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InDesign Introduction and Resources — Learn the basics and expand your knowledge with these essential websites and books.

Data merge

Data Merging Individual Records to Separate PDFs

Data Merging Individual Records to Separate PDFs Part 2: via Scripting

Overset Text

Tips for Fixing Overset Text

Viewing Overset Text in Table Cells


Adobe Acrobat PDF Converter


24 Best FREE Photoshop Plugins & Filters

Regular expression

InDesign GREP Help by Jongware


EPUBsecrets — created by David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion, and hosted by Matthew Diener, is the world’s best resource for all things EPUB.

EPUB InDesign Scripts

EpubCheck — a tool to validate IDPF EPUB files

EPUB Validator (beta)

EPUB Straight to the Point book by Liz Castro

Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis — a blog by Liz Castro

Here are some links that might be useful for you to get you started with fixed-layout ePubs:

Field Guide to Fixed Layout for E-Books a free ebook on the ins and outs of Fixed Layout EPUB

EPUB 3 Fixed-Layout Documents

ePubCrawler -- InDesign to Fixed Layout EPUB converter. (a tool for converting InDesign documents to fixed-layout ePub. It worked very well for me: I had to make only small adjustments to CSS styles).


HTML5 Periodical Table by Nick Schaferhoff


"On the Goodness of Unicode" by Tim Bray

"The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)" by Joel Spolksy

Unicode text and Unicode files in UltraEdit/UEStudio


InDesign / Working with XML

Designer's Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML by James Maivald

XML Publishing with Adobe InDesign by Dorothy Hoskins

InDesign XML Import — Tutorial with free working Template


Porky — a JavaScript extension for Adobe InDesign and other Adobe products supporting ExtendScript. Use various data types like SQL databases, XML- and JSON files as a variable source.


SpreadsheetDaddy — Easy-to-follow Excel Tutorials & Guides.

Excel Easy — a great place to get up to speed with Excel. They offer a fully illustrated Excel tutorial + 300 examples. It's 100% free. The VBA section introduces you to coding basics in Visual Basic for Applications: the programming language used in Excel on Windows.

Excel Tutorials — In this Excel blog, you will learn some of the amazing things which will add real value to your professional career. You are going to learn right from basic to some of the advanced stuff with this blog. They have covered formulas, tools, charts, productivity techniques, useful Excel tips, different kinds of formulas with a practical approach.

Compute Expert — This website has many free, in-depth excel tutorials that might be useful for visitors who want to master excel usage better. It discusses various topics that people can learn from, especially beginner and intermediate users. Most of the tutorials are provided with a simple exercise so people can understand the lessons from those tutorials more practically.

ExcelMojo — Learn and Master Microsoft Excel with 200+ free articles, step by step guides, all about formulas & functions, self-study resources and excel templates.


My favorite JavaScript Reference.

URL Decode and Encode - Online
Decode from URL-encoded format (also known as "percent-encoded") or encode into it with various advanced options.


jQuery Cheat Sheet for Beginners — by Nick Schäferhoff — makes work a whole lot easier for avid jQuery developers and it may be one of, if not the most comprehensive one on the internet because he literally put together 13 pages (that anyone download as a PDF document for FREE) covering things such as selectors, Attributes / CSS, manipulation, traversing, and much much more that your audience can benefit from right away.

jQuery Tutorial


K4 InDesign Javascript API Documentation


Online barcode generator (I use it for my textbooks. Generate it as SVG and then resave it as AI/PDF in Illustrator to keep vectors).