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How to insert document metadata into the contents?

I can set up the metadata of an output PDF via file → file info, but when using type → text variables → define (as hinted at here), something like metadata → title yields a "no intersecting link" - ...
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Indesign, which cmyk profile for print, using rgb jpgs

I'm new to outputting for print having worked in the RGB world of motion graphics most of my live... I am designing a magazine ad in Indesign. The images given to me are RGB Jpegs (sRGB IEC61966-2.1 ...
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Is Gotham font of 6 pt is well readable in the printed edition of magazine?

Is Gotham font of 6 pt is well readable in the printed edition of magazine ? What is considered to be the best font-size for printed editions? Is it OK using different sizes of fonts on different ...
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Prepress process question: black text and outlines [duplicate]

Do I need to convert all text and black outlines to true black (in InDesign) to get the best results printing? Why are there multiple options for the color black in InDesign?
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Repeat background objects in InDesign data merge multiple record layout

Using InDesign I've placed two objects (the background color and brown pattern) and have several placeholders I'm using with the data merge feature. However, for proofing reasons I'm trying to use ...
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Text frame over line in Indesign [closed]

I'm trying to duplicate a header for a book project, but I can't get my text to go over the two lines I created, like it is in the example i posted below. I created two lines like on the image, ...
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How to re edit master pages, apply them to all pages, but keep the specific items on each page intact?

I have a master page with a footer and a text box to write specifics on each page. I needed to re edit the footer and I had already written on the text boxes on each page. When I re edit the ...
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Illustrator Extremely Slow With Linked Photos

I am creating some large banners at my job, and using Illustrator to create specifically shaped clipping masks. The problem is, this file is getting way too large and slow. I am trying to figure out ...
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Export PDF from Illustrator or Indesign? [closed]

I am Export Pdf from Indesign and save Pdf from Illustrator, Dimension size are same in both software but Pdf file size are very different. Indesign pdf file size are very small comparison to ...
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Facing Pages and bleeds [duplicate]

I am currently designing a book that is 11.5 x 17.5 that will be a full bleed to the edges. When opened the book will have spreads, and illustrations will cross over the spread onto two pages. So when ...
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Indesign script to list hyperlinks

I am new to this, done some reading but got stuck at this point. I am trying to get a list of hyperlinks from my document printed in the console or output to text file. for (k=0; ...
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Disappearing section of long Table chain in Indesign

I just finished a 100 page report for a client of mine. Pages 55-99 are a long chain of tables that are connected page by page. I did this part of the report first, 6 weeks ago — it's been proofed ...
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Script for applying character style on text after inserting it from variable

I need a script for InDesign which do the following: insert text string from variable and format it with existing character style. The previous to last string does not working in my attempt: var ...
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How to get an RGB hex code in or out of an InDesign RGB colour swatch?

I've been using InDesign (CS6) for designing responsive web layouts and, while it makes some things easier to convert to CSS (such as paragraph styles and character styles), colours are surprisingly ...
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Styling numbered lists in InDesign [closed]

I am working on transferring a powerpoint document, a workbook to be exact, into InDesign and have run into a problem. I need to create a numbered list style that looks exactly as it does in the ...
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Replicating new element on master to all spreads

I think I made a mistake by making Override all master page items. I have many spreads from that master all with the same background, but now when I change the background it does not change it on the ...
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How to automatically insert page numbers to hyperlink destination text anchors in Adobe InDesign?

I'm using Adobe InDesign to make a PDF that will have links to pages within itself (e.g. a text on page 10 links to the text on page 32). I'm using "New Hyperlink Destination" to create Text Anchors ...
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Indesign always exports previous version of document

So there's this weird thing happening. I exported a file to pdf with Indesign, then a few days later made some changes to the indesign file and tried to export again. Yet, when I check the 'new' pdf, ...
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Indesign small subheading graphic library option?

Is there a way to design a subheading (fancy font, lines and small icons) that I could reuse again and again? Sort of like a clipart/small template library? (I'm brand new to using InDesign. I figure ...
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InDesign CC 2015 Problem: Changes in one paragraph style applies to all

I am pretty new to the program and i just learned the whole paragraph styles option. It worked great but I don't know what I did and now when I change anything to one style it applies to all, and i ...
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Alt text for many images

In my InDesign CS6 document, I want to make more accessible by adding Alt text attributes to all the image elements in the document. Some pages have multiple, separate images set up in a ...
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PSD file that only links to other image files but doesn't contain them

In InDesign, when importing external images, the .indd file stays small, and the images are not embedded in it : the .indd file only contains links to images instead. Is it possible to have the same ...
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Exporting to pdf with CMYK transparency

I have a shape with a CMYK fill color and a transparent image. When I export it to PDF the colors get distorted. In the export the color setting is in CMYK. What I noticed is when I change ...
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Can I store separate grayscale versions of images in a colored pdf?

