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InDesign Secrets Video: Laying Out a Book Cover

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Did you ever have to create a layout for a book cover? In some cases, it can be a tough task, especially when you don’t know the exact width of the spine until the last minute. But, as David Blatner shows in the latest episode of InDesign Secrets on lynda.com, you can quickly create a perfect cover file, with the front and back […]

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Getting Started with InDesign Videos

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Need to learn InDesign fast? You can learn the basics — enough to get up and running — in just 25 minutes with this new video course at lynda.com called Getting Started with InDesign. Okay, I should say it’s not technically “new.” To be candid, we took the first five movies from my 9-hour title […]

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This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 121

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PePcon is coming and there is so much more to do! So I’d better get this list of great articles off my plate and on to yours. Take a moment and check these out; good stuff in here! Are you looking to find an indexer who knows InDesign? (Hint: follow that link.) Important stuff: 10 InDesign […]

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InDesign Magazine Issue 62: A Fresh Start

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We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 62 (June, 2014) is now available! This month’s theme is A Fresh Start. Brian Wood has been teaching folks how to customize InDesign for maximum efficiency. And in this issue, he shares his Top Ten Tips for tweaking InDesign so it works the way you want it to. […]

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A Tip for Duplicating Pages

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Direct from the obscure-but-useful-tips department: A really easy, quick way to duplicate a page is to hold down the option key (Mac) or alt key (Windows) while dragging the page icon in the Pages panel. However, there is a bit of subtlety to this that you should be aware of. If you option/alt-drag a page to […]

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InDesign Secrets Video: Finding the Right Font

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In the latest episode of InDesign Secrets on lynda.com, Anne-Marie Concepción shares some great tips and tricks for using InDesign’s fonts menus (found in the Control panel, Type menu, and Character panel). In the video, Anne-Marie shows the new features for searching fonts and creating a group of favorite fonts in InDesign CC. Both are hugely helpful […]

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Applying Flexible Paragraph Spacing in InDesign

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When it comes to creating space between paragraphs in InDesign we generally use the Space Before and Space After options. These settings suffice for continuous text flow. However when I work on single-frame stories, there are times when I wish I had access to what I’d call ‘flexible paragraph spacing’ in InDesign. I use two workarounds […]

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Using the Rectangle Frame Tool to Add Hyperlinks

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by Ben Richardson Adding hyperlinks to interactive PDF files in InDesign isn’t anything new. We’ve all been doing it since we started using InDesign, and it’s something quite easy to pick up. This tutorial is about a less conventional (but just as easy) way of making hyperlinks using invisible rectangles that you create with the Rectangle Frame Tool. […]

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Creating Scalloped Edges

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You know what a scalloped edge is, right? Named after the humble marine mollusk, scalloped edges are made up of a series of curved projections, and can be found on everything from bricks and buckets to bikinis and blankets. Here are a few ways to make a scalloped edge in InDesign. Use a Custom Dotted Stroke […]

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Making Long Shadows in InDesign

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I was watching Justin Seeley’s recent video about making long shadows in Illustrator and I thought, “jeez, why would anyone use Illustrator?!” No, I’m just kidding! I love Illustrator. But I did think, “hey, let’s do it in InDesign!” Here’s how you can make long shadows in InDesign: Here’s what we’re starting with… just text […]

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How to Type “The Last Page Number in a Book”

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You already know that InDesign has a “the last page number” text variable, right? To get that, you choose Type > Text Variables > Insert Variable > Last Page Number. And because it’s a variable, it automatically updates if the last page number of that document changes. Cool! But what if you want “the last […]

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Creating Transparent Table Strokes

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Recently, I wanted to make a quick table with transparent strokes around the cells. You may already know that this isn’t a standard feature in InDesign. If you have fill colors applied to table cells and set the strokes to [None], the strokes will disappear, but in their place you’ll see the cell fill colors […]

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Creating Sequential Numbers for Data Merge… with a script!

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Readers familiar with my articles will be aware that I have made InDesign’s Data Merge feature do some useful and sometimes unusual things, but the majority of my day-to-day work using Data Merge is sequentially numbered stationery. The sequential numbers required for the stationery are typically prepared in a spreadsheet such as Microsoft Excel and […]

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InDesign for editors

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As an InDesign consultant and educator, I encounter many companies where editors, journalists, copywriters, and other wordsmiths use InDesign. More often than not, these people have to make late-stage edits in a complex layout that was created by someone else. Yes, I realize that this is what Adobe InCopy is created for, or alternatives such […]

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This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 120

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Well, it’s Friday afternoon… what better time to stop, smell the roses (um… sunflowers), and read a bunch of great articles about InDesign and InDesign-related stuff! Have you created an InDesign template that you want to sell? Erica tells you how to sell your templates! You won’t want to use these fonts based on mathematical […]

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Revealing All Tracking and Kerning in Text

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Editor’s note: This little nugget was originally an InDesign Magazine Tip of the Week, but since it’s not documented anywhere that we could find, it is the very definition of an InDesign “secret,” and thus must be shared here too. By the way, sign up now to receive the Tip of the Week, so you don’t […]

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Speed Up Your GREP Styles

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by Peter Kahrel Fact: Searches and replacements done from InDesign’s GREP tab in the Find/Replace window are blindingly quick. Another fact: GREP styles are a great time-saver—some well-designed GREP styles can save you a lot of formatting. However, a third unfortunate fact is that long documents can become sluggish if they contain many GREP styles. If […]

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Abrir un PDF desde Word

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¿Sabías que es posible abrir un PDF desde Microsoft Word? Pues es posible siempre y cuando utilices la versión 2013 de Microsoft Word para Windows. Puedes hacerlo desde el menú...

Working with Smart Folders in OS X

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A smart folder is a folder in Mac OS whose contents determined by a set of rules that you’ve created. It’s very similar to Smart Collections in Bridge, only on a OS-wide level. You can make smart folders that automatically collect all kinds of documents on your computer together into a single location — but remember […]

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InDesign Magazine Issue 61: DPS Tips!

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We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 61 (May, 2014) is now available! This month’s theme is Adobe DPS, and boy do we have it covered. At a whopping 114 pages this is the biggest issue ever of InDesign Magazine! We highly advise that you find yourself a comfortable chair before downloading this issue. […]

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