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How to Use Swatches in Adobe InDesign CS6 Documents

You can create, apply, and edit colors from the Swatches panel in Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 6. In addition to using this panel to create and edit tints and gradients and then apply them to objects [more…]

How to Use the Free Transform Tool in InDesign CS6 Documents

The multipurpose Free Transform tool in Adobe InDesign lets you transform objects in different ways. Using the Free Transform tool, you can move, rotate, shear, reflect, and scale objects. [more…]

How to Create a New Document in Adobe InDesign CS6

After you launch Adobe InDesign CS6, you can create a new InDesign document. Just follow these steps to create a new publication on your computer: [more…]

How to Use Grids in Adobe InDesign CS6

Text frames contain any text you add to a publication. You can create a new text frame in many different ways. In Adobe InDesign CS6, you can add text to creative shapes you draw, thereby changing them [more…]

How to Add a Page Jump Number in Adobe InDesign CS6

If your Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 6 document has multiple pages, you can add a page jump number (text that indicates where the story continues if it jumps to a text frame on another page) to an existing [more…]

How to Save a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 6

Do you ever go to all the trouble of finding just the right indent, font, or spacing to use in your copy in Adobe InDesign CS6, just to find that you have to apply those attributes a hundred times to complete [more…]

How to Create Tables in Adobe InDesign CS6

The easiest way to create a table in Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 6 is to have data ready to go. (Mind you, this isn’t the only way.) But flowing in existing data is the most dynamic way of seeing what [more…]

How to Edit Table Settings in Adobe InDesign CS6

You can control many settings for tables. Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 6 lets you change the text, fill, and stroke properties for each cell or for the table itself. Because of this flexibility, you can [more…]

How to Create Text Shape Effects in Adobe InDesign CS6 Documents

You can create some interesting effects with text on a path in Adobe InDesign CS6. Using the Type On a Path tool, you can have text curve along a line or shape. This feature is particularly useful when [more…]

How to Text Wrap Objects in Adobe InDesign CS6 Documents

Images can have text wrapped around them in Adobe InDesign CS6. Wrapping is a typical feature of page layout in print and on the web.

You can choose different text wrap options by using the Text Wrap panel [more…]

How to Package Your Adobe InDesign CS6 Documents

If you need to deliver your Adobe InDesign CS6 documents to a print service provider or to another designer, you’ll want to give them everything they need to continue working on the InDesign file. This [more…]

How to Export Adobe InDesign CS6 PDF Documents for Printing

Create a PDF file of your Adobe InDesign CS6 document if you want to make sure what you created is exactly what a viewer sees — even if they don’t have InDesign. A PDF file also limits the editing capabilities [more…]

How to Export Adobe InDesign CS6 EPS Documents for Printing

From InDesign, you can export EPS files, which are useful for importing into other programs. EPS files are single-page graphics files, which means that each exported InDesign page is saved as a separate [more…]

How to Export Adobe InDesign CS6 JPEG and PNG Files for Printing

You can export JPEG and PNG files from an Adobe InDesign CS6 document. These file formats are commonly used in web publishing and are useful if you need to place a picture of an InDesign document or page [more…]

How to Export Adobe InDesign CS6 Files to Flash

Using InDesign CS6, you can export an InDesign document as a Flash Professional file (FLA) that can be edited in Flash CS6, or as a Flash Player (SWF) file that can be viewed [more…]

How to Export Adobe InDesign CS6 Text Files

You can extract text from an Adobe InDesign CS6 document so that it can be edited or used elsewhere. The text formats vary slightly depending on the text in your document. [more…]

How to Create E-Publications (EPUB) in Adobe InDesign CS6

These days, you should intentionally design your Adobe CS6 documents for digital distribution. Creating an EPUB allows you to distribute books to e-reading devices such as the nook, Kindle, and iPad. If [more…]

How to Create Alternate Layouts in Adobe InDesign CS6

You can create separate horizontal and vertical layouts for your Adobe InDesign CS6 document in the Pages panel. When you export your document to HTML, the document will include information in the Cascading [more…]

How to Create Liquid Layouts in Adobe InDesign CS6

Adobe is experimenting in CS6 with the idea of using InDesign as a tool for creating layouts that can be adapted to the web. They’ve done this by creating a new feature called Liquid Layout, which is borrowed [more…]

How to Export Adobe InDesign CS6 Documents to HTML

Exporting an Adobe InDesign CS6 document to HTML allows you to share the document on the web so that it can be viewed on a variety of devices. The HTML file created by InDesign can also easily be edited [more…]

How to Export Adobe InDesign CS6 Documents to EPUB

Adobe InDesign CS6 allows you to create documents for display using iBooks, Nook devices, Kobo readers, or Sony eReaders, which all use the EPUB file format. Books displayed on the Kindle begin as EPUB [more…]

How to Shear Objects in Adobe InDesign CS6 Documents

In Adobe InDesign CS6, you can shear an object, which means that you’re skewing it horizontally, slanting it to the left or right. A sheared object may appear to have perspective or depth because of this [more…]

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