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InDesign, XML, and Anchored Elements

Is there a method in InDesign to anchor dynamic elements without XML becoming nested? I have an XML imported that is a long list of field entries, each relating to text items on multiple pages of an ...
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InDesign - Paragraph styles apply different settings

I have a file with no styles. I create different styles for later use based on the text (mark text and create paragraph, character or table styles). But the styles are different when applied. Here ...
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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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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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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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Can the numeral be styled In an InDesign footnote?

When using InDesign's footnotes, it is possible to apply a paragraph style to the footnote from the Type > Document Footnote Options … dialogue. However this style doesn't effect the number that ...
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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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Scaling a text box

I want to be able to scale numerous text boxes (all with text threads) so that the scale includes the font size. I am using indesign CS (CC 2014)
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How can I enable inner bleeds with prime faces enabled in InDesign?

How can I enable inner bleeds in InDesign? On the screenshot you see prime faces option, and 5mm bleeds. But, as marker on 2 red lines, I can't see this inner bleed, and as a result on bottom part of ...
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Printed image 2mm bigger than designed in InDesign

Using A4 document; I created a box in dimensions of 270 x 320 mm. Afterwards, I placed an image into this box, saved it as PDF file and when I printed it out the image comes out 2mm larger than in the ...
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Format numbers in an Indesign table the same as in Excel

I'm not sure if this could be classified as "Tech Support" but I've searched Google and can't find anything about this, so I'm asking here. I'm working on a document that has a small pricing table in ...
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Simple Math in InDesign

I'm trying to multiply 2 specific values of a table in InDesign into another column. However, the table consists of numbers and text, which is all read dynamically from a csv file, and therefore ...
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Why Does My Font Size Looks Too Large in InDesign? [closed]

In InDesign, I have my font size set to 6 pts, but it definitely looks larger than that. What settings can I look at to try to change this occurrence?
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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 [on hold]

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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How can I thread text with offset headers?

I would like to thread a sequence of text through a number of pages. My requirement is that the body text always starts on the same line, and if there is a header, it always sits above this point. ...
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Heterogeneous word-spacing in justified text

Using InDesign, I am trying to make my multi-column justified text homogeneously spaced, i.e. the inter-word spacing equally distributed across the entire page (or article). As you can see below, ...
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Data Merge - Multiple Records

I'm currently working on a product catalogue and get the information about each product from a .csv file, this is working pretty well. However, each product in the catalogue can be combined with ...
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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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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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InDesign - trying to make a certain layout - video screencast included

It is hard to explain what I want to do unless I make a long write up with screenshots etc. So I thought the best way to explain would be to let you watch this video. You can watch the video right ...
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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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.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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Is there a way to align bullet point indent in InDesign paragraph styles?

I've come across this quite a few times now. Whilst working on a long document with several areas with bullet points, it's obviously more efficient to style the bullet points using Paragraph Styles. ...
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Is eps the right format for photos with transparency?

I have just started with a company who make a 72pp catalogue of products. There are hundreds of linked eps files used for the product photographs (electrical trade products so typically white and ...
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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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How can I align question/answer text in InDesign?

I am aware you can have a similar effect with using tabs, which I've tried to set up below: But, as you can see, if the answer is longer than others, the text alignment gets messed up.(Tabs can be ...
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Align text to center of text field in double-column in Indesign

So, I want to achieve this effect, but then automatically (without having to edit the text manually): So basically, the left column has to have a right alignment, and the right column has to have a ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Centering quotes within anchored objects

I have an Indesign document that I'm supposed to revise for a company I'm interning for. I have quite a bit of Indesign experience from formatting for my high school's newspaper a couple years back ...
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How to set a different space for the first bullet point?

I have a Paragraph style called Bullet List. Like all my basic paragraphs, I need the list to have a space-before of one line (14.3pt). However I would also like to be able to control the space ...
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Why won't a font allow embedding in a .pdf? Will it print right anyway?

When I export to PDF from InDesign I keep getting this error message: "This font could not be embedded due to licensing...The PDF will not be created if the glyphs cannot be represented." Yet the ...
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InDesign - Is it possible to affect all copies of an object at once?

I have a small design element which is the "bullet" of a bulleted list in my inDesign document. I have dozens of these in my document and now the client has asked for the color scheme to be changed. ...
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XML structure for InDesign product catalog

I have hierarchical product categories like this; Women’s Necklaces Bracelets Rings Mother & Baby Bracelets Anklets Men’s Necklaces Bracelets Rings ...
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iPad Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud [duplicate]

Can you use the Adobe Creative Clouds apps, the desktop version, on an iPad Pro? Possibly through mirroring the display ( desktop to iPad)?
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Fixed position for hyperlinks in InDesign cs5 (HTML export)

Im a design student and I'm currently having a class where we are supposed to design an online portfolio for ourselves. We're only required to do some mockups but I wanted to try and see if I could ...
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Tell element to not snap to custom baseline grid

I'm editing a template with a baseline grid (the pink lines). The one you turn on/off with Cmd+Option+' by default. I added an icon with Font Awesome and can't align it vertically with my text ...
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How to print an book in EPUB format?

It is an ebook full of illustrations and graphics. I want it to be printed and also add some pages. How do I do this on InDesign? Or what should I do since I dont have the raw format of the Ebook.