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ACME PRINTING PRESENTS
JUN
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PRINTING IS OUR PASSION.
WELCOME TO TEN MINUTES OF GOOD NEWS AND FUN STUFF FROM YOUR FAVORITE PRINTER!
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A Message from Joe T. Printer
The Way I See It
 

No matter how your day is going, there is always something to be thankful for. May you face today and every day with an attitude of gratitude.

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something; it allows you to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times, you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge because it builds strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary because it means you’ve made a difference.

Here’s the way I see it: Being happy doesn’t mean you have it all. It simply means you are thankful for all you have.

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Idea of the Week
Ditch the Typos with InDesign’s Dynamic Spellcheck Settings

Adobe InDesign is considered by many to be the gold standard for print publishing – including layouts for magazines, posters, flyers, annual reports, and more.

With InDesign’s full palette of artistic tools at your fingertips, it’s easy to get lost in the creative process while preparing for print. But gorgeous full-color spreads can be marred by one dreaded element – that embarrassing typo.

InDesign offers several layers of editing support. Here’s what they are and how to use them.

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Perfect Your Text with InDesign's Dynamic Spellcheck Settings

1. Basic Spellchecking

The first line of defense against typos is running a basic spell check.

  1. Select the Type tool.
  2. Choose Edit > Check Spelling > Spelling.
  3. InDesign will check your full document unless you alter the scope using the Search option. Select key text blocks or choose from All Documents, Document, Story, or To End of Story to prioritize sections for review.
  4. Press Done, then File > Save.

2. Spellcheck Editor Settings

Are unique or branded words being flagged as typos? You can choose to ignore them or add them to your lexicon as follows:

In the Not in Dictionary field, choose from these options:

Skip: Use this option to bypass one flagged word but check any repeats later in the document.

Change: To alter a word spelling ONE time, follow the prompts in the Change To box.

Ignore All: Select this prompt when you’re sure a problematic spelling works for the entire document.

3. Dynamic Spelling and Document-Specific Settings

Annoyed by an overactive spellchecker?

Tweak your Check Spelling settings by modifying the Find section tailored for Missed Words, Repeated Words, Uncapitalized Words, and Uncapitalized Sentences. Example: Deselect Misspelled Words if you’re designing a brochure with hundreds of names.

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You can also enable Dynamic Spelling to instantly highlight errors or use autocorrect settings to fix typos or complete acronyms as you write. Here’s how to set up autocorrect:

  1. To see autocorrect options, choose Edit > Preferences > Autocorrect (Windows) or InDesign > Preferences > Autocorrect (macOS).
  2. If enabling autocorrect, select Add.
  3. Click OK to add the word, then OK to dismiss the Preferences dialog box.
  4. Use menu option Edit > Spelling > Autocorrect. When you type a space, period, comma, forward slash, or greater than/less than sign, the word will autocorrect after you type it.
  5. In the document text, enter this word followed by a space using the Type tool.
  6. Until the term you inserted is removed, choose Edit > Undo.
  7. Select File > Save.

To record modifications or allow multiple editors to propose and review adjustments, try the Story Editor feature and choose Type > Track Changes. Play around with tools like Seven Layer, Track Changes, Accept All Changes, or Dynamic Spelling.

Leave Nothing to Chance

After devoting hours to your masterpiece, don’t let simple errors take you down. Enable advanced editing features to ensure a flawless finish!

See more great ideas like this!
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Creative Ways to Repurpose Videos
GET ADDITIONAL VALUE FROM YOUR ORIGINAL VIDEOS

Repurposing video content can be a great way to get additional value from your original videos and save time and money. Here are a few creative ways to repurpose your marketing videos:

  • Transcribe video content into a blog post. Blog posts packed with relevant keywords boost your SEO and help drive organic traffic to your website.

  • Create teasers for social media by cutting down relevant parts of your video into small trailers.

  • Capture sections of your video as animated graphics and GIFs, which can be a great way to add movement to your website or other messages.

  • Consider turning your video into a podcast, releasing only the audio portion.

  • Cut portions of webinars or how-to video tutorials into shorter, helpful clips and add them to your website's help center or resources section.

Video content is not the only type that can be repurposed. If you'd like creative ideas for gaining additional value from print marketing campaigns, give us a call today!

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Uncommon Product
Event Stickers
CREATE A BUZZ AROUND UPCOMING EVENTS

Custom event stickers are a great way to generate excitement and create a buzz for your event. When distributed in advance, they can also double as a unique save-the-date that provides recipients with a reminder. You can hand out event stickers in person, include them with purchases, and stick them on envelopes, packages, and other mailings.

Event stickers can promote any type of event, such as fundraisers, grand openings, campaign launches, customer appreciation events, weddings, and other exciting celebrations. When given out during events, they are a fun and affordable way to offer a memorable keepsake.

Event stickers can be printed in any size or shape and are available on a roll or cut to size. Let us know if you’d like help creating the perfect sticker for your upcoming event. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Tech Tip
Downloading Vector Files from Canva
SAVE CANVA FILES AS VECTOR

Did you know you can save a Canva design as a vector file? It's an excellent option for maintaining quality while resizing your artwork. Here are two different ways to download your Canva design as vector files.

Downloading your design as an SVG file. This option, available with a Pro account, ensures a high-resolution file with a transparent background. In Canva, click on Share > Download > SVG. Once downloaded, open the SVG file in Adobe Illustrator to manipulate elements such as resizing, color changes, and repositioning.

Downloading your design as a PDF. The second option does not require a Pro account. However, please note that the PDF will not have a transparent background. In Canva, click Share > Download > PDF. Do not click Flatten PDF. Open the PDF in Adobe Illustrator, Select All, and go to Object > Clipping Mask > Release. You may need to repeat this step if all of your design elements are not editable the first time.

If you have questions about file types when preparing your print documents, our team is ready to help! Email or call us anytime.

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