Unicode lets you insert tens of thousands of different characters into your text, even including crazy characters like those that let you “type” u?op ?p?sdn. But just because you can insert a character doesn’t mean that InDesign will know what it is or what to do with it. This became apparent a little while ago […]
Rust stops for no man. (Probably a good reason not to name your dog Rust.) But fortunately, there’s too much new stuff going on in the InDesign world for rust to take hold! Check out these articles and videos to help you keep up with the cutting edge: As we’ve mentioned, InDesign CC 9.2 (a.k.a. […]
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.
One of the improvements to the just-released InDesign CC update is a well thought-out, complete integration of Adobe Typekit into the program.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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> […]