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Can’t see the image box to adjust it in InDesign? Well here’s what you do…

Can't scroll to the edge of the image / bounding box / blue line in InDesign? - therefore you can't adjust the image? Well if the edge of your image is just off the screen then I have the solution for you. To be honest this is something that use to annoy me all the time - especially when created large format print like roller banners. The edge of the image box would constantly be off the screen and it...

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How to make an image black & white (B&W) in InDesign

A common question I come across is 'can you make an image black & white (B&W) in InDesign without using Photoshop or another application or software', the simple answer is yes you can. The slightly longer answer is that this process will allow you to make image appear black & white, but it will not convert your image to greyscale, that can still only be done with Photoshop or similar. So just bear in mind that this process will show...

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Turn off hover boxes / Tool Tips in Illustrator & InDesign

Recently I posted a guide to show how to turn off the hover boxes / rich tool tips in Adobe CC, then someone posted a comment that made me realise I had been a little inaccurate so I wanted to correct this with the following guide - How to turn off hover boxes / tool tips in Illustrator & Indesign. The guide I had previously created really only directly related to Photoshop (the guide can be viewed here if...

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Creating a paragraph style for figure numbers InDesign CC

Recently I wrote a post on changing the full stop in a numbered list in InDesign CC (this post can be viewed here). This got me thinking about another huge time saver that works in a similar way. Creating a paragraph style for figure numbers. I have seen it plenty of times especially when working on bids especially and each image or 'figure' has to be labelled accordingly then one figure is removed and all the numbering needs to...

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Change the full stop in numbered list InDesign CC

To be honest apart from adapting the style of the number and the font, size, colour, etc I've never considered changing the full stop that follows the number when creating paragraph styles for a numbered list in InDesign. It never really bothered me until recently. I was putting together a contact sheet and the photos needed to be numbered. I wanted to use a paragraph style for this as photos are always being added or removed and it saves...

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Resize pages quickly in InDesign CC

I'm going to show you a big time saver when resizing pages in Indesign CC. This is especially relevant if you are having to resize lots of pages or a document such as a brochure. Using this method you can do all the pages at once. I have included a video and written step by step methods. As always I have tried to keep it as short and too the point as possible I hope you find it useful. For this...

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Adobe InDesign CC Font Issues

A problem that all InDesign CC users have come across is missing fonts - fonts not being recognised by InDesign. Maybe you've installed the font and InDesign still doesn't recognise it. When you try installing with font book it warns you of a serious error with the font. Or maybe the font has been copied and pasted too many times and the font is corrupted and simply not installing. Whatever the cause of your issue I intend to explain a quick and simple...

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