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Adobe InDesign 2020 common keyboard shortcuts

• A two-page PDF document hand-out of InDesign 2020 commonly-used keyboard shortcuts including zoom, pan, and text formatting. Beat that deadline! Operating InDesign by means of a few dozen shortcuts makes your productivity increase and your time-consumption decrease. This document contains both a macOS and Windows 10 version of this keyboard shortcut cheatsheet. The physical page size of this 2-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $4.99

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Adobe InDesign 2020 operational shortcuts

• A two-page PDF document hand-out of InDesign 2020 operational keyboard shortcuts covering many of the not-so-obvious gestures used to place text, resize frames, and more. Operational shortcuts generally means shortcuts where you hold a modifier key or two and click the mouse in a certain way. In other words, a two-handed keyboard and mouse technique that really increases your productivity. This document contains both a macOS and Windows 10 version of this keyboard shortcut cheatsheet. The physical page size of this 2-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $4.99

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Adobe InDesign 2020 tools panel and modifier keys

• A one-page PDF hand-out showing all 50 InDesign 2020 tools, along with keyboard shortcuts, and all modifier key combinations that change the behavior of each tool. Operating the tools along with holding down Cmd/Ctrl, Opt/Alt, Shift, and Spacebar allows for some highly productive design production. This document contains both macOS and Windows 10 language. The physical page size of this 1-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $4.99

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InDesign 2020 tools modifiers

Adobe InDesign 2020 tools panel

• A one-page PDF document hand-out sheet illustrating the InDesign 2020 tools panel with all of its 50 tools and various keyboard shortcuts. This handout features the alphabetic shortcuts associated with selecting each tool. It also defines the various groupings of kinds of tools in the tool bar. This downloadable PDF cheatsheet is for both macOS and Windows 10. The physical page size of this 1-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $4.99

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Adobe InDesign 2020 onscreen characters

• A PDF of InDesign 2020 onscreen symbols and frame adornments and definitions of terms. When you have Type > Show Hidden Characters turned on, and/or View > Extras (and you are not in Preview mode), you will see many non-printing symbols and icons on the InDesign/InCopy screen. This guide tells you the names of all the typesetting character symbols, allowing you to read the definitions, and/or look them up in the Help system and understand their purpose. This document contains both a macOS and Windows 10 version. The physical page size of this 3-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $4.99

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Adobe InDesign 2020 list of GREP and metacharacters

• A PDF of all GREP & Metacharacters and undocumented codes for InDesign 2020. Use the Find/Change dialog box like a pro! Global Regular Expression Parser/Printing describes patterns and conditions and formatting in text  as well as allowing you to search for literal text. Metacharacters represent a character or symbol when using InDesign's Find/Change dialog box. This is a comprehensive list of GREP commands that InDesign recognizes. The second page features some actual practical examples. This document is for both macOS and Windows 10. The physical page size of this 2-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $4.99

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Adobe InDesign 2020 list of GREP and metacharacters for smartphone

• A PDF of all GREP & Metacharacters for InDesign 2020 shown in 1-column for hand-held devices. Use the Find/Change dialog box like a pro! Global Regular Expression Parser/Printing describes patterns and conditions and formatting in text  as well as allowing you to search for literal text. Metacharacters represent a character or symbol when using InDesign's Find/Change dialog box. This is a comprehensive list of GREP commands that InDesign recognizes. This document is for both macOS and Windows 10. The physical page size of this document is meant only for small screen viewing. $4.99

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Mike's 2-Handed Vector Pen Tool Technique 2020

• A PDF that explains the (Pierre Bezier) vector-drawing Pen tool technique in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. Drawing with the Pen tool takes practice. The Pen tool is nearly-but-not-quite identical in these three applications. This guide illustrates how to draw changing among the three tools: the Pen tool for making anchor points, the Direct Selection tool for moving anchor points, and the Anchor Point tool for converting between straight and curved segments. By learning to hold the Cmd/Ctrl key to invoke the Direct Selection tool and holding the Opt/Alt key to invoke the Anchor Point tool, you can begin to draw vector shapes more efficiently and productively. All the numerous icons are defined for all the ways the Pen tool operates. In addition, this guide shows the Path Segment Reshape Function as well as the corner-rounding widget, both of which are related to vector drawing. This two-handed technique will make drawing more productive. This document contains both macOS and Windows 10 language. The physical page size of this 1-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $4.99

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Mike's InDesign 2020 Bar Graph and Pie Graph Starters

• This set of InDesign documents gives you three ready-made, well-organized sample bar, column, and pie charts. Also included are a set of scripts to generate the lengths and sizes of the bars and pie slices. Just select the bars, columns, or pie and double-click the script. You will be done in no time. These sample charts are organized in layers and groups and each element is labeled so you can easily find the object to apply your own design and color. This InDesign document opens in both macOS and Windows 10. The physical page size of this  document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $19.99

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Adobe InDesign 2020 practice the Pen tool

