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InDesign New Features Guide Updated Back to Version 1

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Would you like to do some time travel? Download the updated version of James Wamser’s great InDesign New Features Guide. You can travel into the not-so-long-ago time when QuarkXPress reigned as the king of desktop publishing. A young upstart called InDesign 1.0 was the young David that challenged the king with its exciting new features […]

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Tip of the Week: Converting InDesign Notes to PDF Comments

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This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on December 5, 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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Did You Know InDesign Ignores CMYK Profiles?

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Here’s something every InDesign user should know, but almost none do: InDesign, by default, completely ignores CMYK profiles you have embedded in your images. If you don’t know what that means, let me explain: Let’s say you convert an image to CMYK in Photoshop.  (Note that I rarely convert images to CMYK, preferring to leave […]

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InDesign Secrets Video: All About All Caps

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When you need to emphasize a specific piece of text, what kind of formatting do you choose? Do you try to stay classy, and use italics? Do you get really bossy and use bold? Or do you really TURN UP THE VOLUME WITH ALL CAPS? Yes, if it wasn’t for all caps, how would we shout in […]

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Leading as a Character Attribute? I’m a Believer!

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Ever since I started working with the first beta of InDesign (K2), I’ve been irked by the choice of the engineers to make leading a character attribute. I’d “grown up” with years and years of QuarkXPress and MS Word, where leading is a paragraph attribute. I remember during the InDesign beta, Olav Kvern tried to […]

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InDesign Magazine Issue 68: Workflow

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We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 68 (December, 2014) is now available! This month’s theme is Workflow: how teams of people can work together to produce any kind of publication or document. Here’s what the issue includes: Adam Haus lays out the important questions you need to ask, and the choices you have when working […]

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Tip of the Week: Measuring Angles

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This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on November 28, 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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Arranging Numbered Lists in Separate Frames

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Did you know you can have numbered lists run in a sequence that jumps across separate frames (stories)? Way back in 2007, Anne-Marie wrote a terrific column explaining how to use the list feature to set up that type of numbered list. Without going into too much detail, the trick is to define a custom list […]

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Premium Member Benefit: Perfect Bound Cover

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It’s time for templates again!  This time it’s a perfect bound cover for Premium members of InDesignSecrets. (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) Once again, the original template came to us from James Wamser of Ripon Printers. We modified it and added elements to make laying out a cover for a perfect-bound document easy and efficient. […]

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Traps when Packaging Data Merge files

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I often recommend that clients use Adobe InDesign’s “package” feature to collect all assets into one folder to give to another party. While it is not completely foolproof, it is certainly better than providing no links or fonts at all, or wasting time trying to find those assets manually. When packaging a file used for […]

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What’s the Difference Between EPUB, DPS, and PDF?

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I saw this question on twitter recently: “What is the fundamental difference between EPUB3 and Adobe DPS?” and I realized that I’ve been asked this a lot recently. For example, we had an EPUB track and a DPS track at The InDesign Conference and a lot of people wrote in to ask which one they […]

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A Shortcut to Constrain Transformations

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This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on November 20, 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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New lynda.com Course: Creating Fixed Layout EPUBs with InDesign CC

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Most InDesign users would love to have a simple, export-once-you’re-done way to turn their layouts into digital publications. Digital pubs that include not just the fonts, colors, and layout (like a PDF), but also any interactive elements (video, buttons, animation) they care to add, and have that miracle file and its buttons and gizmos work, dangit, on […]

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Adobe Drops DPS Single Edition Support from Creative Cloud

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 [Editor’s note: This article is in two parts. First, an article by Bob Levine; followed by additional notes by David Blatner.] Adobe is announcing today that it will be “retiring” the Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition (DPS SE) from the Adobe Creative Cloud on May 1 (2015) and removing it as a purchasable product from Adobe.com even sooner, […]

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This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 128

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Hey, did you see our new 3-minute PePcon video yet? If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like going to a PePcon, this should give you a good idea. And, once you finish that, take a moment to peruse this list of terrific articles and videos I’ve compiled! InCopy users take note: Chad Chelius has posted […]

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InDesign Secrets Video: Changing the UI Language

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InDesign is used all around the world, so of course the application supports many different languages. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy or obvious just how you would go about changing the language of InDesign’s user interface. In fact, there isn’t an officially supported way to do this. But there is a super obscure trick […]

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New lynda.com Course: Creating Long Documents With InDesign CC

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As I was preparing for my session on long documents for the InDesign Conference earlier this month, I realized that 2014 is my 20th year making books and other long docs. And it has been a blast making all those pages on everything from gardening to geometry to fruit to football. So it feels like perfect […]

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Converting Cross References to Text and Retaining the Information

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Cross references were introduced to InDesign in 2008 in version CS4. A cross reference allows you to insert text within one paragraph that references the text in another position across the document. (Hence the term cross references, sometimes shortened to x-refs.) A typical x-ref might be: For more information see “Working with text” on page […]

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Styling Code Snippets with GREP Styles

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I received an urgent plea for help from a designer in Romania who’d tracked me down through a web forum where I’ve posted answers to a great many InDesign questions. He was on a very tight deadline, and he’d suddenly hit a problem he couldn’t crack. He had a 90-page book with many examples of […]

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Tip of the Week: Making Custom Motion Paths for Animation

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This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on November 13, 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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