These InDesign Tutorials Teach you Snazzy Tricks!
Learn the little tips and tricks that help you lay out pages more professionally, format more quickly, and improve your overall productivity in InDesign. Check out this 2-part tutorial series on measurements and rulers in InDesign. Setting Measurement Units and Using Rulers in InDesign demonstrates how to easily set up InDesign documents with any system of measurement your client requires, whether it's inches, millimeters, or even agates. You'll also learn what an agate is! Hint: it has nothing to do with Cocoa Krispies, but it might have something to do with Cocoa Krispies coupons.
The second article in the series, Overriding Default Measurement Units and Letting InDesign Do the Math for You teaches you how to sub in different units of measurement on the fly and how you can throw away your calculator. Did you know you can tell InDesign to add 3 picas + 0.0625 inches and it will do so, happily? This article well tell you how.
Now that you've got dealing with numbers under your belt, learn about dealing with text with Dealing With Text Wrap In InDesign. This question comes up often among former QuarkXPress users making the switch to InDesign: Where the frak is Runaround? As you might have guessed, Adobe decided to call runarounds "text wrap" and see? I just solved half the mystery for you. Read the whole article so you can be shocked to find out where Adobe hides the Text Wrap palette (and they really do hide it).
Now to the last of our "snazzy tricks" InDesign tutorials. Read Finding Punctuation Characters in InDesign to learn the location of important characters like ® and ™ and just enough about hyphens, em dashes, and straight quotes (prime marks) to get yourself in trouble.