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ID CS6: Matching blacks for printing via POD services?

I'm an experienced but self-taught InDesign user. I can put a book together for print, but I've got gaps in some basics. Still, everything I've done through POD services so far has printed clean. Now ...
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Why does my master page move when the page shuffles left/right?

I am laying out a book in Adobe InDesign. Context: Since creating the original book document, I have changed the page size from 6x9 to 7x10. All my master pages are of the new size (7x10). (I have a ...
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Script to always save IDML with INDD

Is there an existing script for InDesign that will save an INDD file and an IDML copy at the same time? I work with dozens of independent designers on collaborative projects, and those of us with ...
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InDesign: Printing Booklet Unknown Error Message [on hold]

I'm trying to print a 8.5" X 14" booklet in InDesign, and every time I try to convert it to a Booklet for printing (I've followed steps and a couple tutorials to ensure I am doing it correctly) it has ...
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How can the height (or width) of an entire table be changed in one motion/keystroke in Indesign?

How can the height (or width) of an entire table be changed in one motion/keystroke in Indesign similarly to they way it works in Quark where the size can be changed by dragging a table point? I don't ...
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Scaling a text box

I want to be able to scale numerous text boxes (all with text threads) so that the scale includes the font size. I am using indesign CS (CC 2014)
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How to refresh all TOCs via a script?

I would like a script to update all tables of content in my document. I tried var t = app.activeDocument.tocStyles; for (var i=0; i<t.length; i++) { app.activeDocument.createTOC(t[i],true); ...
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What's the difference between Color and Swatch in InDesign

Regarding the API (JSX or COM) there's the option to add Colors and Swatches. What's the difference? I see Color's that I add listed in the swatches panel.
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Keyboard shortcut for making text bold in Indesign CC

I know the shortcut ⌘⇧b works only if you have the bold variant of the font in question installed. For me, it works smoothly for Gill Sans. But elsewhere, where I'm using Adobe Garamond Pro, it's not ...
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InDesign CS6 - Update multiple displayed artboard/pages of linked files without relinking

InDesign CS6. I'd like to know if there is a way of updating a linked file's displayed artboard (.ai) or page (.pdf) without having to go through the process of relinking the file. Currently upon ...
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In InDesign CS6, how do I get single words in italics into the header by using running headers and character styles

First, I want to apologize if this question has been asked before, but since I am no native speaker I don't even know what words exactly I have to ask for. Maybe then you can help me by posting the ...
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Pasted vector from illustrator into Indesign. Change frame type

Every object I've pasted from Illustrator into Indesign won't let me crop the frame without scaling the object. Meaning every object going off page I want to trim to the page frame just changes scale, ...
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Exporting to epub - keep text on path editable

I am looking for a solution to the following problem: I need to export files from InDesign to an epub format. I am using the built-in export feature of InDesign CC 2015. It works pretty well, but I ...
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Can InDesign have different bleed margins for different pages

I'm working on a C# application to automate document creation along with some InDesign JSX, and whilst I'm setting up the classes, I understand pages can have different margins, but can they have ...
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Colour of colour swatch changes in InDesign Document

I have a problem with InDesign (I am using the latest version of the program). I created an RGB Colour swatch in a light green colour tone (RGB 197 232 108) If I am using it in my InDesign Document, ...
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Javafx awsome graphics [closed]

Is it possible to use use tools to create an awesome graphic like the one below, for programming or specifically javafx. "How would I make that image?" is the real question.
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How to find overridden master page elements?

Via CTRL+SHIFT+click one can override master page elements of an InDesign element, and by deleting it and re-applying the master page one can undo the overriding. But how can one find the overridden ...
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InDesign: Changed from Indesign CS6 to CC and now files won't export to PDF properly - missing characters

I recently got a new Mac and changed from InDesign CS6 to CC. I'd been exporting to PDF (Print) absolutely fine on the old Mac (in InDesign CS6) - but now when I export in EXACTLY the same way (on ...
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Indesign workflow for cover jacket design

In Indesign, I know the accepted way of creating 3 pages (back, spine, front) for a spread that will be used as a paperback cover. I use a 5 mm bleed as well. The confusion arises when I have to work ...
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Rounded corners on table cells

I'm pretty sure the answer to this is 'no' but I'll ask it nevertheless. I'm designing a form in InDesign (the kind of thing you might get from a bank, a big light grey box, with white spaces to ...
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Force page footer in master to stick to the bottom of pages of different height in Indesign

I'm trying to create a website prototype in Indesign. It consists of multiple pages with different height (home page, article page, archive page etc.). I created a master page with header and footer ...
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Add text after hyperlink without including it in the hyperlink

In InDesign, when you add a hyperlink to a text while writing and then continue writing after the hyperlink, everything you add will be included in the hyperlink. Here are two pictures for ...
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Can InDesign import .xlsm files?

I need to import an .xlsm file (as a linked file) into InDesign, but couldn't select it in the Import Dialogue. There, I would need to extract only individual cells. Tried making several versions of ...
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Make the same grayscale image appear in different colours in InDesign

I have seen an old InDesign file link to the same tiff image but have it in different colours just by applying those colours on the object's frame within InDesign. The tiff file itself was a 8-bit ...
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Indesign always exports previous version of document

So there's this weird thing happening. I exported a file to pdf with Indesign, then a few days later made some changes to the indesign file and tried to export again. Yet, when I check the 'new' pdf, ...
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How can I insert this image to fit this action perfectly with keeping the dimensions?

