Tag Archives: InDesign CS3

Get More InDesign & Document Info

There is good and simple way to check history of your document, last version of InDesign used while saving file, but also version used to create file for the first time. Also, you can find a little bit more about your application like for example number of plugins installed, versions of some core components and other. But, that’s not something you will need very often.

Then, what’s so great about this? Great thing is that you can see plug-ins used in document and also missing ones! Another thing you can find out is which system (PC or Mac) was used to save the file and how many times file was saved! (this is not true for documents loaded in newer version of InDesign) So, where we can find that info?
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Temporary Sort Menus Alphabetically

What?! 😀 Yes, it’s possible, and it’s really useful!

I’m sure you already had that situation, when searching for something in menus, you knew where it was, but can’t find it! 😀 There is one awesome little feature (undocumented one) that allows you to display menus without separators and sorted alphabetically. This feature is available for a long time, starting with InDesign CS.
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Create 2 Guides (H&V) in 1 Move

Guides are very helpful, and I use them all the time. But, when you need to create them, that can be really time-consuming.

Fortunately, there is little helpful feature that will save you some time and energy while creating guides! InDesign allows you to draw both horizontal and vertical guides simultaneously!
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Create new Swatch “On the Fly”


Creating new Paragraph/Character Style “On the Fly”, setting font, size, tabs, paragraph rules, and everything is great, and when you want to assign color, you see that you didn’t setup color swatch! 😐 You close style dialog, add new swatch, and then come back to style and assign color.

Well, that’s completely WRONG! 😀
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When things Go wrong!

Yes, those things happens with InDesign too! On the other hand, InDesign has really great crash recovery system, and it saved my work so many times. But, sometimes, InDesign just keeps crashing even with no documents opened, or not saving settings that we made, not displaying fonts correctly. First thing you can try is to reset/delete all application settings! This will delete all settings and load default ones like when you first installed InDesign.

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