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Better way to save photos in InDesign so that they print in higher quality when turned into PDF's?

I create my newsletter in InDesign, and then save it as a PDF. I typically print a few copies from Adobe Reader, but no matter how high quality I set the printer at, my photos always look horrible and ...
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Why do Illustrator files end up larger than InDesign files?

I just got some labels from a contractor, and they were designed in Illustrator. I started working exclusively in InDesign last year because I noticed the files sizes seem to be smaller and large ...
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Lighten photo in InDesign

I'm publishing a BLACK AND WHITE book being published. The lady asked to have a color image (against my thoughts) at the beginning of the black and white (interior) book. I did it wondering how it ...
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Why does the paragraph style change when I add rows in InDesign?

When I add rows to my table in InDesign, the paragraph style changes and adds "+" to the paragraph style name. My text then changes color (from black to blue) and a yellow highlight is added. I have ...
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Exporting PNG from InDesign, but parts of the image are blurry [duplicate]

I am creating an email footer banner that is 600 x 200 72 dpi and am having issues after I export it to a png. Some parts of the image are blurry and hard to read on screen. Two of the "logos" that ...
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How do you enter a new section after the last column in InDesign?

I'm feeling so stupid, but I cannot figure out how to move to a new section/start of the first column, once I end up at the end of the last column of a section. I made a screenshot of my indesign ...
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Numbering when using one indesign page for two actual book pages

please excuse me if my question sounds too obvious, I'm no new to Indesign, but I can't seem to figure this issue out. I'm currently using one single page (split into two halves) on indesign for ...
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Text Variables on Master Slide in InDesign CS6

Currently I want to neatly organise a batch of 500 PDFs in one InDesign document. I placed them slide by slide into my document, and now I thought of adding a small box on the corner of each slide ...
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InDesign: What's causing only certain letters to print incorrectly?

I have created a document in InDesign and exported it to PDF. When printing, a certain letter ('m') and number ('2') of a certain font family (Oswald) display incorrectly in the printed document. They ...
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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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Merging Multiple Page InDesign Documents

I worked on a book that was saved in separate InDesign documents. Each file has about 10 - 20 pages. I want to combine it now to become one big InDesign document. Is this possible?
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Faster merge software than Indesign Data merge

We have created an Indesign document for 450.000 letters we need to send. Included in this letter is a Datamatrix barcode. We are trying to merge the data, but it takes forever, we can only do batches ...
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indesign: placed vector graphics rasterized when exported to swf

Using Indesign CS4, I "place" PDF files (I've also tried saving them as Illustrator files). It works well, and when I export as a PDF, they look perfect. When I export to SWF though, it rasterizes ...
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Indesign question regarding “placed” objects [duplicate]

As a total newb, I am more than sure that I'm the problem... I'm trying to place five pieces of b/w original artwork into a document. I've resized all images to a similar size. After placing them in ...
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Setting left aligned type

What are the best tools available in InDesign to control left aligned body copy so that you avoid unattractive line endings and paragraph shapes? I have a lot of text to work with and would like to ...
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How do I set pages in the right order for a perfect bound book in Indesign?

2 documents. 1st is the front and back covers. 2nd document is the 56 pages of the booklet I want to create. I would like to print these pages and perfectly bind the book by hand. Is there a way ...
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How to have a table of contents include an entry for itself?

Apparently, just setting the title format of the TOC to a format that is included in the TOC is not enough, so how can I have the TOC refer to itself?
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Indesign doesn't export one of the illustrator files linked

I'm working on an InDesign file and I've linked an Illustrator file into it. The file is a background and placed inside a Frame. When I export this file in .JPG or .PDF the background just doesn't ...
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Whats the easiest way to add in cutting lines for when the job goes to print [closed]

For when the job goes to print In either Illustrator or InDesign. (maybe even Photoshop if that's easiest) Thanks.
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How to select all except one object in a stack?

I'm using Adobe Indesign CC and I have a stack of overlapping images. What is the best way to select all except a select few?
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Managing strokes on inDesign multi-frame tables

found a bit of a stumper. I have a pretty large table that spreads over multiple pages. The problem: I can't separate the stroke at the bottom of the page 1 table from the one at the top of table 2. ...
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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 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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How do i make my designs editable, so a client without InDesign can edit them?

A client of mine, wants me to design a brochure for her. The Problem is, that she wants to edit and change the text and maybe also change some of the pictures. She doesn't have any of the Adobe ...
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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 - ...