This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 66
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- Are you into GREP Styles? Do you have dozens of them around? You really need to look at this beta of Marijan’s tomaxxiGREP!
- I don’t have a copy of this Print Handbook yet, but it looks cool. If you have a copy, tell us what you think.
- Once again Kelly at DocumentGeek shows us her artistic flair in using InDesign custom stroke styles for cool effects.
- And if you like effects, you must run over to lynda.com and watch this newest free video from Mike Rankin: How to make things shiny.
- Smashing Magazine offers a great look at typographic ettiquette. Love it!
- Here’s a free (“pay with a tweet”) Proposal Template from Erick at StockInDesign.
- While in most cases, I prefer to apply styles in Word, then maintain them (by having the same-named styles in InDesign). However, in some cases — like when dealing with multiple authors who have made a mess of their files — it’s best to just strip out all the paragraph styles and start from scratch. Here’s a good step-by-step that discusses this workflow.
- Want to publish your document via MagCloud? They’ve made it even easier.
- Here’s a quick overview of all the great scripts that Marc Autret has been working on (some free, some commercial).
- Silly, but I love this review of amazing alphabets made from found and made objects.
- If you do a lot of find/change, you should seriously consider saving them as queries so you can reuse them. Here’s how. And if you have a lot of queries, then you should use Multi Find/Change!
EPUB and Tablet
- You know you want to learn to use DPS to make a tablet app, but you just need someone to show you how. Fortunately, Rufus Deuchler has done just that in this 22 minute video.
- Ron Bilodeau asks the question: Are indexes in EPUBs really necessary?
- Want to use custom ornaments or special symbols in your EPUB files? You need this little Zapf Dingbats reference from Liz Castro. She has also created a new miniguide ($5) on how to create “read aloud” EPUB files for iBooks.
- I played around with an early beta of FramedWeb from Rorohiko, and found it very exciting. Web-to-InDesign is the future!