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How to overlay PDFs with InDesign?

I have the following Text in one PDF file, http://www.docdroid.net/10053/22.pdf.html and want to insert it in following Border PDF File: http://www.docdroid.net/1004w/110.pdf.html in such a way ...
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InDesign Images converted from CMYK to RGB on PDF output

I'm using ID CS6 and I sent a booklet to out printer last week and all the images got flagged as RGB. I'm trying to figure out what went wrong. Some of the things that DIDN'T go wrong are: 1) The ...
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Adobe InDesign 6 not printing booklets to edges of paper, InDesign 5.5 did

I printed booklets for my students in InDesign 5.5. Worked perfect, on US Letter paper I was able to get 2 worksheets per side. I'd cut them down the middle and have these great packets of ...
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How can I set InDesign top and bottom cell inset default values for Excel imported tables?

I need to import Excel tables into InDesign CS6. In order to get the text to be visible (no red dots indicating hidden text), I have to change the top and bottom Cell Insets within InDesign to zero ...
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How can I add a border around a paragraph style after xml import in InDesign?

I'm struggling with my first xml import, and i'm used to work with InDesign. Below is an .xml file that's been generated by a database export, and will change every month. Without any problems, I am ...
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XML in Indesign - how to use attributes to assign formating

I wanted to use XML to design a big festival programme. Unfortunately the XML consist only of text elements that have certain attributes (like date, time, type, etc) assigned to them. I can rename ...
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How to repeat section number without incrementing it in Adobe InDesign?

I am styling a document with many sections. The section number needs to be repeated throughout the section (a la running header). However, there is no text variable/marker for the current section ...
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Automatically resize an object by a percentage when a particular object style is applied to it

I work for an education company, and we deal with a good number of fractions when writing our publications. We currently use MathType to generate the fractions, which saves each fraction as a separate ...
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How can I create a shape like a book opening?

I have attached the picture above to show you exactly what I mean.
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InDesign CS6 Forms Radio Buttons Not Behaving as Expected

I am using InDesign CS6 (Mac) to create a one-page data entry form, and it contains three sets of radio buttons where only one choice is allowed for each set. Each of the buttons is supposed to have a ...
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Hide text outside margin in InDesign

Is there a way to hide those parts of a textbox that are outside the page margins? In the screenshot below, I want the line to stop at the margins. Or is there another (better?) way to achieve the ...
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How can I prevent InDesign from blurring my fonts when exporting to .png?

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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Is there a way to enlarge the InDesign interface elements?

I'm using inDesign 9.2 since yesterday and I find the interface elements incredibly small. For example when selecting the TEXT tool and looking at the options on top bar (fonts, alignment, etc), it ...
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Exporting offset setting?

For quite sometime I have wondered what the offset function does when exporting a pdf and what the settings should be. I have been told by another designer to leave it at the same size as the bleed ...
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What print settings should I choose to print a booklet on indesign with 8.5x11 page size and 17X11 paper size?

Also, at home I do not have a printer that is able to print on 17X11. Is there a way to shrink the page size so my booklet prints on 8.5x11 paper, so I can have an idea of what it will look like? When ...
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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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Select only one side of a text frame in InDesign CS6

I am designing a fillable form in InDesign CS6 (Mac) and want to add a border to only the bottom of certain text frames. My question is: how do I select only one side of a text frame?
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Can I search inside my indesign document for the largest files/objects?

I have an indesign file that's larger than needed. Is there a way for me to "scan" the document to find out exactly what files/objects are taking up most of the file space?
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Indesign: include bleed marks, and bleed

When I export a document using PDF Bleed Marks printer options, and set bleed and slug to the document settings, crop marks appear in the correct location, however crop out the actual bleed colour. ...
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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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Add column break and space to using paragraph using styles

I'm going to design a fairly large festival programme and wish to make use of XML to ease the process. But I need to be able to make column break after each entry, and also add spacing after certain ...
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How do you select multiple objects within a table cell?

In indesign you can select multiple objects by pressing shift and selecting the objects you want to edit, however this doesn't work when the objects are pasted within the cell of a table. How do I ...
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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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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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Opening a PageMaker document in InDesign [migrated]

When I open a PageMaker document in InDesign, it changes all of the EPS files and JPG files to TIFF files. I also have to relink all of the images. Is there any way of preventing this?
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Why is my .pdf so much larger in file size than the InDesign file I created it from?

I have a 17MB InDesign file. Not a huge file size for a 40 page booklet. When I convert it to a pdf it blows out to 70MB! Usually the file size is reduced when saved to a pdf. I can't figure this one ...
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2nd character drop cap?