• You can master the vector Pen tool! An 18-page zipped-up InDesign document of InDesign 2020 pen tool drawing exercises. It is based on InDesign version 15.0. Included is a PDF document showing all the shortcuts with the Pen tool, along with the related tools that go with Pen tool drawing. 18 pages of examples. This document opens in both macOS and Windows 10. The physical page size of this document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $9.99

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Adobe InDesign 2020 complete tour of preferences

• A 12-page PDF document hand-out of InDesign 2020 preferences. This guide will help you organize InDesign to increase productivity and the quality of typesetting. It is based on InDesign version 15.1.1. Screenshots are included of all the Edit > Preferences sections, as well as other obscure places where preferences can be set. There is a brief explanation of the purpose of all preferences. It shows all global adjustments to the program, indicating which changes are application-wide versus which are document-centric. This guide includes information about how to preserve and reset defaults and preferences, a main approach to troubleshooting InDesign when it is not working properly. This PDF document contains all the preferences dialog box screenshots. This document contains both macOS and Windows 10 language. The physical page size of this 12-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $9.99

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InDesign 2020 tour preferences

Adobe InDesign 2020 tour of 24 presets, styles, automations

• A PDF tour of 24 presets, styles, and automations updated for Adobe InDesign 2020 (and applicable to earlier versions all the way back to CS3). This guide shows you how to create, backup, save, reset, and restore 24 different presets, styles, and automations in InDesign 2020. Presets help workflow productivity, but can be lost when you reset preferences in a session of troubleshooting. Learn all about how to plan ahead for a time-consuming rebuild of InDesign's presets and preferences. This document contains both macOS and Windows 10 language. The physical page size of this 8-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $9.99

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Adobe InDesign 2020 JavaScripts for Productivity

• A PDF article called InDesign 2020 JavaScripts for Productivity. How to find, install, and use JavaScripts with InDesign 2020. Instead of emphasizing how to write JavaScript code, this is a guide that shows you resources where scripts have already been made. Save production time by learning how to download ready-made scripts that solve time-consuming problems. It gives directions and illustrates what folder to open up to copy a script into for installation. This document contains both macOS and Windows 10 language. The physical page size of this 4-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $9.99

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InDesign 2020 JetSet JavaScripts

Adobe InDesign 2020 troubleshooting how-to guide

• A PDF article called InDesign 2020 Troubleshooting How-to Guide. When your install of InDesign runs too slowly or crashes, there can be many reasons why. This comprehensive troubleshooting guide gives dozens of solutions that you can work through to get your software back on track quickly. It shows you how to reset preferences as well as a step-by-step checklist strategy of what to do when your InDesign app crashes or your document has become corrupted. The number of tips and tricks has been expanded over the previous version. This document contains both macOS and Windows 10 language. The physical page size of this 6-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $9.99

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Bridge 2020 a complete tour of preferences

• A PDF listing the preferences setup of Bridge CC 2020 along with a complete tour of other preference settings related to Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw. Get organized and increase your productivity! This 8-page guide comes complete with screenshots illustrating all preference locations, their meaning, and how to reset Bridge. This document contains both macOS and Windows 10 language. The physical page size of this 8-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $9.99

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Adobe Bridge 2020 keyboard shortcuts

• A PDF of Adobe Bridge 2020 frequently-used keyboard shortcuts. Learn to drive repetitive tasks in Adobe Bridge/Photoshop even faster with a couple of dozen keyboard shortcuts. From batch renaming to Slideshow mode to Review mode to the Output module workspace, there is a lot of possiblities for increasing productivity with keyboard shortcuts. This document contains both a macOS and Windows 10 version. The physical page size of this 2-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $4.99

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Adobe InDesign 2020 keyboard shortcuts poster

• A 14.33" x 20.5" wall poster of InDesign 2020 keyboard shortcuts. This is a list of the default keyboard shortcuts when InDesign is first installed. Nearly all shortcuts are identical between macOS and Windows 10, where the only difference is substituting Cmd for Ctrl; Opt for Alt. Some menu commands do not have a shortcut applied at default but keyboard shortcuts can be custom edited within InDesign. Included on this poster are all the default shortcuts from all the drop-down menus and the panel menu buttons. Note: This high-resolution PDF is suitable for printing as well as digital printing. This document contains both a macOS and Windows 10 version. The physical page size of this 2-page document is 14.33 x 20.5 inches. $9.99

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Mike's InDesign Find/Change by List 2020

• A script that performs 24 GREP and Text searches for cleaning up text within your InDesign document. Reduce extra spacebar spaces to one space; strip out extra hard returns; remove useless tabs, leading spaces, and trailing spaces. It also corrects em and en dashes and quote marks and apostrophes. It removes last hard returns at end of story. This script is an improvement on the one pre-installed with InDesign and is improved in its safety and efficiency. This script can be used safely early or late in your text preparations; it will not change paragraph styles that may already be applied. The script is editable, if you want to add or remove certain searches. Instructions included. For macOS and Windows 10. $9.99

Note: with the 2019 version of InDesign, there is a problem with GREP searches on long documents. In turn, it affects or limits this script. You must download and apply a "Hotfix". The hotfix patch is located here. It does not appear to affect the 2020 version.

