Author Archives: Mike Rankin

InDesign Template of the Month: Cookbook

Time for another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This month it’s a template for a cookbook. It comes with front matter, including a cover, table of contents, and introduction. Plus chapter pages for each recipe category. The fonts used are all available to sync from Typekit, or you can…

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Tip of the Week: Keeping Table Rows Together

This InDesign tip on how to tidy up your tables was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on October 5, 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: Tidy Up Your Tables

This InDesign tip on how to tidy up your tables was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on September 28, 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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InDesign Magazine Issue 102: User Dictionaries

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 102 (October 2017) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: Sandee Cohen takes you on a deep dive into InDesign’s obscure but important User Dictionary features. David Blatner is your guide for what to to tackle after you’ve mastered the basics of InDesign. InStep: Pinback Button FX…

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Mac Users Should Not Upgrade to High Sierra Yet

Important news: macOS 10.13, aka High Sierra is out, but InDesign users should hold off on upgrading because there is a significant bug that will cause problems with the cursor in InDesign and Illustrator. Adobe has published a list of Known Issues with Illustrator and High Sierra, but not one for InDesign yet. You can see…

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InDesign Template of the Month: Corporate Flyer

Time for another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This month it’s a template for a cool corporate flyer, courtesy of StockInDesign.com. This beautifully-designed template comes in both letter and A4 sizes, and is organized with layers and paragraph styles. The fonts used are freely available for commercial use.  …

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It’s InDesign Publish Online Week

If you want to publish your InDesign layout to the web with some cool interactive features, there is no simpler way than Adobe’s Publish Online. With just a few clicks, you can publish your document with animation, audio and video, buttons, and multi-state objects. You also don’t have to worry about how your layout might change when it’s published,…

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Tip of the Week: Adding Keyboard Shortcuts for Alignment Commands

This InDesign tip on adding keyboard shortcuts for alignment commands was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 7, 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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InDesign Magazine Issue 101: InDesign 101

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 101 (September 2017) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: InDesign 101: New to InDesign? David Blatner shows you how to start off on the right foot. Diane Burns shares a creative technique for drawing attention to important tabular data. Nigel French shows you how to make a…

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Tip of the Week: Faster Interactive Previews

This InDesign tip on how to get faster interactive previews was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 24, 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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Got a Feature Request? Speak Up at the InDesign UserVoice Page

In software development, as in politics and other walks of life, silence is consent. Or, if you prefer the original Latin, qui tacet consentire videtur. In other words, the squeaky wheel get the grease. If you don’t speak up, it is assumed you’re cool with things the way they are. When it comes to feature requests,…

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Tip of the Week: Controlling the Order of Scripts in the Scripts Panel

This InDesign tip on How to control the order of scripts in the Scripts panel was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 17, 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…

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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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