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Mute button for InDesign EPUB music

I'm creating a fixed design EPUB for a client. They would like background music to be present whilst the book is open. I've added an MP3 to the master page within InDesign, but the controls are ...
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is there a way to add a fixed size to placed images in InDesign?

I want to place hundreds of images in an InDesign project, I need all those images to have the same width when I place them. is there a way to do that? EDIT I tried this way: place the first ...
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XML special characters

I am doing a catalog layout in indesign using xml. Is there a special character in xml for column break similar to 	 for tab characters or are column break characters just an Indesign feature?
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Building an interactive booklet for the iPad

I've been tasked by a client to create an 80 page interactive booklet which they would like to work exclusively on the iPad. The client is providing the complete design in InDesign. They would like ...
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How to Use Clear Transformation in Indesign?

I've stared to learn indesign recently and i want to know what the command named "clear transformation" in object menu and an example to use it as it gives no result when i click it , thanks in ...
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How to keep text formatting when updating 'Linked' txt files in InDesign?

With the option of 'Create Links When Placing Text and Spreadsheet Files' enabled in InDesign, is it possible having a txt file (plain text) that is continuously updated outside InDesign to keep the ...
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Adjust font size reltive to another font size in InDesign

Is it possible in InDesign to globally adjust the size of font A relative to the size of another font B so that given the same "Font Size" they have always the same height of their lowercase letters? ...
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Set first letter of paragraph to different color in InDesign

In my document I want to color the first letter in my paragraph (among other things). I already found out how to set the first letter as initial, but now I also want to change its color based on the ...
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inDesign list alignment

I'm trying to setup a list in inDesign and am wondering if there is a way to make multi-line points line up accordingly without forcing a break and inserting a tab character? In the screenshot you ...
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How to dynamically display object properties in a textbox in Indesign?

Im wondering if there is a way in Indesign CC to get object properties and display them in a text box. In particular the height of a box in pixels. So, if the height of a box changes from 800px to ...
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Specify print area InDesign

I'm having trouble specifying a print area for a document in InDesign: The document size is A1, yet I want to print a specific section in A3 paper. Any ideas how to achieve this?
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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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Controlling Positioning Of Footnotes In InDesign

Is there any way to control the positioning of footnotes in Indesign beyond the most basic options in the footnotes dialogue? It seems that the only option is to have them added as part of the text ...
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How To remove alternative layout in InDesign? [closed]

I want to remove that A4 V part
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Indesign text frame properties not applying to text

I been setting up multiple text frames in Indesign, copying text from another file into the new one. The thing is that the text I copy does not get updated to the text frame properties. How can I ...
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Why does Indesign combine my csv columns into a single entry, when data merging?

I'm data merging a csv file into a indesign file to export buisness cards. However when I select the csv for data merging, Indesign reads the file and should display the columns in the file as seperat ...
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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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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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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 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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Multiple-page, varied-information Data Merge in InDesign?

I am an amateur here, any help is appreciated! Can I use Data Merge in InDesign to input varied information from a .cvs file into multiple pages of a resource directory? The idea is sustainability ...
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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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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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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 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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There and Back Again: What changed when importing a vector from Illustrator to Indesign?

I designed this portfolio piece for a class using Illustrator, and in my rendering I created a crayon by revolving a shape along its axis. I then used Object -> Expand Appearance and it appeared ...
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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, 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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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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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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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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ID CS6: Matching blacks for printing via POD services?

I'm an experienced but self-taught InDesign user. I can put a book together for print, but I've got gaps in some basics. Still, everything I've done through POD services so far has printed clean. Now ...
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Script to always save IDML with INDD

Is there an existing script for InDesign that will save an INDD file and an IDML copy at the same time? I work with dozens of independent designers on collaborative projects, and those of us with ...
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How to refresh all TOCs via a script?

I would like a script to update all tables of content in my document. I tried var t = app.activeDocument.tocStyles; for (var i=0; i<t.length; i++) { app.activeDocument.createTOC(t[i],true); ...
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What's the difference between Color and Swatch in InDesign

Regarding the API (JSX or COM) there's the option to add Colors and Swatches. What's the difference? I see Color's that I add listed in the swatches panel.
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In InDesign CS6, how do I get single words in italics into the header by using running headers and character styles

First, I want to apologize if this question has been asked before, but since I am no native speaker I don't even know what words exactly I have to ask for. Maybe then you can help me by posting the ...
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Pasted vector from illustrator into Indesign. Change frame type

Every object I've pasted from Illustrator into Indesign won't let me crop the frame without scaling the object. Meaning every object going off page I want to trim to the page frame just changes scale, ...
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Indesign workflow for cover jacket design

In Indesign, I know the accepted way of creating 3 pages (back, spine, front) for a spread that will be used as a paperback cover. I use a 5 mm bleed as well. The confusion arises when I have to work ...
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Rounded corners on table cells

I'm pretty sure the answer to this is 'no' but I'll ask it nevertheless. I'm designing a form in InDesign (the kind of thing you might get from a bank, a big light grey box, with white spaces to ...
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Add text after hyperlink without including it in the hyperlink

In InDesign, when you add a hyperlink to a text while writing and then continue writing after the hyperlink, everything you add will be included in the hyperlink. Here are two pictures for ...
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Make the same grayscale image appear in different colours in InDesign

I have seen an old InDesign file link to the same tiff image but have it in different colours just by applying those colours on the object's frame within InDesign. The tiff file itself was a 8-bit ...
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Can InDesign import .xlsm files?

I need to import an .xlsm file (as a linked file) into InDesign, but couldn't select it in the Import Dialogue. There, I would need to extract only individual cells. Tried making several versions of ...
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Mysterious line breaks in InDesign

I keep running into this weird behaviour of InDesign which probably has a simple solution. Whenever I work with large text, I start getting weird line breaks inside the text. The example below is one ...
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Fractions in InDesign : Typing (not ½ = Alt + 0189)

I'm wondering of anyone knows how to easily type a fraction like this: 1 - 2 (but on one baseline). I appreciate the "proper" way is : ½ = Alt + 0189; but the client has specifically asked for the ...