Author Archives: Mike Rankin

100 Free InDesign Scripts

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 100 Free InDesign Scripts appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Tip of the Week: Converting Document Pages to Master Pages

This InDesign tip on How to Convert Document Pages to Master Pages was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 10, 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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How to Keep the CC Libraries Panel Closed

I love guacamole. I love making it and I love eating it. But as much as I love me some guac, I wouldn’t put it in my coffee. For everything, even awesome things that we love, there is a time and a place. That’s why despite the fact that I love CC libraries and use…

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Noun Project Offers Access to a Million Icons in InDesign

Do you regularly need to insert icons into your InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator files? If so, check out the add-ons available from the Noun Project. They give you access to over one million royalty-free icons (with a paid subscription). You can also access the icons for free with a Creative Commons license via the website…

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InDesign Template of the Month: Manual

Time for another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This time it’s a template for a manual. This Letter-sized template comes with master page designs for basic pages, pages with sidebars, and a table of contents. There are also detailed instructions on the pasteboard for setting up running heads,…

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InDesign Magazine Issue 100: 100 Tips, 100 Free Scripts

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 100 (August 2017) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: 100 Tips! We scoured every past issue of InDesign Magazine to bring you the best of the best. 100 Free Scripts! Mike Rankin shares a big list of free scripts to save you time, money, and toil…

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InDesign Template of the Month: General Purpose Binder

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 general purpose binder. It comes with master page designs for the cover, inside pages,…

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Bug Fix for InDesign CC 2017.1

If you experienced problems after updating to InDesign CC 2017.1, there may be a fix for you. In June, Adobe released a couple bug fixes for Windows and Mac to address the following problems: Header row goes missing when duplicating tables InDesign crashes while showing tabbed panel in ScriptUI dialog A Startup Script, which performs…

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Tip of the Week: How to Instantly Switch a Swatch’s Color Mode

This InDesign tip on How to Instantly Switch a Swatch’s Color Mode was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on July 20, 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…

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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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