Adobe Indesign – Continuing a Numbered List in a new Section or following a Header.

Since these options are not available readily in the Bullets and Numbering section I scratched my head about this for a moment. After all I wanted my numbered list which is for a list of prose that must be numbered to continue after I placed a title for my new section. The answer was easier than I thought. So to save you the trouble, here is how to make it happen.

Create a Paragraph style and name it “Numbering 1” double click this new style to go into the Paragraph style options ensure that in the “Bullets and Numbering” section, the mode is set to “Start At”.

For your section of text that you want to have continuing numbers in create another Paragraph style and name it “Numbering 2” double click this new style to go into the Paragraph style options ensure that in the “Bullets and Numbering” section, the mode is set to “Continue from Previous…”.

That should do it!


Adobe Flash Compiler Error -XML Duh Moment

So, like many things in Flash that make me want to bang my head against the wall. Here is another lovely for you.

Being a Noob I added _ underscores to my file name not thinking like a pro that this would somehow conflict with the XML file upon my attempt to test and/or publish my App.

To save you (and myself when I inevitably do this again) from the headache – because like me you might want to bang your head against the wall – here is some handy info I found on the web. It was reblogged by a chap in a similar situation as myself and so I will now reblog his reblog of a blog.


Flex compiler – application descriptor: invalid application identifier

Whenever your Flex compiler prompts
application descriptor: invalid application identifier“,
you might check your application description XML file. Your application ID might contain underscores (in my case) or other invalid characters. Since I found a hint to the solution only at, I think it’s a good idea to reblog it.

Quote from Adobe livedocs:

id – An identifier string unique to the application, known as the application ID. The attribute value is restricted to the following characters:

  • 0-9
  • a-z
  • A-Z
  • . (dot)
  • – (hyphen)

The value must contain between 1 to 212 characters. This element is required.

The id string typically uses a dot-separated hierarchy, in alignment with a reversed DNS domain address, a Java package or class name, or an OS X Universal Type Identifier. The DNS-like form is not enforced, and AIR does not create any association between the name and actual DNS domains.

More informations about the descriptor file:


The blog address is here:

Thank you sir for saving me from my own ignorance. May you help many other poor souls as well.


3 Steps to Make Your Own Font – Quick – Easy – Free

Did I just say the THREE magic words for design? I think so.

So you want to make your own font do you? Here is the quick, easy and free way to make one on the fly.

  1. Go to: and Download their template and open it in Illustrator. Grab your tablet and draw over the guides on the template with your tablet or whatever it is you want to use symbols, etc… When you are done save it as a 300 percent PNG.
  2. Now upload your file to the site. Name it, chose your output type. .TTF or .OTF and press START.
  3. Wait until it is done processing and download your new special one of a kind font. Install it on your computer and have fun.

If you want to learn how to make it a WebFont check out my next post.


3D Design, Environments, and Immersion


My Second Life  Avatar

What I have learned over the course of this quarter has deeply changed the way I look at design and its applications. I have until this point for the most part worked entirely in the 2D realm with only the most basic concept of working in Illustrator 3D workspace.

I now see objects when designing as a whole rather than as a picture of an object. In the world around me I look at an object and  I think about how I could model it. What an amazing experience to be able to look at the world with a new perspective. It feels liberating to know how nature creates the simplest of objects in our eyes and how complex they actually are.

Joining Second Life was challenging for me the class scheduled time was in contrast with my schedule but finally I was able to make it in and scratch the surface of things. I am very excited about the prospects of what these virtual worlds have to offer and I look forward to creating content for sale on Second Life.

My next step in forwarding myself along this journey is to upgrade my hardware. I need a computer and graphics card that can handle what the more advanced programs demand. This should happen soon and when it does I know I will be able to make far better designs.

I am excited to integrate the 3D realm into my own design work as far as Mobile Application Development and Animation.

Digital Storytelling -The Key to Success – Pursue your Passion

They key I chose was “Pursue Your Passion” and my reason for this is because this has been a bit of a theme for me since I started my degree at Peninsula College. I was always told that I was a decent artist but that art cannot pay the bills so I should get a “normal” job. This bad advice led me to make some seriously stupid mistakes that took me further and further from my true self. The time wasted trying to be someone I was not cannot come back to me but I can do right by myself and follow my passion now. I have been for the last two years and I must say I have enjoyed it all the way through. It is my hope this Key I have made will at least be a starting point for students to unlock their own passion and truly be themselves. passion key

The reference image I was given to model my key.


Early model when I was learning to make a key shape.

passion 3d

Finished model rendered in 3Ds Max


My avatar looking at the imported key in Second Life. It looks VERY different from the 3Ds Max file.