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019 Using multiple windows for comparisons


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InDesign Secrets

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Video: 019 Using multiple windows for comparisons

David Blatner: When you want to get a better view of something in the real world, you don't just sit still and stare at it harder. No, you get up and look at it from different perspectives. Well, you can do that with InDesign too. The trick is the New Window feature. Here's how it works. I'll go to the Window menu, go down to the Arrange menu, and choose New Window. Now I am looking at the same document, this HanselandPetal catalog, in two different windows side by side. What's great about this is I can have different views in each window. For example the one here on the right which is currently selected I can change into Preview mode. I'll press W to go into Preview mode and I can see that looks pretty good.
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  1. 21m 20s
    1. 205 Managing scripts NEW
      5m 38s
    2. 51s
      1. Welcome to InDesign Secrets
        51s
    3. 23m 15s
      1. 202 Formatting drop words in a text document
        10m 39s
      2. 203 Sharing custom workspaces
        4m 22s
      3. 204 Creating a "fold back" effect
        8m 14s
    4. 21m 20s
      1. 197 Permanently disabling hyphenation
        4m 25s
      2. 198 Adding prefixes to page numbers
        4m 19s
      3. 199 Taming baseline grid previews
        3m 53s
      4. 200 Using Work and Turn to create two-sided documents
        3m 6s
      5. 201 Making better Bridge previews
        5m 37s
    5. 18m 10s
      1. 193 Printing tracked changes
        5m 41s
      2. 194 Using Ink Manager before sending your project to the printer
        3m 2s
      3. 195 Fast layout with column spans in styles
        3m 34s
      4. 196 Working with dynamic layouts
        5m 53s
    6. 19m 0s
      1. 189 Placing InDesign files
        5m 14s
      2. 190 Make an image sandwich: Putting an image in front and in back of text for a magazine cover
        2m 36s
      3. 191 Deciding between reflowable and fixed-layout EPUB
        7m 14s
      4. 192 Test font choices quickly in CC
        3m 56s
    7. 26m 39s
      1. 184 Put a box around or behind a paragraph
        3m 53s
      2. 185 Fixing three common Word formatting glitches
        5m 27s
      3. 186 Making long shadows
        5m 41s
      4. 187 Three ways to prevent a word from hyphenating
        4m 28s
      5. 188 How to type the last page number in a book
        7m 10s
    8. 12m 17s
      1. 180 One-sided custom strokes for image borders
        2m 45s
      2. 181 The fastest way to find missing links
        2m 53s
      3. 182 Start a document on a left-hand page
        2m 41s
      4. 183 Borrowing preset art paths from Illustrator and Photoshop for fresh frame looks in InDesign
        3m 58s
    9. 15m 21s
      1. 176 Quickly empty out an InDesign document of text and images
        3m 41s
      2. 177 Add a font from Typekit in CC
        4m 35s
      3. 178 How to hide the content grabber donut
        1m 51s
      4. 179 File naming for healthy EPUBs
        5m 14s
    10. 15m 35s
      1. 172 Making a character style change only the tint of your text
        2m 27s
      2. 173 Editing table set up from the keyboard
        4m 40s
      3. 174 How to sort text in InDesign
        2m 34s
      4. 175 Making captions easy (ignore text wrap object style library item live caption)
        5m 54s
    11. 12m 59s
      1. 169 All about All Caps (change case open type option)
        4m 36s
      2. 170 Batch convert InDesign files to IDML and other formats
        2m 35s
      3. 171 Fun with placeholder text
        5m 48s
    12. 11m 52s
      1. 166 Creating blank entry spaces on forms
        3m 53s
      2. 167 Creative uses of the Slug area
        4m 45s
      3. 168 Change the UI languaging in InDesign CS6 and CC
        3m 14s
    13. 21m 11s
      1. 161 Keeping page numbers on top of master items
        3m 55s
