Author Archives: Mike Rankin

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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InDesign Magazine Issue 103: Adobe Dimension CC

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 103 (November 2017) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: Mike Rankin introduces an exciting new application that lets you add 3D graphics to your repertoire, without a steep learning curve. Steve Werner offers an in depth look at everything new in the latest version of InDesign,…

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InStep: Pinback Button FX

Mike Rankin shows how to add a little flair to your layouts with a fun pinback button transparency effect The post InStep: Pinback Button FX appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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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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