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  • InDesign Magazine issue 66: Workarounds

    Issue 66: Workarounds

    • Yes We Can: 20 awesome workarounds
    • Five Ways to Box a Paragraph
    • Troubleshooting Guide
    • GREP of the Month: Superscripting Suffixes
    • InDesigner: MAKE: Magazine
    • InReview: DTP Tools
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  • InDesign Magazine issue 65: Long Documents

    Issue 65: Long Documents

    • Ten Essential Techniques for Working With Long Documents
    • Super-Long Document Techniques
    • Book Cover Design and Production
    • GREP of the Month: Or
    • KPS Indexing Plugins
    • InReview: WordsFlow Pro 2.0
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  • InDesign Magazine issue 64: The Music Issue

    Issue 64: The Music Issue

    • Classic Concert Posters Reimagined
    • Publishing With Sound
    • Fonts for Creating Musical Layouts
    • GREP of the Month: Horizontal and Vertical Spaces
    • InDesigner: Hal Leonard
    • InDesigner: Rolling Stone Magazine
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  • InDesign Magazine Issue 63

    Issue 63: The Best Things in Life Are Free

    • Free Stuff!
    • InDesign CC 2014 Release: New Features for Everyone
    • Ten Years of InDesign Magazine
    • InType: What Good Are Free Fonts?
    • InDesigner: Newcity Magazine
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  • InDesign Magazine Issue 62: A Fresh Start

    Issue 62: A Fresh Start

    • Top 10 Things You Must Do Immediately After Installing InDesign
    • InDesign 101: Word Import Options
    • InType: Small Caps
    • InStep: Duct Tape FX
    • InReview: MadeToTag
    • Best of the Blog
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  • InDesign Magazine 61: May 2014

    Issue 61: DPS Tips

    • 52 Fabulous DPS Tips
    • Placing HTML into a DPS Folio
    • InStep: Custom Preflight Profiles
    • InPerson Interview: Paul Betlem and Mitch Green
    • InDesigner: DPS Goes to College
    • Best of the Blog
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  • InDesign Magazine issue 60: The Color Issue

    Issue 60: The Color Issue

    • 20 Essential Color Production Tips
    • 10 Color Tips From Graphic Designers
    • Color Me Beautiful With Adobe Kuler
    • InType: Choosing Type for Digital Documents
    • InQuestion
    • InBrief
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  • InDesign Magazine 59

    Issue 59: Get a Grip on GREP

    • Get a Grip on GREP
    • 5 Cool Things You Can Do with GREP Styles
    • Favorite GREP Expressions You Can Use
    • InDesign 101: Flowing Text
    • InStep: PDF Presentations
    • InReview: TimeTracker
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  • IDM_Issue_58

    Issue 58: What’s New

    • What’s new in InDesign CC 9.2
    • Our 26 Favorite Tips
    • Making a Full Page Fit a Half Page
    • Best of the Blog
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  • IDM_Issue_57

    Issue #57: Photography

    • Designing Photo Albums in InDesign
    • InDesign Templates for Photographers
    • Importing Many Imags Quickly
    • Interview with Douglas Waterfall
    • File Formats: Which to Use?
    • Bedlam Typography
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  • Issue 56: The Type Issue

    Issue 56: The Type Issue

    • 25 Type Tips and Tricks
    • Bullets on the Right Side
    • Create Outlines the Right Way
    • Fixed-Layout EPUB Solutions
    • …and more!
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  • IDM_Issue_55

    Issue 55: HTML to InDesign

    • Going from HTML to InDesign
    • The Case for QR Codes
    • How to Make Great-looking Lists
    • IndyFont Reviewed
    • …and more!
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  • IDM_Issue_54

    Issue 54

    • The Story Editor
    • What’s new in InDesign CC
    • InDesign’s 10 most ridiculous features
    • Ajar Productions’ in5
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  • IDM_Issue_53

    Issue 53: Exporting HTML

    • InDesign to HTML workflows
    • Filling Out Preprinted Forms
    • Filling Live Text with Images
    • Tracking Changes
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  • IDM_Issue_52

    Issue 52: Data Merge

    • Got Data? Merge It!
    • Guide to ACE Exam
    • DPS Slideshow Techniques
    • Edge Animate
    • “Bad” fonts
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  • IDM_Issue_51

    Issue 51: Is Print Dead?

