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In Design will load but not open file

My magazine file that I have worked on in the past (2014) will not open with ID CC 2015. It keeps loading but no file opens.. and it acts as though I never tried to open the file. I have no error ...
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Keep paragraphs together over link

I have two textboxes linked together. However, I don't want to break up paragraphs. So if a paragraph overflows from textbox 1, I want all of it to end up in textbox 2.
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Editing embedded lines in a paragraph

I have a text box in my .indd project. Currently there is an embedded line/stroke, which is not grouped but seems to be a hidden symbol or part of a paragraph setting. I do not know how to select it, ...
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Help with booklet design - images straddling pages

I have a few questions regarding booklet design. The page orders are scrambling my brain! Firstly I cant work out how an image that spreads across the front and back cover should be placed. ...
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Outputting files to a platesetter

What is the meaning of white hold off when outputting files to a litho platesetter?
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Is it possible to embed an indd file inside another

I know that it is possible to place pages of another indd inside a parent indesign file as a linked file. But is it possible to embed it? I'm using ID5.5 and the embed option is greyed out for linked ...
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Data merge, variable in image URL

I'm making a couple of different materials: business cards, office signs, and some more, all with images from the same repository. I know that I can input images with relative or absolute path, but it ...
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Autosizing not working with page number special character

I created a master page with numbering in the corner like so: It's width was set to auto size so that larger page numbers (say 233), would still format correctly. And it worked when I typed large ...
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InDesign: Create new page from template

Almost every page in a magazine I'm working on fits one of four templates. Those single-page templates are defined in four files. What's the fastest way to create a new page (or replace a blank page) ...
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How to place cut marks on a 2UP image in Indesign for Printing?

Getting an image ready to print and ran into a problem of cut marks/crop marks not appearing once the file is printed. Just to review the steps I took while working in InDesign to layout the image: ...
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Adobe Indesign CC File Freezing when opening [closed]

I have a magazine file built in Adobe InDesign CC. The file was great all day...saved. went to open now freezes then entire program. How can I save this 48 page magazine. Please help. Naturally my ...
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How can I create a fine diagonal stripe pattern with Adobe design tools?

I wanted to recreate this fine stripe pattern - see dark bar behind the logo on top card: I started copy / pasting 90 dregree single stripes at set distances from each other manually, however in ...
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Is there anyway to select a custom image/icon in Indesign CC for use in lists other than by making a custom glyph typeface?

Trying to use a heptagon (7-sided polygon) in place of a dash in a list style for a project in Indesign CC 2015. There doesn't appear to be a simple way to add it to the available icon choices without ...
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CMYK Print - Jpg colours changing between Mac OS and Windows

I am a designer working on Mac OS X - I have created a CMYK .jpg graphic for print using InDesign. I printed it out and the colours appeared as expected. I sent this graphic to my account manager - ...
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Can two master pages be applied to one page in InDesign?

Is there a way of applying two master pages in one page? I want to make an adjustable InDesign template for a report that could be used for various projects. So I want to have one of the master pages ...
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Get blank image when placing an .ai file into InDesign CC

I have a simple line-art logo I created in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 from outlining text with a solid color and a cropped in the artboard to the logo's size. (1x1inch) When I place it into a new ...
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InDesign Margin Exporting To PDF

I've been using InDesign for 6 years, and I've never had this issue. When I export a file to a pdf, the margin line is showing up on it. I can't seem to find anything online about this issue and have ...
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Optical margin alignment in InDesign CC

Does anybody know how to add rules for Type>Story>Optical margin alignment setting? It used for "hanging punctuation" and I need to add some characters that will "hang". For exapmple russian ...
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Auto populating text from field 1 to field 2 for adobe interactive forms

I am creating a adobe interactive form in adobe indesign cc. I want to create a text field box 1 and 2, such that whatever is entered in box 1 is auto populated in box 2, secondly box 1 is ...
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Switching between different layouts for same content (InDesign)

For each page of a magazine, the content is the same: 1-2 photos, article content, title, subtitle, and author name. There are also four different layouts: three column full, three column with header, ...
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Drop caps for first paragraph in chapter in InDesign

Is there a way to format paragraph styles so that only the first paragraph in each chapter gets a drop cap? So far I have seen this solved by saving a "first_paragraph" style and a "regular" style to ...
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Easy way to automatically shift layers when adding new images to a catalogue?

I need an easy way in which to edit a catalogue. I'm working on creating a catalogue for a client that'll have all their products. The problem is, I need a way in which this catalogue will be easy to ...
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Making Transparent Image Layer not effect top layer image

I have an indesign image, that has a Transparency effect placed upon in via Objects->Effects. However, I would like the image that is on the top most layer above the transparent layer to not be ...
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Rescale EPS According to Text Size

I searched a long time already for an elegant way but couldn't find an option. I am using InDesign CS5 and wanted to know how to scale an EPS (or any other vector-) graphic that I inserted to my ...
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InDesign: weird spacing bug in table cell [on hold]

Aloha! I have this table in InDesign (document itself is a bit older; fall 2014) with text in it, and when I wanna edit the content, it adds some kinda top padding: anyone know what that's all ...
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Fonts of PDF look different in Preview (made in InDesign CS6)

I am making an interactive pdf in Indesign CS6, using Quicksand (from Google fonts) as main font. In InDesign, at 100% view, everything looks fine and the text is easy to read. (left text in the image ...
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Indesign bleeding makings 4x6 into 4.50 x 6.50 instead of 4.25 x 6.25?

