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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 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!

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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
  • @amarie: Well, no, I wasn’t actually awake at that time. The magic of pre-scheduling posts! :)

  • Eugene Tyson says:

    Both your times in the comments show up at 6:07 and 6:32 am – what’s up with that lol.

  • Eugene Tyson says:

    And is the tweet and google counts working?

  • Eugene, yes, as far as I know the Google and Tweet things are working. They only increment when someone actually clicks on them and uses it to share from within the site; not when people manually go to Twitter or Google+ and share the link there. (If that’s why you’re asking.)

  • Eugene Tyson says:

    Well it’s showing up now. I clicked it earlier and it still read as “0”. There is 1 showing right now though. Seems to be ok in other posts. Perhaps just a delay because it’s Friday, or inconsistent weather can cause server delays.

  • @Eugene: Well, those times are correct, but Pacific Time. Anne-Marie is Central time (in Chicago) and I was up early checking in before my boys awoke.

  • Thanks for the Link to the “Print Handbook”.
    For all the german speaking InDesigners: There is a free german handbook (for PDF/X and Colormanagement) to get from

  • David Creamer says:

    Regarding typographic etiquette…

    I have a PDF on my website that might be of interest:

    It has been available in various forms since 1998.

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