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This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 123

Last week was “pi approximation day” (22/7) so I’ve been thinking a lot about estimates, approximations, or “ballpark figures.” I guess that’s why I’m comfortable with this series of articles being called “This Week in InDesign Articles.” Obviously it doesn’t truly come out weekly, and the articles aren’t all from a single week. It’s really more of a “more or less,” “give or take a little” kind of thing. Nevertheless, I’m sure you’re find some good stuff in here as you read through this… this week!


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 123

  1. Hi I’m trying to get the Swimmer.1.0.2 script to work but keep getting the following…

    “ReferenceError: app.activeDocument.stories.everyItem().table.everyItem().cells.everyItem is not a function”

    Has anyone else got this up and running?

  2. Had never heard of MySerializer before – have downloaded it and will try it out soon – good to see both a Mac and Windows version being released.

    There is another variable data solution called fuga-tech that was mentioned in the comments of but haven’t used that service.

    And also thank you for the name-drop in the auto-fitting video in the Lynda series “InDesign Insider Training: Data Merge and Database Publishing”! Had hoped the “square peg round hole” trick using GREP would make an appearance – I use that all the time when trying to fit long names onto customised gift cards.

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