      2. 162 Adding automatic currency symbols in a table cell or before text
        3m 50s
      3. 163 Make a pop-up footnote for your ebook
        3m 48s
      4. 164 Deleting tabs at the beginning of paragraphs and applying a paragraph style
        3m 10s
      5. 165 Five InDesign Presentation tips
        6m 28s
    14. 19m 54s
      1. 157 Sharing swatches (PS/IL/ID and ID to ID)
        3m 36s
      2. 158 Convert rounded corners to editable paths
        3m 15s
      3. 159 Convert local formatting to character styles
        5m 14s
      4. 160 Sort an index by page number
        7m 49s
    15. 16m 58s
      1. 153 When InDesign ignores your leading values
        4m 5s
      2. 154 Extracting images from a Word document
        3m 42s
      3. 155 Uncommon uses for Quick Apply
        6m 2s
      4. 156 Uncovering InDesign's magic font folders
        3m 9s
    16. 28m 47s
      1. 148 Cropping with paste into
        5m 18s
      2. 149 Using vertical justification to spread out text in a frame automatically
        5m 16s
      3. 150 Rotate text inside a frame, or the frame around the text
        2m 30s
      4. 151 Looking at snippets vs. libraries
        6m 49s
      5. 152 Import a folder full of pictures, one per page
        8m 54s
    17. 19m 0s
      1. 144 Lay out a front back and spine for a book jacket
        6m 12s
      2. 145 Ghosting area of image behind text
        2m 53s
      3. 146 Make a transparency mask in InDesign
        3m 45s
      4. 147 Using preflight to find common document errors
        6m 10s
    18. 22m 35s
      1. 139 Faking bold and italic when the font family doesn’t have one
        5m 2s
      2. 140 Keeping the same scale size when updating or relinking to images
        3m 9s
      3. 141 Inserting glyphs
        6m 42s
      4. 142 Building richer, bolder color gradients
        3m 7s
      5. 143 Finding the right font with InDesign’s font menus
        4m 35s
    19. 21m 28s
      1. 135 Fitting text to a specific size
        4m 45s
      2. 136 Quick tips for making a small PDF file size
        6m 9s
      3. 137 Sharing presets, workspaces, and custom shortcuts sets
        5m 17s
      4. 138 Making a multi-level numbered list
        5m 17s
    20. 17m 21s
      1. 131 Changing the shape of polygons and starburst as you draw or afterward
        4m 17s
      2. 132 Contextual text and images that you only want sometimes visible
        4m 55s
      3. 133 Creating nav points in a movie
        4m 31s
      4. 134 Adding effects to your rule above and rule below
        3m 38s
    21. 22m 44s
      1. 127 Making automatic jump lines
        6m 52s
      2. 128 Turning off allow pages to shuffle in order to separate facing pages
        3m 40s
      3. 129 Dealing with parentheses around text size
        4m 19s
      4. 130 Make a fill in the blank label for contracts and forms
        7m 53s
    22. 23m 24s
      1. 122 Allow text frame to resize with text
        2m 43s
      2. 123 Mapping Word styles to InDesign styles
        5m 48s
      3. 124 Make two automatically threaded text flows
        3m 36s
      4. 125 Saving for Web in InDesign
        6m 7s
      5. 126 Numbering rows in a table
        5m 10s
    23. 13m 49s
      1. 119 Making alternative body text styles for fast typesetting
        5m 3s
      2. 120 Making InDesign patterns with the free PatternMaker
        3m 45s
      3. 121 Creating pull quotes the easy way
        5m 1s
    24. 13m 56s
      1. 116 Selecting text with the InDesign keyboard dance
        2m 0s
      2. 117 Including a total page count in your page numbers
        6m 19s
      3. 118 Making a custom arrowhead
        5m 37s
    25. 21m 53s
      1. 111 Packaging images on the pasteboard
        3m 32s
      2. 112 Automatically updating figure references for books
        6m 9s
      3. 113 Adding Tool Tips to your form fields in InDesign
        3m 21s
      4. 114 Setting poetry, flush left, center on longest line
        3m 54s
      5. 115 Use bookmarks to navigate long documents in production
        4m 57s
    26. 18m 25s
