Monthly Archives: December 2019

Issue 2: PDF Worfklow

  • An in-depth guide to creating press-ready PDF files from InDesign
  • The secret “easter egg” that uncovers the InDesign martian
  • A hands-on lesson for using InDesign’s coolest (and most hidden) feature, Nested Styles
  • How to build a simple script to copy and paste data in tables

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InDesign in India

This article appeared in Issue 128 of InDesign Magazine. A review of publications created with InDesign using Indic scripts. Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by the exotic and mysteriously connected characters that make up the ancient language of Sanskrit—usually written in a script called Devanagari. But Devanagari is just one of dozens of […]

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Top Posts of 2019

It’s that time of year again, when we take one last look back before facing forward to greet the new year. So without further ado, here are the top 10 most popular InDesignSecrets posts written in 2019 (according to Google). Note that some are premium content available only to subscribers. Adobe Launches All-in-One Creative App, InDillushop/XD, […]

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Creating Color Variations with Illustrator’s Dynamic Symbols

In this post, Steven Gordon expands on a gallery he wrote as a member of the WOW! team for The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book for CS6 and CC, 2nd Edition, published by Peachpit Press. You can find Steven’s artwork at and see his bio below. In the process of trying to experiment with color variations for an […]

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CreativePro Video: Using InDesign’s Shortcuts in Microsoft Word

In this week’s CreativePro video, Anne-Marie Concepción shows how to set up Microsoft Word’s keyboard shortcuts to match those in InDesign. If you work in both programs, having the same shortcuts can certainly speed up production. New videos every Tuesday on our CreativePro YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any!

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InDesign How-to Video: Put a Stroke Along the Edge of Text

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, Anne-Marie Concepción shows how easy it is to put a stroke along the edge of text in InDesign. The best part is that the stroke will shrink, grow, and move with the text as it changes. Check out new tutorials every Tuesday on our InDesign Secrets YouTube channel, then join […]

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