By David Blatner in InDesignSecrets.com
In which an exploration of why a PDF file is too large leads to two discoveries and an awesome tip
By James Fritz on InDesignSecrets.com
Your prayers have been answered…
Begin by designing your form as normal inside InDesign. When you are ready to create the form fields, I recommend that you create a layer for the form buttons.
Next, draw empty frames (no formatting) wherever you would like text fields to be in your layout. After creating all of your text fields, convert each of them into a button. It is not necessary to give them any attributes like actions or appearances.
By Michael Murphy on The InDesigner
A brand-new, two-part video series I recorded for Adobe TV launched today. It takes an in-depth look at the new features in InDesign CS 5.5 (and some improved older ones) that make the entire InDesign-to-accessible-PDF process faster, easier, and more reliable. Part I explores the new features that greatly reduce the time and number of [...]
By Dario Mendoza on VectorTuts+
If you ever worked with a text processor you should be familiar of “Tabs”. When you press the Tab (Tabulator) key the cursor is displaced to the next tab stop; this is particularly useful when you need to organize content in a document. This Quick Tip is an introduction to working with Tabs in InDesign and is perfect for beginners.
To open the Tabs palette go to “Type > Tabs” (Option + T).
You should be able to see the following in your workspace:
The palette units will be the same as the documents, in this case millimeters (mm). Suppose you want to change the document units while working on your file or just change it momentarily, you can do it without any worry since the units from the tab window will update automatically conserving the positions of the tabs.
By Gavin Selby on VectorTuts+
The Story Editor feature within InDesign is a great tool to know and utilise. Once mastered, you will be able to edit text clearly without distraction from formatting. Story Editor also has other advantages when handling text heavy documents. Instead of zooming and moving back and forth, the Story Editor will present the user with simple easy to read text. OK lets take a look.