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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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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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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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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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Why use a Book?

For several years, I have managed a five-chapter book in InDesign as 12 separate files organized into a Book (five 20- to 30-page chapters, plus all the front and end matter). It just seemed to make ...
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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 there?...
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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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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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How do I import my custom InDesign workspace to a new computer?

I have Adobe Creative Cloud and am switching to a newer Mac. CC says it's saving my preferences (workspace and shortcuts included) but when I sync my settings nothing happens! I've read that the ...
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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 CS6 - Content conveyor: placing collected objects (links) at their original positions

With the intent of easily updating elements across several pages I am using the content collector tool to place linked objects. I am finding it unpractical to precisely position several collected ...
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indesign cc 'find object format' by width and change, 'cannot find match'

Basically i want to finally object that are 423px wide and change them. Is this possible? It seems like it should be pretty straight forward! I've been trying with in 'text frame general options' ...
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Building tags structure when exporting to XML in InDesign

I have to export a lot of InDesign documents to HTML. I need to have total control over exported tags, attributes etc., so I've decided to use XML features (HTML export is just too "weak" for this ...
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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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How do you make a justified background color for a paragraph style in InDesign?

In InDesign if I have a paragraph style and every time I use that style I want a "colored" box behind it justified to the column width. How would you suggest doing this? Currently it's been done ...
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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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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 - 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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How do I make my *.jpg's border equal in InDesign?

I'm throwing together a newsletter InDesign that requires putting in JPEG images. It looks fine in InDesign but when I export the image to Adobe reader the borders on my images change so that one side ...
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Indesign - Text wrapping error

I have a sentence that is wrapping even though the text box is large enough and there are no objects nearby to cause it to wrap. How can I get it to stop wrapping? Is there some magic way that it is ...
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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 work out a publication working file release fee?

I have been designing a 60 page publication for over a year for a client and they have all of a sudden asked for all of the editions working files for 'safe keeping'. I have advised them this will ...
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Overriding linked textframes from a master page

I'm trying to take a master which have several linked textframes on them, then add text to the first textframe and want it to roll over into the next text frame. To do this, I'm creating a new page, ...
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Graphics make text blurry in ID

When I place a graphic (or anything else, box etc.) on my page, it messes the text up, makes it look bold and messy, I've never noticed this happening before and I've been using ID for a few years.... ...
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Can InDesign use XML data to generate QR Codes?

I'm building a business directory in InDesign, and my data source is a MySQL database. I can query this database anyway I wish, and output it either as xml or as a csv file. I prefer the XML option, ...
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How to create cutter guides for business card inserts in InDesign CS5

I need to create cutter guides for a business card insert in a brochure. I know how to technically create a new layer called cutter guides and use my pen tool to create the lines, but I am ...
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From CC InDesign file version to CS6

I have an InDesign file in CC version, but I need it in a CS6 version. Write now I don't have my CC installation so how can I convert this to CS6?
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indesign: tagging columns in table for xml export [duplicate]

I'm trying to tag this table in InDesign but it won't let me tag individual columns. When I highlight the column as seen in the above image, it does not show an option to tag the column, and ...
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indesign: exporting table xml

I have a table in InDesign that looks like this: When I use the AutoTag feature and export the resulting XML, I get XML that looks like this: <Table> <Table xmlns:aid="http://ns....
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Missing fonts when exporting PDF from InDesign

I'm trying to export a PDF from InDesign and there are a few fonts which are missing (they are replaced with another font). I don't have the fonts installed (in Windows/Fonts), is this the issue? Do ...
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Indesign - Paste Inline Image Resized to Frame Width

I'm inserting large inline images into my text flow, which it then breaks the flow and disappears. Is there a way to have it automatically resize to fit the text frame's boundaries?
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How to put 3 pages together vertically in InDesign

In InDesign using the "Allow Document Pages to Shuffle" allows for more than 2 pages to be next to each other. I want to do the same, but I want the pages vertically. I am creating a vertical ...
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InDesign: Faster way to resize image in frame

I'm using Adobe InDesign (CC 2014) to layout a photo book. I've created a frame, and placed an image inside it. I want to resize the image and drag it around to frame it nicely. I know that you can ...
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.AI vectors and text rendering wrong when PDF exported from InDesign

I have an InDesign file which has a placed logo linking to an .AI file. The logo looks absolutely fine in InDesign. I also have some large text using the font Open Sans which looks great in InDesign. ...
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InDesign, Acrobat and Illustrator and PDF-file-sizes

I’m observing strange behavior in Adobes Creative Suite (I’m on CS6 right now) when it comes to file size of PDFs. I export PDFs from InDesign with various options and sometimes need to make smaller ...
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Can I check whether plain black or rich black is used for text in a pdf?

A design agency my company is using have created a flyer design for us. Upon print, it looks as if the body text on the flyer has been printed in a rich black, because the text has come out a little '...
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Numbers are always in the right side

Why is the number always appear on the right side? I already set the language to English: USA and the font to Arial, not Arabic.
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How I deactivate Alt + Scroll zoom in Adobe software programs?

So I am working on a Mac with Magic mouse. When I am using the Adobe programs (Ai, Ps, Id, no matter, I think it is common for all of them), if I accidently hold the alt button and move my hand on the ...
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CC Libraries Assets into InD: place linked VS place copy

After playing around a bit with the CC Libraries, I noticed an odd problem: In InD I create, for instance, a vector shape and a bit of text over it, and import these as a single graphic into CC ...
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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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Some text moves when deleting a color swatch (Indesign CC)

I have a color swatch I need to be deleted, but on deleting the swatch some text in certain text frames moves up a little (1 or 2 mm). It is not the frames that move, but the text inside the frames. ...
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Resizing images for InDesign to 100% for printers

I've seen in the specs for POD printers that they want images to be scaled at 100%. If I take an image, and resize it down to 80% in InDesign, couldn't I just change the PPI to a higher value rather ...
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Setting a pattern for a cell-background in Indesign using cell styles

I would like to set a patterned background (ex: hashed, spotted- effects that are easily done in Word) to some cells in a table in Indesign CS6. Even a gradient would do the trick, but I see the ...
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InDesign corrupts imported excel-files. Win/Mac issue with character sets

I'm on a Mac, working on an InDesign-file. I get some xlsx-files with numbers in them, and when I place them into my document, all spaces are replaced with an 'Ê'. I'm thinking this is some issue with ...