Author Archives: Erica Gamet

InDesign GREP Essentials: Wildcards

This article is part of a series of posts on using GREP in InDesign for beginners GREP finds patterns based on generalities. That is, you don’t need to know exactly which numbers you’re looking for, just that you are, indeed, looking for numbers. Wildcards come into play when we need to write an expression that…

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InDesign GREP Essentials: How to Add, Delete, and Re-Arrange Text

This article is part of a series of posts on using GREP in InDesign for beginners One of the biggest advantages to using GREP with Find/Change in InDesign is the ability to manipulate the text you’ve found. For instance, you could find everything that fit the pattern of a price: \$\d+,*\d+\.\d{2} and then in the Change…

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InDesign GREP Essentials: Ready-to-use Expressions

This article is part of in a series of posts on using GREP in InDesign for beginners. Learning GREP isn’t easy. Fortunately, InDesign comes with a few ready-to-use expressions already written for you. The two I use the most are especially handy for cleaning up Word files riddled extraneous white space (extra spaces after punctuation and extra…

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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…

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InFocus January 2017

In excerpts from Why Fonts Matter by Sarah Hyndman, this article explains the psychological effects of fonts on the reader, for the purpose of helping you use type more effectively. The post InFocus January 2017 appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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InFocus: July 2016

In excerpts from Why Fonts Matter by Sarah Hyndman, this article explains the psychological effects of fonts on the reader, for the purpose of helping you use type more effectively. The post InFocus: July 2016 appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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All Your Creative Cloud Assets in One Place

Creative Cloud Libraries and the Creative Cloud in general offer real interconnectivity among the Adobe apps, no matter where you choose to work. And while they provide a convenient place to store and re-use assets, each app interacts with libraries and the Creative Cloud slightly differently. With so many pieces of the puzzle, having one…

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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…

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Tip of the Week: Color Panel Tips

With this free InDesign script, you can fix problematic text wrap with precision and ease. The post Tip of the Week: Color Panel Tips appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Adding Colors to Your InDesign Documents With Adobe Capture

There are so many options for getting colors into an InDesign document, whether they’re imported or created right within InDesign. With the introduction—and recent coming of age—of the Creative Cloud, those colors can come from a wide range of sources. Having Creative Cloud as a central repository makes quick work of finding color inspiration in…

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Inspirational InDesign Projects on Behance

Need ideas and inspiration for your next project? A visit to Behance is like pulling back the curtains on a vast Universe of Awesome. The post Inspirational InDesign Projects on Behance appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Supercharge Your Workflow

Erica Gamet shares a bunch of add-ons that can help you get your work done faster and easier without sacrificing quality. The post Supercharge Your Workflow appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Adding CC Library Assets to Adobe Comp

Adobe Comp CC gives you the ability to easily work up a comp design—using actual assets instead of placeholders—that you can then send to the desktop to finalize the design. But that doesn’t mean the workflow only moves in the direction of mobile to desktop. Working in the Creative Cloud ecosystem allows for two-way flow,…

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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…

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Working With Text in Adobe Comp CC

Using Adobe’s Comp CC mobile app can be a valuable first step in your InDesign workflow. Comp lets you rough out your design on your iPad, then further refine and complete your design in InDesign (or Illustrator or Photoshop) on the desktop. There seem to be a lot of requests for Comp to deliver more…

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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…

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