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Creative Place and Story Linking

By Cari Jensen on InDesignSecrets.com

This blog-post gives an example of how InDesign CS5.5’s new Linked Story feature can be used.

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The Holy Grail Has Been Found – Create Forms Fields in InDesign

By James Fritz on InDesignSecrets.com

Your prayers have been answered…

Sort of.

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.

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EPUB Basics in CS5.5: The Articles Panel

By Steve Werner on InDesignSecrets.com

The Articles panel is an incredible time-saver when creating EPUB files from many print documents.

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Why Does the Last Line Not Fit on My InDesign Page?

By David Blatner on InDesignSecrets.com

When the last line in a text frame gets pushed to the next page, it can raise questions!

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Keep Your Pages in Order with Color Labels

By James Fritz on InDesignSecrets.com

Do all of your pages look the same in the pages panel? Try organizing them with color.

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When Split Columns Won’t Split in InDesign

By David Blatner on InDesignSecrets.com

I’ve been dealing with two different problems with the split columns feature recently. I love the split and span columns features, but in both these cases, the feature was driving me to distraction because I could not figure out why text I selected would not split.

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Lost Images in the PDF on Your iPad or iPhone?

By Steve Werner in InDesignSecrets.com

Have you created a PDF and when you look at it on your iPad or iPhone some images are missing? Find out why.

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Why is the Effects Panel Grayed Out?

By Mike Rankin on InDesignSecrets.com

Have you ever tried to apply effects to a text frame, but the whole Effects panel was grayed out? Here’s why.

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Importing Word Styles Only

By: Anne-Marie Concepcion on InDesignSecrets.com

If you want to bring in styles from a Word file, yes, you do have to import the Word doc manually. (The Load Styles command in InDesign’s Paragraph Styles and Character Styles panel menus can only import styles from other InDesign docs.)

However, once you import styled text from Word or from any source into an InDesign file, the styles that came along for the ride are now part of the InDesign file itself, even if you delete all the text you just brought in.

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When smart guides turn blue…

By Cari Jensen on InDesignSecrets.com

Smart Guides were introduced in InDesign CS4. By now most of us have probably encountered them, those green and pink smarties that pop-up when we are moving objects around the page or resizing or transforming objects. But have you encountered the blue ones yet?

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