Rust stops for no man. (Probably a good reason not to name your dog Rust.) But fortunately, there’s too much new stuff going on in the InDesign world for rust to take hold! Check out these articles and videos to help you keep up with the cutting edge: As we’ve mentioned, InDesign CC 9.2 (a.k.a. […]
How do you quickly find an image that is linked in InDesign on your system or network? This post gives you a number of quick find techniques.
One of the improvements to the just-released InDesign CC update is a well thought-out, complete integration of Adobe Typekit into the program.
You’ve seen this effect, right? A rectangle that appears to bend or fold backward behind itself: How on earth did I do that? Well, I used two different methods in the image above. However, in both cases, the blue frame behind the heading was created with a Rule Below — a really big, thick rule […]
I usually use smart guides to butt the edge of one object exactly up against the other. But sometimes there are so many other objects on the page that smart guides fail or are difficult to use. Of course, you could pull down a ruler guide, snap it to the edge of one object, and […]
Here’s a free video from lynda.com (recorded by the one and only Anne-Marie Concepcion) on how to place the contents of a Word file into InDesign without stripping out useful bits of formatting. The secret is to map your styles. Hint: You can find this by turning on Show Import Options in the Place dialog […]
P.G. wrote: I am proofing an InDesign document, and it has some awful hyphenations. For example, I’ve just run across bir-thday, war-ning, and alt-hough! Why is InDesign hyphenating those words wrong? This is a tricky one, but here’s my theory: I’m guessing that the Language setting is wrong for that text. Remember that language is […]
RC wrote: How can I find an empty text frame in InDesign? I’m not sure if you’re asking how to find them, or how to delete them… but here are two answers: Find First, you can find an empty text frame using the Find/Change dialog box. First, click the GREP tab, and then type <code>\A\Z</code> […]
I was playing around with the Font menu inside the Control panel and accidentally discovered something… perhaps everyone knows this already, but hey, check it out… If you hover your cursor over a font in the list, that font becomes highlighted, right? But here’s the cool part: If you press either Command or Option (that’s […]
It’s always more quiet during the holidays, but there are still some excellent videos and articles you should know about. Here’s some just in time before the new year! Never enough Tetris? Not content to allow DTP Tools to have all the fun, now Marc at Indiscripts lets you run Tetris inside InDesign with a […]
Last week, in a sort of under-the-radar blog post, Adobe announced that it would begin offering the .folio file format under a free license. In case you don’t know what that file format is, it’s the format that Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) publications are saved in. I’ve been asked by a few people what it […]
InDesignSecrets fan Ken Benson is using multi-columned text frames in an unusual way. Check it out!
We’re pleased to announce Issue 57 of InDesign Magazine has shipped! If you’re a photographer, work with photographers, or just work with a lot of images in your documents, you are going to love this issue. Articles include: Designing Photo Albums in InDesign, by Khara Plicanic: covers everything you need to know to efficiently build […]
We’ve talked quite a bit about InDesign’s Data Merge feature over the years, and I’m recording an in-depth title on the subject for lynda.com (should be out by spring). But one problem which often plagues hopeful data-mergers is the situation when sometimes a data field has some content and sometimes it doesn’t. For example, in […]
We are delighted to announce that InDesignSecrets had acquired The InDesign Conference from MOGO Media. Here’s a message from Barry Anderson, the founder of MOGO: “It’s my pleasure to hand over the reins of The InDesign Conference to the two people who truly represent the world’s biggest independent resource for InDesign users, David Blatner and […]
You know that feeling when you glance up at your calendar and think, “wait, I thought it was still September!” It’s a crazy, whirlwind time of life, especially now that we’re in the middle of so many holidays. (It feels like a nonstop party from Halloween until early January around here!) Well, that’s it. I’m […]
The Object > Transform Again commands have been written about previously, here and here. But every time that I use these commands it saves me so much work, I just have to tell someone about it! Since I’m all alone in my office, I’m going to tell you about it. Here is what happened today: I […]