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Why Fixed-Layout EPUB From InDesign is a Big Deal for Designers

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by Gerald Schmidt From a very early glimpse (just a table with a few splashes of color) at the start of 2014, to the big unveiling earlier this summer at PePcon and the Creative Cloud launch, the new fixed-layout EPUB export feature has been, for me, the year’s main event in the InDesign world. Selecting Export […]

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The InDesign Conference Returns to Seattle

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There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love delving into history and those who prefer to focus on the present and future. (Of course, I don’t really believe that there are only two kinds of people, but it is such a convenient saying.) My problem is that I am forever wanting […]

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InDesign Secrets Video: Unexpected Uses For Quick Apply

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Any time someone asks me what’s my favorite InDesign feature, I tell them without a doubt, it’s Quick Apply. It makes the job of applying styles to a large amount of text so much faster and easier, I can’t imagine going without it. Geeks be warned: the instant gratification you get with Quick Apply is […]

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How to Find Your Creative Cloud Applications in Windows 8.1

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I may be in the vast minority but I really enjoy working with Windows 8.1. Despite all the negativity, Microsoft has done a pretty good job of addressing most of the complaints users have lodged from a usability standpoint. But one complaint I see over and over again is from Creative Cloud subscribers who can’t find the applications […]

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An Improved Sample Buttons and Forms Library Panel

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Did you know that InDesign has a built-in library of buttons and forms elements? You can open it by clicking in the Buttons and Forms panel fly-out menu. The folks at Adobe went to a great deal of effort to create the Sample Buttons and Forms library. They created 152 different library items, including checkboxes, radio buttons, and […]

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Press Release: Teacup Moves to Subscription Pricing

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Teacup moves to subscription pricing Teacup Software announced its move to a subscription pricing model for its plug-ins for InDesign starting with the 2014 release of Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Teacup’s industry-leading BarcodeMaker, DataLinker, TypeFitter and PatternMaker plug-ins are all now available for download for InDesign CC 2014. The plug-ins add a variety of features to InDesign, […]

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Improved Scaling of Effects in InDesign CC 2014

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One of the cool new features in the 2014 release of InDesign CC is the way transparency effects are handled when you scale them. Now, by default, effects like Drop Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, and others will scale right along with the object they are applied to. And if you open the Effects dialog box, you’ll […]

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Tip of the Week: Quick New Color Swatches

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This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 14, 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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This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 124

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I was joking with a friend of mine, asking if he had decided to switch back to QuarkXPress, and we laughed but I realized it made me sound old… like joking about going back to typewriters… that there is a generation of designers and production staff who had never even considered QuarkXPress, much less used […]

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Data Merging Individual Records to Separate PDFs

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One of the most common requests that I hear concerning Data Merge is “how do I break up the merge into separate PDFs for each record?” A post I wrote elsewhere shows several solutions for splitting a large PDF into smaller files (or single-page files) named either generically or based on the data supplied. These solutions […]

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InDesign Secrets Video: Extracting Images From Word Documents

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For InDesign users there are a few certainties in life: death, taxes, and the fact that somewhere along the line you’re going to have to deal with Microsoft Word documents. And when you place content from Word into InDesign, you have to decide how you want to handle any images that came along with the text. […]

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Create Word Clouds in InDesign With Wordalizer

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Word clouds are fun way to capture the essence of an article, a story, or even a whole book in a single graphic element. But you’d never want to make one manually. Fortunately, there is a great script for creating word clouds in InDesign: Wordalizer by Marc Autret. Wordalizer has been around since 2010, and now it has been updated with […]

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Creating a Pinwheel Effect With Image Frames

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Nowadays it seems like there’s an almost infinite supply of design inspiration at your fingertips with Behance, Pinterest, Flickr, Google Images, and of course, Twitter. A recent tweet from the official InDesign account shared the link to an awesome Flickr set of vintage science and tech ads from the ’50s and ’60s. And one of the ads […]

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Tip of the Week: Deleting Text With Find/Change

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This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 7, 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 way […]

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Grouping and Ungrouping Objects With the Layers Panel

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As a frequent visitor to the Adobe InDesign User Forums, I often come across topics that make for interesting discussions. And sometimes I even find a brilliant InDesign “secret,” like the following one which will allow you to easily control the structure of groups. I must admit that I didn’t know about this technique before I saw it on […]

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InDesign Secrets Video: Why Leading Values Get Ignored

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Lots of folks love a good mystery, but even Sherlock Holmes wouldn’t enjoy deciphering InDesign’s occasionally strange behavior when it comes to paragraph leading.  Fortunately, the solution is elementary, dear Watson! Just watch the latest InDesign Secrets video on lynda.com, in which Anne-Marie shows the situations when other settings will override your choice of leading. So check out […]

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How to Use in5 to Include InDesign-generated Animation in DPS Articles

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InDesign’s wonderful Animation and Timing panels (located in Window > Interactive) allow you to create some pretty nifty animation effects with just a few clicks, right in InDesign. These easy-to-use panels were introduced way back in InDesign CS5 for creating SWF output. But alas, any animation you create with these panels will not work in Adobe Digital […]

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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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