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InDesign CC: Mastering Productivity with Pariah Burke

Author: Pariah Burke
Publisher: Pluralsight
Length: 3 Hours
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More than 50 tips, tech­niques, and se­crets of the InDesign mas­ters for work­ing in InDesign ef­fi­cient­ly with max­i­mum cre­ativ­i­ty while clock­ing less over­time, meet­ing dead­li­nes, and hav­ing more time for liv­ing!

Watch the­se 1-5 min­ute videos a la carte to be­come a true InDesign mas­ter.

Pariah Burke’s Mastering InDesign Productivity gives you dozens of tips, tricks, and tech­niques to help you mas­ter work­ing pro­duc­tive­ly, ef­fi­cient­ly, with max­i­mum cre­ativ­i­ty, in InDesign. The goal of this course is to save you time and mon­ey, clock­ing less over­time and hav­ing more life-time.

Course Contents

  1. Hiding and Restoring the Welcome Screen
  2. Preloading New Documents with Your Company or Client Colors
  3. Creating and Synching Color Swatches Across CC Desktop and Mobile Apps
  4. Importing Styles From One Document Into Another
  5. Preloading New Documents with Frequently Used Styles
  6. Assigning and Changing Keyboard Shortcuts
  7. Reusing the Same Keyboard Shortcuts
  8. Customizing Menus
  9. Sorting Menus Alphabetically for Faster Command Access
  10. Creating Ruler Guides with Double-Click
  11. Snapping Guide Placement to Ruler Tick Marks
  12. Converting Ruler Guides Between Horizontal and Vertical as You Drag
  13. Duplicating Ruler Guides
  14. Stepping and Repeating Ruler Guides to Quickly Create Grids
  15. Selecting All Guides on a Page or Spread
  16. Deleting Ruler Guides One at a Time or All at Once
  17. Using Multi-Color Guides
  18. Making Shapes and Frames Easier to Select
  19. Doing Math in Measurement Fields
  20. Resizing, Moving, and Transforming by Percentage
  21. Resizing, Moving, and Transforming in Any Measurement System
  22. Permanently Changing Measurements from Those P Things
  23. Swapping Measurement Systems with a Keyboard Shortcut
  24. Switching the Rulers’ Measurement System on the Fly
  25. Building an Autocorrect Shorthand System
  26. Using Text Variables for Convenience, Adaptability, and Reliability
  27. Automatically Time-Stamping Modification and Print Dates Text Variables
  28. Installing Older Versions of Adobe Applications
  29. Upgrading CC Applications with­out Losing Previous Versions
  30. Inserting Icons (or Other Content) Within Headers Using GREP
  31. Creating Relative Type Sizes with Percentages of Other Type Sizes
  32. Auto-Adapting Relative Type Sizes with Percentages of Other Type Sizes
  33. Running InDesign and Applying Styles Entirely from the Keyboard
  34. Limiting, Expanding, and Filtering Quick Apply
  35. Organizing Styles in­to Style Groups
  36. Basing Objects Styles on One Another
  37. Giving Yourself More Room with Larger Pasteboards
  38. When Pressing the Spacebar Doesn’t Activate the Hand Tool
  39. Duplicating Objects with the Mouse and Super Step and Repeat
  40. Zooming to Fit Selected Object in the Window
  41. Viewing the Complete History of an InDesign Document
  42. Automatically Adding Pages as Need with Smart Text Reflow
  43. Automatically Deleting Empty Pages
  44. Doing Things with a Loaded Cursor
  45. Changing the Size of Previews in the Font Family Menu
  46. Turning Off Font Previews in the Font Menu
  47. Toggling Between Frame and Text Colors with a Keyboard Shortcut
  48. Creating a Collage Effect with a Single Image
  49. Customizing the Eyedropper Tool to Sample Only Certain Formatting Options
  50. Unmuddying InDesign Gradients
  51. Unmudding Gradient Swatches with Mixed Ink
  52. Importing Illustrator Gradient Swatches in InDesign
  53. Understanding the Placed Pages Workflow
  54. Using the Placed Pages Workflow
  55. Collaborating at the Object-Level with the Placed Page Workflow