Wednesday, January 6, 2010

InDesign tricks

I would be lost without the internet. I was trying to print an annual report comp out paginated, so I could simply stitch it together just as it would be printed at the printer. several sources pointed me n the right direction to accomplish what I wanted to do.

Under the "File" menu, at the bottom is a "Print Booklet" command. Check it out if you are trying to make a comp or create booklets for a project.

A trick for making your page numbers appear on top of your page layout elements is to create a new layer and copy and paste the auto page number on your master page into the top layer. After that they will appear on top of screened backgrounds, bleed photos or other page elements that occupy the same space as the page number.

It pays to spend some time field testing InDesign to see what features you can incorporate into your workflow. Keyboard shortcuts are another set of tools for making your projects go more smoothly as you maneuver your layouts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

John, need to contact you with latest updates on family, etc. Having trouble with the email from past. My email is Would love to brush up on/update my Indesign skills. Just used it for some large advertising postcards for a Pediatrician but did not get an updated version so I can't even access my old account. Guess I need to pay for something eventually!