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InDesign's edit page size menu has repeated items

In InDesign, my Edit Page Size menu (small icon under the Pages Panel) is displaying each option multiple times. About a week ago it was displaying each option 5 times. I uninstalled and ...
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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 ...
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Difference between InDesign and CorelDraw?

I work in CorelDraw. I also want to learn Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. I think Illustrator and CorelDraw are similar. Output is same. But I want to know how is InDesign used? What is the ...
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Colours for exported files

Ive just supplied my client with their logo from Indesign. A PDF and a PNG. Both look different in colour, the PNG looks duller/dirty? Any reason for this?
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Which is better Cumulus or Portfolio. How do they differ from InMotionNow?

Im looking into a DAM  (Digital Asset Management) software for my company. We are going to jump from the 1800s into the 21st century with probably a little resistance, no prob a lot of ...
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Indesign stroke resize

I'm using Adobe Indesign CC 2015. When I create a shape, by default it will add a black stroke to it. So if I need to create a 2 inches square for example, it will be 2 inches stroke included. But if ...
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Cross-Referencing texts and maps via InDesign

My question is a bit complex (at least to me). The gist is this: I'm designing a visitor's guide (brochure-style). The front of the guide lists local businesses as columns of text. Each business is ...
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How to package an InDesign file without fonts?

A very common requirement is: To package an InDesign file so that it and all dependent files such as linked images are bundled in one file that can be sent to a third party to work on it further... ...
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Intel HD Graphics 4000 for Adobe CS5.5

I'm a graphic designer on a terribly limited budget and need a new laptop. I've been looking at the Acer Aspire V5-471 laptop, which has: 4GB RAM, Intel Core i5-3337u CPU @ 1.8GHz (4 CPUs), ~1.8GHz ...
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InDesign CS4 displays transparent image correctly on screen, but the exported PDF sometimes prints a faint background

I am working remotely with a client; deliverable product is supposed to be a printable PDF. The problem: The design has a colored background, and over this, an image with transparency. On screen and ...
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How do I know if i have the latest illustrator, photoshop indesign, etc. my creative cloud doesn't saying anything about updating just try [closed]

How do I know if i have the latest illustrator, photoshop indesign, etc. my creative cloud doesn't saying anything about updating just try my creative cloud doesn't saying anything about updating just ...
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Can I set text to appear at exact left of frame InDesign?

How can I set text to appear at exact left of frame in InDesign? When left aligned, text still appears slightly inset within the text frame. Can it be made to align to the exact left edge?
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Place into InDesign and keep transparent padding / exact artboard size?

When I place a vector image like an Illustrator file or PDF into an InDesign file, InDesign always trims away any clear whitespace around the artwork. This causes problems because normally, I've set ...
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Indesign CC 2014: Strange problem with page number placement in Table of Contents

I have a table of contents that looks like this: As can be seen, all entries are displaying perfectly as intended except for the last one. In fact, this is just a small test version of the whole ...
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Images blur when exporting as interactive PDF (CS6)

When I export my InDesign CS6 Document as an interactive PDF the images come out blurry even though they're all properly linked and look fine when exported to a print PDF. What can I do?
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Indesign to Word [closed]

I have seen dozens of questions on the web asking how to convert Indesign files to Word for a customer who wants to make alterations etc. Most answers are complicated and show how we think like ...
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indesign - setup for A5 diary

I'm new to inDesign and trying to design a diary, which will be OTA bound (ie. like a book; no wiro-binding or spiral). How do I need to setup the document? shall I create individual A5 pages, which ...
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Indesign chapter numbers with chapter titles in ToC

In Indesign CC, how do I make the chapter and section titles appear along with chapter and section numbers in the table of contents? Currently, my ToC looks like this: Section first.........1 ...
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Exporting InDesign table to reflowable ePub

I am trying to export a test document from InDesign CC to ePub 2.0.1 (reflowable). The document looks like this in InDesign CC: However, when exported to ePub, it distorts to this: What am I ...
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RGB conversion in InDesign

I have a problem with RGB and CMYK colors in InDesign. I created a document that uses CMYK color profile (Coated FOGRA39) and used RGB(255, 66, 0) which was converted automatically to CMYK color. ...
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Placing Items from Illustrator to Indesign

I'm trying to place an illustrator CC file with many artboards all into an Indesign CC file. When I paste in the illustrations, the bounding boxes are giant. When I place the file from file > Place, ...
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InDesign: Updating ToC causes All Document Text to Disappear

I am using a template supplied by the service bureau. After adding 200+ pages of body text, I returned to the table of contents, and updated it. The red box (overset text) appeared. The next page was ...
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Why are PDF/X files better than “standard” PDFs?

