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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Quick Tip: The Gap Tool in InDesign CS5

The Gap Tool can be used to adjust the white-space in-between and around page items. This tool holds the ability to allow the user to work quickly with item heavy layouts as well as viewing real-time changes.

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Adobe InDesign: Ten Preferences That Deserve a Second Look

by Barb Binder

InDesign ships with default behaviors. Most of us will hunt down and change the ones that really bug us. This list represents some defaults that are mildly annoying. Still, take a look, maybe changing just one of them will brighten up your day. Mac users: start by choosing InDesign > Preferences; Windows users: [...]

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Amazon’s Kindle Publishing Guidelines for InDesign

Amazon’s Kindle Publishing Team released a new help file to help InDesign users publish to the Kindle, and the file itself practices what it preaches: it’s an InDesign document. Neat.

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Quick Tip: Create Compound Frames in InDesign CS5

By using the pathfinder panel within InDesign CS5 it is possible to create a compound frame that can be used to import an image to create a unique effect. Find out more about Compound Frames at the jump.


Step 1

Start by creating a number of frames to work with. Select the Rectangle Frame tool from the Tool box or use Shortcut = F, click and drag to create the frames.

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