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What to do when InDesign files surprise you

Below is a quick one-page guide for a new InDesign user who will be working with files created by other people. There is more than one way to accomplish design or production tasks, and even experienced users have different preferences-such as:

This is far from a complete list of potential surprises in other people's InDesign files. I'd love to hear from experienced InDesign users about their WTF moments with files created by other users. You can tweet me @neustudio, but please, let's assume good intentions on the part of colleagues who share files with us.


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