Come for the Content. Leave with a Community™ Wow, has it been five years already? We’re so pleased to announce the fifth annual PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference®, coming to Chicago, June 15-18, 2014! PePcon is the world’s greatest event for InDesign users — bringing together users, trainers, experts, developers, and members of the […]
Let InDesign and your computer make fast work out of finding all the missing links scattered around your hard drive.
So you want to use a dashed line, and you want to specify exactly how long the dash should be and how long the gap should be. On the one hand, this is easy, but on the other hand, it can be maddeningly difficult in InDesign. Here’s a quick rundown of the problem and solutions. […]
The great folks over at Rorohiko have developed an amazing plugin called Magneto Paths. This plugin makes objects stick together while they are being drawn, resized, and reshaped. This means you can effectively apply more than one stroke or fill to (what appears to be) a single object. To demonstrate the true beauty of this plugin, […]
There has been some debate about whether, now that InDesign CC has been released, there would be any more updates to InDesign CS6. InDesign CS6 is still available for purchase with a perpetual license, and it can be downloaded if you have a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud. Today, September 30, 2013, the question […]
Have you ever yearned to apply multiple strokes to on object in InDesign? Have you wanted more flexibility with your strokes than just a stroke and a gap color? For years now, I have wanted InDesign to be able to have the equivalent of the Illustrator’s Appearance panel, where I can apply multiple strokes and […]
I’m not sure which is more amazing, that Anne-Marie and I just finished our 200th podcast or that this is Articles list number 111! Even more wonderful is that as I look over “the back issues” I see that the old lists and podcasts are almost entirely still relevant today! Digital Stuff Are you creating […]
I wrote an article a while back about how to change the color of a character style back to “ignore” so that the character style would no longer apply a color. It’s not obvious how to do that! Anyway, Susan wrote in a comment there: What I need is a character style that tints all colors […]
Hola a todos,
Os dejo los enlaces:
Pero olvidaros de los PDF tan majos que hacían en las versiones 5.5 y anteriores. Eso paso a la historia.
Oh yesterday was such fun… after working on a document for a while, pressing Cmd/Ctrl-S every so often (thinking I was saving it), I tried to Undo a mistake I made. Nothing. I headed over to the Edit menu and Undo and Redo were both grayed out. And then the other shoe dropped: I looked […]
When you place a layered Illustrator file, you have the options of showing or hiding those layers from within InDesign instead of having to go back to Illustrator to change the visible layers. This is a terrific way to show alternate versions of a file, make working with buttons or object states easier, or just […]
[Note: This guest post was written by Peter Gold, who has been using and training both FrameMaker and InDesign for a number of years.] Levi wrote: Could someone explain to me the key differences between InDesign and FrameMaker and when I would use one or the other for technical writing? This is such an easy […]
I love working with bullets and numbered lists in InDesign, I think it’s a quick and easy way to add some structure to your lists or title formats in your document. But I often see people avoiding this option because they think it’s either hard to master or complicated to manage. Let’s go over a […]
I have long envied the covers of Sports Illustrated–but not the sports stars or the bathing beauties. My eye has been on one specific effect: Part of an image “pops” out and covers up part of the magazine’s logo. The logo remained vectors but the text over and behind it was built of pixels (Figure […]
A survey of the various options for creating calendars for 2014.
Changing the language of InDesign’s menus, dialog boxes, and panels has been important for thousands of users around the world for years — after all, if you need to use the English version of InDesign but you’re Swedish, you’re probably going to use it more efficiently if it’s in your native language! Unfortunately, Adobe has […]
The other day on the User to User forum there was a post from someone who had just switched from Pagemaker and was assured that InDesign in Creative Cloud would be able to open Pagemaker files. That person was getting nothing but errors and so I found a few old Pagemaker 7 PMD files and […]
One of the things I pushed for when Creative Cloud was announced was the inclusion of InCopy. Besides being a great content editing companion program to InDesign it also has some features that even InDesign doesn’t have such as text macros and some editorial tools. My favorite and probably the most overlooked is the ability […]
Has your keyboard shortcut for aligning text to the left stopped working? If so, you're not alone. A whole bunch of Macintosh Mountain Lion users have experienced the problem. Here's how to fix it.
Look, I love my kids, but I have to admit that I’m really looking forward to next week when they go back to school and we regain some normal sense of schedule and routine around here! Maybe then I’ll have a moment to sit and read up on all the cool InDesign stuff that’s going […]