Unique import into InDesign, InCopy

For some time, desktop publishers have wrestled with the chore of importing content from one source into another. Back in the '90s, one of my seminars was "Repurposing Content" which taught how to build a FileMaker Pro database to do exactly this. April 15, 2010

Real World Print Production

Contrary to popular belief, print is not dead! With all the interest in online publishing, the good old medium of print is still alive and well. The problem is getting the color just right. Take some advice from Claudia McCue February 25, 2010

Preparing Raster Images

Whether you acquire an image from a scanner, a digital camera, a royalty-free CD, or a stock photography vendor, it's made out of pixels. Those pixels need to be near perfect in order for the final print to be perfect February 24, 2010

Graphic Inspector

Graphic Inspector checks entire folders of graphic files for potential problems according to specific workflow requirements - the most exhaustive info on multiple images and vector graphics, saving the time and hassle of checking them manually. January 24, 2010

InDesign automated output

BatchOutput was developed for one of the largest Canadian ad agencies -- now you can take advantage of this utility to output multiple files, single page output, link auto-update, variable file names and other functions you need in InDesign. December 17, 2009

InDesign Font Catalog

One of the dreads of InDesign users is getting to their fonts. Chris Paveglio has possibly solved at least some of the woes with his new InDesign Font Catalog. InDesign users should check this out. August 22, 2009

TypeTrax for Adobe InDesign

TypeTrax is a new product for managing design projects created using Adobe Creative Suite. Developed jointly by Insider Software and Moksa, Inc., TypeTrax manages projects, and tracks, organizes and pre-flights project files, including fonts and digital assets. August 22, 2009

InDesign LinkOptimizer

LinkOptimizer Light 4 is a simplified low-cost workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer Light reduces InDesign job size and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data and performing essential image adjustments. August 14, 2009

Using gradient paragraph rules

This time, David Bergsland, resident InDesign expert, recalls one of the unique features of InDesign -- the ability to make gradient strokes -- and then puts them to work building Gradient Paragraph Rules
GO Gradient Paragraph Rules August 6, 2009

Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress Barcodes

Chartbot Barcodes is the only Quark / InDesign barcode package that lets users generate 1D, 2D and postal barcodes directly within their favourite variable-data extended technology module without using barcode fonts. August 1, 2009