Author Archives: Mike Rankin

InDesign Magazine Issue 105: Designing Books

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 105 (January 2017) is now available! This special issue features a brand new design from start to finish! (All of us at the magazine would love to know what you think of the new design, so once you’re done reading the issue, please take our survey!) Here’s what…

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Top Posts of 2017

With the 2017 calendar dwindling down to just a few pages, it’s a good time to take a peek back at the most popular articles we published this year. The following ten posts got the most views of any new content we published. And we published a lot! 293 posts, in all. Roughly, 200,000 words dedicated to…

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InDesign Template of the Month: Booklet

Time for another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This month it’s a template for a booklet. The template is in letter format (8.5″ × 11″), and it comes with 24 pages, controlled by 6 master page designs, with additional page elements you can use to create custom designs…

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InDesign Poll Results: Upgrading to CC 2018

Hey folks, it’s time to share the results of our latest poll, and kick off a new one! This past month’s poll asked when you planned to start using CC 2018. We got well over 1100 responses from folks in 82 countries. So whether you’re from Austria, Australia, Brazil, or Bangladesh, thank you for taking the time to chime…

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InDesign Magazine Issue 104: Accessibility

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 104 (December 2017) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: Kevin Callahan details how to build ebooks with a strong foundation to reach more readers. Erica Gamet introduces an app that lets you easily create beautiful graphics for the web, social media, and other uses. Scott Citron…

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InDesign Template of the Month: Novel

Time for another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This month it’s a template for a novel. The template is in letter half format (5.5″ × 8.5″), and it comes with front matter, including a cover, table of contents, foreword, and title page. The fonts used are all available to…

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Tip of the Week: Faster Print and PDF Output

This InDesign tip on faster print and PDF output was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on November 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 email…

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3D Graphics Made Easy with Adobe Dimension CC

This article appeared in Issue 103 of InDesign Magazine. The release of InDesign CC 2018 wasn’t the only great news coming out of the Adobe MAX conference. Among the highlights was a brand new addition to the set of Creative Cloud applications, Adobe Dimension CC. This new program allows Creative Cloud users to immediately start building amazing…

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Tip of the Week: Controlling the Position of a New Layer

This InDesign tip on controlling the position of a new layer was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on November 9, 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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Tip of the Week: Snapping Guides to Rulers

This InDesign tip on snapping guides to rulers was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on November 2, 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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Creating InDesign Scripts With Python

We publish a lot of content related to InDesign scripts here at InDesignSecrets and in InDesign Magazine. And until now, nearly all the scripts we’ve written about were produced with either AppleScript or JavaScript. But recently it was brought to our attention by a developer named Lohrii Alo, that Windows users can also use Python…

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