I have a friend who is also a graphic designer, has little experience in prepress, but has a nice portfolio and seems to have a good knowledge of using the Adobe products. I can't dismiss his opinion ...
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Leading dots with right indent tab in InDesign TOC

I have a table of content that currently looks like this: However, I am trying to add leading dots between the title and the corresponding page number. Here's what my Table of Contents... dialog ...
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Chapters under sections in a multi-document Indesign “book”

I am working on a book where each chapter is a separate .indd file. These files are assembled in a single .indb file to make the final book. However, I am considering grouping these chapter-documents ...
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What is the best Adobe program to create a cover for a guideline?

i am working on a visual merchandising guideline and trying to create an awesome cover for it! nice layout not really busy one! but i am really confused which program is the best to use in this case, ...
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Rich black : faded gray appears colored

I have a question about using rich black for a print document. In InDesign, I set a rich black color for the background (0/80/0/100), and I need to set a faded round gray shape, with an opacity around ...
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Are there any differences between Paragraph Shading and Paragraph atop Color?

Alright so new feature of InDesign CC 2015 is Paragraph Shading. A long overdue feature. The question is for Print Projects is there any difference between using Shading vs the old way of putting a ...
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How can i center the bullet to the body text in InDesign?

as you see at the picture, the bullets look not at the right position as it's not centered the body text! what can i do to fix that problem? thanks
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Hello, Indesign cs6 margin disappeared & it is not the W key. plz help [closed]

Indesign cs6 margin disappeared & it is not the W key. plz help which key can bring back my margin.
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InDesign interchanged TOC levels

I have a really weird problem with my InDesign TOC – it interchanges the levels I preset in the Table of Contents menu. The setup looks like that: Included Paragraph Styles: name – Level: 1, Page ...
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Trying to add a list of photo credits inDesign

I am working on a book project in InDesign where each chapter is a separate documents, all compiled into a "Book" document. Each chapter has an image on the intro page and these images all come from ...
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weird bookmarks in pdf from indesign?

I have a document in indesign with some headings and a Table of contents generated from them. In the pdf I want both the ToC to be clickable and bookmarks to be working. But I get lots of bookmarks ...
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Dynamic updating templates

I am new to Adobe InDesign CS6 and are exploring the features. It is possible to create a template, then use it for a while and then update the template again and let the new update of the template be ...
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Indesign, Pantone+ are LAB colors?

I wonder if it is normal that Pantone+ are shown as LAB colors? (picture language is Dutch by the way) I never really pay attention until now.. I have also a preflight that complains for the LAB ...
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Working with InDesign paragraph styles and text indenting with paragraph rules

I'm trying to create a "Pull Quote" paragraph style and having issues with spacing. I'd like the paragraph to have "padding" or text indenting around all sides (I realize that padding is the wrong ...
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Working CMYK or Document CMYK, what are the difference for color output in InDesign?

Could you explain what are the differences in these two and which one should be used for files to be sent to press? I wasn't able to find any good answer to this question.
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Turn special characters to unicode values on InDesign export

Using a predefined .indd file for blog posts and website content I would like to be able to export all special characters as their unicode value but I'm having trouble finding a solution other than ...
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difference between illustrator, photoshop and inDesign [duplicate]

I know that you use Illustrator for your logo's, Photoshop for you pictures (to edit them) But for what purpose do you use inDesign? If it is for logo's and design, why does Adobe make another program ...
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InDesign GREP help changing mulitple lines format only

I am looking for help to make formatting baseball stats for my paper easier. SO far i have been able to use GREP to do a lot of the work for me as changing the lines for every game is tedious. Below ...
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InDesign data merge template not following path

I'm creating a curved path which is being used as a placeholder for data merge content. I create the path, click on it, then double-click the field in the data merge window. It places ...
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Adjust font size to fit text to frame in InDesign

I'm using InDesign data merge to generate lots of filled-in pages. I have a specific text block which holds a name, but always needs to be on one line. Is there any way I can have InDesign ...
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Auto-centering elements when using Data Merge

I'm using data merge to fill in data of a master template. I have a group of three placeholders: a circle (colors vary), a number on top of it, and variable-length text (a name) to the right. As ...
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Poem indent every second and third line [closed]

Is there a way, in InDesign, to indent every second and third line in a poem to look like this?!
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Sending layout to printshop - transparency?

I will be sending an inDesign layout that I've been working on to a printshop sometime this week. The main elements of the book I'm doing are the greyscale illustrations on each page – all of which ...
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How do you split table cells in Indesign(CC) independent of each row?

Using tables in indesign CC. If you split a row into multiple columns those columns run the entire height of the table - much like in HTML. Can you independently move the cells with the rows, outside ...
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What is the best way to create a color palette for a presentation or so?

I need to create a professional color palette for my guideline working on InDesign, but i am not sure how or what are the steps!
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Indesign workflow for hidden text visible only on TOC and running headers

I am working on a storybook with the sections split into two based on two authors. Each of the two sections have multiple stories that each spans a few pages, hence the recto running header will have ...
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How to handle line-breaks in a table of contents with InDesign?

I'd like to build up a table of contents following this layout: Level 01 sub-level 1.1 sub-level 1.2 sub-level 1.3 Level 02 ...
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What should I have in mind when preparing files for print in InDesign?

The title makes it pretty clear but maybe I'm not the only one who's curious and wonders about things. I'm currently designing a brochure in InDesign. I've made the background layout in Photoshop and ...