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InDesign Secrets – Edit All your Export Tags at Once

Submitted by mhiscock on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 14:38

As a book publisher or author, you should be familiar with preparing your documents for exporting to EPUB in InDesign. Part of preparation process involves creating export tags. If you often find yourself tediously double-clicking each paragraph and character style individually to set your export tags, I have news for you: there’s a better way.

This quick guide shows you how to pull up the interface that allows you to edit your Export Tagging settings for every Paragraph and Character Style all at once. No more double-clicking!

1. Open up the Paragraph Styles panel

Techne Challenge 5: Controlling InDesign Hyphenation

Submitted by jvb on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 04:34

Hyphenation is often a site of struggle for authors and publishers trying to format their books in InDesign. By default, InDesign hyphenates longer words at the end of a line of a text rather than pushing the entire word to the next line. Luckily, it's simple to modify these settings to meet your needs.

InDesign Secrets: Ensuring Bulleted Lists Actually Have Bullets

Submitted by kms on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 02:05

This is what a bulleted list looks like when you first place it into InDesign.

What do you put in front of a bulleted list item?  A bullet, of course! 

However, when placing a Microsoft Word document into InDesign, you’ll often get this:

A set of boxes instead of bullets—not good.