Free Download: 2014 Calendar in PDF, Illustrator (AI), InDesign (INDD) Format

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It's never too early to plan ahead! I'd like to wish whoever's reading this all health, luck and happiness for the coming year, 2014. And, as a token of my appreciation, dear website visitor, I'd like to offer you a gift of free 2014 calendars in PDF to download, plus the files that created them in Illustrator (AI) and InDesign (INDD). Free 2014 Calendars to download as … [Read more...]

Create Interactive PDF with InDesign

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I'm often asked how to create an interactive PDF with InDesign with internal links so that you can, for example, click on a chapter title in the contents page and immediately get the PDF to jump to that page. How to create an interactive PDF with internal links video So I've made a video to show how to create hyperlink destinations within the InDesign document and … [Read more...]

Free 2012 Calendars to Download as PDF, Illustrator and InDesign Files

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Giving away free gifts is excellent marketing. It fosters loyalty and brand recognition. I'm giving away free 2012 calendars as PDFs. I'm also making available the InDesign and Illustrator files that were used to create the PDFs, so you can create and brand your own calendars and do the same thing, if you so wish! Branded calendars are classic marketing materials because … [Read more...]

Free 2011 Calendars to download in PDF, InDesign and Illustrator formats!

Download Free 2011 Calendars!

Here's a present for my visitors and subscribers as a BIG "thank you" for all the support and encouragement I've received over the year! Every year I send Christmas cards to all my clients with a calendar of the next year on the back. Putting something useful like a calendar on the back of a Christmas card creates extra value. Single page 2011 Calendar in Illustrator … [Read more...]

Free 2010 Calendar in PDF and Adobe Illustrator file format

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Every year I send Christmas cards to all my wonderful clients with a calendar of the next year on the back. You never know, somebody may pick one up and think of putting some design business my way, that's the idea anyway! I'm a bit late this year but I'll be artworking it up this weekend and then writing them over the week to make sure they get there at least a week before … [Read more...]

How to make an on-screen PDF

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I regularly make PDFs for clients that are designed primarily to be viewed on-screen. Of course, the person viewing the PDF may choose to print it out on a desktop printer or other device and this should be taken into account. And with everything there is a right way and a wrong way, so here are some points or "rules" that I have. I have made them into an on-screen PDF for you … [Read more...]

Environmentally-friendly designing and marketing during a recession

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I've noticed a trend emerge recently. A client of mine got me to design an invitation to a marketing event – cocktails at a new store – I sent him a beautifully designed invite in the form or a PDF and asked him how many he needed printed and he said: "Oh, there's no need, I'm sending the PDF by email". More and more of this will be happening in the future. If this … [Read more...]

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