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Paper size and printed magazine question

I'm designing a magazine, and it's trim size is 272mm x 342mm when printed. One of my other test InDesign files is 222mm x 291mm at trim size (a fictitious local tourist guide). What paper size would ...
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Indesign CC : Adjusting page size to fit with content

I am new to Indesign so please don't kill me. Is there a way to adjust the size so it fits the content I have in the page, or do I have to adjust the page size manually? Thanks
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Copying an excel multi line cell into an Indesign table

I'm creating a booklet with indesign and I am trying to copy data from an excel spreadsheet into an indesign table. I was given an excel spread sheet with the a list of peoples names, their titles and ...
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How to fix disproportional scaling across multiple images at the same time in InDesign?

In InDesign CS6, you have to directly select an image and scale up or down after clicking the "constrain proportions" chain-link button in order to revert the proportions back to normal. When ...
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How do I get Adobe InDesign CS6 to export high quality PNGs?

I am having trouble exporting PNGs from Adobe Indesign. The problem is they become very pixelated once they have been exported to PNG. However, when I export to JPEG, there is no pixelation, they look ...
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What is the best Adobe program to create a cover for a guideline?

i am working on a visual merchandising guideline and trying to create an awesome cover for it! nice layout not really busy one! but i am really confused which program is the best to use in this case, ...
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How can i insert this image to fit this action perfectly with keeping the dimensions?

I am trying to use mookup 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 photoshop action, but when i tried to insert the image it ...
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How can I affect the starting point of “paste in place”-coordinates?

I want to copy an object element from one page to another page with a different page height. The elements should have the same coordinates on x and y axis. The "Paste in Place" functions doesn't ...
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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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Force indesign to backup / autosave / keep backup copy

We recently had an incident were we lost some work in a indesign file, although indesign by default autosaves every minute the issue we had is that when the program was closed it prompted us to either ...
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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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How do I control the order of text in a PDF exported from InDesign?

I've created a document that's got an elaborate layout of a bunch of text boxes. When I export to PDF, open the PDF in Preview, select all and copy out to a text file, the order of the text boxes is ...
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inDesign document becomes “unsaved” after pdf export

just wondering if I'm going crazy or there's a legitimate reason for this. Whenever I pop open an inDesign document and export it to PDF, my document becomes "unsaved" as if I did changes to it. ...
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InDesign: Link back from cross-reference

for my recent project I have to make a PDF with endnotes at the end of every chapter. As we all know there's no easy way to do that in InDesign, only this more or less official workaround and some ...
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Pixels in inserted images inDesign

I scanned some sketches and changes some colours in photoshop,then I saved the image as a psd file on my desktop.The problem now is that I want to use them in inDesign and when I insert them they have ...
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Are there any differences between Paragraph Shading and Paragraph atop Color?

Alright so new feature of InDesign CC 2015 is Paragraph Shading. A long overdue feature. The question is for Print Projects is there any difference between using Shading vs the old way of putting a ...
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Rename text anchor and update cross-reference text

I have quite a few text anchors in a document and now the naming of the text anchors has to be changed. Does someone know how to rename text anchors (have not found a rename option yet) Is it then ...
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How can i center the bullet to the body text in InDesign?

as you see at the picture, the bullets look not at the right position as it's not centered the body text! what can i do to fix that problem? thanks
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Hello, Indesign cs6 margin disappeared & it is not the W key. plz help [closed]

Indesign cs6 margin disappeared & it is not the W key. plz help which key can bring back my margin.
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weird bookmarks in pdf from indesign?

I have a document in indesign with some headings and a Table of contents generated from them. In the pdf I want both the ToC to be clickable and bookmarks to be working. But I get lots of bookmarks ...
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Poem indent every second and third line [closed]

Is there a way, in InDesign, to indent every second and third line in a poem to look like this?!
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InDesign CS6 - form with umlauts

I can't insert umlauts or a sharp s in Acrobat after I created the form with InDesign CS6. Does anyone a similar problem / can help me with this? I suppose it has to do something with UTF-8 encoding ...
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Anchor background-color object to paragraph style in InDesign

In a book I'm working on in InDesign CS6 every chapter starts on the next odd page. Every page with the 'Chapter Title' paragraph style has its own background color (the whole page is filled with this ...
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InDesign interchanged TOC levels

I have a really weird problem with my InDesign TOC – it interchanges the levels I preset in the Table of Contents menu. The setup looks like that: Included Paragraph Styles: name – Level: 1, Page ...
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Add a background-color to a paragraph-style in inDesign

I am currently creating a book layout with inline code and code-blocks. For those code parts, i would like to add a background-color. It should handle code similar to the way it is displayed on ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Dynamic updating templates

I am new to Adobe InDesign CS6 and are exploring the features. It is possible to create a template, then use it for a while and then update the template again and let the new update of the template be ...
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My outputted PDF looks different on a Mac to a PC

I'm a bit concerned as my outputted PDF from InDesign CS5 looks different on Mac. This has happened a few times. It seems as though sometimes the Mac does not draw the new version of the PDF, which ...
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Export InDesign layers to Photoshop

I have created the design of a website in InDesign (big mistake, I know...). The developer wants to have my layers in a Photoshop format. I do not want to start everything from the beginning. What can ...
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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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Indesign, Pantone+ are LAB colors?

I wonder if it is normal that Pantone+ are shown as LAB colors? (picture language is Dutch by the way) I never really pay attention until now.. I have also a preflight that complains for the LAB ...
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Problem with InDesign paragraph numbering

I realize this post may not be perfect for this SE forum, but seeing that it's a graphics editor I'm having problems with I'm thinking that maybe the right eyes will get to see it. I'm having big ...
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JPEG in InDesign Problems

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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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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Working with InDesign paragraph styles and text indenting with paragraph rules

I'm trying to create a "Pull Quote" paragraph style and having issues with spacing. I'd like the paragraph to have "padding" or text indenting around all sides (I realize that padding is the wrong ...
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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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Working CMYK or Document CMYK, what are the difference for color output in InDesign?

Could you explain what are the differences in these two and which one should be used for files to be sent to press? I wasn't able to find any good answer to this question.
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Turn special characters to unicode values on InDesign export

Using a predefined .indd file for blog posts and website content I would like to be able to export all special characters as their unicode value but I'm having trouble finding a solution other than ...
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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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Numbers and Sections Options altering layout upon changing page number

I am trying to add page numbers to a glossary I am making. While i am getting the page numbers to appear. I now am trying to make it so the page numbering will start on page 2, rather than the cover ...
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How to import a Microsoft table into InDesign without editing?

I am creating a wine portfolio in InDesign and have been given an Excel .doc file with various columns filled with data (name, description, country of origin) and want to know the quickest way to ...
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How do you split table cells in Indesign(CC) independent of each row?

Using tables in indesign CC. If you split a row into multiple columns those columns run the entire height of the table - much like in HTML. Can you independently move the cells with the rows, outside ...
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How to set different color to guides(Ai,Ps,Id,Fw)?

I've been working on this file with a lot of guides(in Illustrator) and at some Point I was wondering is there a way to give different color to guides ? Like the gutter guides to be black, the main ...
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difference between illustrator, photoshop and inDesign [duplicate]

I know that you use Illustrator for your logo's, Photoshop for you pictures (to edit them) But for what purpose do you use inDesign? If it is for logo's and design, why does Adobe make another program ...