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InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics: Doing the math

Using InDesign's built in math function By David Blatner

David Blatner brings his knowledge of and passion for InDesign to the latest release of this state-of-the-art publishing program, showing how to harness its power and functionality. InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics covers the process of publishing with an eye on the program's latest nuances: optimizing page layouts, automating InDesign with Data Merge and XML, exploring interactive documents (including making movies), and exporting publications to a variety of formats.

In this video, Lynda.com host David Blatner takes a look at document measurements and how InDesign can do the math for you in the instance that say an art director wants you to move an object on the page over a few inches, picas, or millimeters. He notes that any place that you can type a number in InDesign, you can do math, which can ease your design flow.

 

Doing the Math

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David Blatner is the author or co-author of 15 books, including Real World InDesign and Real World Photoshop. He is the co-host of the InDesignSecrets.com podcast and blog, and the editorial director of both InDesign Magazine and The InDesign Conference.
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