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Free Video: Getting Around InDesign’s Limitations

We all have strengths and weaknesses, and so do our favorite page-layout applications. Just as in life, you try to make the most of your abilities and cope with your flaws, so too must you learn to accept (and get around) InDesign’s quirks. And in the video below from the InDesignSecrets series at, David Blatner walks you through the process of figuring out why InDesign won’t do a simple task, deleting swatches that do not seem to be used anywhere in a document.

If you like Sherlock Holmes-style deductive reasoning applied to obscure (but important) InDesign features, this one’s for you!

Getting Around InDesign’s Limitations

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