New to indesign and when I have a document thats 4x6 and when I add the bleeding to be .25 the red border(which I assume is the bleeding border) is actually enlarged to 4.50 by 6.50. Is there any ...
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Exporting from InDesign for print: PDF, JPEG or PNG?

I have a poster I designed with Adobe InDesign (69in x 36in) and I want to go to a print place and have it printed, but I don't know which format I should give the printing guys my file. InDesign ...
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Vertical Page Layout Print Booklet Prints Does Not Print Correctly

I'm printing a duplexed booklet with vertical master spreads using the instructions by Cari Jansen (great tut) http://indesignsecrets.com/vertical-master-page-spreads.php/comment-page-1. But when I go ...
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Possibility to link two chapters together to show together in the toc of InDesign

A friend of mine is writing a student/teacher book. For the teachers the book should have the questions and also the answers in there. But the answer to a corresponding question should be in the ...
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InDesign : Embed text-based company-logo instead of company name in text layer

I'm using InDesign and I'd like to use a Text-based Logo instead of Text. Is it possible that I do this within the same Text layer? One of the benefits would be that the image would respond to the ...
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What are methods do you use for handling typography issues (Ill, ill, fi, ct, Th) without using ligatures?

So, this is a question I've never asked, and in most cases avoided pointing out all together. I'm finally open to finding a non-ligature solution too. Preferably one that doesn't require a font ...
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Some text moves when deleting a color swatch (Indesign CC)

I have a color swatch I need to be deleted, but on deleting the swatch some text in certain text frames moves up a little (1 or 2 mm). It is not the frames that move, but the text inside the frames. ...
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PIxelated lines in illustrator… images are for print, should I worry? [duplicate]

I am working on a big project and have done a few drawings but I am noticing some weird stuff with my strokes and I just wanted to check if it is normal and just something that I am seeing on my ...
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Tykewriter Font from Scholastic

I have been searching for the font "Tykewriter," often used by Scholastic Publishers. I've been in contact with the creator of the font, Josh Korda, who sadly no longer has a copy of the font. ...
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InDesign Data Merge: multiple records per page

I'm new to Adobe InDesign user and I'd like to create multiple coupons printed on a A4 page, each of them having a different coupon code. I understand that I need to use Data Merge, but ...
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Color values change between Illustrator and InDesign

I've googled and searched here for an answer to my question but haven't been able to find anything. I designed several pieces of collateral, all using the same single color. Some of the pieces I ...
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how do i delete the numbering between the sentences in indesign

Hi, how do i delete the numbering between the sentences. i search everywhere, and still did not find the answer. Im working with large document here.so deleting one by one is not an option. thank u. ...
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Indesign script to replace paragraph style

I am using ID CC 2014 on a Mac and there's a huge file with several hundred pages where I need to delete a certain paragraph style replacing it with another. Say there's a para style called "style-1". ...
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InDesign Measurements

I'm working with an InDesign document and turning it into HTML/CSS. It is using mm for sizes, but I need the measurements in pixels. Height measures as 66px in InDesign using the measuring tool. I ...
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Indesign - Paste Inline Image Resized to Frame Width

I'm inserting large inline images into my text flow, which it then breaks the flow and disappears. Is there a way to have it automatically resize to fit the text frame's boundaries?
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Indesign - Resize Image to Specific PPI

If I paste/place a large image (72 ppi) into Indesign and want to scale it down to be equivalent to 300 ppi, is there a way to do that in just Indesign? I know I could figure out the scaling math, ...
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How to edit the “lists” defined in Bullets & Numbering in paragraph styles?

The "Bullets & numbering" section of InDesign paragraph styles lets you create "Lists" and give them a name and properties around how and when they restart numbering. Once a "list" is created, ...
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In InDesign CC how do I remove pagination from just the cover page? [closed]

I need to remove the pagination from the cover page in InDesign and start pagination with the second page of the layout.
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Automatic orientation of images in InDesign based on right / left page

Hello graphicdesign'ers! I'm working on my first book and use InDesign (CS4) for the layout process. I have several images and photos in landscape format while the book and its pages are in portrait ...
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Setting a pattern for a cell-background in Indesign using cell styles

I would like to set a patterned background (ex: hashed, spotted- effects that are easily done in Word) to some cells in a table in Indesign CS6. Even a gradient would do the trick, but I see the ...
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Indesign CC: Chapter number with title in an ePub's navigational TOC

I have a multi-document .indb file (Book) with each chapter in an independent .indd file. Each chapter has a title page in the following layout: CHAPTER 1 (paragraph style: chap_num) NAME OF CHAPTER ...
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Copy color to existing swatch in Adobe Indesign

I have some 20 swatches and want to change whole gamma. I perform this in Photoshop using Hue/Saturation tool. Then I put the screenshot into Indesign. But I can only create new swatches with ...
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How to apply multiple styles to one object in Adobe Indesign?

For example I have defined two styles named "position: absolute" and "width: auto". Now I want to apply them separately to two objects, and both on third object. How to do this?
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Table of content with page number and quadrant

I want to create the table of contents automatically and depending on where the linked word appears on the two columned pages there should also be mentioned the quadrant after the page number in the ...