      1. 107 Using the same keyboard shortcut for two different commands with the Context feature
        5m 22s
      2. 108 Making a text highlighter
        3m 33s
      3. 109 Updating an interactive PDF without losing work done in Acrobat
        5m 30s
      4. 110 Adding custom text at the beginning of each line automatically
        4m 0s
    27. 25m 3s
      1. 103 Converting text to outlines the right way
        4m 30s
      2. 104 Turning InDesign into a speed demon
        8m 31s
      3. 105 Working with MiniBridge
        5m 45s
      4. 106 Customize your QR codes
        6m 17s
    28. 16m 34s
      1. 099 Aligning Objects tips and tricks
        5m 10s
      2. 100 Applying corner options to any shape
        2m 17s
      3. 101 Converting footnotes to endnotes with a free script
        4m 49s
      4. 102 Making tab leaders pretty
        4m 18s
    29. 24m 41s
      1. 095 Managing changing pages with primary text frames
        5m 23s
      2. 096 Secrets of the Info panel
        7m 31s
      3. 097 Surprising ways to do a word count
        5m 29s
      4. 098 Placing an object where you want it with an object style
        6m 18s
    30. 30m 33s
      1. 089 Three great Object Styles for any designer
        8m 1s
      2. 090 Choosing alpha channel image transparency
        2m 25s
      3. 091 Adding and reading metadata for InDesign files
        3m 25s
      4. 092 Adding ALT tags to your images
        6m 59s
      5. 093 How to Place & Link a text frame's text but not its formatting
        7m 4s
      6. 094 Setting the baseline position of a caption
        2m 39s
    31. 17m 58s
      1. 085 Using Illustrator to create InDesign gradient swatches
        4m 49s
      2. 086 Building a simple grep style to change character size
        3m 45s
      3. 087 Exporting a grayscale PDF
        3m 16s
      4. 088 Three ways to cheat text outside of its frame
        6m 8s
    32. 28m 38s
      1. 081 Creating a custom cross-reference format
        13m 53s
      2. 082 Putting different-sized pages on a single spread
        3m 7s
      3. 083 Formatting prices with nested and grep styles
        6m 21s
      4. 084 Checking out the Gridify tricks
        5m 17s
    33. 19m 17s
      1. 077 The secrets of formatting objects with Find/Change
        6m 36s
      2. 078 Using ruler guides: 10 great tricks
        5m 3s
      3. 079 Converting a clipping path to a frame
        4m 24s
      4. 080 Adding a drop shadow to a single word inside a frame
        3m 14s
    34. 31m 18s
      1. 073 Working with sets in the content conveyor tool
        10m 40s
      2. 074 Running text along the top and the bottom of a circle
        3m 51s
      3. 075 Creating a list using the Table of Contents feature
        3m 25s
      4. 076 Quickly threading frames together and unthreading frames
        13m 22s
    35. 29m 32s
      1. 069 Ten uses of the Story Editor
        11m 39s
      2. 070 Moving an object: Ten ways!
        7m 18s
      3. 071 Understanding optical margin alignment (and the quote trick)
        4m 23s
      4. 072 Changing the shape of any frame with the pen tool
        6m 12s
    36. 17m 53s
      1. 065 Customizing the story editor preferences
        6m 10s
      2. 066 Setting the size of text exactly with this free script
        3m 28s
      3. 067 Using Gravity to simulate perspective
        3m 15s
      4. 068 Fixing the overflowing text frame problem in EPUBs
        5m 0s
    37. 23m 54s
      1. 061 Embedding images
        7m 44s
      2. 062 Adjusting leading inside a paragraph
        4m 47s
      3. 063 Placing one InDesign file inside another
        3m 58s
      4. 064 Creating bookmarks for PDFs
        7m 25s
    38. 29m 16s
      1. 057 Text wrapping
        6m 54s
      2. 058 Inserting pages: Understanding the Pages panel
        4m 20s
      3. 059 Copying paths between Illustrator and InDesign
        5m 14s
      4. 060 Automating Find/Change with the Find/ChangeByList script
        12m 48s
    39. 35m 12s
      1. 051 Five things that should be in every new file
        5m 19s
      2. 052 Forcing EPUB page breaks with invisible objects