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Improved Set of Sample JavaScripts for InDesign 2020

• A zipped-up set of sample javascripts that are designed to replace and improve upon the sample javascripts that come pre-installed in InDesign 2020 (and earlier versions, too). These javascripts have been edited so that they have the ability to undo in one step, instead of many undo steps. Minor annoyances have been edited out of each of these sample javascripts. In short, these scripts work more efficiently. These are installable and usable on both macOS and Windows. $9.99

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Adobe InDesign CC 2020 accessibility tags for Acrobat DC

• A PDF handout of Adobe Acrobat DC accessibility element tags and a comparison to matching InDesign 2020 tags. These standard tags provide assistive software and devices with semantic and structural elements to use to interpret document structure and present content in a useful manner. The standard Adobe element tag types are available in the New Tag dialog box. They are also available in the Touch Up Properties dialog box in Acrobat DC Pro. This document contains both macOS and Windows 10 language. The physical page size of this 4-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $9.99

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Adobe InDesign 2020 printer's spreads and gatefolds

• A zipped-up set of five .indd documents that demonstrate printer's spread impositions. There are two Bi-fold documents and three Tri-fold layouts. The page numbering has already been built along with the imposition order of the pages. If you have wondered about how to shuffle pages into folds or gate folds and how to get the page numbering to follow a printer's imposition order, these sample documents will show you how. In fact, they are done already. These are perfect for in-office newsletters that will be manually gathered. These documents open in both macOS and Windows 10. The physical page sizes of these documents are Tabloid and Letter size. $9.99

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Adobe InDesign 2020 style starter document

• An .indd document full of Paragraph and Character styles for preloading into InDesign 2020. It also has Object styles as well as Table and Cell styles. With no documents open, click the Paragraph Styles panel menu button and choose Load Styles and browse to this downloaded document. Do the same for Table and Cell styles. Repeat this for Swatches, too. This will bring in a set of default styles that you can edit to suit your document design. Pre-loading styles is a time-saving technique Ben would have loved! This document opens in both macOS and Windows 10. The physical page size of this document is Letter size. $9.99

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Adobe InDesign 2020 Anytime Upgrades startup scripts

• A PDF of containing hyperlinks to over 15 InDesign feature add-ons. These are mostly startup scripts, and there are instructions on how to acquire and install them. Upgrade your InDesign 2020 to include all these handy features! This document contains both macOS and Windows 10 language. The physical page size of this 4-page document is Letter size at 8.5 x 11 inches. $9.99

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Adobe InDesign CC 2015 and CS6 productivity plugins

• Three plug-ins for InDesign CC 2015, 2014, CC, and CS6 (not CC 2017 or newer). PageZoom is a panel with all page navigation and view and rotation operations in one set of buttons. A must-have for the long-document! Typesetter is a plugin panel that brings obscure typesetting commands to clickable buttons. Included are paragraph rules, hyphenation and justification, and more. OpenTools is a tool panel with all the tools showing in 4 columns. These tools are based on Adobe's Configurator plugin building software.

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A Pica Ruler

• A printable PDF twelve-inch-long ruler with Picas on one side and inches on the other. When you print it from Acrobat, take care not to print it with the automatic Fit turned on. Also, most printing devices may vary in their accuracy, so scaling it up or down slightly may or may not be necessary.

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Digital Pica Ruler

Typesetting proofreader's marks

• A three-page PDF handout containing a reproduction of classic typesetting proofreaders marks. Proofreading marks are used to highlight spelling, vocabulary, grammatical, and punctuation errors, along with formatting and layout issues. When proofreaders are editing a hard-copy manuscript, they will leave corrections on both sides of the margins: on the left-hand margins for corrections in the first half of the sentence, and on the right-hand side for corrections in the latter half of the sentence. A corresponding mark will also be included in-line to indicate where the issue is. 3 pages. Mac and Windows. Letter size 8.5" x 11"

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Adobe InDesign CC 2020 preflight profiles

• Two more-rigorous preflight profiles (1 CMYK and 1 RGB) for InDesign CC 2020 and 2019 and 2018 and 2017 and 2015 and 2014 and CC (2013) and CS6 and CS5.5 and CS5 and CS4. The purpose of these preflight profiles shows that the preflight panel can check on much more than simply missing links, fonts, and overset text. Download and try one or both and turn on or off features that you want. Mac and Windows.

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English-language placeholder text

• A placeholder textfile to replace the default InDesign CC 2020 (and earlier) Lorum Ipsum text. Download and unzip and place this "placeholder.txt" file into the main Adobe InDesign application/program folder. This causes an English language translation of Cicero's de Finibus text to flow into your layout instead of the default Lorem Ipsum Latin text when you choose Type > Fill with Placeholder Text. (This trick works in Illustrator CC 2020, too, btw.) Pictured is Roman Senator Cicero, the origin of Lorem Ipsum sample Latin text. Also included is a version saved in .docx and .rtf, in case you would like to read it.

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