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By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Fitting Text to a Specific Size

Live Text Effects with InDesign

Ever see a great text treatment and wonder if it’s an image or actual live type? You too can fool the eye and create type that looks like a work of art—and then customize it to fit any frame.

By David Blatner | Thursday, January 16, 2014

Automatically threaded text flows: InDesign Secrets

Automatically threaded text flows

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When you import long documents, Adobe InDesign can automatically add as many text boxes or “frames” as your text requires and thread them together in a “text flow.” But can you set up two separate automatic text flows in InDesign? Yes, you can. David Blatner shows how to create the initial text frames on your master page, create two separate threads, and place a document in each thread. Then watch as InDesign adds the additional text frames and pages you need and flows the text between the connected frames. Click the video below to get started.

By David Blatner | Thursday, January 2, 2014

Allow a text frame to resize with text: InDesign Secrets

Resize a text frame with text

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Do overset text icons make you crazy? Do you hate manually resizing your text frames? Learn how to fit your frames to your content in a couple of different ways in this episode of InDesign Secrets. David Blatner shows you how to resize a text frame with a keyboard shortcut, a (double) click of a button, or without any input from you at all using Adobe InDesign’s auto-sizing options.

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