Posts tagged "Gavin Selby"

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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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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Quick Tip: Using the Story Editor in InDesign CS5

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.

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Quick Tip: How to Fix Corrupt InDesign Files

By Gavin Selby on VectorTuts+

If you regularly use InDesign, you may find that from time to time a file may be corrupt and glitch. In this Quick Tip you will learn a technique that may help recover your file in just a few easy steps.

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Quick Tip: Using Em Dashes, En Dashes and Hyphens within InDesign

When using dashes you have three options available, a hyphen, an en dash and an em dash. Choosing the right dash for the job in hand is usually overlooked and misunderstood. This Quick Tip will outline the differences between the three dashes as well as advice on when and how to use them correctly within your designs.

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Quick Tip: Importing Graphics using InDesign CS5


InDesign can handle a variety of graphics including jpg, eps, pdf, tiff, psd and most Adobe formats to name a few. InDesign doesn’t actually place the graphic into the document. Instead it makes a link to the original file and generates a preview within the document. In this Quick Tip you will learn about the various ways you can import image files into an InDesign document and how to replace and re-scale them.

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