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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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Trifold Brochure: Where do the fold lines go-? [closed]

In a trifold brocure, there are two fold lines. What are the measurements for the fold lines in inches?
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Right-aligned tabbing not working as expected in InDesign

Working on creating a table of contents. It's right aligned, and since the page numbers go into double digits, I wanted to have a tab in between the page number and the page title so I know that the ...
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What is the difference between InDesign Paragraph composer and Single line composer?

In the new InDesign CC under the Paragraph options there are 4 types of paragraph: adobe world ready single line composer adobe world ready paragraph composer adobe single line composer adobe ...
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Replacing non consecutive pages from one (InDesign exported) pdf file to another

From single document in InDesign I export 2 pdf files. First pdf file contains all pages as grayscale, second pdf document contains only colour pages. Color pages pdf document carries information ...
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how can I create an index automatically in indesign?

I'm planning to create an index automatically and then fine tune the entries manually. I remember having done it in the past but now I cannot figure out how.
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InDesign pages to Illustrator art boards

I have a multi-page document in InDesign, each page is a separate design that really should have been created in Illustrator instead. Is it possible to export each page from InDesign into Illustrator ...
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Missing characters when exporting to pdf from indesign

I'm getting a random error when exporting a indd file to pdf. I'm on OS X 10.9.5 and running indesign and acrobat pro CS4. The font in question is helvetica neue light (true type). The indesign ...
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How can I re-establish text threads after merging multiple files into one for ebook?

I have combined multiple CS6 Indesign files into one through the "move pages" option. Now, I need all my text links to be re-establish because this book will also be produced as ebook as well. Is that ...
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InDesign Faux Italic Font for EPUB

I'm producing an EPUB with Adobe InDesign. Most of the fonts I'm using have Italic and Bold versions. I simply select the correct font in InDesign, and it is set up as a @font-face in the CSS when I ...
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Gradient not printing correctly in InDesign

I'm creating a flyer in InDesign CS5. I have an object at the top with a gradient fill and text over the object. I tried to do a test print of the flyer, and the gradient isn't printing ...
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animated media files in indesign interactive pdf

I've been trying to add an animated file into a pdf through indesign. So far every technique and file format I've tried results in a problem with the color of the image. Basically I'm trying to match ...
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Which RGB profile should be used when exporting a PDF for web?

I created a 60 page book in CMYK because it is going to be printed. I now need to convert this document to RGB so it can be viewed online. From doing a little research on this site, I see that I can ...
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My text looks different on different documents although I've used the same paragraph styles

I have a document of 27 pages. I've used the same paragraph styles for all of them. When I export it to a PDF, the text on some of the pages look stroked although I haven't used a stroke. I took a ...
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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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Why does InDesign paste my copied image from AI with an unproportional resize frame?

Often when pasting an image into ID copied from AI. It gives me a larger frame than it supposed to. For e.g Normally there would be a rectangular/square frame around the object to resize, however at ...
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How to create variable glyph width while maintaining the same x height in Illustrator or Indesign

Does anyone know a way to adjust the glyph width while maintaining the same x-height in Illustrator or InDesign? I am looking to create this effect: Similarly, it appears that the strokes of the ...
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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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Looking for InDesign Help [closed]

I'm a decent PhotoShop artist, mostly using it for exhibition pieces of music artists I listen to and promotional flyers. I'm looking to take my craft to another level by learning InDesign so that I ...
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Is composite color editing my print media ads in photoshop a frowned upon practice?

Obviously with print media, the norm is to design the ad in vector, CYMK, in a tool such as InDesign, and export straight to PDF or something. But I like to put a vivid "edge" in the coloring of my ...
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InDesign – Overprinting white at a Guangzhou printshop

I'm just about to send a CD-booklet 134mmX122mm (34pp)for print in a Guangzhou printshop – and the language barrier makes it a bit difficult to get all points across; I'm wondering about what I need ...
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Sharing InDesign Links between Mac & Windows

In our marketing department we have a mix of Windows & Mac computers all running Adobe CS5.5. The problem we're having is that the Windows users will create an InDesign document with links to ...
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Can you link text boxes in Illustrator like InDesign? [closed]

Can you link text boxes in Illustrator the same way you can in InDesign?
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I would like to recreate this specific paragraph style in this picture but I am not sure how

I am trying to recreate this style with the shading, curved end, etc. I want to find a efficient way to create these titles in a repeating fashion. In fact every one of my titles need to be like ...
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Special two-state button in InDesign

In InDesign, I want to make button with two states, just like on the example: The normal state is a circle, so if I move the mouse over it, an info box pops up. That is a nice feature in an ...
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Center align to page or to safe area

I'm designing a cookbook in InDesign using templates from blurb.com similar to the one below. If I want a photo or a piece of text to be aligned to the centre of the page when the book prints, is it ...
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What is the best Adobe software for designing a résumé?