    • Is Print Dead?
    • Holiday Gift Guide for InDesigners
    • DPS and Edge Animate
    • Breaking the (typographic) Rules
    • World Tools Publishing
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  • IDM_Issue_50

    Issue 50: Classic Tips

    • 50 Classic Tips
    • Collaging and Compositing
    • GREP for Line Breaks
    • Review: ePubCrawler
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  • IDM_Issue_49

    Issue 49: Creating PDF Forms

    • Creating PDF Forms
    • Editing EPUB with Dreamweaver
    • Twenty Free Scripts
    • National Geographic Learning
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  • IDM_Issue_48

    Issue 48: Essential Knowledge

    • 100 Things Every InDesign User Should Know
    • What’s New With EPUB in InDesign CS6?
    • Getting Started with Adobe DPS
    • Paragraph Rules
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  • IDM_Issue_47

    Issue 47

    • Everything You Need to Know About InDesign CS6
    • Liquid Layout
    • Q+A with Chris Kitchener
    • Nested Styling
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  • IDM_Issue_46

    Issue 46: Designing Posters

    • Designing Posters
    • Create Accessible Section-508 Compliant PDFs
    • Build Patterns and Textures
    • Print vs. iPad Showdown
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  • IDM_Issue_45

    Issue 45: iPad Publication Design

    • Expert Tips for iPad Publication Design
    • Creating ePubs from InDesign
    • StoreSigns.com
    • InReview: LinkOptimizer
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  • IDM_Issue_44

    Issue 44: Folding

    • Creative Folding for Every Budget
    • Lights, Camera, Action!
    • InDesign’s Spot Color Lies
    • InReview: ID2Office
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  • IDM_Issue_43

    Issue 43: Spot Colors

    • Get Creative with Spot Colors
    • Six Ways to Convert InDesign Files to the iPad
    • Design Web-Ready Animations in InDesign
    • Tomaxxi Scripts
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  • IDM_Issue_42

    Issue 42: Book Design

    • Book Design Basics
    • InDesign’s Hidden Files
    • Designing with Data
    • Lost in London
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  • IDM_Issue_41

    Issue 41: Glyphs and Characters

    • Halfway to Six: Welcome to InDesign CS5.5
    • The Sweet Sound of Punctuation
    • InDesign-Only Type Effects
    • Preflight in InDesign and Acrobat
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  • IDM_Issue_40

    Issue 40: So Long, Powerpoint

    • So Long, PowerPoint!
    • Get in the Fast Lane with Object Styles
    • Renew Your Love of Typesetting with Nested Styles
    • Grids Are Good
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  • IDM_Issue_39

    Issue 39

    • Drop 20 Pounds with InDesign
    • Get Your Composition Cookin’!
    • Master the Ken Burns Effect
    • Reflow Text the Smart Way
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  • IDM_Issue_38

    Issue 38: Interactive InDesign

    • Interactive InDesign
    • From InDesign to iPad
    • Show Some Typographic Kindness
    • InReview: MathMagic
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  • IDM_Issue_37

    Issue 37

    • Six Paths to Gridded Bliss
    • Solving a CMYK Mystery
    • Adapt Plain Text for EPUB
    • Moving from QuarkXPress
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  • IDM_Issue_36

    Issue 36

    • Tame InDesign’s Panels
    • Create Multiple Page Sizes in CS5
    • Create a Carved-Wood Effect
    • InReview: eDocker
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  • IDM_Issue_35

    Issue 35

    • You’re Going to Love InDesign CS5
    • InDesign CS5’s Magical Span and Split
    • Designing Projects on a Classical Grid
    • Working with Microsoft Word
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  • IDM_Issue_34

    Issue 34

    • Pick the Sweetest Colors
    • Design Postcards to Connect
    • Add Inline Graphics Automatically
    • Working with Distant Clients
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  • IDM_Issue_33

    Issue 33

    • Pump Up Interactivity in Acrobat
    • Add Sizzle to PDF Presentations
    • Customize Portfolios Quickly & Easily
    • InReview: Default Folder
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  • IDM_Issue_32

    Issue 32

    • InDesign Turns 10
    • The eBook Revolution Is Here!
    • IDML: InFinite Possibilities
    • Going to Press Efficiently
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  • IDM_Issue_31

    Issue 31

    • Make Them Say “WOW!”
    • We Love InDesign Freebies
    • InDesign Does Windows
    • Remote Collaboration
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  • IDM_Issue_30

    Issue 30

    • Better Business Card Design
    • Easy TOC Formatting
    • Fast, Error-Free Advertiser Indexes
    • Send Your Paragraphs to GREP School
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  • IDM_Issue_29

    Issue 29

    • Will It Print?
    • Draw Lines and Shapes in InDesign
    • Create an Accessible PDF from InDesign
    • Publication Flatplans
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  • IDM_Issue_28

    Issue 28

    • ID to XFL to FLA to SWF
    • Unconditional Love for Conditional Text
    • Page Number Party Treats
    • InReview: Three Mac Font Managers
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  • IDM_Issue_27

    Issue 27

    • How to Cure Typochondria
    • Make a Splash with Drop Caps
    • Three Good Rules for Great Design
    • Automatic Paragraph Styles As You Write
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  • IDM_Issue_26

    Issue 26

    • Insider’s Guide to InDesign CS4
    • The Secret Script
    • Preflight the CS4 Way
    • Save Layout Time with Editorial Templates
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  • IDM_Issue_25

    Issue 25

    • Color Me Simple
    • Conquer Vertical Side Heads
    • Type Tips for Everyone
    • There’s No Home Like Place
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  • IDM_Issue_24

    Issue 24

    • Guide the Eye with Visual Hierarchy
    • Remember Page Position with Object Styles
    • Master Pages, Side 2
    • InReview: Badia BigPicture
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  • IDM_Issue_23