I use InDesign 4. I do a lengthy quarterly journal for a non-profit. I always start my articles with a drop cap, but now I have one that begins with a open quotation mark. Is there any way to leave ...
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Adobe Illustrator vs Adobe Indesign for brochures

You may know me (not that I am worth knowing) from my first question. I am a noob in web design, graphic desgin, font theroy, color theory, guess all of the mixes that are crucial. My expertise ...
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Indesign not pre-selecting file upon relinking [migrated]

Good morning, a colleague of mine asked me for help with a problem he started encountering when we replaced our server a few days ago. It appears to be outlined in this thread, but apparently, no ...
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Importing word document with column breaks into indesign with page breaks

I am trying to make subtitles using indesign for use in premiere pro. I have written out all the subtitles I want in word with column breaks separating the lines and I want to import this into ...
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Arranging objects under master template objects in Adobe Indesign

I have set up an Adobe Indesign template and it is working perfectly okay except that I can't arrange page objects under the objects that come from the master template. I tried send it to back from ...
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Inserting a PDF file into word.doc

I've created a document using Indesign, which my client wants to be inserted into word to allow them to add mailmerge text boxes. I've tried adding as a pdf, interactive pdf, png and they all loose a ...
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When designing for apparel how should the canvas be addressed?

I am aware that most screen printing or DTG (Direct To Garment) have a maximum print size but I'm curious to know what is the proper way to address apparel designs when the intended design is to be ...
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Why do some, but not all, PNG files (with transparency) in InDesign documents have black borders?

When I put PNG images into an InDesign document, sometimes they have black borders on the exported PDF. Usually this doesn't seem to be a problem in print but in a recent proof, I did see some of the ...
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Importing XML into InDesign and automatically adjusting content

My client has an InDesign catalog. Instead of manually updating it as he's done up to now, he'd like to import XML data into the InDesign file and not have to make any of the changes manually. However ...
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InDesign, How to email video

I placed a video as an F4V in my InDesign document, saved it as an interactive PDF and emailed it. When I send it to myself, download it and open it, it opens in Adobe Reader and plays just fine. If ...
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How to print a double-sided, tiled print from an InDesign file?

I have a 22in x 69in chart that I need to print tiled from InDesign CC. It is double-sided. Can I print both sides as 1 tiled print, so I don't have to assemble both sides separately?
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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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InDesign CC: Place a batch of phots and text on pages

I am currently working on an InDesign-Project involving a ~200 page DIN-A4-Sized Book for our high school graduation. Any student in our senior year gets his own page with a photo and a short text ...
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Color issues in indesign CS6

Im creating a brochure for a cleaning company, and the blue footer should be C: 95 M: 76 Y: 0 K: 0 / R: 14 G: 46 B: 211 But it will not change from C: 95 M: 75 Y: 2 K: 0 / R: 54 G: 74 B: 149 It is ...
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PNG files blurry when exported form Illustrator and opened in Photoshop [closed]

I have designed app screens on Illustrator and trying to mock up in Photoshop. When I export from png and place in PS the fonts/imagery looks very low quality etc. I need to make a print leaflet ...
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Indesign GREP: find everything before a matching sequence

Couldn't exactly find the answer in other threads. Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: In the below example I want to apply a GREP style by finding only the title of the artwork. In this case, only ...
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InDesign Caption for figure and table: Numbering does not automaticlly update

I use captions for figures in InDesign and the number is automatically inserted. However, when I put a new figure between two old figures (eg. Figure 1 and Figure 2), the number is still continuous ...
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Indesign: Exporting page with image overlaid with text to ePub

I am trying to export the following layout to ePub: As you can see there are following components to the layout: Chapter number Chapter title Circle with inline and curveline text Body text ...
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Bullet List Override

I can't seem to create a Bulleted List in InDesign CC where the first line is not bulleted and do it as a Paragraph Style. I have a whole bunch of blocks of bulleted text which are basically menus. ...
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Halftone pattern within InDesign

One of QuarkXpress features I used a lot in the mid-nineties was the ability to apply an halftone pattern to any bitmap import. It was unbelievably effective when printing black&white graffiti ...
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I want to make Table width 100% in epub using Indesign CS6

I want to make Table width 100% in epub using indeisgn CS6, and not using css editor after exporting as epub, is there any option or table sating that help me to do it
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InDesign - Text Wrap is Affecting Leading

Relative novice here. I can't work out why InDesign is causing my leading/space between paragraphs to stop working when I float a wrapped image beside it. This first screenshot shows the problem in ...
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Confused about InDesign Baseline Grid

novice here. So I'm confused about baseline grids. It's the first time I'm using them and here's the scenario. I will be typsetting about 30 odd volumes of pure text, no graphics, a reference work ...
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InDesign Data Merge with hyperlinks [closed]

I want to run a data merge with text and photos and I want to be able to hyperlink the photo to a website. I have about 400 entries with the data merge that will each be on a separate page but I can't ...