Category Archives: Layout

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Pariah Burke’s Mastering InDesign CS5 for Print Design and Production is now available on I’ve been acquainted with Pariah for many years, and I can enthusiastically recommend his books and training materials. Pariah knows what he’s talking about. If you want to become an InDesign print ninja, this book belongs on your shelf.

Mastering InDesign CS5 for Print Design and Production

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This ain’t Word

You must check out these InDesign wrap artists…

This ain't Word...

See if you can spot the best line in this entertaining and inspirational video on typography in InDesign.

Martinho da Gloria’s excellent LayoutZone plug-in updated for CS5, and still free!

Martinho has updated his extremely useful LayoutZone scripted plug-in is now available for InDesign CS5, and is still free of charge.

The extremely useful plug-in enables you to select one or more objects in an InDesign layout and convert them into a linked InDesign document.

A demo from Cari Jansen is here.

InDesign CS5: Span/Split Columns

One of the more compelling features in InDesign CS5 is the Span/Split columns feature. It’s a setting that enables a paragraph to span multiple columns in a text frame. Not only that, the feature enables you to split columns of text into multiple sub-columns. This feature is an enormous time saver for a whole lot of layout artists.

However, there are a couple gotchas and limitations in the first iteration of this feature.

See the movie below for the details.

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