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

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  • In the news
  • All about Adobe InDesign 2024 (v19.0)
  • Adobe MAX 2023 review and ID Tips from Attendees
  • Obscure Feature of the Week: Show Structure

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  • Our own InDesign Sneaks
  • Obscure Feature of the Week: Text Rotation

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>> Adobe MAX 2023 Creativity Conference is happening October 8–12 in Los Angeles, California. Learn from experts and innovators, top creatives in design, photography, illustration, video, 3D, and more. Of course, the highlight is that  many InDesign experts will be presenting, live and online — even the Adobe engineering team from India. Hope to see you there!

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  • Podcasts we like (and please review ours)!
  • David's story about recovering from Can't Save/Save As disasters
  • Deep Dive: Secrets of the Glyphs panel
  • Obscure Feature of the Week: Styles Override Highlighter

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  • Getting geeky with IDML, Tagged Text, ICML, and Snippet files
  • Obscure Feature of the Week: Remove Forced Line Break

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>> Noble Desktop: For over 30 years, Noble Desktop’s project-based classes and certificate programs have given professionals the tools to pursue creative careers in design, coding, and beyond. Learn more about them on our Training Provider page or at NobleDesktop.com.


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Adobe MAX 2023 speakers
Including ...

Fonts:

  • Great Fonts To Use:
    • CreativePro Font Collection #1: https://creativepro.com/creativepro-font-collection-vol-1/
    • Font Collection #2: https://creativepro.com/creativepro-font-collection-vol-2/
    • Our awesome "InDesignSecrets Font Collection" on Adobe Fonts: https://fonts.adobe.com/collections/indesign-20
    • Google Fonts: https://creativepro.com/using-google-fonts-indesign/
    • Adobe Fonts: https://creativepro.com/using-adobe-fonts/
  • Font Tools
    • Astute Graphics Vector First Aid: https://astutegraphics.com/plugins/vectorfirstaid
    • Justin's "Copy InDesign Fonts to Folder" script: https://ajarproductions.com/blog/2013/04/16/copy-indesign-fonts-to-folder/
  • Identifying Fonts:
    • What the Font: https://www.myfonts.com/pages/whatthefont
    • How to identify fonts: https://creativepro.com/identifying-fonts/
  • Glyphs panel:
    • Learning about the Glyphs panel: https://creativepro.com/get-know-indesigns-glyphs-panel/
    • Tips: https://creativepro.com/tip-week-glyphs-panel-display/
    • Finding characters: https://creativepro.com/find-characters-using-the-glyphs-panel/
    • Custom glyph sets: https://creativepro.com/working-with-custom-glyph-sets/
    • Laura Worthington's Hummingbird font: https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/hummingbird
  • Making Fonts:
    • IndyFont: https://www.indiscripts.com/post/2012/06/indyfont-build-opentype-fonts-from-within-indesign
    • If you have a LinkedIn Learning subscription: our video on IndyFont: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/indesign-secrets/055-making-a-font-with-indesign-using-the-indyfont-script?u=0
    • FontSelf in Illustrator: https://creativepro.com/create-fonts-illustrator-cc-fontself/
  • Installing Fonts:
    • Document Fonts folder: https://creativepro.com/easy-font-activation-using-document-fonts/
    • InDesign application's Fonts folder: https://creativepro.com/getting-indesign-to-see-your-fonts/
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>> Noble Desktop: For over 30 years, Noble Desktop’s project-based classes and certificate programs have given professionals the tools to pursue creative careers in design, coding, and beyond. Learn more about them on our Training Provider page or at NobleDesktop.com.


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>>PageProof is the top online proofing workflow platform for your creative process: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, image files, and more. It’s free for reviewers, and flat rate pricing for you and your designers makes it easy to get started! Learn more about PageProof in David’s in-depth interview in this CreativePro Conversation on YouTube. 

>>Microsoft PowerPoint has a mission: To empower people and organizations to tell the world's most compelling stories to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Check out our newest feature, Cameo, which lets you integrate a live camera feed into your presentation. Learn more about Cameo here.

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More on Measurements

  • Changing InDesign’s Default Ruler Measurements: link
  • InDesign Measurements Changing Unexpectedly: link
  • Scaling an Object to an Exact Size: link
  • Measuring Angles: link
  • Measurement Field Secrets: link
  • Measure Distance with Ruler Guides: link
  • Set the Size of Text Exactly (based on cap or x-height): link
  • A Great Script Lets You Add Measurements in InDesign or Illustrator: link
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>>PageProof is the top online proofing workflow platform for your creative process: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Powerpoint, image files, and more. It’s free for reviewers, and flat rate pricing for you and your designers makes it easy to get started! Learn more about PageProof in David’s in-depth interview in this CreativePro Conversation on YouTube. 

>>Microsoft PowerPoint has a mission: To empower people and organizations to tell the world’s most compelling stories to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Check out our newest feature, Cameo, which lets you integrate a live camera feed into your presentation. Learn more about Cameo here.


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>>PageProof is the top online proofing workflow platform for your creative process: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Powerpoint, image files, and more. It’s free for reviewers, and flat rate pricing for you and your designers makes it easy to get started! We interview Marcus Radich, CTO, in this episode, and you can hear David’s more in-depth interview in this CreativePro Conversation on YouTube. 


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News

InDesign Dashboard

ChatGPT, DALL-E, and other Generative A.I.

Obscure Feature: Adjust spacing automatically when cutting and pasting words

 
 
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