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.
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 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 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 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?
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, June 12, 2014
Need to place text (like a caption) over a busy image? Don’t strain your readers’ eyes.
Ghost the area behind that text—with InDesign. In this week’s InDesign Secrets, Anne-Marie Concepción shows you how to add a low-opacity fill to text frames that makes type easier to read, while still revealing a hint of the image beneath it. Ghosting an image isn’t spooky; it’s just a great trick.
Watch this week’s free movie, and check back next week for more InDesign Secrets.
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