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A Closer Look at Obscure Features

This article appeared in Issue 131 of InDesign Magazine.

Psychologists have shown that we humans are often blind to things we’re not looking for, especially when we’re in hot pursuit of a goal! This is so true in InDesign, where we are often so focused on getting our work done that we completely overlook the myriad features that may not seem immediately useful.

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Editor in Chief of CreativePro. Instructor at LinkedIn Learning with courses on InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, GIMP, Inkscape, and Affinity Publisher.
David Blatner is the co-founder of the Creative Publishing Network, InDesign Magazine, and the author or co-author of 15 books, including Real World InDesign. His InDesign videos at LinkedIn Learning ( are among the most watched InDesign training in the world. You can find more about David at