Terrifying tales of the evil that lurks in some InDesign files, and how to survive it
This article appeared in Issue 90 of InDesign Magazine.
Boo! Did we scare you? If not, then maybe this will: “a long document with no paragraph styles applied.”
If you’re an InDesign power user, you probably got chills down your spine when you read that, right?
We have all seen scary InDesign documents—pages that were created by well-meaning but not-well-versed InDesign users… files built by designers who don’t understand production techniques… or publications pieced together by a large committee of people who each have a different way of working. It’s not pretty, and it’s certainly not fun when one of those files gets dropped on your virtual desktop.
So this article is for everyone who makes InDesign files, in hopes that it will help you avoid these pitfalls. And it’s also for all the InDesign users who receive these kinds of files, to help you fix those problems and turn those nightmares into sweet dreams.
Here are some of the scariest InDesign scenarios we’ve seen. You have been warned!. . . .
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