InDesign page numbering tip

An issue I run into when setting up long-form documents in InDesign occurs when I’m establishing sections. The problem being that starting a new section bumps the first page of that section out of its current spread. That’s no good at all good sir (or madam)!

As is normally the case, the solution was quite simple. You need to deselect Allow Selected Spread to Shuffle in the “Page” panel contextual menu. I recorded this wee tutorial that shows how to do just that. Thanks for watching!

Dashes—hyphens, en and em dashes—and how to use them.

If there’s one area of type usage that I continually find myself checking and double-checking, it’s the proper use of dashes. I can never seem to get this practice nailed down. Thankfully, Comma Queen Mary Norris has this down pat. Here she is—surrounded by her many books—breaking it down in simple terms for novices like me.

My favourite YouTube comment from this video: “I like to believe her voice is a little hoarse due to a career spent hollering at people over petty punctuation sins.”

I, Free Radical

I’m rereading 99u’s collection of essays Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career
In the opening piece, Adobe’s Vice President of Community and Co-Founder & Head of Behance, Scott Belsky identifies a new breed of creative professional he calls “Free Radicals.” Check out Scott’s Manifesto for Free Radicals and see if you’re among their ranks.