While one should ideally make sure a color image is also suitable for greyscale printing via a printer's automatic conversion, sometimes it would make sense to simply provide an alternate version ...
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Illustrator and serif font making

I have started to work with font making via illustrator and have a question about serif typefaces. Below is a serif I have started (the 'A' looking thing): I tried playing around with the stroke ...
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Changing colors in a PDF document? Tried illustrator and photoshop

I have a PDF document with text and basic graphics (squares, circles, thought bubbles, etc.) behind the text. My goal is to change the colors of these shapes. Here's what I've tried: InDesign 5.5 - ...
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Booklet/Newsletter - mailing addresses with Data Merge?

Every month, I design & send out a 20 (ish) page newsletter to over 500 recipients. Currently, I print mailing labels and stick them on the back of each one, however, I would like to come up with ...
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Reshape a picture using a single coloured image in Illustrator or Indesign

I am fairly new to both Indesign and Illustrator, so I'm sure I'm missing the obvious here. I would like to do the following: I have a single colored image with a transparent background, TIFF file, ...
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Customize incremention of page number in InDesign

I want two pages that face each other to have the same page number. In other words, have Current Spread Number instead of Current Page Number. How can I increment/decrement page number for a page in ...
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Continuous image from one banner to another

Two banners I've designed in Indesign (to be printed) will be placed next to each other, and there is an image that continues from the first to the second banner. How can I make them join together ...
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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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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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transparent jpg?

This is my jpg photo with sky as background. I didn't do anything on it. there are no layers or layer masks. But when I place it in indesign, the background becomes transparent. I don't understand ...
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Missing characters Indesign. Some characters from a specific font are omitted

I have a problem with Indesign and Futura PT Font, when I write "f" + "i" like eg. "Confianza","fin","Confidencialidad", the characters "fi" are not display. I have attached some photos so you can see ...
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Double Page Spread Bleed [duplicate]

I am making a magazine that is due to be printed tomorrow. I am working in InDesign and need to export it to a PDF (Print) for printing. It needs to have a 3mm bleed. I have done this, and checked ...
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Indesign GREP search includes too much

It is driving me crazy and I have no idea what I am doing wrong. In my document I have to autoformat some regular expressions in and including the brackets. An example is here; [DP, 07.04.1911, ...
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InDesign: Synchronize styles WITHOUT Color swatches

I need to have several InDesign (CS6) documents with same object, paragraph and character styles, but each with a different color scheme. For example a Paragraph style Heading with Character Color set ...
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InDesign document printing in wrong font

I have an Adobe InDesign CS5 document that I'm trying to print. It is set in Gill Sans Light. Here is a snippet of the document: However, when I print the document it comes out like this: Does ...
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How to design an address book in adobe indesign?

Someone asked me to design an address book for him in Indesign. I have no idea of how to do it to be ready for printing and cutting. Is there a special way or a tool to do it, or it's like creating a ...
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Why won't my RGB file print as RGB in InDesign?

In InDesign, I have a file that's RGB (and I set the 'intent' as web, so the program is reading it as an RGB document-I could see it), but it's printing CYMK. what printer settings do i have to ...
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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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Wrapping words in glyphs in InDesign

Is there a way to create a character style that wraps highlighted words in quotation marks in InDesign? I do not want it to be separated from the surrounding text by being placed in a paragraph of its ...
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What is the difference between Working RGB and Document RGB when exporting a PDF from InDesign CS5

I'm using InDesign CS5, sometimes my export setting gets stuck on CMYK mode as I was working on a different document previously and when exporting the PDF setting is saved. No problem, I just go to ...
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How to auto generate bulk greeting cards from excel/csv data

I am trying to bulk generate greeting cards from an excel(or csv) table in which multiple people have generated customized messages for each recipient. Each card can have a different number of ...
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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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Any plugins or scripts that makes guides automatically for a page size in InDesign?

As the title states, any tools exist for automating guides in InDesign? I have found similar tools for Photoshop and Illustrator.
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Creating a book for print

I am creating a book in InDesign for the first time. It's a children's book that will feature scanned actual photos that I've touched up in Photoshop and am dropping into Indesign. I've saved these as ...
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InDesign doesn't respect new lines when importing

I'm using InDesign CC 2015 to design my book to print it but when I import a chapter, from any format(be it .docx or .txt) it doesn't respect new lines. My problem is this: I add this file And it ...
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How to work with subheads and baseline grid in InDesign?

I'm trying to figure out how to deal with subheads and baseline grid in InDesign. I want them to have different space before and space after values. But I also want my body text to have consistent ...
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InDesign: Proper file set-up for foil stamping and embossing?

I am creating business cards, letterheads, and envelopes that have gold foil as well as embossing. What is the standard InDesign set-up for how to properly export the files (a step-by-step / ...