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Digital Magazines with Adobe InDesign

Central Penn Adobe User Group (CPAUG)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Digital Magazines with Adobe InDesign

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Digital Magazines with Adobe InDesign - CPAUG July 2013 30 Tickets Ended Free  

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Designing for a Digital Magazine with Adobe InDesign

Ever wonder how you can create stunning publications for your iPad and other tablets? This presentation will show you how to use Adobe InDesign to create two different interactive publications; one using Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite and the other using a free newsstand called Issuu.

Topic level:  Between Beginner and Intermediate

Who should attend:  Graphic Designers who are interested in creating publications, Web Designers who understand CSS layout will benefit from traditional magazine layout. Students who would like to stand out from traditional print portfolios. Bloggers and publishers who would like a new medium in which to present their content.  Of course, everyone is welcome!

About the Presenter:  Tim McKenna is a Mechanicsburg based creative professional. He works for the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians as their design and social media specialist and he also runs a design studio called Azrael Group. He is an active member of the Central PA AIGA and won several MarCom awards for his digital publications.

Event Raffle

Everyone in attendance will receive one ticket for our raffle drawing at the end of the event. You could win...

  • New Adobe branded items
  • 1 Free eLearning Course from Webucator - Webucator's Self-paced Courses are an affordable alternative for learners seeking the flexibility to learn at their own pace. Content is delivered online using videos, readings, quizzes and exercises. The courses are written and delivered by the same expert instructors that teach our Instructor-led Online classes.
  • 1-Month subscription to the online developer training library of over 350 video courses
  • InDesign Books from O'Reilly Press

Update 7/30/13:  Philadelphia Soft Pretzels, Light Snack, Soda & Bottled Water Provided:

Sorry, we were going to provide soft pretzels but the local store changed their hours and closes early. Therefore, we'll have another light snack instead (to be determined).

We’ll be providing soft pretzels, a light snack, soda & bottled water at this event thanks to the proceeds from the CPAUG affiliate link program. As always, thank you to those who have used the affiliate link for their purchases – we appreciate your support and help in making these fun extras available to all. 

If you’d like to help, all you need to do is go to and click on the link there to do all of your shopping. CPAUG receives a small percentage of the sales from your purchases at no extra cost to you. Several of our group members have just bookmarked that link in their web browser and used that shortcut to make things even easier for them.

This event is not sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be WiFi Access?

If you're a Dauphin County Library System (DCLS) cardholder:  Free Wifi is available to you.  You'll simply log in with your card number and PIN.

If you are NOT a Dauphin County Library (DCLS) cardholder but live in the surrounding counties:  Dauphin, Perry, and Cumberland County residents who reside in an Access PA served area can apply for a DCLS library card by registering online at or by bringing approved identification to the nearest Dauphin County Library (or come early and just head upstairs and apply before the meeting at the East Shore Area Library.

If you aren't a DLCS cardholder or don't wish to apply for a card:
  There is only a $2.00 per hour charge for non-library cardholders.  Please see the information desk at the library for more information.

What are my parking options?
There are free parking lots on both east and west sides of the building. Additional parking can be found in the Colonial Park Mall lot, from which there are two stairways to library property.

Can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Absolutely! Email Megan Fister, CPAUG Manager, at or call at 717-884-8840.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope. Just check in with Megan Fister or David Lambert before you get seated so we can check you in using an app on our phones.

Is the venue handicap accessible? 
Yes. Handicapped parking and access to the building is via the main entrance on the eastern side of the building. An elevator provides access to meeting rooms on the lower level.

What is the event hosting group (CPAUG) all about? 
Central Penn Adobe User Group (CPAUG) is a free, official Adobe User Group for people of all skill levels and professions who use Adobe software in the Central PA region. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and include print and web designers, developers, photographers and freelancers. Most people are in college or older but we are open to all ages and skill levels. More about us at

Do I have to be a CPAUG member to attend this event?
No, but there's no obligation to join CPAUG but it is totally free so, why not consider it! Joining CPAUG is easy and doesn’t cost anything. Simply register for an account with our website and go to meetings. It’s that simple! We welcome your involvement with the group whether that means being active on the website, presenting at a meeting, or just making friends and attending meetings

Would you like to sponsor this event? Contact the event coordinator, CPAUG Manager, Megan Fister, at or phone 717-884-8840. We are open to all types of corporate partnerships including financial support of this event, raffle prizes, and more.

Have questions about Digital Magazines with Adobe InDesign? Contact Central Penn Adobe User Group (CPAUG)

When & Where

East Shore Area Library (ESAL)
4501 Ethel St
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Central Penn Adobe User Group (CPAUG)

For people of all levels and professions who use Adobe software in the Central PA (USA) region.

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  News and Updates
2013-07-29 16:35:16

We highly recommend that you print out and bring along the presentation notes (slides) prior the InDesign event so you can follow along with the presenter, Tim McKenna.   This is also helpful for those who may have troubles viewing the information on screen or who happen to to sit towards the back of the room.

Download the Digital Magazines presentation slides (PDF) and print out for the event (highly recommended) digitalmagazines-130729152108-phpapp02

View the Digital Magazines Slideshare online:

Other resources:



CPAUG Dedicated Publishing Platform Example

 Expanded Videos 

DPS overview from Adobe

Uploading through Issuu - best to start at the 9 minute mark

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