I am working on a guideline with Adobe InDesign and once I am ready with it, I wanted to create a 3D mock up using a Photoshop action, but when I tried to insert the image it looks really small. I ...
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Indesign small subheading graphic library option?

Is there a way to design a subheading (fancy font, lines and small icons) that I could reuse again and again? Sort of like a clipart/small template library? (I'm brand new to using InDesign. I figure ...
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Indesign running-header character style doesnt work if characters are the number in a list

I have a list [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] and in the paragraph style is set that the number [1, 2, 3, 4...] is of character style A. Now I set a variable for the character style A and it doesn't show up the ...
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Changing colors in a PDF document? Tried illustrator and photoshop

I have a PDF document with text and basic graphics (squares, circles, thought bubbles, etc.) behind the text. My goal is to change the colors of these shapes. Here's what I've tried: InDesign 5.5 - ...
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Web Site Page Export

I am creating a web site. I originally had it set up in layer comps for different pages. I need to be able to export a PDF of the entire site, but with each page being correctly cropped (not all the ...
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Remove just a part of an InDesign Style

In Adobe InDesign, I frequently come across complex Paragraph or Character Styles that might have 10+ attributes defined, where I want to unset just one of the attributes. For example, my paragraph ...
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Text Popups on Kindle Devices?

So, I've got a Fixed Layout ePub. It was created in InDesign and published using Aquafadas publishing tools. I'm trying to figure out how to do text popups or quick footnote referencing on ...
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InDesign HTML 5 plugin or web apps to create HTML 5 ebooks based on InDesign project

I am designing e-books for iPad & Android tablets. The problem is I have very little options to add animated effects to my e-book when doing it on InDesign (which is a must for me, as the e-books ...
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Indesign high resulution preview [duplicate]

I am a student of architecture and I'm working on a project where I need to place symbols representing various types of lights, dust bins etc. on a masterplan (.psd). I have to place them ...
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Export: Copy text from pdf without line breaks

There are some PDF out in the wild where every line of text seems to be hardcoded so when I copy a text block everything comes with it: Line breaks and even "-" separators. My questions is: How do I ...
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Mysterious line breaks in InDesign

I keep running into this weird behaviour of InDesign which probably has a simple solution. Whenever I work with large text, I start getting weird line breaks inside the text. The example below is one ...
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Fractions in InDesign : Typing (not ½ = Alt + 0189)

I'm wondering of anyone knows how to easily type a fraction like this: 1 - 2 (but on one baseline). I appreciate the "proper" way is : ½ = Alt + 0189; but the client has specifically asked for the ...
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Removing line breaks in text copied from Acrobat in Illustrator

I routinely copy and paste text from Acrobat to any number of other Adobe CC applications (Illustrator, PS, InDesign). When I do this, it creates line breaks where they were visually represented on ...
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Formatting titles below two images in same row in Indesign

I have three images, one next to another, and I need to put image titles below each image. The problem is that my image titles are long and can't all fit in one line, so I would need to format every ...
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Fonts: Exporting from Indesign

How can I preserve font characteristics when exporting from InDesign? When I export from InDesign using settings such as these: my text comes out very clunky on the generated pdf. The colors ...
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indesign - Smart Reflow Not working

Indesign CS6; I'm trying to get Indesign to add new pages when I overset text while typing. I have the preferences for Smart Reflow correct, but I'm not sure if my text frame is properly released; I ...
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‘Save as optimized PDF’ in Acrobat breaks hyperlinks created in InDesign

I'm creating a portfolio PDF in InDesign; the InDesign file contains some hyperlinks (some web links and a couple of email addresses, plus some text anchors for in-document navigation). The best ...
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Can I save layers as a template in InDesign CS6?

Is there a way to set up layers without data & style sheets & color in a file and save as a template so that when I open a new document of that particular layout those layers are already ...
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In InDesign, is it possible to hide the Web Content loading icon?

I am using web content layouts to make sure my animations are shown on the iPad. If I display the magazine on an iPad, I can see a loading icon on opening the page, right before the animation starts. ...
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InDesign - Can't see purple alignment lines in CS6

In InDesign CS5 I could draw a text box, drag it on page, and see purple lines that helped me align. Where did they go in CS6? I don't see them as I drag text boxes. Ideas?
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Color picker in InDesign

Is there a way to change the color picker to emulate illustrator or photoshop's color picker? I can never figure out how to get to the color I want in InDesign. I always have to go to the other ...
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InDesign Linking for Editing Images

I am working on a booklet in InDesign and want to edit many images through linking, but when I use the link to edit with Photoshop, changes are only made when I don't unlock the layer. However, in ...
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Spreads starting from second with same master page show duplicate content in pdf preview

I have an indesing CS6 document with 3 spreads that have same master applied. Problem is that the second and third page contain duplicate content(same content that master have, on top of it) when I ...
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Indesign - Image Auto-Size - Set Maximum

In Object Styles, there's an auto-fit option, but it only has minimum-size. Is there a way I could impose a maximum width for (image) objects?
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Editing Arabic text in Indesign - how to get sane cursor behavior

On occasion, I have to edit multilingual documents in InDesign, containing both English and Arabic. My system locale is English. I've got Indesign set up to display the Arabic text correctly, but ...