By David Blatner | Thursday, December 11, 2014
Designers often need to convert InDesign files to another format for publication (such as PDF) or collaboration (IDML for CS4 to CS6 users).
The Export dialog box works fine when it’s a one-off. But when you have a whole folder’s worth of project files? Get ready for tedium.
By David Blatner | Thursday, November 20, 2014
InDesign versions differ from country to country.
But what if you prefer to work in a different language than what ships with your version of InDesign?
By David Blatner | Thursday, November 06, 2014
Highlighting the blank entry spaces in a form by hand? Check out this episode of InDesign Secrets.
By applying paragraph rules that use the Text option for their width, you can quickly style empty areas in a table-based form.
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 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 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 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.
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