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InDesign Magazine Issue 71: Fine Art

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We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 71 (March, 2015) is now available! This month's theme is Fine Art: using InDesign to create high-quality art books for print and digital. Here's what the issue includes: Tina Henderson surveys the world of digital fine art publishing. Matt Mayerchak delves into the details of producing high-quality art […]

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Making Patterns with Conditional Text

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Besides being an full-time InDesign user, I'm also avid knitter. While many people doodle cartoon characters during meetings, I tend to doodle knitting pattern ideas. Quite often in my life, my love for InDesign and pattern-making collide and the result is a blog post. For example: How to Make an Argyle Pattern in InDesign (using PatternMaker) How to Make Lumberjack […]

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InDesign Secrets Video: How to Hide the Content Grabber

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I was tempted title this post "How to Hide the !@#$ Donut" since that's the phrase that would pop into most folks' minds when they wanted to search for an answer to this problem. But I'm not sure Google understands grawlix. Anyway, you know what I mean. Every single InDesign user on the planet has at […]

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Creating Live Captions With Auto-Fit Transparency Effects

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Recently I got a question from someone who was having trouble combining two InDesign features: live captions and auto-fit for text frames. The person was trying to create nice-looking photo credits by grabbing the Author metadata from photos and putting it in a partially transparent text frame, that automatically fit the length of the author's […]

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5 Reasons for Unexpected Overset Text

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When writing the post for our contest in January, I stumbled across a small mystery that was entirely separate from low first baseline that was the subject of the contest. When I moved the text frame in the contest file from the page to the pasteboard, it instantly became overset. Having seen this phenomenon before, I […]

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Tip of the Week: Toggling Find/Change Direction

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This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on February 19, 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 130

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InDesign… the final frontier… this blog records humankind’s adventure through the InDesign galaxy. This is Captain Blatner’s log… stardate 49201 (or something like that). Here are some InDesign-related links I feel all InDesign users (and Romulans) should know about: Curious about what’s new in InDesign CC 2014.2? Here’s a video by some crazy guy named […]

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Page Layout, Pre-Photoshop: Watch the Video

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Photoshop is celebrating its 25th anniversary — that'd be its silver anniversary, if it were celebrating a marriage. (And I guess it is, in a way — the marriage of pixels and people who love them.) Lynda.com published a beautiful site this week, called 25PS, dedicated to the honor and the glory that is Photoshop. Scroll […]

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Free InDesign Template of the Month: Newsletter Layout (Premium Members’ Benefit)

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It's time for templates again! This month, Premium members of InDesignSecrets get a cool Newsletter template, normally $99, but free for you, courtesy of StockLayouts. (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) StockLayouts calls this design "Investment Management," but we like it because it lends itself to so many types of organizational newsletters. Plus, it affords […]

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Mystery of the Missing Image Contest Answer and Winner!

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Last week I posted a challenge for folks to explain this strange looking screenshot: You can see evidence of an image placed in a frame, but the image itself is not visible. Once again, I was overwhelmed by the fantastic responses folks sent me, which demonstrated more ways to explain the screenshot than I had imagined possible. So in this case, there […]

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Tip of the Week: Precisely Positioning Column Guides

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This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on February 12, 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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Dealing with Corrupt InDesign Files

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Recently, I was contacted by a major university press regarding a problem they had run into: an overseas designer was working on a 600-page book but had fallen gravely ill. They had the designer's InDesign files, but they could not open them—they always crashed InDesign before the program even opened. Could I help? “I'd certainly […]

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Working With Custom Glyph Sets

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Tired of searching through the huge glyph sets of OpenType fonts for just a few obscure glyphs that you often need? Ever wonder if you could create a library of your favorite glyphs and use it across multiple machines? Yes you can! It's easy to create, edit, and share custom sets of your most often needed glyphs in InDesign. Here's how […]

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New Contest! Solve the Mystery of the Missing Image

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Last month, many of you enjoyed solving the mystery of the low first baseline. So as promised, we're back with a brand new contest that will get you thinking deep InDesign thoughts—and give you a chance to win a great prize. This time, you have to explain what's going on in the screenshot below. You can see […]

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Tip of the Week: Tabs Panel Tips

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This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on February 5, 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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Five Great Uses for Object Styles in InDesign

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The annual InDesign Conference, produced by the InDesignSecrets.com team, is an amazing show. In addition to attendees enjoying live presentations from top InDesign experts worldwide, they get a set of detailed speakers notes from every session written just for the conference. We want to share some of our favorite excerpts with you. Let's start with a section […]

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InDesign Secrets Video: Making Captions Easy

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There are all kinds of InDesign "secrets." Some are nifty tricks that you might use once a week or once a month. Some are mind-blowing things that might just inspire you to think harder and get the most out of your tools. And then there's the most valuable kind of secret—the kind that you'll use over and […]

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Making InDesign Work Like Illustrator: Multiple Artboards on One Large Pasteboard

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Some people are used to the way Adobe Illustrator works and get frustrated with they work with InDesign. There are actually a lot of similarities between the two applications, but how they handle their workspaces is definitely very different. In InDesign, “pages” live in “spreads” and each spread has its own “pasteboard.” In Illustrator, one […]

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Tip of the Week: Linking to a Page in Another InDesign Document

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This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on January 29, 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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