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Why Does My Font Size Looks Too Large in InDesign?

In InDesign, I have my font size set to 6 pts. but it definitely looks larger than that. What settings can I look at to try to change this occurrence?
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How can I align question/answer text in InDesign?

I am aware you can have a similar effect with using tabs, which I've tried to set up below: But, as you can see, if the answer is longer than others, the text alignment gets messed up.(Tabs can be ...
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Align text to center of text field in double-column in Indesign

So, I want to achieve this effect, but then automatically (without having to edit the text manually): So basically, the left column has to have a right alignment, and the right column has to have a ...
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Centering quotes within anchored objects

I have an Indesign document that I'm supposed to revise for a company I'm interning for. I have quite a bit of Indesign experience from formatting for my high school's newspaper a couple years back ...
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Can the numeral be styled In an InDesign footnote?

When using InDesign's footnotes, it is possible to apply a paragraph style to the footnote from the Type > Document Footnote Options … dialogue. However this style doesn't effect the number that ...
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How to set a different space for the first bullet point?

I have a Paragraph style called Bullet List. Like all my basic paragraphs, I need the list to have a space-before of one line (14.3pt). However I would also like to be able to control the space ...
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Is eps the right format for photos with transparency?

I have just started with a company who make a 72pp catalogue of products. There are hundreds of linked eps files used for the product photographs (electrical trade products so typically white and ...
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InDesign - Is it possible to affect all copies of an object at once?

I have a small design element which is the "bullet" of a bulleted list in my inDesign document. I have dozens of these in my document and now the client has asked for the color scheme to be changed. ...
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XML structure for InDesign product catalog

I have hierarchical product categories like this; Women’s Necklaces Bracelets Rings Mother & Baby Bracelets Anklets Men’s Necklaces Bracelets Rings ...
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iPad Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud

Can you use the Adobe Creative Clouds apps, the desktop version, on an iPad Pro? Possibly through mirroring the display ( desktop to iPad)?
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Fixed position for hyperlinks in InDesign cs5 (HTML export)

Im a design student and I'm currently having a class where we are supposed to design an online portfolio for ourselves. We're only required to do some mockups but I wanted to try and see if I could ...
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How to print an book in EPUB format?

It is an ebook full of illustrations and graphics. I want it to be printed and also add some pages. How do I do this on InDesign? Or what should I do since I dont have the raw format of the Ebook.
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InDesign Double sided printing

I hope someone can help me. I designed a 4 page front and back card sized to 5x4 for a client. They want to print it front and back. I have the pages set up to printer spreads sized at 5x4. The pages ...
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InDesign interactive PDF scale slider options? [on hold]

Is there a way to create a scale slider(button as an interactive PDF within inDesign. I know about the general buttons, radios, and text fields but can't seem to find anything on creating a scale to ...
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InDesign: Create changeable “Profile Pages” from template

I want to create a yearbook for my school with Profile-Templates (think about a Facebook profile). Let's assume i have 3 of these Profile-Templates. All contain various graphics, styles and ...
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Indesign cs5.5 says it has stopped working [on hold]

I have spent a month on designing a report in Indesign and suddenly it said it has stopped working. whenever I open the file the same dialogue box appears and the program ends after I close the ...
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Preview how images scale on InDesign

I used to be able to see "live" how an image was scaling when I was changing its size. Now in the CC version I only see the resulting size when I end the process. How can I change to the previous ...
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InDesign EPUB lazy loading

I'm building an 80 page, fixed layout, image heavy EPUB for a client. When exported as a low quality PDF in its current form (A3 design from InDesign), the PDF total size is around: 500MB. The EPUB ...
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Problem with creating new document with very large size [duplicate]

i need to create banner >> Height : 90 CM Width : 2000 Cm How Can i create This Size :S
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Applying a Paragraph Style to a threaded text frame

When an Object Style that contains a Paragraph Style is applied to a text frame that is threaded, the Paragraph Style is not applied. This is expected behavior. Is there any way around this, or an ...
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Mute button for InDesign EPUB music

I'm creating a fixed design EPUB for a client. They would like background music to be present whilst the book is open. I've added an MP3 to the master page within InDesign, but the controls are ...
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Dynamic automated formula's in Word do not work for invoice [on hold]

I've been struggling to find the best program in which to create a custom made invoice. I want the whole thing to be automated and easily editable. Any suggestions on this part would be appreciated. ...
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Blur-documents not readable [on hold]

I use cs6 master collection, unfortunately when I place an image of any format in in design and then try to export, the exported document is not read yet in designing I make my display high, please ...
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is there a way to add a fixed size to placed images in InDesign?

I want to place hundreds of images in an InDesign project, I need all those images to have the same width when I place them. is there a way to do that? EDIT I tried this way: place the first ...
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XML special characters

I am doing a catalog layout in indesign using xml. Is there a special character in xml for column break similar to 	 for tab characters or are column break characters just an Indesign feature?
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Building an interactive booklet for the iPad

I've been tasked by a client to create an 80 page interactive booklet which they would like to work exclusively on the iPad. The client is providing the complete design in InDesign. They would like ...
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How to Use Clear Transformation in Indesign?

