Free Script for Removing the Overlapping Stroke for Paragraph Borders

As you probably know, InDesign now lets you create borders (or strokes) around one or more paragraphs. It’s a cool feature, but there’s a problem: If you put a border around two or more paragraphs next to each other, the borders often overlap. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix, and even a free script that can…

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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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Building Multi-Page Variable Text Publications in InDesign

You can merge data into multi-page documents as easily as any other kind of document. To do that without spending hours or days manually inserting the same merge placeholders, you need the secret technique in this clip. Excerpted from Pariah… Keep reading Building Multi-Page Variable Text Publications in InDesign on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design…

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Tip of the Week: Reset Tracking and Kerning

This InDesign tip on how to reset tracking and kerning was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on October 26, 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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How to install scripts in InDesign

We all love the power of using scripts, but before you can use them, you have to install scripts in InDesign. Here’s how. Download the script onto your computer and if necessary, unzip it. You should end up with a plain text file with a special filename extension: Javascript files can be run on Mac…

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Crash Fixes Installer Released for CC 2018 (October Release)

Have you recently installed InDesign CC 2018 (a.k.a. InDesign 13.0) and are now experiencing application crashes? In an unusually speedy response to recent crash reports, Adobe InDesign engineers have posted a document detailing a bug fix for several crashing issues with InDesign CC 2018 (October Release). The page includes instructions to install fixes if Mac and Windows users are…

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How to Split Up a Single Page Into a Multipage Spread

So you’ve laid out an InDesign document on a single page, and now you want to split it into individual pages… Possible? Sure! Let’s take an example of a trifold that was created on a single page, and now you want it on three pages: In the image above, the “1” in each text frame…

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InFocus Autumn 2017

Erica Gamet delivers a fresh set of goodies for InDesign users. The post InFocus Autumn 2017 appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 25 October 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Top 10 FBI Behavioral Unit Techniques For Building Rapport With Anyone “Robin Dreeke is head of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program.… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 25 October 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Tip of the Week: Breaking Words With Discretionary Hyphens

This InDesign tip on how to tidy up your tables was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on October 19, 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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This Month in InDesign Articles, October 2017

Oh, it’s a busy, busy time… Not only are we opening registration for CreativePro Week 2018 tomorrow, but we just got back from Adobe MAX, which was great fun… We even had a booth this year in the exhibition hall where we met hundreds of people from the community. And… amongst all of that, I’ve still be collecting…

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TYPING IN ALL CAPS is not as good as applying All Caps Style

You probably already know that IT’S NOT A GOOD IDEA TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS IN INDESIGN! This isn’t because people will think you’re yelling… no, I say it because you might want to change your mind later (which requires you to retype it). So instead, type in sentence-case or lower-case, and then — if…

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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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What’s New in InDesign CC 2018

A bevy of feature improvements bring a sigh of relief to long-time InDesign users Adobe has just released a major new version of InDesign—InDesign CC 2018. Following the precedent of CC 2017, Adobe released it in connection with its big Creative Cloud event, Adobe MAX 2017, held this year in Las Vegas. Unlike InDesign CC 2017,…

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