Learn how to use a GREP style in InDesign to automatically add space around em dashes and en dashes.
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Learn various ways to efficiently add special characters in your InDesign text, using keyboard shortcuts, Quick Apply, and more.
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A quick tip for how to set the PDF document title when exporting multiple files from the InDesign Book panel.
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InDesign has a lot of preferences that control the way it looks and behaves. In all, there are 20 sets of preferences in a dialog box with hundreds of individual settings. And it's very important for any InDesign user to understand which of those preferences apply to the application as a whole, and which ones […]
InDesign Magazine issue 88 with articles about the InDesign script-o-pedis, interviews with scriptures, XML, Excel, ebooks, and GREP.
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This mystery was driving me crazy… why won’t the hyphenated word “fitting-room” break at the hyphen? Instead, it forces the word “fitting” to hyphenate, leaving a large white space. I tried switching between paragraph composer to single-line composer; I tried adjusting the Hyphenation settings, and the Justification settings; I tried stomping my feet and using […]
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In 2011, Mike Rankin featured the story of the Chartwell typeface. It is a collection of fonts that can display various graphs in one of seven ways thanks to clever use of ligatures: Pie charts Line graphs (with fills) Vertical bars Horizontal bars Rose charts Ring charts Radar charts Since then, the Chartwell typeface has […]
With this InDesign tip you can quickly create new color groups in the Swatches panel from the colors used in selected items in your layout.
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Creative Cloud Libraries and the Creative Cloud in general offer real interconnectivity among the Adobe apps, no matter where you choose to work. And while they provide a convenient place to store and re-use assets, each app interacts with libraries and the Creative Cloud slightly differently. With so many pieces of the puzzle, having one […]
Do you have experience teaching InDesign in a classroom setting? We've put together a short survey (7 questions total) to gather information from InDesign educators for an upcoming issue of InDesign Magazine. We'd love to hear about your thoughts and experiences teaching InDesign! Click here to take the InDesign Trainer Survey.
Video course on Creative Cloud Updates shows all the latest InDesign features and enhancements.
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It's time to reveal the solution—and the winners—for this month's InDesignSecrets contest! Here's the scenario: You’ve prepared a full-color ad that will be printed in a magazine. In your InDesign file, there are just two items, a background photo saved as a JPG, and a vector logo saved as a PDF. But when you receive a proof of […]
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Following the lead of Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC, the InDesign CC 2015.4 update finally added GPU support— beginning with Macintosh computers. We covered an overview of 2015.4 features here, but we'll give more details and shortcuts in this posting. As Retina and HiDPI monitors are becoming the standard, applications have to "push" more pixels […]
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