InDesign Secrets

Tip of the Week: Finding Style Overrides With Preflight

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 27, 2015. Sign up now and every week you'll get a new InDesign Tip of the Week and Keyboard Shortcut of the Week, along with roundups of new articles at InDesignSecrets and CreativePro, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll all the […]

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This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 136

Rain has finally come to the great American northwest, where I live. It’s been a hot, dry, dusty, sunny summer (apparently some people really like sunshine, but I’m almost ecstatic to see the rain again). Fortunately, rain or sun, we can always find something to read or watch, such as… Haptics is the “science of […]

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Free lynda.com Videos: Special Table Effects

When I think of InDesign tables, I think of one InDesign expert more than any other: Diane Burns. So it's totally fitting (and totally awesome) that Diane has brand new lynda.com course called InDesign Tables in Depth. The course contains almost 50 videos, covering every aspect you'd need to understand to become a total Jedi […]

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A Script to Show Options for Placed Files

  When you use File > Place you are given a dialog box with a choice to Show Import Options. Tip: Hold down Shift when opening a file and Import Options automatically opens without having to select it. Import Options allow you do control certain aspects of the placed file, including cropping, visible layers, image proxies, color profiles, clipping […]

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New Contest! The Riddle of the Inverted Arrows

Hey folks, it's time for another InDesign mystery that you can solve for a chance to win an awesome prize! Here's the scenario: There are several arrows in your layout with simple arrow heads on one end and solid circles on the other end. There’s just one problem: all the arrows are pointing the wrong […]

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Tip of the Week: Where the Heck Are My Scripts?

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 20, 2015. Sign up now and every week you'll get a new InDesign Tip of the Week and Keyboard Shortcut of the Week, along with roundups of new articles at InDesignSecrets and CreativePro, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll all the […]

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Free InDesign Template of the Month: Tabbed Booklet

Another month, another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This month it's a template for a tabbed booklet, developed by James Wamser of Ripon Printers. This is great for something like a user manual, handbook, cookbook, or anything where you want to give users quick and easy access to well-organized […]

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Adobe Drops Fonts, Leaves Users Stranded

We wish this were one of our infamous April Fool’s Day jokes, but it’s not. At some point in the near past, sometime after InDesign CC was released, Adobe quietly stopped installing almost all the fonts that used to come with the program. Mike wrote that up here. At a time when Adobe has repeatedly announced its […]

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Creating Cross References with Text Anchors

InDesign’s Cross-References panel lets you create x-refs such as “see Oranges and Apples on page 23.” But cross-references have two important limitations: In general, the text you’re referencing needs to be on the page (“Oranges and Apples” in the example above) In general, the text has to have a paragraph style applied to it However, […]

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InDesign’s Publish Online Can Now Be Embedded in Web Sites

Adobe has been quietly rolling out new features as part of their Publish Online service, which lets InDesign CC users upload their documents as freely accessible web documents. Because Publish Online is handled as a service, Adobe can update features without users having to update InDesign itself. For example, yesterday morning, they added an "Embed" button […]

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Tip of the Week: Keyboard Shortcuts for Document Presets

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 13, 2015. Sign up now and every week you'll get a new InDesign Tip of the Week and Keyboard Shortcut of the Week, along with roundups of new articles at InDesignSecrets and CreativePro, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll all the […]

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Multiple Artboards: An Alternative Approach to Importing Layered Illustrator Files

In this article, we will look at how to use the multiple artboards feature of Illustrator for placing different versions of a piece of art in InDesign. As you'll see, it can be a very useful an alternative to using Illustrator layers and layer overrides in InDesign. In Illustrator, we’ll start by creating a document with three […]

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Free lynda.com Video: Using Auto Leading for Inline Graphics

One of the most often repeated tips for setting great looking type in InDesign is to avoid the use of auto leading (which you can easily spot by the presence of parentheses around the leading value). But, there is one case when the use of auto leading is not just a good idea, it's essential. […]

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InDesign New Features Guide Updated for CC 2015.1

James Wamser has updated his indispensable InDesign New Features Guide so it includes CC 2015.1 The 101-page interactive PDF is free and a must-have quick reference for hardcore, get-a-life InDesign geeks…not that I know anyone who fits that description ;) Be sure to check out the bookmarks that you can use to jump to the details […]

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Creating Smarter Text Styles for Long Documents

Working as both a designer and prepress specialist, I receive a lot of files that I wish were built better, smarter, and with intelligence working in the background. All of which can be accomplished with strategic use of the Based On feature for styles. A lot of people do not use this fantastically time saving function, […]

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InDesign CC 2015.1 Released

The 2015.1 release of InDesign (11.1.0.122) is now available. Ladies and gentlemen, start your updaters. What's New? Publish Online got some new features including: Support for all locations (previously it was limited to English versions only) Multiple page spreads Multiple page sizes Text hyperlinks (including TOC markers, index markers, and cross references) Support for 96 […]

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Tip of the Week: Grouping and Ungrouping via the Layers Panel

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 6, 2015. Sign up now and every week you'll get a new InDesign Tip of the Week and Keyboard Shortcut of the Week, along with roundups of new articles at InDesignSecrets and CreativePro, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll all the way […]

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Using the Links Panel to Locate the Original Raw Image

Have you ever worked on an InDesign document and needed to locate one of the original images? Take for example, this InDesign layout. It has a nice photo, but the photo is too small and I want to locate the larger version of it. I know I have the original photo somewhere, because I took the photo. But […]

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Free lynda.com Video: Creating Drop Words

We've all heard of drop caps, but have you ever heard of a drop word? Well, you have if you've read this post, in which David Blatner details his method for making entire words (of any length) take on the position and formatting of drop caps. There isn't a single feature in InDesign to accomplish […]

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Recosoft ships ID2Office v2.1

Press Release Osaka, Japan, August 7 2015 – Recosoft Corporation the developers of PDF converter applications and PDF to InDesign conversion products has started shipping ID2Office v2.1 the newest version of the InDesign to Word, PowerPoint and Keynote conversion plug-in for InDesign Creative Cloud 2015.   ID2Office v2.1 has been enhanced to support Adobe InDesign […]

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