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Adobe InDesign: Speed up your Workflow
How to Speed up your Workflow in Adobe InDesign

Save time with Adobe InDesign shortcuts. Here are four videos showcasing techniques to get the job done quicker, using Scripts; Interactivity; Styles; and Default Fonts.

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1. Scripts – Rotate Text Character

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  • Thousands of Scripts: I recently worked on a document where a character had to be rotated and I discovered this.
  • Rotate Text Script: Instead of placing text in a separate text box and doing a text wrap, I found the following script that did everything in one action. Saved a lot of time and an action I can implement again and again.
  •  To access the script use the following link: Script Download


2. Creating a 2-step button in an interactive PDF

  • Why not add another level to your buttons in your interactive PDFs?
  • Instead of the one-state button, create one that changes appearance when you mouse-over.


3. Creating and Applying Styles


  • Styles can be complex and cumbersome to apply; especially when there are large quantity to choose from.
  • However, an efficient way to create and apply the style is to use a number system: they are easier to apply and no extra work to create. We document how to do this in the following video:

4. Changing the Default Font


  • If you are constantly using a common font and changing to that font multiple times throughout your document production, why not be more efficient and set the font as a default?
  • It will automatically apply each time you create a new text box.


Save time and get more done. When you use these time-saving techniques in Adobe InDesign, be sure to let us know what you achieve.

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