InDesign CC 2015 resources

InDesign CC 2015 complete tour of preferences

• NEW! A 12-page PDF document hand-out of InDesign CC 2015 preferences. It is based on version 15.4. It shows all preferences and global adjustments to the program and includes information about how to preserve and reset preferences. This PDF document contains a unified Mac and a Windows version of all the preferences dialog box screenshots. The physical page size is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches.

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InDesign CC 2015 tour of 21 presets, styles, and automations

• A PDF tour of 21 presets, styles, and automations updated for Adobe InDesign CC 2015 (and applicable to earlier versions back to CS3). Presets help workflow productivity. 8-pages. 8.5" x 11"

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InDesign CC 2015 tour of 21 presets, styles, and automations

InDesign CC JavaScripts for Productivity

• A PDF article called InDesign CC JavaScripts for Productivity (Mac & Win). How to find, install, and use JavaScripts with InDesign CC/CS6. 4 pages.

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InDesign CC 2015 frequently-used keyboard shortcuts

• NEW! A two-page PDF document hand-out of InDesign CC 2015 frequently-used keyboard shortcuts including zoom, pan, and text formatting. This contains both a Mac and a Windows version of this keyboard shortcut cheatsheet. 8.5 x 11 inches.

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InDesign CC 2015 tools, shortcuts, and modifier keys

• A one-page PDF hand-out showing all 49 InDesign CC 2015 tools, along with keyboard shortcuts, and all modifier key combinations that change the behavior of each tool. This PDF contains both Mac and Windows language. The page size is 8.5 x 11 inches.

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InDesign CC 2015 Onscreen Characters

• InDesign CC 2015 Onscreen Characters: a visual look-up guide that helps to identify the names of all the onscreen characters. Knowing what the symbols are called allows you to look up info about them in the help system. Mac and Windows. 8.5 x 11 inches.

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InDesign CC 2015 onscreen characters

InDesign CC 2015 tools panel

• A one-page PDF document hand-out sheet illustrating the InDesign CC 2015 tools panel with all of its forty-nine tools and various keyboard shortcuts. This downloadable PDF cheatsheet is for both Mac and Windows language. The physical page size is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches.

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Mike's Vector Pen Tool Technique

• A new PDF that explains the Pen tool technique in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop (updated for Illustrator CC 2015 to include new pen tool behaviors like rubber band and path segment reshape).

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Pen Tool Technique 2015

InDesign CC 2015 GREP and Metacharacters

• A PDF of all GREP & Metacharacters and undocumented codes for InDesign CC 2015. General Regular Expression Parser describes patterns in text and conditions as well as literal text. Metacharacters represent a character or symbol. Several new GREP commands were discovered and added on to this comprehensive list.

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Acrobat DC accessibility element tags

• A PDF handout of Adobe Acrobat DC/XI accessibility element tags.

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Acrobat DC and XI element tags

InDesign CC 2015 keyboard shortcuts for Mac

• A 14" x 20" poster of InDesign CC 2015 [Mac] keyboard shortcuts.

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InDesign CC 2015 keyboard shortcuts for Windows

• A 14" x 20" poster of InDesign CC 2015 [Windows] keyboard shortcuts.

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InDesign CC 2015 GREP and Metacharacters

• A PDF of all GREP & Metacharacters for InDesign CC 2015 shown in 1-column for hand-held devices. General Regular Expression Parser is a means of describing patterns in text, allowing finds based on patterns, conditions, and literal text. Metacharacters represent a character or symbol. There are several new GREP commands on this 2015 version compared to previous versions.

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InDesign CC 2015 GREP and Metacharacters 1-column for smartphones

InDesign CC 2015 Anytime Upgrades startup scripts

• A PDF of containing hyperlinks to over a dozen InDesign feature add-ons. These are mostly startup scripts, and there are instructions on how to install. Upgrade your InDesign CC to include all these handy features!

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Anytime Upgrade CC 2015

Mike's Find Change by List 2017

• A script that performs a 21 sequential GREP and Text searches for the purpose of cleaning up text within your InDesign CC document. With this script, you can reduce extra spacebar spaces to only one; strip out extra hard returns; remove useless extra tabs, leading spaces, and trailing spaces. It also corrects em dashes and en dashes and quote marks and apostrophes. Altogether, this script corrects some 21 different text keyboarding mistakes all at once. This script is an improvement on the script that comes pre-installed with InDesign. An instructional textfile is included in the downloadable ZIP file

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Mike's Find Change by List Plus 2014

• A script that performs a number of sequential GREP and Text searches for the purpose of cleaning up text within your InDesign document. With this script, you can reduce extra spacebar spaces to only one; strip out extra hard returns; remove useless extra tabs, leading spaces, and trailing spaces. It also corrects em dashes and en dashes and quote marks and apostrophes. Altogether, this script corrects some 17 different text keyboarding mistakes all at once. This script is an improvement on the script that comes pre-installed with InDesign.

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Mikes Find/Change By List 2014 for InDesign CC 2015

PageZoom Plugins

• A PDF containing three plug-ins for InDesign CC 2015, 2014, CC, and CS6. (Not yet available for CC 2017) These three installable plugins provide helpful extensions to the InDesign interface. PageZoom is a panel with all page navigation and view and rotation operations brought together in one set of clickable buttons. A must-have for the long-document designer! Typesetter is a plugin panel that brings all the obscure typesetting commands to the surface as clickable buttons. Included are paragraph rules, hyphenation and justification, and more. OpenTools, the third plugin, is a tool panel with all the tools showing in 4 columns instead of one or two. No more digging for obscure tools! These tools are based on Adobe's Configurator plugin building software.

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Pica Ruler

• A printable PDF twelve-inch-long ruler with Picas on one side and inches on the other. When you print it from Acrobat, take care not to print it with the automatic Fit turned on. Also, most printing devices may vary in their accuracy, so scaling it up or down slightly may or may not be necessary.

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Typesetting Proofreader's Marks

• A three-page PDF handout containing a reproduction of classic typesetting proofreaders marks.

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InDesign CC 2015 Preflight Profiles

• Two more-rigorous preflight profiles (1 CMYK and 1 RGB) for InDesign CC 2015 and 2014 and CC and CS6 and CS5.5 and CS5 and CS4. The purpose of these preflight profiles shows that the preflight panel can check on much more than simply missing links, fonts, and overset text. Download and try one or both and turn on or off features that you want.

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InDesign style donor document

• An .indd document full of paragraph and character styles for preloading into InDesign CC 2015. With no documents open, click the Paragraph Styles panel menu button and choose Load Styles and browse to this downloaded document. This will bring in a set of default styles that you can edit to suit your document design. This is a time-saving technique Ben would have loved!

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Placeholder Text

• A placeholder textfile to replace the default InDesign CC 2015 and earlier Lorum Ipsum text. Download and unzip and place this txt file into the main Adobe InDesign application/program folder. This causes English language text to flow into your layout instead of the default Lorem Ipsum Latin text when you choose to Fill with Placeholder text. Pictured is Roman Senator Cicero, the origin of Lorem Ipsum sample latin text.

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