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Quick find that graphic…

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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.

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Creating a “Fold Back” Effect for a Heading in InDesign

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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 […]

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A quick way to abut the edges of 2 (or more) objects

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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 […]

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Mapping Word Styles to InDesign Styles: Free Video

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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 […]

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Words Hyphenating Wrong in InDesign

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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 […]

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Finding Empty Text Frames in InDesign

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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> […]

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Test Font Choices Quickly in InDesign CC

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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 […]

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This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 114

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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 […]

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