In an analytical world, pie charts can help to serve up your data in a tasty way. This article appeared in Issue 85 of InDesign Magazine. Everyone likes pie (charts), right? Pie charts are one of the most common methods of visually representing data. Not only are they visually pleasing, but they help readers to easily understand […]
New video course shows how to master Adobe's Publish Online service.
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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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I just need to make something really clear: Don’t apply a character style to a whole paragraph! That means if your document has character styles with the same names as your paragraph styles, you’re definitely doing it wrong. If you have more character styles than paragraph styles, you’re probably doing it wrong: In the image […]
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We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 85 (May, 2016) is now available! Here's what the issue includes: David Blatner shows how a few easy techniques can improve your colors immensely. Guy van der Kolk discusses how to get started in multilingual publishing. Chad Chelius cooks up five methods for creating pie charts. Diane Burns shares the story […]
InDesign has had the ability since at least CS2 to export pages to JPEG. But the JPEG Export dialog box only allows you to specify a resolution value in pixels per inch. But I often find that I need a JPEG at a specific pixel dimension, such as 1000 pixels wide. I encountered this most recently […]
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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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New video course shows how to move content efficiently between Adobe and Microsoft applications.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
New video course shows how to create versatile branding for your business documents.
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How to create accented characters using fonts that lack them.
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