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.
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 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 David Blatner | Thursday, August 28, 2014
InDesign has a couple of font-locating tricks that seem almost magical to the untrained eye.
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.
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