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How to get continuing numbering in textboxes in InDesign?

I have boxes with references which are located beneath pictures in my InDesign 6 document. I want to have a consistent and continueing auto-numbering of these boxes. Therefore I created two paragraph ...
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Indesign Master Page item can't be removed after overriding it

Indesign CS6 Master Pages I seem to have a strange problem, in the master page (Right Side/Odd numbered pages) I have a simple graphic but when I delete it using ctrl+shift+click Delete, another one ...
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Why does Indesign repeat the same photo on its own, over and over?

I'm making a wedding photo book, with deferent photos of course. When I open the file with Indesign, some of the photos seem to have repeated themselves. I don't know if its because they are all on ...
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Adobe InDesign CS6: Multiple spaces in HTML export

Is there a way to preserve multiple spaces in HTML export?
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Setting up bleed/margin for printing [closed]

I have to create a 400 page book with the measurements height: 16cm by 24cm in Adobe InDesign. It is intended for publishing, but what are the bleed and margin measurements I need to follow so that it ...
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InDesign: Multiple “pages” to a printed page

The Problem I've designed some playing cards (3.5" x 2.25") in InDesign. Now I want to print a prototype batch on my home printer as a first test. Ideally I would like 4 cards per 8.5" x 11" page, ...
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InDesign: Why can I only unlock some items on my document from a master template?

So I am using templates, and can override the locked master items (e.g. text boxes and headers) yet cannot seem to unlock an image (which I am using as a placeholder to replace with the correct image ...
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How to still keep the automatic InDesign page shuffling while starting a new section on the left or right side?

I have a document in InDesign and I need to start a section on the left side, but InDesign only allows me to do this if shuffling is set to manual. This means that if I need to add a page at the ...
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“Paste Into” tool not working

I can't figure out how to use the "paste into" tool, specifically to create what the image displays from this article. I'm selecting photo #1 from the target so that the border around the photo is ...
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I can't group all elements (NONE LOCKED) when adapting A4 to A3 in Indesign CS 6

I'm resizing and have changed the doc setup to be A3 from A4. I then selected all elements (none locked) and grouped them. Then, when attempting to hold shift and drag them to fill the page, two ...
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How should I handle vector artwork and images for street pole-sized ads?

I am a very junior graphic designer / art director. I try to go through as many Lynda.com courses to equip myself with knowledge but some things I'm not sure of so please go easy on me here, I'm not a ...
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Is there an easy way to handle minor content changes in InDesign?

I would like to know if there is a way to handle minor content changes in InDesign 5.5. I need to create a few different versions of a document where the majority of the content will remain the same ...
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InDesign and transparency flatteners location

I have InDesign CS5 on Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard, and created a new transparency flattener style called test1 as a preset. I'm interested to know, where is my custom preset stored on Mac OS X; ...
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Indesign Document-Master

We have have facing pages with a border ether side, however our printer wants it in single pages. When we change it to single pages for pdf printing, we lose our alternating borders. (Border on the ...
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Best way to implement this box / table design in Adobe Indesign

I am sorry about asking such a newbie question but I am wondering if Adobe Indesign has any easy method of making the box that is on the top of the page that I posted below (With the numbers on top ...
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Printing full-bleed from Adobe InDesign or Acrobat on Mac

I'm using a Brother MFC-J6910DW inkjet. On my PC it's easy enough to print full bleed, there's a borderless option in the printer dialog. I can't find any such option on the Mac. Am I not able to ...
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Display rectangle size automatically

Is it possible to create a diagram in one of the adobe products, whereby next to each shape there is a label displaying the size of the shape. for example if i draw a 100x500 box it displays this ...
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InDesign CS5 tables: Can I automatically fit rows or columns to the size of content?

You know how Excel has the function "Autofit," where you select a whole row or a whole column and it resizes the entire thing to the height or depth of the largest content item? I want to do that in ...
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How do I get an InDesign file (text & image) ready for screen printing? Are there min pt. size for setting type?

I'm trying to figure out how to get a file I created on InDesign over to my screen printer. Most places don't mind, but this is the place my client has decided to work with, so I must figure this out ...
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Screenshots look weird on a mac, but good on print

Hey guy's I am making a infosheet for the company I work at as an intern. When I make screenshots of the website, they look good in the Mac previewer app, but when I place them in InDesign, and export ...
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shaded area on pdf created from InDesign

I have a shaded area in InDesign that is translucent and you can see the drawing area beneath it on the screen, but the pdf created from InDesign it's completely opaque and the drawing area beneath is ...
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Moving items in InDesign [closed]

I'm trying to get some things to line up in InDesign CS5. I can make my increments smaller for my cursor keys, but is there a way to use the mouse to do this? It seems a bit long winded to use the ...
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Uploaded pdfs are blurry on LinkedIn profile page

On my LinkedIn profile page (under the Summary), uploaded pdfs look blurry. Individually, when selected, the quality is fine. Files are created in InDesign CS5 using Adobe preset "High Quality Print", ...
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how to put 4 page layout to each other in indesign [duplicate]