        6m 21s
      3. 053 Understanding component information
        6m 39s
      4. 054 Creating running heads using section markers
        4m 16s
      5. 055 Making a font with InDesign using the IndyFont script
        5m 20s
      6. 056 Finding where that color is used
        7m 17s
    40. 23m 41s
      1. 047 Specifying an exact amount of space between objects
        5m 17s
      2. 048 Fixing last lines that are too short
        8m 16s
      3. 049 Creating web graphics from your InDesign artwork
        7m 20s
      4. 050 Using “No Language” to suppress unwanted hyphenation, spell-checking, and smart quotes
        2m 48s
    41. 21m 30s
      1. 043 Formatting fractions correctly
        8m 11s
      2. 044 Fixing unwanted hyperlinks in an imported Word file
        5m 57s
      3. 045 Inline graphic tricks with invisible paragraphs
        4m 21s
      4. 046 Ensuring the first line of every chapter starts in the same spot
        3m 1s
    42. 29m 36s
      1. 037 Updating a linked table without losing formatting
        5m 18s
      2. 038 Creating electronic sticky notes
        4m 49s
      3. 039 Moving master page items to the top layer for visibility
        2m 48s
      4. 040 Five guide tricks that will impress your coworkers
        6m 18s
      5. 041 Letting InDesign add the diacritics
        4m 21s
      6. 042 Using single-cell table cells for custom paragraph formatting
        6m 2s
    43. 28m 19s
      1. 033 Importing a custom dictionary
        7m 8s
      2. 034 Changing document orientation and page size
        6m 45s
      3. 035 Numbering instead of using auto page numbers
        6m 23s
      4. 036 Setting story order with the Articles panel
        8m 3s
    44. 37m 59s
      1. 027 Creating running heads using variables
        5m 1s
      2. 028 Live Caption tips and tricks
        8m 3s
      3. 029 Making professional drop caps
        10m 37s
      4. 030 Making two-state buttons in interactive documents
        5m 5s
      5. 031 Moving pages from one document to another
        3m 15s
      6. 032 Wrapping bulleted text around a curve
        5m 58s
    45. 23m 50s
      1. 023 Using layer comps in Photoshop files to show alternates in InDesign
        4m 19s
      2. 024 Adding custom HTML tags to EPUB/HTML exports
        5m 32s
      3. 025 Tracking down type issues with the composition highlighter
        8m 13s
      4. 026 Managing your InDesign panels
        5m 46s
    46. 21m 34s
      1. 019 Using multiple windows for comparisons
        3m 35s
      2. 020 Putting images on a stroke
        5m 23s
      3. 021 Making your own motion path
        5m 43s
      4. 022 Copying objects between Illustrator and InDesign
        6m 53s
    47. 23m 8s
      1. 015 Aligning numbered lists by decimal points
        3m 9s
      2. 016 Running a script
        9m 33s
      3. 017 When text disappears from a text frame
        6m 18s
      4. 018 Preview and Presentation modes (changing color etc.)
        4m 8s
    48. 25m 19s
      1. 011 InDesign's Easter eggs
        5m 0s
      2. 012 Three cool GREP styles everyone can use
        7m 35s
      3. 013 A field guide to special characters
        8m 2s
      4. 014 Trashing the application preferences to solve weird behaviors
        4m 42s
    49. 26m 6s
      1. 007 Selecting through and into objects using cmd-click and Select Above/Below
        5m 46s
      2. 008 Some great tips and tricks for the Swatches panel
        9m 40s
      3. 009 Saving down for backward compatibility with INX and IDML
        5m 54s
      4. 010 Using the INX and IDML formats to fix problems
        4m 46s
    50. 23m 26s
      1. 003 The indispensible Quick Apply feature
        5m 29s
      2. 004 Customizing the Links panel
        6m 53s
      3. 005 Magically building graphs with the Chartwell font
        7m 43s
      4. 006 Using the Eyedropper tool to pick up character or paragraph attributes
        3m 21s
    51. 9m 6s
      1. 001 The hidden "auto-expand text" feature
        5m 51s
      2. 002 Letting InDesign do the math for you
        3m 15s

