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September 23, 2003 - 3:00am

It's Official: Quark's 2nd-Computer License

As reported in DesignGeek a few issues ago (okay, I was just passing along credible scuttlebutt), Quark has announced a new twist on its product licensing for registered users: After paying for and registering your single-user license of the QuarkXPress 6.0 software, for an additional $75 you can get a license to use XPress 6 on both your primary and secondary computers. ("Such as a laptop" they say, thus the moniker for the offer.)

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What's the Resolution, Kenneth: Figuring Out What They Embedded In That Illy File

You probably already know that you can add raster images (such as scans or artwork from paint programs) to your vector-based Illustrator artwork. When you use Illustrator's File—>Place menu item to do this, the Place dialog lets you choose whether you'd like to Embed the raster image in your file, or just Link to it.

Let me briefly explain those two options first before I get to the tip.

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InDesign's Hidden Proportional Scaling Command

You've placed an image in InDesign and you want to scale it up or down proportionally.

Let me count the known ways, and then I'll tell you a little-known way.

— Select the image/frame combo with one click of the Selection tool, and Command (Mac)/Control (PC)-Shift-Drag on any handle of the frame (this scales both the image and its frame but not the frame's stroke, which is a Good Thing);

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