Recently we’ve been asked how to import an Excel spreadsheet into InDesign. In Book Design Made Simple we walk you through importing tables from Word, but importing a spreadsheet from Excel is a bit different so we’ll walk you through it here. And, because spreadsheets and tables rarely import into InDesign looking like they did in Excel and Word, we’ll give you a few tips on the easiest way to get started. [Read more…]
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Excerpts from Book Design Made Simple
- Word vs InDesign: good reasons to switch
- Hyphenation and justification: make your text look fabulous
- Baseline grid: align your text and images consistently
- Stroke panel: creating lines, arrows, and more
- Layers: how to use them with text and shapes
- Object styles: how and why to use them
- Color gradients: tips for best results
- New updates to CC2017
- Basics: navigating, selecting, and layers
- Layout and typesetting tricks
- Styles and organization
- Inserting images into shapes
- Drawing shapes and using color
- Effects: transparency, shadows, etc.
Below are all the blog posts in the InDesign category, starting with the most recent post.
Have you ever tried to typeset any kind of math and driven yourself almost mad? And have you ended up setting each part of the equation in a different type frame, then piecing it all together and grouping it? I confess that I have done both. But with a little perseverance I figured out a way to do it properly in InDesign, and I’m hoping that this article will prevent you from suffering as long and as hard as I did. [Read more…]