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Free Fixed-Layout EPUB Webinar

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One of the most exciting new features in the 2014 Release of InDesign CC is the ability to output a fixed-layout EPUB directly from InDesign. This is huge, especially if you work with children’s books, textbooks, cookbooks, or other highly-designed layouts that you want to make into ebooks. And now you can learn all about InDesign’s new […]

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Creating a Batch of PDFs With a Script

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Outputting a PDF from a well-created InDesign file is quite painless. Outputting many PDFs from many well-created InDesign files is painless too, but it can take up a lot of your time. Thankfully, there is a script that makes an otherwise tedious task only take a moment – Batch convert from Peter Kahrel. In this article, the focus […]

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InDesign Secrets Video: Placing a Folder of Images

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Did you ever have a folder full of images that you wanted to place into an InDesign document, so that each image was placed on a different page? In the latest InDesign Secrets video on lynda.com, David Blatner shows how to accomplish the task with a pair of scripts. The first is the Image Catalog script that comes […]

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Formatting Fractions

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by Ben Richardson Formatting fractions can be quite easy when you’re using high-quality OpenType fonts. Just select the fraction text and choose Open Type > Fractions from the Character panel menu. But when you are working on something like textbook or a cookbook, you can easily have dozens (or hundreds) of fractions to set. And then it can be […]

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InDesign Magazine Issue 64: The Music Issue

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Cue the music… We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 64 (August, 2014) is now available! This month’s theme is “The Music Issue,” and whether you like Beethoven, the Beatles, or Beyonce, you’re going to love these articles: Nigel French explores “band posters” and provides step-by-step instructions for designing three cool classic music posters. Sandee Cohen […]

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Premium Member Benefit: Free Tri-Fold Brochure Templates

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Quiz time! What’s the number one most important InDesign feature for guaranteeing efficiency and quality results in any project? Answer: templates! Having the right InDesign template can jumpstart any project and save you a tremendous amount of time and effort over the course of a job. A good template keeps things looking and behaving consistently from […]

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Tip of the Week: Automatic Article Arrangement

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This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on July 24, 2014. 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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Free Guides to New Features in InDesign

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If you ever have to juggle different projects using different versions of InDesign, it sure would be handy to have one guide showing which features were new with each version. Happily, such a guide exists and you can download it for free. Created by Adobe Certified Instructor/Milwaukee IDUG Chapter Rep/all-around swell guy James Wamser, this 43-page PDF […]

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This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 123

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Last week was “pi approximation day” (22/7) so I’ve been thinking a lot about estimates, approximations, or “ballpark figures.” I guess that’s why I’m comfortable with this series of articles being called “This Week in InDesign Articles.” Obviously it doesn’t truly come out weekly, and the articles aren’t all from a single week. It’s really […]

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InDesign Secrets Video: Snippets and Libraries

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InDesign offers you two great features for re-using page items: snippets and libraries. So how do choose which one is right for your needs? Simple, just watch Anne-Marie Concepcion’s latest InDesign Secrets video on lynda.com. In the video, Anne-Marie covers all the important details of working with snippets and libraries, their strengths and weaknesses, and most importantly […]

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Version-Specific Application Icons for InDesign

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Before CS6, Adobe had different icons for each version of its applications. So it was relatively easy to tell which version you were using to open a file. Starting with CS6, Adobe stopped changing the icons for each version. So it was easy to get confused as to which version you very using. Today I decided to […]

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Applying Gradients to Multi-Line Text

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Did you ever wish you could fill multi-line text with a gradient, so that the gradient is applied to each line separately, like so: If you target the fill of the text and just try dragging with the Gradient tool, the gradient gets applied once to all the text in the frame. Instead, take advantage of […]

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Tip of the Week: Get the Gray Out of Your Gradients

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This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on July 10, 2014. 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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InDesign Secrets Video: Rotating Text and Text Frames

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In the latest episode of InDesign Secrets on lynda.com, you can learn how to achieve some cool text effects by rotating text and text frames independently. David Blatner shows how to get different results by using different tools. You can keep your text horizontal, and rotate the frame to a different angle. Or keep the frame level, […]

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Selecting Horizontal and Vertical Spaces With GREP

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by Erica Gamet If you use GREP in InDesign, you either know the name Peter Kahrel or you should. He literally wrote the book on using GREP specifically in InDesign. I had the pleasure of meeting him in person at this year’s PePcon (in my GREP session, so no pressure there). He let me in on a little addition to InDesign’s […]

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Ink Manager: Never Forget This Step Before Exporting a PDF

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Talk to any printer and they’ll tell you: Designers are forever sending them PDF and InDesign files with spot colors when they really want process colors. Please: do yourself and your printer and everyone around you a favor and learn two things: How to work with spot colors properly; And even more important: Open the […]

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New InDesign FX Movies at lynda.com

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One of the nifty new features in the 2014 Release of InDesign CC is the improved handling of scaled effects. Now when you scale an object with transparency effects applied to it all (including drop shadows) the effects will also scale as expected. And to mark this occasion, I’ve added four new movies to the InDesign FX […]

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Using InDesign as a CAD Tool

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by Olav Martin Kvern I like to build things. Physical things, not just software and page layouts. In fact, I like to build synthesizers and robotic musical instruments. Yes, I am a weirdo. Don’t run away just yet—even though you may not be doing this yourself, there’s a reasonably good chance that you’ll be able […]

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ComboMambo Script Updated for InDesign CC 2014

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If you’ve ever used InDesign’s PDF form tools to make a List Box or Combo Box, you know what a pain it can be to add a long list of choices manually. So. Very. Boring. That’s why InDesign scripter Chuck Weger created the ComboMambo script back in 2012. It allows you to import a list of […]

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