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In this series, David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción, co-hosts of the web's top resource for InDesign tips and tricks, InDesignSecrets.com, share some hidden and sometimes surprising workflow tips that will make working in InDesign more efficient and more fun. The course covers built-in timesaving features such as Quick Apply and auto-expanding text, but also little-known tricks, such as using the eyedropper to copy and paste character and paragraph text attributes and making accurate selections by selecting through or even into objects.

New techniques will be added to the collection every other week, so check back early and often. Find more tips and tricks at indesignsecrets.com.

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019 Using multiple windows for comparisons

David Blatner: When you want to get a better view of something in the real world, you don't just sit still and stare at it harder. No, you get up and look at it from different perspectives. Well, you can do that with InDesign too. The trick is the New Window feature. Here's how it works. I'll go to the Window menu, go down to the Arrange menu, and choose New Window. Now I am looking at the same document, this HanselandPetal catalog, in two different windows side by side. What's great about this is I can have different views in each window. For example the one here on the right which is currently selected I can change into Preview mode. I'll press W to go into Preview mode and I can see that looks pretty good.

That's what the design looks like with all the guides hidden and all the stuff on the Pasteboard hidden and so on. The one on the left here still shows me all the guides. I can also go over here. I'll click on the window on the left and I'll zoom in. I can change my magnification from one side or the other. This way I could have a zoomed-in view in one window and a zoomed-out view in another. The New Window feature also solves a problem that we've had for years with InDesign and that is how do I change the color of something without seeing the selection? For example, I want to change the color of this word Shrubs, but I can't see the color I am applying because it's reversed.

It's reversed out because of the selection. For example, I'll go over here and choose from the Swatches menu this yellow color. Well, I can see that it looks blue here and I know that I did not select blue, right? Well, that's okay. Then I look at the window on the right and we can see that I could see it in yellow. Let's go ahead and zoom in here so we'll be able to see this better, there we go. Shrubs is yellow over here and reversed over here. So I can change this to any color I want, maybe green, and even though I can't see what it looks like on the left, I can in my new window.

Here is another New Window. I'll close the Swatches panel here. I am going to just scroll that up, pan up here, pan up here, so we can match the two more or less. And I am going to put this side, this window on the left into CMYK view. Right now it's in RGB view, but if I change this to Proof Colors, it changes it into CMYK view. And I'll also press W over here so I can hide all those guides and we can see now we have an RGB view on the right and a CMYK view on the left.

This gives me a way to compare and contrast what it would look like if I exported this as a SWF or an interactive PDF over here or if I exported this out to print on the left. Of course, I don't have to stop with just two windows. I could open up another new window and another and another. I am going to open a third window like this and that looks pretty ugly. I can't really see what I want to see. So I am going to go to the application bar up here. If you don't see an application bar, you can grab it out of the Window menu by turning on and off Application Bar, but in this case I have it opened already and I'm going to use this little Arrange Documents pop-up menu and you can see that this lets you arrange your documents in various ways.

In this case I am going to choose three 3-Up like that. SO I can see that I've got one large one on the left and two smaller ones on the right. I am going to go down here to the lower right and zoom back so I can see a whole bunch of my document all at one time. In this window up here, I'll go into Fit Spread in Window with a Command+Option+0 or Ctrl+Alt+0 to fit that into the window and then over here on the left, I'll just bring this to a 100% view to view my document at that size. Most InDesign users have to force themselves to use New Window a few times before they find themselves reaching for spontaneously, but when you want a better perspective on your document it's a great tool to have at your disposal.

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