By David Blatner | Thursday, October 30, 2014
Many designers are called upon to give presentations. But instead of creating a PowerPoint or Keynote deck, or even a custom PDF, I suggest you present from the software you know best: InDesign.
In this free video, I provide a bunch of handy tips for setting up and delivering your presentation in InDesign.
By David Blatner | Thursday, October 23, 2014
Macs and PCs aren’t typewriters! But people still add spaces or tabs to the beginning of paragraphs in their documents. Unfortunately, it then falls to you, the designer, to remove them for layout in InDesign.
By David Blatner | Thursday, October 09, 2014
Wouldn’t you love to be able to apply currency symbols in InDesign without having to type them or locate them in the font menu?
You can. The trick lies in an unlikely place: bullets.
And I’ll show you how in this week’s InDesign Secrets.
By David Blatner | Thursday, September 25, 2014
This week’s free InDesign Secrets tip is about indexing in InDesign—but it’s really about solving another common design need: a custom table of contents.
By David Blatner | Thursday, September 11, 2014
Live Corners allow you to apply corners to almost any object in InDesign. You can access this feature through the Object > Corner Options menu or through the menus in the Control panel.
My favorite way, as shown in today’s InDesign Secrets, involves invoking Live Corner mode with the Selection tool.
By David Blatner | Thursday, August 28, 2014
InDesign has a couple of font-locating tricks that seem almost magical to the untrained eye.
By David Blatner | Thursday, August 14, 2014
InDesign automatically embeds any images in your Microsoft Word document inside your layout.
It’s a nice feature, but the problem is the embedded images don’t live anywhere on your computer. They aren’t editable and they also make your InDesign file much larger than necessary.
So in this week’s episode of InDesign Secrets, I offer a simple way to extract Word document images from InDesign and get them onto your hard drive where they belong.
By David Blatner | Thursday, July 31, 2014
Today’s episode of InDesign Secrets was inspired by a question from a fan who asked, “How do I import a folder full of pictures, and place just one on each page?”
The truth is it’s a difficult task to perform with InDesign alone. But there are two (non-intimidating!) scripts that make it possible.
In this week’s free tutorial, I’ll pop out the Scripts panel and show you how to get to the Image Catalog script, which comes built into InDesign.
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