Author Archives: Mike Rankin

InDesign Template of the Month: Business Stationery

Time for another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This time it’s a template for business stationery. It comes with seven different master page designs, for a letterhead, business card, envelope, mailing labels, and FAX cover sheet.    Naturally, the content is formatted with paragraph and object styles that you…

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Tip of the Week: Making Find/Change Settings Stick

This InDesign tip on making Find/Change settings stick was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on July 14, 2017. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter your email…

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Tip of the Week: Adding Space Around Lists with Spans

This InDesign tip on adding space around lists with spans was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on July 6, 2017. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter…

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Image Tips from CreativePro Week

Big news! Last week on Facebook Live, David and Anne-Marie announced that CreativeProWeek 2018 will take place June 4-8 in New Orleans! You can see the recording of the announcement here. Mmmm, I can almost taste the beignets. In honor of this announcement, I thought I’d share a few of the tips from my session…

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InDesign Magazine Issue 99: Automated Publishing

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 99 (July 2017) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: Coletta Perry surveys the tools, platforms, and strategies for automating your publishing workflows. Ilene Strizver shows how to build a better bullet. Bob Levine answers your trickiest InDesign questions. Erica Gamet brings another list of cool stuff…

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InDesign Template of the Month: Newsletter

Time for another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) Note: this is the second template posted this month, to compensate for a recent month when no template was posted. This time it’s a template for a newsletter.      The template comes with three different master page designs, and frames…

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Tip of the Week: Scotch Tape FX

This InDesign tip how to create scotch tape FX was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on June 22, 2017. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter your…

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Tip of the Week: Quick and Easy Photo FX

This InDesign tip how to create quick and easy photo FX was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on June 15, 2017. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll down to the bottom of this…

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InDesign Template of the Month: Dynamic Presentation

Time for another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This month it’s a template for a dynamic presentation. This stylish template comes with five different master page designs, and frames for images and text, all styled with paragraph and object styles that you can use as-is or adapt to your needs. Instructions…

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Button Animation Tip for Interactive Documents

One of the best parts of my job is when folks send me their favorite InDesign tips and tricks. Even better is when they send me videos of tips and tricks! Recently Michela Di Stefano sent me a video showing a cool tip for directing the viewer’s attention to interactive elements in digital documents. It…

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InDesign Magazine Issue 98: Animation

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 98 (June 2017) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: Wish you had the power to make sweeping changes to the content and formatting of your InDesign documents? You do! Chad Chelius explains. David Blatner shares his thoughts on the latest update to InDesign. Melinda Grant shares three…

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