Archive for January, 2011

Animation Customization via IDML

Oh no! Not another animation post from Mike! Yep, but this is a good one. It shows how you can do a whole lot more with InDesign’s animation features by hacking a little IDML code.

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InDesign’s Three Kinds of Frames: Text, Graphic, and Unassigned

There’s a lot of confusion about InDesign’s frames out there. Let’s set it straight.

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Choosing the Best Fold for Your Next Print Job

Do you have trouble deciding which type of fold is right for a print project? Let an expert narrow the field for you.

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InDesign CS5 Toolbox Overview

I’ve posted below an image that you can print and put up on your workstation, so that you’ll never spend extra time looking for that all important tool, that you know is somewhere, but just can’t find it.

InDesign Tools OverviewTools overview (image courtesy, QuarkXPress to InDesign CS5 Conversion Guide, Pg.11)

You can always look up the help topic for more information.

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Field Guide to InDesign Hyphens

See if you can spot the different kinds of hyphens in the sample screen shot, and learn when to use one versus another.

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TypeTalk: Ten Commandments of Type

There are exceptions to every rule, but for most typographic circumstances, following these 10 rules will result in projects that look more professional and are easier to read.

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Spell check text in Multi-state Objects

Keith shows how to spell check text on all the hidden states of Multi-state objects.

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Creating a Character or Paragraph Style Report

Need a list of all text formatting for your colleagues, boss, or client?

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How Frame Fitting Options Affect Paste Into

If you’ve ever been confused or frustrated with the results of pasting a graphic from one frame to another, this one’s for you.

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QuarkXPress to InDesign CS5 Conversion Guide

The Adobe InDesign CS5 Conversion Guide was created specifically to help users of QuarkXPress version 3, 4, 5, or 6 make the switch to InDesign as quickly and smoothly as possible.

This guide will be a great help  if you have joined—or are thinking of joining—a growing group of QuarkXPress users who have discovered the many benefits of using Adobe® InDesign® CS5 software. InDesign is an immensely powerful page layout program, with extraordinary typographic capabilities, innovative graphics handling and page layout features, extensive productivity tools, versatile long document and printing features, support for creating interactive documents, and expansive automation capabilities.

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Adobe InDesign Conversion Guide

Download you copy here and do let us know what you think.

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