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Copy color to existing swatch in Adobe Indesign

I have some 20 swatches and want to change whole gamma. I perform this in Photoshop using Hue/Saturation tool. Then I put the screenshot into Indesign. But I can only create new swatches with ...
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When designing for apparel how should the canvas be addressed?

I am aware that most screen printing or DTG (Direct To Garment) have a maximum print size but I'm curious to know what is the proper way to address apparel designs when the intended design is to be ...
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Automatic orientation of images in InDesign based on right / left page

Hello graphicdesign'ers! I'm working on my first book and use InDesign (CS4) for the layout process. I have several images and photos in landscape format while the book and its pages are in portrait ...
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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 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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Indesign CC: Chapter number with title in an ePub's navigational TOC

I have a multi-document .indb file (Book) with each chapter in an independent .indd file. Each chapter has a title page in the following layout: CHAPTER 1 (paragraph style: chap_num) NAME OF CHAPTER ...
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How to apply multiple styles to one object in Adobe Indesign?

For example I have defined two styles named "position: absolute" and "width: auto". Now I want to apply them separately to two objects, and both on third object. How to do this?
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Create pdf with external images

I wan't to create a pdf ready for print with an external logo file so that we can easily print many versions of the same pdf with different logos. Is anyone aware of any way you can keep an image ...
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Add column break and space to using paragraph using styles

I'm going to design a fairly large festival programme and wish to make use of XML to ease the process. But I need to be able to make column break after each entry, and also add spacing after certain ...
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Table of content with page number and quadrant

I want to create the table of contents automatically and depending on where the linked word appears on the two columned pages there should also be mentioned the quadrant after the page number in the ...
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Difference between InDesign and CorelDraw?

I work in CorelDraw. I also want to learn Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. I think Illustrator and CorelDraw are similar. Output is same. But I want to know how is InDesign used? What is the ...
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How to make text behave as a hyperlink in PDF exported from Adobe InDesign 5.5

I have a long text with some hyperlinks in it. All hyperlinks except of one are automaticaly recognised and behave in PDF as hyperlink. One not. How to do it manually?
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Indesign Ad Quality

I am new to InDesign and we have a contract employee that builds and creates most of our ads for us. When we lay them out on the page, the ads look fine, but when we get the newspaper back from the ...
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Select only one side of a text frame in InDesign CS6

I am designing a fillable form in InDesign CS6 (Mac) and want to add a border to only the bottom of certain text frames. My question is: how do I select only one side of a text frame?
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PDF Ads Blurry in InDesign

I am creating a large book in InDesign. Part of the book is composed of PDF ads that have been provided to me. Every time I place these PDF ads in InDesign they're blurry. I have tried saving them as ...
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Indesign stroke resize

I'm using Adobe Indesign CC 2015. When I create a shape, by default it will add a black stroke to it. So if I need to create a 2 inches square for example, it will be 2 inches stroke included. But if ...
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Cross-Referencing texts and maps via InDesign

My question is a bit complex (at least to me). The gist is this: I'm designing a visitor's guide (brochure-style). The front of the guide lists local businesses as columns of text. Each business is ...
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What are good alternatives to adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)?

Is there any professional software (for Mac) that I can use to replace some of the adobe software like InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator? I don’t mean one that replaces all, but the equivalent of ...
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How to package an InDesign file without fonts?

A very common requirement is: To package an InDesign file so that it and all dependent files such as linked images are bundled in one file that can be sent to a third party to work on it further... ...
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Importing word document with column breaks into indesign with page breaks

I am trying to make subtitles using indesign for use in premiere pro. I have written out all the subtitles I want in word with column breaks separating the lines and I want to import this into ...
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Intel HD Graphics 4000 for Adobe CS5.5

I'm a graphic designer on a terribly limited budget and need a new laptop. I've been looking at the Acer Aspire V5-471 laptop, which has: 4GB RAM, Intel Core i5-3337u CPU @ 1.8GHz (4 CPUs), ~1.8GHz ...
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Placing Items from Illustrator to Indesign

I'm trying to place an illustrator CC file with many artboards all into an Indesign CC file. When I paste in the illustrations, the bounding boxes are giant. When I place the file from file > Place, ...
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InDesign CS4 displays transparent image correctly on screen, but the exported PDF sometimes prints a faint background

I am working remotely with a client; deliverable product is supposed to be a printable PDF. The problem: The design has a colored background, and over this, an image with transparency. On screen and ...
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Can I set text to appear at exact left of frame InDesign?

How can I set text to appear at exact left of frame in InDesign? When left aligned, text still appears slightly inset within the text frame. Can it be made to align to the exact left edge?
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Indesign CC 2014: Strange problem with page number placement in Table of Contents

I have a table of contents that looks like this: As can be seen, all entries are displaying perfectly as intended except for the last one. In fact, this is just a small test version of the whole ...
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indesign - setup for A5 diary

I'm new to inDesign and trying to design a diary, which will be OTA bound (ie. like a book; no wiro-binding or spiral). How do I need to setup the document? shall I create individual A5 pages, which ...
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Trying to add a list of photo credits inDesign

I am working on a book project in InDesign where each chapter is a separate documents, all compiled into a "Book" document. Each chapter has an image on the intro page and these images all come from ...
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Indesign chapter numbers with chapter titles in ToC

In Indesign CC, how do I make the chapter and section titles appear along with chapter and section numbers in the table of contents? Currently, my ToC looks like this: Section first.........1 ...
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Exporting InDesign table to reflowable ePub

I am trying to export a test document from InDesign CC to ePub 2.0.1 (reflowable). The document looks like this in InDesign CC: However, when exported to ePub, it distorts to this: What am I ...
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InDesign: Updating ToC causes All Document Text to Disappear

I am using a template supplied by the service bureau. After adding 200+ pages of body text, I returned to the table of contents, and updated it. The red box (overset text) appeared. The next page was ...
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Chapters under sections in a multi-document Indesign “book”

I am working on a book where each chapter is a separate .indd file. These files are assembled in a single .indb file to make the final book. However, I am considering grouping these chapter-documents ...
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Why are PDF/X files better than “standard” PDFs?

I have a friend who is also a graphic designer, has little experience in prepress, but has a nice portfolio and seems to have a good knowledge of using the Adobe products. I can't dismiss his opinion ...
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Leading dots with right indent tab in InDesign TOC

I have a table of content that currently looks like this: However, I am trying to add leading dots between the title and the corresponding page number. Here's what my Table of Contents... dialog ...
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How would you print extremely small words (microprinting)

The Problem: I am working on a project and I wanted to add super fine print (words and graphics). When I say small I am not referring to 7pt type at 300dpi business card small. I am referring to ...
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How do I change the Black used for text in PDFs exported by InDesign?

I have a problem when I get a PDF from a designer and I have to chop it up in Photoshop and place it in InDesign and then re-export it. When it goes to print, it prints all the text in registration ...
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Different shades of black in Photoshop and InDesign

I'm currently putting together a CD cover, and haven't been working that much with printing, so CMYK tends to confuse me a bit. I'm going to place a logo inside a frame in InDesign. I added the exact ...
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Rich black : faded gray appears colored

I have a question about using rich black for a print document. In InDesign, I set a rich black color for the background (0/80/0/100), and I need to set a faded round gray shape, with an opacity around ...
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Help to print book with 8/5x11 pages on 11x17 booklet in reader spread?

I have an Adobe book. The book has five files with each page being 8.5 X 11. I want to print the entire book, on 11X17 in reader sequence. How do I do that? Art
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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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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 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 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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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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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 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 ...