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Help with booklet design - images straddling pages

I have a few questions regarding booklet design. The page orders are scrambling my brain! Firstly I cant work out how an image that spreads across the front and back cover should be placed. ...
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Weird bookmarks with random string reference in InDesign generated PDF?

I have a document in InDesign with some headings and a table of contents generated from them. In the exported PDF file I get lots of bookmarks with weird names starting with "h", followed by period, ...
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Switching between different layouts for same content (InDesign)

For each page of a magazine, the content is the same: 1-2 photos, article content, title, subtitle, and author name. There are also four different layouts: three column full, three column with header, ...
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Is there anyway to select a custom image/icon in Indesign CC for use in lists other than by making a custom glyph typeface?

Trying to use a heptagon (7-sided polygon) in place of a dash in a list style for a project in Indesign CC 2015. There doesn't appear to be a simple way to add it to the available icon choices without ...
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InDesign: Create new page from template

Almost every page in a magazine I'm working on fits one of four templates. Those single-page templates are defined in four files. What's the fastest way to create a new page (or replace a blank page) ...
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Data merge, variable in image URL

I'm making a couple of different materials: business cards, office signs, and some more, all with images from the same repository. I know that I can input images with relative or absolute path, but it ...
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InDesign CC: Text not filling all of text boxes

I am using Indesign CC to make a newsletter from a template/grandfathered document. It has a 2 column design with images and captions etc. to go with the main text which has headings within it. For ...
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Autosizing not working with page number special character

I created a master page with numbering in the corner like so: It's width was set to auto size so that larger page numbers (say 233), would still format correctly. And it worked when I typed large ...
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Why are imported PDFs blurry in InDesign?

I'm creating a magazine in Indesign and have pdf ads that I imported and placed all throughout the magazine. The pdf ads are crisp and clear in their original format, but when I place them in ...
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Drop caps for first paragraph in chapter in InDesign

Is there a way to format paragraph styles so that only the first paragraph in each chapter gets a drop cap? So far I have seen this solved by saving a "first_paragraph" style and a "regular" style to ...
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How can I create a fine diagonal stripe pattern with Adobe design tools?

I wanted to recreate this fine stripe pattern - see dark bar behind the logo on top card: I started copy / pasting 90 dregree single stripes at set distances from each other manually, however in ...
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Can two master pages be applied to one page in InDesign?

Is there a way of applying two master pages in one page? I want to make an adjustable InDesign template for a report that could be used for various projects. So I want to have one of the master pages ...
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Place into InDesign and keep transparent padding / exact artboard size?

When I place a vector image like an Illustrator file or PDF into an InDesign file, InDesign always trims away any clear whitespace around the artwork. This causes problems because normally, I've set ...
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How to fix disproportional scaling across multiple images at the same time in InDesign?

In InDesign CS6, you have to directly select an image and scale up or down after clicking the "constrain proportions" chain-link button in order to revert the proportions back to normal. When ...
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CMYK Print - Jpg colours changing between Mac OS and Windows

I am a designer working on Mac OS X - I have created a CMYK .jpg graphic for print using InDesign. I printed it out and the colours appeared as expected. I sent this graphic to my account manager - ...
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How do I insert a smiley face in InDesign?

This seems simple but I need to insert a black-and-white smily face similiar to this image. Are there any glyphs like this on the Mac. I got this from Microsoft Word it automatically does it when you ...
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Relink images in Indesign

I have created a template in Indesign and it is for a wedding card. My client have 52 colors and he want to show his 52 colors in this template. So document have 52 links. This is for only 1 card ...
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Get blank image when placing an .ai file into InDesign CC

I have a simple line-art logo I created in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 from outlining text with a solid color and a cropped in the artboard to the logo's size. (1x1inch) When I place it into a new ...
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RGB conversion in InDesign

I have a problem with RGB and CMYK colors in InDesign. I created a document that uses CMYK color profile (Coated FOGRA39) and used RGB(255, 66, 0) which was converted automatically to CMYK color. ...
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InDesign Margin Exporting To PDF

I've been using InDesign for 6 years, and I've never had this issue. When I export a file to a pdf, the margin line is showing up on it. I can't seem to find anything online about this issue and have ...
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Copying an excel multi line cell into an Indesign table

I'm creating a booklet with indesign and I am trying to copy data from an excel spreadsheet into an indesign table. I was given an excel spread sheet with the a list of peoples names, their titles and ...
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How to create a new glyph = letter + ogonek in InDesign

I've got a font, which doesn't have polish diacritic chars which I need. I'm trying to construct them, by merging two glyphs - a letter and ogonek or acute accent, which are provided by my font. I ...
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Optical margin alignment in InDesign CC

Does anybody know how to add rules for Type>Story>Optical margin alignment setting? It used for "hanging punctuation" and I need to add some characters that will "hang". For exapmple russian ...
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How to use Subversions for Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

I found the tool Timeline from Pixel Novel, but I wondered if I could use any subversions app to manage my design files. I'm not sure to understand everything about Subversions yet, and I did not ...
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100% black problem on indesign and pdf?

