Issue 131: Obscure Features

March 2020

20 Obscure Features

David Blatner and Mike Rankin take a close-up look at some great features you might have missed.

Preset It and Forget It

Lukas Engqvist shows how to work smarter, not harder by automating the setup of new documents, PDFs, and print jobs.


The best recent Q&A from the InDesignSecrets Facebook group.

InReview: PDF2ID

Steve Caplin takes a look at a solution for converting PDFs to InDesign files.

Best of the Blog

The most important and informative articles from InDesignSecrets and CreativePro


Editor’s Note: We have discontinued the 2-up PDF for print. If you want to print a 2-up version, don’t worry. It’s easy. Just download the current issue PDF and use the settings in the Print dialog box to output a 2-up version.

Here’s how to do it in Adobe Acrobat or Reader:

In Page Sizing & Handling click Multiple.

Then, in Pages per sheet choose Custom: 1 by 2.

Orientation: Portrait.

Here’s how to do it in Apple Preview:

In Layout setting choose Orientation: Landscape

Pages per Sheet: 2

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