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DesignGeek #10

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November 17, 2003 - 1:00am

Importing Swatches in InDesign

One of InDesign CS's new features is the addition of "Load Swatches" to the Swatch palette's fly-out menu. With Load Swatches, you're able to add previously-defined color Swatches from other InDesign (CS and v2) files to your active InDesign CS document. This makes it easier to keep your colors consistent from one project to the next.

But what if you don't want *all* of the swatches from that other file, just one or two?

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Panther Seminar uncovers an unheralded feature

Apple's latest version of OS X — 10.3, aka Panther — was released on October 24, 2003. Going against all instincts that were screaming "wait till it's been out a while!" I upgraded one of my design workstation Macs that had been happily purring under Jaguar for months. I had no choice, I had to update all the info and screen shots for the OS X seminar I do for Dynamic Graphics Training.

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Embedding Fonts in Web Pages

Vexed with Verdana? Tired with Trebuchet? To hell with Helvetica? (One more: Arial gives you angst?) The meager standard font choices for web designers can get tiring. Of course, you can call for any font you'd like in your web pages, but if the user doesn't happen to have that same exact font active on their machine, your web page will appear in the default font per their browser settings — typically, Times.

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