Archive for September, 2011

Quick Tip: An Introduction to Scripts in InDesign CS5

By Gavin Selby on VectorTuts+

Scripting is a sure way to save time when performing repetitive tasks within InDesign. Scripts will automatically complete a task for the user, for example, creating crop marks to a specified object. The following tut will serve as an introduction to scripting and will explore a few of the useful sample scripts already contained within InDesign.

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Quick Tip: An Introduction to Threading Text in InDesign CS5 | Vectortuts+

Threading text within InDesign can hugely improve the experience of editing and amending copy while working on layouts. The process of threading text is linking two or more text frames allowing text to flow from one separate frame to another. Gavin Selby shows you the basics.

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Image resolution for iPad publishing

By Keith Gilbert on InDesignSecrets.com

What is the minimum image resolution required when creating a document or screen that will be viewed on an iPad? The answer might surprise you.

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Quick Tip: An Introduction to the Page Tool in InDesign CS5

If you’ve missed the addition of the Page Tool to InDesign CS5, take ten minutes out to discover the capabilities this superb tool offers when working with multiple page sizes.

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Photoshop Extended for DPS

By Keith Gilbert

If you are planning creating apps with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, I strongly recommend that you have Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended in your tool set. Here’s why.If you’re not aware, Adobe Photoshop CS4 and newer comes in two “flavors”: Photoshop and Photoshop Extended. Both…

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Adobe InDesign: Adding Bookmarks for Adobe Acrobat

by Barb Binder on RockyMountain Training blog

Sure, you can add bookmarks in Adobe Acrobat, but should you? Nope, not in my opinion. I teach how to add and edit bookmarks in my Adobe Acrobat classes, but I also take the time to make sure that my Word users know how to create bookmarks from styles using PDFMaker in Word, [...]
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License Plate FX

By Mike Rankin on InDesignSecrets.com

Learn how to build a cool custom license plate with InDesign FX and pick up some key tips to use with all FX as you go.

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Hiding Sound Files in an Interactive PDF

By Steve Werner on IndesignSecrets.com

When you’re creating interactive PDF files, hiding your sound files is surprisingly tricky. Here are a couple of tricks to help.

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Secrets of the Control Panel Revealed

By Mike Rankin on InDesignSecrets.com

The Control panel is teeming with hidden shortcuts to other panels, preferences, and dialog boxes. Here’s not one, but four maps, to reveal them all.

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