Author Archives: Erica Gamet

InDesign GREP Essentials: Quantity

This article is part of a series of posts on using GREP in InDesign for beginners. When writing GREP queries, you may need to indicate exactly how many times a certain character, punctuation, or operation occurs. This helps you tailor an expression to fit a specific pattern while excluding anything that doesn’t fit. When working with quantities...

6 Tips to Speed Up InDesign

Sometimes, things just don't run as smoothly or as quickly as we'd like. Even our ever-faithful companion, InDesign, is not free from frustrating slowdowns and inexplicable quirks. Some people are quick to jump on the "trash your preferences" bandwagon, but I almost never have to resort to that. If you've done some troubleshooting and are...

GREP of the Month: This or That

The vertical bar helps when you need options in your GREP searches This article appeared in Issue 81 of InDesign Magazine. Sometimes you need to find several different strings of text in your document. If you know the specific strings, you could always do individual searches, using the Text tab of InDesign's Find/Change dialog box. But you...

The InDesign Conference 2015 Wrap-Up

Another successful InDesign Conference—held in Denver, Colorado and co-located with the Photoshop Conference for Designers this year—has come to a close. The 250+ attendees left the event with brains full of InDesign tips, production techniques, and design wizardry; hearts brimming with the warmth of community; and satisfied stomachs. The Colorado weather threatened to put a...