I have been creating my CV with Photoshop for several years now. I've heard and seen it myself, that this is not the right tool at all to design a résumé. I never used the other tools from the Adobe ...
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How to export a PDF with pages as jpg or tiff, can not be modified by any editor (such as Illustrator or CorelDraw).

When I export from Indesign I would like to maintain a high quality (eg 300dpi resolution), but I do not want anyone can open with illustrator my pdf and can move objects like I was back in the ...
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Looped GIF or video in InDesign

Is it possible to A, embedding an animated GIF, or B, embedding a video where the controllers are hidden and loops itself automatically within InDesign, then export it as an interactive PDF? Is ...
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InDesign - Create document from two text files side by side

I'm quite new to indesign so please forgive me if the title makes no sense or if the following terminology is wrong or if the whole question just plain sucks. I have two text files, one in English ...
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Indesign CS6: Applying “show/hide” function to elements on separate pages from trigger

Is it possible to apply a "show/hide" function to an element on one page that effects elements on other pages throughout a document?
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How to set page size for Postscript output file in Adobe InDesign CS5?

I want to export a document to a postscript file in InDesign CS5. How can I set the page size for the document? Sadly, the option is disabled in my preferences window. Here is a screenshot of a ...
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Does it make any difference compressing a file during exporting or after?

I have an InDesign file with a number of vector images in it. I was wondering whether it made any difference whether I exported a full quality version and compressed the resulting pdf or exported a ...
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How do I create a Interactive PDF from Indesign that allows end user to change picture for something else?

For example: I am creating a real estate flyer and want to save it for an agent as an interactive PDF. This way the agent only has to change out the pictures and text for each home.
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Indesign grep: Grab everything but

I need to be able to grab the birth year in a summary of a number of people. I know how to grab exactly 4 digits and I know how escape any digit. But I cannot seem to be able to combine the two. Here ...
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Problem with submitting Interactive forms created in Indesign CS6

I made a questionnaire in Indesign and when I open it in Adobe reader and attempt to submit it I get an error message saying that action isn't permitted. I came across something else that said you ...
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Cover Letter using InDesign?

I redesigned my resume using InDesign and this modern resume tutorial. However, I'm wondering whether I need to redesign my cover letter as well since it might look odd if I email my beautiful ...
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Trim lines for vinyl cutting

I have created an image for a door consisting of vector based (AI) emoticon balls in InDesign on a Mac. The supplier doing the print and installation is having an issue where hidden lines are also ...
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Indesign CC - Another box inside my text box?

I have a text box in a document (Indesign CC) that seems to have another box inside of it. It looks like a border-type frame, and it is not resizable like the actual text box. I have attached a screen ...
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How Do I Remove Missing Plug-ins in InDesign CC 2015? (Old Fix No Longer Works) [closed]

When opening an older InDesign document that uses plugins I no longer have installed, I get the error nag message that plugins are missing. Previously, I could "clean" out the plugins by exporting to ...
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Is there a way to mass delete text without deleting the text frames in Indesign?

I'm trying to delete text in non-linked text frames without having to individually click inside each one, select all, and delete. Is there a faster way of doing this?
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Create pdf with external images

I wan't to create a pdf ready for print with an external logo file so that we can easily print many versions of the same pdf with different logos. Is anyone aware of any way you can keep an image ...
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InDesign master pages and modifying placeholder text style

I have a master page set up in my book and it has a text box to act as placeholder text. This is to be common headers used throughout the book. All I want to do is to reduce the font size, but ...
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How to make Indesign connect Gujarati characters?

I am using Indesign of CS6. Recently when I try to type our local language "Gujarati" via Google Input tools ,Typed text not showing "Joint word" correctly. like this Same problem with photoshop ...
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How can I automate this repetitive Design?

I need to put a pre-written dialoge into graphical chat boxes using Adobe InDesign CC 2015. I've finished the Chatbox and everything I'm doing now is Copy and Paste, Align correctly to other ...
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Sizing anchored images in Indesign

When there are both text and anchored images in a text box, is there a way to size all the images together without altering the text box or the text?
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Is there a way to lock the cursor to the corner of an image frame in InDesign when adjusting its size?

When re-sizing an image and it's frame while keeping the image proportion preserved (ctrl+shift drag), InDesign will pop up those handy little guide lines in when my cursor is in line with the frame ...
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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. (...