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... View More
This is a guide to explain how to open an image in Photoshop from a pdf with Acrobat Pro. There is a really simple and easy way to do this that I stumbled across and I wanted to share this.
Many a time I have had a client send me a PDF and wanted an image changing in it and I've recreated the PDF or opened the whole PDF in illustrator etc - now I realise there is a quicker... View More
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... View More
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... View More
As mac users it is really frustrating that features and compatibility with PowerPoint seems to get worse over time rather than better especially since (as far as I'm aware) we pay the same as PC users for what is a reduced package. That being said it is the way it is unfortunately but I have some good news. After a lot of time searching for an answer I finally stumbled across a work-around which means we can once again... View More