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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 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!

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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 (Lynda.com) are among the most watched InDesign training in the world. You can find more about David at 63p.com.
  • @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 https://www.cleverprinting.de/freeloads.html.

  • 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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