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TIP1: Frame Resizing On the Double Click

You've placed an image into a selected Frame and decide afterwards that you'd like the Frame to Fit the whole image. Is there a quick way to accomplish this without applying any menu commands or dragging of bounding box points? If you're using CS3 or later, you're in luck.
Instead of dragging bounding box points, simply double-click on any corner bounding box point. The Frame will instantly resize to the image it contains.
If you double-click on a side center Bounding Box Point, the Frame will resize to fit the Image's width leaving the height of the Frame untouched. If you double-click on a top or bottom center Bounding Box Point, the Frame will resize to fit the Image's height leaving the width of the Frame untouched.

TIP2: Make the Pasteboard Bigger
InDesign's Pasteboard to the left and right of a page are plenty big enough to store design elements, but the default Pasteboard size above and below a page is just 1" tall. To make the Pasteboard taller, go to the InDesign menu (PC: Edit) > Preferences > Guides & Pasteboard and increase the Minimum Vertical Offset in the Pasteboard Options section of the dialog window to any size up to 120". Then click OK to apply.

TIP3: Match Colors on Your Monitor and Your iPad

The iPad has a strange color gamut (range of colors). To get an approximate preview of iPad colors on your desktop, download Christian Albrecht's ICC color profile for the iPad from

Install this profile on your computer and then do the following in InDesign:
1. Be sure that Edit > Transparency Blend Space is set to Document RGB.
2. Be sure that Edit > Color Settings is set to North America General Purpose 2.
3. Choose View > Proof Setup > Custom.
4. Select iPad.icc for the "Device to Simulate" and check the Preserve RGB Numbers option.
5. Choose View > Proof Colors.

The colors on your monitor should now more closely match the colors on your iPad.


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