    Issue 23

    • The What, Why, and How of XML
    • Lining Up and Spacing Out
    • InReview: DTP Tools’ Page Control 2.0
    • Master Pages
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  • IDM_Issue_22

    Issue 22

    • Type on Display
    • Transparency—No Longer the Forbidden Fruit
    • What Is JDF?
    • Sorting Text and Tables
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  • IDM_issue_21

    Issue 21

    • Somewhere Over the CMYK Rainbow
    • Build PDF Tool Tips Inside InDesign
    • Make InDesign CS2 Speak CS3
    • Build a Calendar in InDesign
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  • IDM_issue_20

    Issue 20

    • Folding: Begin with Finishing
    • Harry Potter Switches to InDesign
    • Text Wraps Can Be a Treat
    • Real World InDesign CS3
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  • IDM_Issue_19

    Issue 19

    • Mind Your Table Manners
    • Adobe’s Stealth Release
    • Your Secret Decoder Badge
    • InReview: InPreflight and ChartBot
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  • IDM_issue_18

    Issue 18

    • Guest Designer: Howard Chambers
    • “Form” Is not a Dirty Word
    • Creating Contact Sheets in Bridge
    • Applying Color to Text and Objects
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  • IDM_Issue_17

    Issue 17

    • Spring Forward Into CS3
    • Fine-tuning the Machine
    • Get Your Photoshop On
    • How to Grok GREP
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  • IDM_Issue_16

    Issue 16

    • Mind the Gaps
    • Automatic InDesign
    • Make an Image Sandwich
    • Interactive Buttons
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  • IDM_Issue_15

    Issue 15

    • A hatful of tips & tricks
    • Automate Tables of Content
    • InReview: Gluon ProScale ID 7.0 and LinkOptimizer 2.0
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  • IDM_Issue_14

    Issue 14

    • Designing with Grids
    • Gradients
    • InDesign Libraries
    • Scaling Solutions
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  • IDM_Issue_13

    Issue 13

    • Top 10 Bridge Tips
    • The Mighty INX
    • World Languages Part 3
    • XML Part 2
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  • IDM_Issue_12

    Issue 12

    • Import XML into InDesign
    • Movies in InDesign?
    • Asian Languages
    • Master Tabs and Tables
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  • IDM_Issue_11

    Issue 11

    • Set Better Type
    • World Languages
    • Automate This!
    • Find Your Center
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  • IDM_Issue_10

    Issue 10

    • Featura Obscura
    • Beam Me Up
    • InReview: Better Type Fitting
    • Twist and Turn Type
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  • IDM_Issue_09

    Issue 9

    • Get Editors Off Your Back
    • Turn the Tables
    • Set Type Well
    • Fade an Item’s Edge
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  • IDM_Issue_08

    Issue 8

    • Using Sans Serif Typefaces
    • Make a Magnifying Text Frame
    • Drop Anchor: Anchored Objects
    • Easy Scripts You Already Own
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  • IDM_Issue_07

    Issue 7

    • Picture This
    • Thomas Phinney
    • InReview: Imposition Helpers
    • Tips of the Trade
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  • IDM_Issue_06

    Issue 6

    • Get Better Color
    • Be a Production Hero
    • Layering It On Thick
    • Speed Up Change
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  • IDM_Issue_05

    Issue 5

    • What’s New in InDesign CS2
    • The Creative Suite 2
    • Scripting
    • Footnotes in CS2 and CS
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  • IDM_Issue_04

    Issue 4

    • Breaking News: Get a sneak peek at the future of InDesign
    • Converting Quark Files: Turn XPress docs into InDesign templates
    • Compositing Images: What InDesign does better than Photoshop
    • Creating Interactive PDFs: Liven up static pages with InDesign’s buttons and movies
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  • IDM_Issue_03

    Issue 3

    • Managing Fonts: Make InDesign access the fonts you want
    • Understanding Overprinting: Avoid common mistakes
    • Following Pathfinder: Break a graphic in two
    • Simplifying Compound Paths: Mask type with panache
    • Styling Type: Make an impact with cinematic styles
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  • IDM_Issue_02

    Issue 2

    • An in-depth guide to creating press-ready PDF files from InDesign
    • The secret “easter egg” that uncovers the InDesign martian
    • A hands-on lesson for using InDesign’s coolest (and most hidden) feature, Nested Styles
    • How to build a simple script to copy and paste data in tables
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  • ID-Mag-Issue-1

    Issue 1

    • Transparency: An “InDepth” look at what you need to know
    • Step-by-Step: How to build a high-quality varnish plate in InDesign
    • Text wrap: Tips, tricks, and tasty techniques
    • Scripting: You Don’t Have to Write Scripts to Use Scripts
    • Up Close with Adobe’s Will Eisley
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  • InDesign Magazine Trial Issue

    Trial Issue

    • 50 classic InDesign tips!
    • Large-scale Collaging and Compositing
    • Review: ePUBcrawler
    • Index to back issues
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