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PDF Ads Blurry in In Design

I am creating a large book in In Design. Part of the book is composed of PDF ads that have been provided to me. Every time I place these PDF ads in In Design they are blurry. I have tried saving them ...
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Fonts blurry on png exported from InDesign

I have created a new InDesign document and typed some text on it in Times New Roman. I then exported the page to PNG at 72ppi. However, the text on the exported png is blurry. How can I fix this ...
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Typed text on PDF disappears when imported to Indesign CS5.5

I have several PDFs which have been edited using the type tool and/or the PDF was set up as a form. When I import into Indesign some typed text is visible but not all. That is, in a 4 page document I ...
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How to show/hide specific objects based on variables in InDesign?

I'm creating a 80-page product catalog for a clothing company. Each page contains one clothing item. On each page, there is a table that contains four pieces of information about that clothing item: ...
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Apply drop caps to the first word in a paragraph?

Simple question: Within paragraph styles, is there a way to tell inDesign to create drop caps not using a set amount of characters at the beginning of a paragraph, but instead using the first word of ...
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Tell InDesign how to insert an XML structure

I have a few questions about the InDesign XML import. So, when I import my XML file, I get a structure which I can insert into the document. I would like to customize the way that InDesign puts the ...
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Alternative layout options for product tables that have a lot of repetition

I'm working on a print product catalogue where each product has all of its variations listed in tables. I've just encountered a product that has 120 unique sku's, which ends up spreading the table ...
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Can I combine a few sub master pages to one main master page?

In my document I want to have three different headers and five different backgrounds and one footer. Do I need to create a separate master page for each combination of header-background-footer? Or ...
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Stroke and fill on paragraph style in inDesign?

Soo ... I have an inDesign-document with one big text frame that contains multiple paragraphs with different paragraph styles. In that, I would like to have some paragraphs have a stroke and a ...
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Shortcut key for 2 columns in a text box

I am looking for a shortcut key for columns in text boxes. I know that there is probably not one and that I would have to create it, but I don't know what you would call it in the shortcut menu. I ...
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InDesign is changing the color of my image when I export!

thank you for reading my question, this is driving me insane. I have been exporting JPEG in InDesign, my settings are good (I think) but when I export it and open it, the color is darker!!! What am I ...
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Syntax highlighting in InDesign with presets for HTML, CSS and Javascript?

I want to use code in an inDesign document, and for that to be easily readable and pretty, I am looking for a way to get a syntax highlighting as in texteditors like notepad++, Sublime Text and Atom. ...
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Importing Arabic script into InDesign

I am trying to import arabic script into inDesign. I have the script in a word document, in Times New Roman. i have changed the font to times in my InDesign file, but when I import it, it changes. I ...
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How to upload .ase to kuler

Is it possible to upload my .ase swatches to kuler? This seems like a function that should exist, since Ai, Ps, and Id all have an applet dedicated to Kuler, but I can only move palettes in one ...
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Why does the color model still matter?

In applications like inDesign and Photoshop, you get to chose which color model you want to use, RGB or CMYK for instance. But why does this matter? Both RGB and CMYK can be used to describe several ...
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Export an object at a given pixel size

We had an artist create a series of vector art icons, and she sent them to me as an imdd file, a single "page" with all of the icons spaced out vertically. I need to export these to our iOS app, and ...
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What are some differences between Scribus and Indesign?

I recently heard that scribus is a good free alternative option to Indesign. I recently opened Scribus up, and none of it makes any sense, and it doesn't look like it'd be a good fit for what I want ...
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Resizing ALL images on ALL pages in Indesign Document

i'm looking for an easy way to resize roughly 40 pages of barcode PNGs in indesign. If i can cut off approximately 50-60% of each barcode....well, you can see how many pages i would save at the ...
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Why is my text blurry when I transfer it from Illustrator to InDesign? [duplicate]

I know that we aren't supposed to use Illustrator for text, but I needed to use the Type on a Path feature and that's why I did it. Above is the text in Illustator. When I export the text from ...
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InDesign CC File… but I am running CS5

I have inherited design files created in InDesign CC...but I am running CS5. Other than the obvious solution of upgrading my software, are there any other resources that would allow me to work with ...
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How to make text behave as a hyperlink in PDF exported from Adobe InDesign 5.5

I have a long text with some hyperlinks in it. All hyperlinks except of one are automaticaly recognised and behave in PDF as hyperlink. One not. How to do it manually?
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From CC InDesign file version to CS6

How can I do this? I have an InDesign file in CC version, but I need it in a CS6 version. Write now I don´t have my CC instalation. Please help me, this is urgent. Best regards
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How to insert a rectangle inside a text frame in InDesign

I have some text inside a textframe, and I'd like to be able to insert a rectangle amongst the flow of the text where the rectangle has a different background colour, different font etc. How do I ...
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How to create a grid system on a tri fold leaflet or brochure in InDesign

I’m new to working with grids and tri folds, and I was wondering if anyone could help me out? As you well know when creating a tri fold, the fold in panel width becomes a different size than the ...
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What is the correct bleed number for A4 and A5 documents in InDesign CS6?

I face a great challenge in knowing what exactly bleed should I use in my document with A4 and another in A5. Actually, this will help me to guide printers on what should they suppose to crop.
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Why are PDFS in Indesign Document Not Printing?

