InDesign Secrets
Adobe InDesign tips, techniques and insider info from Anne-Marie Concepcion and David Blatner.

In this episode…

  • News
  • Interview with Angelo Montilla, InDesign YouTube star and new MAX speaker
  • Nested Styles vs. GREP Styles: What's the difference?
  • Obscure InDesign Feature: Extensions

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In this episode…

  • News
  • Best practices for working with Illustrator documents in InDesign
  • Keyboard shortcut of the month: Capital E (yes, Shift-E)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature: Crop to Art

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Using the Nonbreaking (Fixed Width) space to auto-feather a headline (set the Paragraph alignment to Justify All Lines first)

 

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In this episode…

  • News
  • Making presentations with InDesign
  • Keyboard shortcut of the month: Control-B (Command-B on Mac)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature: On Click (Self) 
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News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Ajar Productions is the developer of the phenomenal in5 add-on for Adobe InDesign, which lets you export interactivity from InDesign to different formats, that actually work. in5 supports all of InDesign's native interactivity—like animation, buttons, object states, audio and video—and in5 adds additional interactivity to InDesign, like 3-D Flip Cards, Responsive Layouts, Parallax, and more. Create websites, digital magazines, mobile apps, animated banners and presentations, by simply using InDesign, no coding involved! Learn more and download a free trial of in5 at in5.us

>> Cacidi Systems has been developing solutions for Adobe InDesign users since InDesign began! They offer a number of plug-ins and workflow system for content integration and efficient marketing production. We especially love Cacidi Charts, which has been updated and leveled up for InDesign 2020 and 2021. No more need to jump into Illustrator or Powerpoint; create gorgeous charts right in InDesign. Free trial available!

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News and special offers from our sponsors:

>> Cacidi Systems has been developing solutions for Adobe InDesign users since InDesign began! They offer a number of plug-ins and workflow system for content integration and efficient marketing production. We especially love Cacidi Charts, which has been updated and leveled up for InDesign 2020 and 2021. No more need to jump into Illustrator or Powerpoint; create gorgeous charts right in InDesign. Free trial available!


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Direct download: InDesignSecrets-284.mp3
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In this episode…

  • News
    • Minor updates to InDesign 2021 released
    • The 2021 InDesign Conference (part of CreativePro Week) is online-only, May 17-21. Registration is open!
  • All about Transparency in InDesign — looks great, but will it print?
  • Obscure InDesign Feature: Lights 

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