I'm trying to setup a presentation spread with 4 panels. They will be hung next to each other so its important that I see all of them next to each other while i design the layout. 2 on top and 2 on ...
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Full Bleed Printing InDesign 5.5 & HP Officejet 8600 [closed]

Just recently our HP Officejet 8600 Plus Printer stopped printing full bleed from InDesign 5.5. All of our printing presets were set to borderless and used to print fine. Now the printer keeps putting ...
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PC Upgrade recommendation please [duplicate]

I have been a graphic designer for 18 years. I am in the process of upgrading my office computer with a new PC. I haven't bought a new system in quite some time. I will be running Indesign CS6. I ...
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How do I change InDesign CC Automatic Page Number Prefix/Suffix

I started working on a book in InDesign CC 2014 (10.0.0). The designer's original file makes no use of Master pages at all. He somehow placed page numbers in the footer manually. After a few days I ...
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Will a white box in the lower layer cause overprinting issues?

Adobe Illustrator CS6 After setting the document dimension and bleed, I realised that the default white artboard won't go into the bleed region (5mm), and that remains as grey. So, almost out of OCD, ...
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Can I print a specific page of a tiled document on Adobe InDesign CC?

I have a rather large (5 by 1 meters) banner and I'd like to see an specific section of it in real size. I know I can tile the document on the print dialog on InDesign to be able to print it in real ...
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How to add fonts in InDesign when packaging? [migrated]

I'm using custom fonts in my InDesign document and when I use File->Package I check checkboxes "Copy fonts" and "Include Fonts and Links...". But in the new folder no fonts are found. I'm using ...
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How do I fix a problem of text going to the bottom of a text box and leaving a wide gap above? [migrated]

Adobe InDesign CC problem I am having text alignment problems that suddenly occurred on one large newsletter document. The problem does not occur on new documents. Strange text stuff: On an existing ...
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Indesign 5.5 Create elbow connector?

I am trying to create an elbow connector between two boxes on a flow chart. for some reason I am not having success. Whenever I use the Pen tool to create the points it automatically creates a line ...
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Saving as a pixel size in In Design

I am trying to make a poster 800x600 pixels in InDesign. When I open a new document I set the increments to pixels and then set the page size of the new document to 800 x 600 pixels. I then design the ...
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Fill InDesign CS6 layout with data from web service

For our wedding, my wife and I created an Instagram hashtag that our guests tagged their photos with. I wrote a little web app that hit the Instagram API for photos in that hashtag and displayed them ...
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Overlapping characters/diacritics detection

is there any tool/script/plug-in for InDesign or Acrobat Pro that would detect/highlight overlapping characters or diacritics? See sample below:
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Adobe Acrobat Pro X can't use font for text field, which Indesign 6 can

I've exported an InDesign 6 (on Mac OSX) file to PDF (not for print, but for interactive), the PDF file has embedded several subfonts of Helvetice Neue already used in the InDesign 6 (on Mac OSX) ...
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Background Video in PDF with In-Design

I really want to create a pdf whereby the screens have some graphical elements overlaid onto a video background. I've found how to add video and this seems fine however I cannot see how to get ...
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Do export settings have a visual impact on printed gradients? (InDesign)

My coworker and I are currently struggling with a gradient on the cover of a booklet. We have gone through all the fiery print settings for gradients and re calibrated the printers gradient adjustment ...
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color bridge screen percentages for gradients in inDesign

Is there a way to make screen percentage color-bridge colors to be used as swatches in gradients? how do we create a color bridge color screen to be dragged over the gradient sliders.
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Indesign CS5 No longer displaying section markers in Table of Contents

I'm working on a catalogue which has over time worked it's way up to 36 pages. I placed text boxes with Section Markers on the Master Page spread to use as the header for each page. I then created a ...
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Print ready billboard design example

I made one simple example of print ready billboard design (4m x 3m) and I have some questions about it. 1.) In this example I used .jpg picture 7644x5000 and 96 dpi. I learned that for billboard in ...
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'Cutting' type in InDesign

Is there a way, using the Scissors tool, to cut type into pieces within InDesign? I've converted said type to outlines, but when I use the Scissors tool I'm only able to bend existing points. Below is ...
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Help to print book with 8/5x11 pages on 11x17 booklet in reader spread?

I have an Adobe book. The book has five files with each page being 8.5 X 11. I want to print the entire book, on 11X17 in reader sequence. How do I do that? Art
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Is it possible to stop drawing shapes with half pixels in InDesign CC?

Is it possible to stop drawing shapes with half pixels in InDesign CC? I'm trying to draw shapes that are absolute pixel sizes everytime, but I'm struggling. I've setup my InDesign document in a Web ...
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Indesign cross-reference styles

I have a document with plenty of very diverse cross references (some for paragraph, some for anchor text, some show the page number, some show the paragraph title, etc.) At the moment, they all show ...
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PDF Ads Blurry in InDesign

I am creating a large book in InDesign. Part of the book is composed of PDF ads that have been provided to me. Every time I place these PDF ads in InDesign they're blurry. I have tried saving them as ...
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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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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 ...