I've stared to learn indesign recently and i want to know what the command named "clear transformation" in object menu and an example to use it as it gives no result when i click it , thanks in ...
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How to keep text formatting when updating 'Linked' txt files in InDesign?

With the option of 'Create Links When Placing Text and Spreadsheet Files' enabled in InDesign, is it possible having a txt file (plain text) that is continuously updated outside InDesign to keep the ...
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Adjust font size reltive to another font size in InDesign

Is it possible in InDesign to globally adjust the size of font A relative to the size of another font B so that given the same "Font Size" they have always the same height of their lowercase letters? ...
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Set first letter of paragraph to different color in InDesign

In my document I want to color the first letter in my paragraph (among other things). I already found out how to set the first letter as initial, but now I also want to change its color based on the ...
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inDesign list alignment

I'm trying to setup a list in inDesign and am wondering if there is a way to make multi-line points line up accordingly without forcing a break and inserting a tab character? In the screenshot you ...
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How to dynamically display object properties in a textbox in Indesign?

Im wondering if there is a way in Indesign CC to get object properties and display them in a text box. In particular the height of a box in pixels. So, if the height of a box changes from 800px to ...
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Specify print area InDesign

I'm having trouble specifying a print area for a document in InDesign: The document size is A1, yet I want to print a specific section in A3 paper. Any ideas how to achieve this?
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Underlined Text: Indent on left and right side

I need to modify the options for underlined text to have offset on the left and right side, like this: For the example above i used the paragrahlines options and add linebreaks. Does anyone have an ...
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Controlling Positioning Of Footnotes In InDesign

Is there any way to control the positioning of footnotes in Indesign beyond the most basic options in the footnotes dialogue? It seems that the only option is to have them added as part of the text ...
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How To remove alternative layout in InDesign? [closed]

I want to remove that A4 V part
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Indesign text frame properties not applying to text

I been setting up multiple text frames in Indesign, copying text from another file into the new one. The thing is that the text I copy does not get updated to the text frame properties. How can I ...
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Why does Indesign combine my csv columns into a single entry, when data merging?

I'm data merging a csv file into a indesign file to export buisness cards. However when I select the csv for data merging, Indesign reads the file and should display the columns in the file as seperat ...
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Designing A PDF That Can Be Printed At Home

I have designed plenty of documents that have been printed, but always professionally. I have been asked to design a (short) PDF that can be distributed online and which many readers might choose to ...
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Easy and fast first steps to substantially enhance pictures [closed]

This question is meant to serve as a basis for (possibly) some follow-up questions. I will not be asking about any specific, just general methods of what to do rather than how to do it. A friend of ...
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XML Indesign Layout Troubleshoot

Im trying to create a course catalog layout using XML. I go through the steps of creating basic layout tagging it and mapping styles. When I go to import xml I select "clone repeating text elements," "...
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How do I export an InDesign document to separate files with a different layer turned on in each?

I have a one-page InDesign document with 50+ layers. Each layer contains a single logo file, and I need to export the document to a PDF with one layer turned on per page. Ideally, I'd like to export ...
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Strange grey lines appearing on graphics in InDesign

I'm creating a case study that requires some graphics. Graphical elements are being created in Photoshop but for some reason certain graphical elements appear with grey lines on the outside (see image ...
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Indesign Document to Word Template

I have created a document template in indesign. I want to use it as background in Word. I've been trying to set it as a background image in Word but it keeps tiling the image or over stretching it. ...
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Multiple-page, varied-information Data Merge in InDesign?

I am an amateur here, any help is appreciated! Can I use Data Merge in InDesign to input varied information from a .cvs file into multiple pages of a resource directory? The idea is sustainability ...
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InDesign - Define different linked objects depending on exporting color space

When exporting as a PDF with an sRGB-Colorspace and the Transparency Blend Space set to Document RGB I want to tell InDesign that a specific linked object (e.g. logo, brand element, illustration, ...
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Why is InDesign pushing short words to the next line?

As shown in the image, "the" easily fits on the line above but regardless of what I do, InDesign pushes it down to the next line.
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Having some issues with missing fonts

I have several InDesign/Illustrator files to edit and I am repeatedly getting a missing fonts issue. I'll have the fonts on my computer but they will be named slightly differently than what InDesign ...
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How to print diagrams that are too large for a single page readably?

I made a big flowchart of an app. The app has many menus and pages, so it became a very big file. The dimensions of the diagram are: Width: 272,21 cm / 17147 px Height: 91,37 cm / 5756 px This is ...
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There and Back Again: What changed when importing a vector from Illustrator to Indesign?

I designed this portfolio piece for a class using Illustrator, and in my rendering I created a crayon by revolving a shape along its axis. I then used Object -> Expand Appearance and it appeared ...