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 Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, August 07, 2014
Sometimes InDesign seems like it willfully ignores you. Like when you set an exact leading amount and the program completely disregards that value.
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.
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, July 24, 2014
Snippets and libraries are both reusable pieces of InDesign content. Anything you can select can be turned into either a snippet or a library object—and can then be used again and again in other InDesign docs.
Both techniques beat copying and pasting. But what’s the difference? Why use snippets over libraries … or vice versa?
By David Blatner | Thursday, July 17, 2014
Everyone knows you can rotate a text frame at any angle you want: 5 degrees, 63 degrees, etc. The text then tags along with it.
But what if you want to rotate text separately from the frame—or rotate the frame around the text? I show you how this week in InDesign Secrets.
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, July 10, 2014
Let’s say you have two text blocks of different lengths. How can you unite them visually and create a consistent look and feel in your design?
By David Blatner | Thursday, July 03, 2014
InDesign is pretty intuitive, but some features aren’t obvious until you see them in action. Paste Into is one of those.
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, June 26, 2014
Your design is done. It looks great! But when you go to print it, InDesign squawks at you. It’s finding problems that aren’t detectable to the naked eye: overset text, missing fonts, missing links. That’s all fine and good—but why doesn’t InDesign alert you to these issues earlier in the process?
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