8427 readersBack in InDesign CS3 Text Variables were introduced. Amongst a number of things we can use them to automatically generate running headers at the top of book or report pages, by placing a text variable placeholder on the master page that automatically inserts text formatted with a pre-allocated paragraph style.
4693 readersAdobe InDesign CS6 allows you to have text frames auto-size to fit the text you're typing or placing into them. This can be a real time-saver, and it's easy to set. Related posts: Quick text frame linking in InDesign InDesign text frame options keyboard shortcuts Viewing overset text in your InDesign document
6495 readersNorth Atlantic Publishing Systems’ CopyFlow Gold ($495) is an XTension for QuarkXPress and a plug-in for InDesign or Illustrator that automates importing and exporting text and pictures in layouts. To use it, you manually or automatically label each text box you want to export and CopyFlow exports all the text into one text file, with or
1146 readersThis episode of Dirty Words Design shows you how to harness the power of two InDesign CS4 features—GREP Styles and Live Preflight—together to automatically detect if your document contains specified placeholder text, such as the dreaded “page XX” reference or notes from editors to layout or vice-versa.
5820 readers The next time you need a placeholder image for your layout, try www.lorempixel.com. You can choose a size and a category, and Lorem Pixel delivers a free image you can use in your layout. Categories include abstract, animals, city, food, nightlife, fashion, people, nature, sports, technics, and transport, in grayscale or full color, at up to
7382 readersPosted in InDesignThere's no need to expand a text frame in your InDesign document to see the overset text. Here's a quick way to view the overset text, and edit it if you wish. Related posts: How to balance text in multiple columns in your InDesign document InDesign text frame options keyboard shortcuts Stop InDesign from converting graphic frames
2737 readersIt’s an old article covering Adobe InDesign CS5, but Secrets of the InDesign Control Panel is worth taking a look at because almost everything still applies to InDesign CS6 today. Related posts: Save space and never open the InDesign Swatches panel again Working with color in Adobe InDesign Access InDesign’s Text Wrap panel with this shortcut
8839 readers InGutter 2.0 for InDesign CS4/CS5/CS6 is a free script that gives you a functionality that is sorely lacking in InDesign: it allows you to easily create and manage vertical rules within multi-columns text frames (see image above). Related posts: Stop InDesign from converting graphic frames to text frames Spanning your InDesign headline across multiple columns of text How to
4040 readersListen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-176.mp3 (18.1 MB, 34:25 minutes) See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. InDesign News: Fix for InDesign Crashing on 2012 Macs Fix for InDesign CS6 "Revert to Trial Mode" bug Some useful new ideas for Cool Keyboard Shortcuts New features in InDesign CS6 for EPUB publishers Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Insert Number Placeholder
18476 readersListen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-153.mp3 (16.9 MB, 30:27 minutes) See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode.. Tables Tables Tables! Answers to: Table styles with column widths? Find (and change) tables with Find/Change? Merge two tables into one, easily? Fill table cells with placeholder text? Insert consecutive numbers in a column? Make a cell show the sum of its column or
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