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InDesign Template Essentials: Text Frame Object Styles

Another month, another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This month we have another set of Template Essentials devoted to text frames with object styles applied to them. Using these items can save you time and remind you of the fantastic things you can do with object styles. The set includes text […]

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This Month in Articles, April 2016

I’m having an argument at the moment with the moderator of a closed InDesign group on Facebook who thinks that posting helpful links to other sites (such as InDesignSecrets or Lynda.com) is somehow spamming or trolling. In my opinion, posting links is one of the most important things we can do — because no one […]

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The Worst Designed Feature in InDesign

Everyone gets frustrated with InDesign sooner or later… even us! (And you know I truly love InDesign.) But a few features in this program go beyond just frustrating and enter a realm called “bang your head on the desk trying to figure out why Adobe did it this way.” Don't get me wrong—I know no one on […]

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50 Shades of White

Trish Witkowski guides you through a blizzard of white paper choices. This article appeared in Issue 84 of InDesign Magazine. White paper is like poetry without words. It’s a blank canvas that comes in many shades, each with its own personality. As someone who has studied thousands of creative printed materials over the past two decades, I […]

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PePcon Speaker Dossier: Diane Burns, the Animations Super Star

In the PePcon Speaker Dossier series we’re getting up close and personal with some of the coolest people on the planet: the print, PDF, and digital publishing gurus who’ll be the speakers at the conference! You've read their books, seen their videos, and liked their Facebook posts, now you can get to know them a little more […]

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Live Preflight Tips for Publish Online

When creating InDesign documents for print, I’ve been recommending the use of Live Preflight since InDesign CS4, when the feature was introduced. So when I started making documents for Publish Online, naturally I created a custom Live Preflight Profile to check them as well. Here's why. To Detect Overset Text and Other Common Text Errors First, I […]

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Mystery of the Missing Link Contest Answer and Winners!

It's time to reveal the solution—and the winners—for this month's InDesignSecrets contest! Here's the scenario:  You're checking over a file getting it ready for output. You come across an image and want to see its resolution and color space. So you select the image and look in the Links panel. But the panel shows no information at all. […]

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PePcon Speaker Dossier: Colin Flashman, the Merger

In the PePcon Speaker Dossier series we’re getting up close and personal with some of the coolest people on the planet: the print, PDF, and digital publishing gurus who’ll be the speakers at the conference! You've read their books, seen their videos, and liked their Facebook posts, now you can get to know them a little more […]

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