So I've been designing a sales catalogue and have got artwork from a few different suppliers. They have supplied me with PSD files which I converted to PDF's to drop into the InDesign file which I am ...
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InDesign CC: Text not filling all of text boxes

I am using Indesign CC to make a newsletter from a template/grandfathered document. It has a 2 column design with images and captions etc. to go with the main text which has headings within it. For ...
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Two points on curved path have a “gap” when stroke width is increased

I apologize if this has been asked before, but I don't really know what to search for. The issue is that I'm designing a "shield" emblem for my company, and I've done that by creating one half with ...
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Changing images on roll over in InDesign

I want to make an interactive PDF in InDesign CC and here I want an image to change into another image when rolling over it. When I roll off, I want the first image to appear again and the second to ...
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How do I make InDesign TOC with single item listing multiple page numbers?

I'm making a TOC for a catalog and must list items that appear on multiple pages. Right now it displays as: Widget 123 Other Widget 111 Widget 456 Other Widget 789 Widget 999 etc. I'm trying to ...
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How to match my layout grid with my margins, columns and baseline grid in indesign

Please forgive me if this questions sounds a little off, but I'm struggling to understand it let alone explain to you. When setting up a document in InDesign, I want all of my columns and grids to be ...
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importing a multipage PDF file into InDesign CC

When I place a multipage pdf file into InDesign CC, the pages go outside of my document settings, making this function useless. What do I have to do to make the placed pdf pages go within my ...
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Magazine Cut Size

I want to design a magazine at the standard magazine size of 8.375 x 10.875. Does that mean I start with an 8.5 x 11 letter size in InDesign for each page? Or do I design in InDesign as 8.375 x ...
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How to create a grep style that Ignores words between grep results

An example sentence: •Select this•not this•select this• The bullet points in my case are non-breaking spaces My grep statement is (?<=~S).*?(?=~S) which selects from the first bullet(non-breaking ...
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About background's patterns [duplicate]

designers, I would like to ask You, where could I find patterns - backgrounds to download it it is possible for free - for businness cards, posters, logos, etc.? I mean, when I create some design and ...
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How to paste text in seleceted pages in InDesign

I am doing diary, so i need to paste that particular week alone for 7 pages,, Is there any option to simplify the task? I can't use master since i assign for different pages.
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How to have full bleed between two facing pages Indesign

Aloha all, I'm working in InDesign CS5.5 on a master plan document. I want the final document to be 11x8.5 landscape with facing pages, spiral bound to allow document to lay flat with full bleed. I ...
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InDesign CS6 - Under Find Font: want to change the default font family

I've changed my default font which works now in most places. How can I change it in the "find font" dialog box where it currently shows "Replace with: Font Family - Times (T1). I want to change the ...
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Importing InDesign layers into After Effects

I'm building a webpage layout in Indesign, and my client wants me to make an animated demo of it. I can do this in After Effects, but I don't want to recreate the entire site in AE. Is there a way I ...
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Overrides for specific element of a master page

Is there a way to allow overrides for a specific element on a master page? Right now it seems I can only 'Override All Master Page Items' from the drop down menu.
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Efficient Way to Insert Repetitive Page Images Consistently in a Large InDesign Doc?

Hi Graphic Design People, I am trying to put together a comic book to print, whose pages I have saved as flattened tif (of course I have the layered files too in case I need to modify anything). ...
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How to import a Microsoft table into InDesign without editing?

I am creating a wine portfolio in InDesign and have been given an Excel .doc file with various columns filled with data (name, description, country of origin) and want to know the quickest way to ...
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Different shades of black in Photoshop and InDesign

I'm currently putting together a CD cover, and haven't been working that much with printing, so CMYK tends to confuse me a bit. I'm going to place a logo inside a frame in InDesign. I added the exact ...
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Indesign Data Merge - Conditional areas in design

I am new to data merging in InDesign. Currently I am creating template to showcase boats for a brokerage company and each of their various information. The data and images are passing through the ...
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InDesign: Faster way to resize image in frame

I'm using Adobe InDesign (CC 2014) to layout a photo book. I've created a frame, and placed an image inside it. I want to resize the image and drag it around to frame it nicely. I know that you can ...
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Overflow Text in Indesign CC [duplicate]

How do I delete overflow text in CC? Is there a way to select all text that's overflowing in a text frame and delete it completely from my file? I have a lot of text that is hidden that I don't need. ...
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Page numbers not incrementally increasing in InDesign Book - tried all the usual solutions

I've added Page numbers to the A-Master page and have moved them to their own layer so that they don't get obscured. When I added all the IDD files to my book, all of the pages are by section, not ...
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GREP - Apply Character Style until carriage return

Is there a way to tell InDesign via GREP to apply a Character Style to the first paragraph of a text box before a carriage return? Not a forced line break. A carriage return. Thank you
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How to adjust inner margins in Indesign book

I have two Indesign files that I want to merge in an Indesign book. But I can not get the inner margins right. Each Indesign file has 3 pages (pages are facing pages), all margins are 0.5 inches ...
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InDesign not seeing Helvetica

OK, so I've got InDesign CS6. Works well, all Fonts normally work, they're installed in Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts. Apart from Helvetica, that is. It doesn't show up in the Fonts list if ...