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 Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, October 16, 2014
Footnotes transition easily to the EPUB format and now, with InDesign CC, you can make your footnotes stand out—or pop out—even more.
Learn how to transform regular footnotes into pop-ups using the EPUB Export Options dialog, in this short, fun episode of InDesign Secrets.
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 Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, October 02, 2014
Creating your headers and footers at the master page level? It’s a good first step to keeping repeating elements like these consistent, when working with long documents in InDesign.
But have you made sure your header and footer content is legible on every page? Small details like page numbers can be easily obscured by images and background colors.
In this episode of InDesign Secrets, I show you two quick tricks to keep your master page content visible on every page.
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, September 18, 2014
One of the most common problems designers find in InDesign layouts they receive is inconsistent text styling.
For every type of formatting in your documents, there should be a corresponding paragraph or character styles. Unfortunately, many times editors will simply override the style and apply italics, emphasis, or some other formatting locally. But when you open the Character Styles panel, those little “Override” pluses are the last thing you want to see.
Luckily, there are two ways to find and fix local formatting—even in an extremely long document—in InDesign.
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 Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, September 04, 2014
Color consistency across related InDesign documents—like, say, a media packet for a client—is critically important.
But how do you get the colors you’re using in one document over to another?The secret (the InDesign Secret!) lies in swatches.
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, August 21, 2014
Any designer worth her salt knows about Quick Apply in InDesign — but I have a few other uses for Quick Apply that often surprise InDesign users.
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