Author Archives: Mike Rankin

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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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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