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Adobe InDesign: Drop a Photo into a Paragraph

by Barb Binder We’ve come along way from the limited inline graphic controls of the PageMaker/early InDesign days. With the advent of anchored objects in InDesign, our positioning controls of images that need to travel with the text they modify have greatly increased. But so has the complication factor. If any of you immediately understood every […]

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Adobe InDesign: Adding Arrowheads to Strokes

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign I was teaching InDesign yesterday to two delightful women in Denver. We were wrapping up our day-long session when one of them asked me about creating arrowheads on the ends of their lines (aka “strokes”). Initially, I drew a blank. One of the interesting side effects of teaching […]

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Adobe InDesign: Why Do my Images Look So Bad?

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign No one wants to see a low-resolution, pixelated image in their InDesign layout, but it happens all the time. There are three primary reasons why: You placed a low-resolution file into your layout. Remember the rule of thumb for color or grayscale images that are intended for print […]

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Adobe InDesign: Using Story Editor

by Barb Binder If you are like a lot of my self-taught intermediate-level InDesign students, you’ve successfully avoided Story Editor. Not on purpose, of course, but if you ever opened it up, I bet you were first startled by the new view of your document, and then greatly relieved when you figured out how to close […]

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Adobe InDesign: Customizing Guide Colors

by Barb Binder As a novice PageMaker instructor (a hundred years ago), I was startled the first time a student commented that they couldn’t distinguish between the pink (margin) and purple (column) guides. Even though my spouse is red/green colorblind, it never occurred to me that it anyone would struggle to follow my directions when it […]

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Adobe InDesign: What’s the Difference Between the Single-Line Composer and the Paragraph Composer?

by Barb Binder Most layout programs and word processors set the line breaks in a paragraph by evaluating a single line of type at a time. As you edit a paragraph, you will notice the text reflowing on the line you are working on, and you will likely notice the text reflowing through the lines below […]

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Adobe InDesign CS5: Tool Hints (or How to Remember Shortcuts!)

by Barb Binder A lot of my Adobe InDesign CS5 students want to use keyboard shortcuts and tool modifier keys, but feel like they just can’t keep them all straight in their heads. By the time they remember (or look up) the shortcut, they may as well have just used the menu command. In the past, […]

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Adobe InDesign CS5, CS6 & CC: Rounded Corners

by Barb Binder Back in the day, if you wanted a frame with just one or two rounded corners in Adobe InDesign, you either had to be pretty darn good with the Pen tool or you poked around the obscure Scripts panel long enough to locate the CornerEffects script in the Applications folder. Anyone on CS4 […]

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Adobe InDesign CS5: Creating & Editing Paragraph Styles

by Barb Binder I love almost everything about Adobe InDesign, but if you forced me to focus on the one feature I couldn’t live without, it would have to be paragraph styles. One can design beautiful documents in InDesign without them, but why would you? There are three reasons why you should consider using styles on […]

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Adobe InDesign: Turning off Hyphenation

by Barb Binder What do religion, politics and hyphenation have in common? These are emotional subjects for most of my students, and I try to keep discussion on all three of them out of the classroom. If you are thinking that hyphenation couldn’t possibly fall into that category, then you probably haven’t spent much time teaching […]

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