies that go along with it? Here is a great little eBook called “A Home Made Christmas.” This book has 100 simple and delicious recipes for all your special holiday meals, from a great array of dips and drinks to all the main courses and sides you could want to make for your holiday feast. And if that’s not enough, there’s also an amazing array of desserts, cakes and cookies to finish it off.

Vintage ChristmasIncluded as a bonus is another eBook called “The Vintage Christmas Countdown.” This is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated book that has a series of articles about the history and origins of Christmas. Includes recipes, vintage art and wonderful vintage Christmas desktop wallpaper downloads. Each day features vintage artwork and illustrations from the turn of the 20th century and earlier.

Note that these are electronic books in Adobe PDF format that you download to your computer. Go check out “Home Made Christmas.

PostSecret

Frank Warren has just released his fourth PostSecret book, A Lifetime of Secrets. Until today, I didn’t know this book or his previous three even existed. I was looking at the blogger entry page and his blog was featured as a staff favorite. What an amazing project. People send him anonymous postcards with personal stories and, well, secrets on them and he publishes them in these books. This has been going on for about three years. Here are a couple videos that can give you an idea of what it’s all about:

This next one is more about the current book.

Go check out the PostSecret site.

There are interesting, funny, sad and some absolutely heartbreaking things there. Also, check out the book, A Lifetime of Secrets.