Currently I am facing a HUGE crisis about this 100% black not being right for printing and coming out as 4 colours, in my InDesign document. My swatch for the black text is set at c=0 m=0 y=0 and ...
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How can I localize an InDesign file?

I'm looking for some method for automating the localization process for an InDesign document. Basically, I want to be able to take the contents of the file, translate it into a few other languages ...
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How do I control the order of text in a PDF exported from InDesign?

I've created a document that's got an elaborate layout of a bunch of text boxes. When I export to PDF, open the PDF in Preview, select all and copy out to a text file, the order of the text boxes is ...
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Easy way to automatically shift layers when adding new images to a catalogue?

I need an easy way in which to edit a catalogue. I'm working on creating a catalogue for a client that'll have all their products. The problem is, I need a way in which this catalogue will be easy to ...
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Chapter numbering breaks by skipping a title

I'm translating a book and the original has the following headers: 1 1.1 1.1.1 1.1.2 1.2 1.3 2 3 3.1.1 My level 3 numbering uses ^1.^2.^# What happens is that, since ther's no 3.1, the numbering ...
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Rescale EPS According to Text Size

I searched a long time already for an elegant way but couldn't find an option. I am using InDesign CS5 and wanted to know how to scale an EPS (or any other vector-) graphic that I inserted to my ...
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Making Transparent Image Layer not effect top layer image

I have an indesign image, that has a Transparency effect placed upon in via Objects->Effects. However, I would like the image that is on the top most layer above the transparent layer to not be ...
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Indesign bleeding makings 4x6 into 4.50 x 6.50 instead of 4.25 x 6.25?

New to indesign and when I have a document thats 4x6 and when I add the bleeding to be .25 the red border(which I assume is the bleeding border) is actually enlarged to 4.50 by 6.50. Is there any ...
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Exporting from InDesign for print: PDF, JPEG or PNG?

I have a poster I designed with Adobe InDesign (69in x 36in) and I want to go to a print place and have it printed, but I don't know which format I should give the printing guys my file. InDesign ...
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Best practice for InDesign document translation?

What are the best practice for translating documents in InDesign? I guess there is some mechanism for import-export XML like Illustrator Variables to translate without using installed Indesign? I'm ...
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InDesign : Embed text-based company-logo instead of company name in text layer

I'm using InDesign and I'd like to use a Text-based Logo instead of Text. Is it possible that I do this within the same Text layer? One of the benefits would be that the image would respond to the ...
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How to import Illustrator swatch libraries into InDesign - Adobe Indesign Mac?

I have a very reach swatch library in adobe-illustrator like food colors and.... But in adobe-indesign I don't have many colors. Why? Can I import them to indesign?
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PIxelated lines in illustrator… images are for print, should I worry? [duplicate]

I am working on a big project and have done a few drawings but I am noticing some weird stuff with my strokes and I just wanted to check if it is normal and just something that I am seeing on my ...
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XML in Indesign - how to use attributes to assign formating

I wanted to use XML to design a big festival programme. Unfortunately the XML consist only of text elements that have certain attributes (like date, time, type, etc) assigned to them. I can rename ...
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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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How to repeat section number without incrementing it in Adobe InDesign?

I am styling a document with many sections. The section number needs to be repeated throughout the section (a la running header). However, there is no text variable/marker for the current section ...
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Tykewriter Font from Scholastic

I have been searching for the font "Tykewriter," often used by Scholastic Publishers. I've been in contact with the creator of the font, Josh Korda, who sadly no longer has a copy of the font. ...
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how do i delete the numbering between the sentences in indesign

Hi, how do i delete the numbering between the sentences. i search everywhere, and still did not find the answer. Im working with large document here.so deleting one by one is not an option. thank u. ...
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InDesign Measurements

I'm working with an InDesign document and turning it into HTML/CSS. It is using mm for sizes, but I need the measurements in pixels. Height measures as 66px in InDesign using the measuring tool. I ...
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Indesign - Resize Image to Specific PPI

If I paste/place a large image (72 ppi) into Indesign and want to scale it down to be equivalent to 300 ppi, is there a way to do that in just Indesign? I know I could figure out the scaling math, ...
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InDesign GREP help changing mulitple lines format only

I am looking for help to make formatting baseball stats for my paper easier. SO far i have been able to use GREP to do a lot of the work for me as changing the lines for every game is tedious. Below ...
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How to edit the “lists” defined in Bullets & Numbering in paragraph styles?

The "Bullets & numbering" section of InDesign paragraph styles lets you create "Lists" and give them a name and properties around how and when they restart numbering. Once a "list" is created, ...
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In InDesign CC how do I remove pagination from just the cover page? [closed]

I need to remove the pagination from the cover page in InDesign and start pagination with the second page of the layout.
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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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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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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 ...