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This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 37

People use InDesign to set type in all directions: left to right, right to left, top-to-bottom, and even inside-to-outside (that’s used mostly for transcendental texts, of course). But however you set text and graphics, there’s always more to learn. Here’s some links that can help:

Happy InDesigning!

David Blatner

David Blatner

David Blatner is the co-founder of the Creative Publishing Network, InDesign Magazine, and the author or co-author of 15 books, including Real World InDesign. His InDesign videos at are among the most watched InDesign training in the world. You can find more about David at
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7 Comments on “This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 37

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  2. Interesting tip on the Anchored Object for Page Geometery! But it does involve anchoring objects. Which can be time consuming.

    I recently stumbled on something that seems to work – use Object States in CS5 to have many different locations for images on a page. This question was recently asked on the Adobe Forums. The user wanted to know if size and location of an image could be used in Object Styles – sadly size and location is a big problem. They had say a 1/3 page advert, 1/4 page, 1/2 page and full page, and they changed each issue.

    One interesting way to achieve this was to create Object States for each type of advert, then it was just a matter of one click.

    The only thing you have to do is make sure that when you File>Export>PDF (print) to Include Interactive Elements (Appearance only).

    I’ll have to read through the rest of these articles later… some interesting stuff.


  3. Thank you very much for mentioning my Hebrew site for InDesign Middle Eastern Version.
    Everyone is most welcome to join, to read and download my tips and some tutorials, it’s all FREE.

    Best regards to all,
    Shlomit Heymann

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