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Printing from InDesign has correct margins, but not from Acrobat using exported PDF

I have half-US Letter (8.5" x 5.5") documents I print out in booklet form from Adobe InDesign CS5.5 on a Brother 9970CDW color laser. Works great. Problem is InDesign doesn't allow you to print ...
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In Adobe InDesign, how to print full duplex (both sides of paper)?

When I print or "Print Booklet" in Adobe InDesign, I don't see any options about printing full duplex (both sides of the paper). I'm using a Mac with a Brother MFC-J6910DW printer. Does Adobe ...
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Indesign to word conversion doesn't look good

I have an InDesign letterhead design that I want to convert into an editable word document. I have converted it to a PDF which looks fine, but when I convert it to a Word document, the faded colour ...
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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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Not leaving blank pages

I want to force Adobe Indesign cs5 to begin any chapter of a book file on any page, odd or even, how can I do this? In other words, not leaving any blank page. Thank you, Ed
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Data Merge InDesign CC layout problems

If you know about Data Merge, you know most people have trouble with styles or with actual entries. Here, I'm having trouble with the layout itself. The document I'm working on will shift down and to ...
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Should I design business cards in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop?

Basically what the question says, what are the pro's and cons to using InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop for business cards? Or is there something else you prefer to use?
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Switching between templates in InDesign

I have a document that I'm currently working on in InDesign which has white text on a dark background. Graphic styles (boxes with outlines) are also light on dark. This is well and good for when I ...
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Is there a way to mass delete text without deleting the text frames in Indesign?

I'm trying to delete text in non-linked text frames without having to individually click inside each one, select all, and delete. Is there a faster way of doing this?
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Column Guides Are Unlocked But I Still Can't Move Columns In A Text Frame

I'm using Adobe InDesign CC. I have a three column text frame and I need the middle frame to be just a bit larger than the left and right columns. I have unlocked Column Guides by unchecking View > ...
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Adobe Automation: Dynamic Text in Template

I'm developing a template for my team's daily production needs, and every product must have certain consistent marginalia on it, such as date, product ID, title, subtitle, etc. Currently, this ...
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2nd character drop cap?

I use InDesign 4. I do a lengthy quarterly journal for a non-profit. I always start my articles with a drop cap, but now I have one that begins with a open quotation mark. Is there any way to leave ...
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Using GREP to change to OldStyle figures with Unicode Range

The OTF font I'm using isn't allowing me to change the figure style to Proportional Old Style figures. The only way I have figured out how to it is to use a GREP search and change but only for one ...
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How to adjust vertical space between soft returns?

There are some fonts that have a lot of reserved vertical space. I know that I can adjust that spacing between paragraphs by changing the leading, and this allows me to move the second line of text ...
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Indesign: same color (gradient) looks differently on 2 pages

This InDesign document has 2 pages. On each page there is a rectangle that uses same gradient color. Looks differently: What mystery should I attribute this phenomenon to?
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Importing layers from another InDesign doc via script…?

Is there a way to have layer imported into an Indesign document from another separate INDD file (contents intact with paragraph and object styles) upon running a script?
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Responsibilities and requirements graphic design

Plan to recruit one position for graphic designer to my organization, but I'm not sure how to put/assign the responsibility to him/her. actually I have read this article How can I write requirements ...
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setting text on an diagonal path

I've tried a variety of methods of getting the same style of type, setting it on a path, skewing the text after setting it on a path, setting each individual letter, but none are quite right. Is there ...
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plugin to allow you to run cs6 indesign files in cs5?

in our office we have multiple users all using different levels of creative suite, they include CS5, CS5.5 and CS6. Most adobe files seem to work fine when switching between different CS versions, ...
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Indesign shuffling page

I have a preset layout on Indesign CC V. 9.1 with a document that has 5 chapters, A front matter, back matter, endnotes and appendices. I have the layout as a facing page--needed for odd and even ...
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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 can I round the corners on multiple InDesign frames?

I am doing a photo collage layout as part of a re-creation of some older creative for a client. I'm rounding the corners in InDesign by clicking the yellow box below the upper-right handle and then ...
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Adobe InDesign - Batch create 'Named Destinations' anchors

Within a pdf, you can create anchors called 'named destinations', to which a later hyperlink can refer (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/hyperlinks.html) Is there a way to automatically turn ...
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Add text to InDesign with script?

We have about 500 1 page InDesign files which each need a bit of text added to them in the format: Completion Year xxxx The text needs to be right justified and placed below other text boxes ...
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Is it possible to split the view in InDesign?

I want to look at two parts of an InDesign document simultaneously. Is it possible to "split" the view in one window so that I can see the two parts together in one window? edit: In CS5 at least, I ...
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'Cutting' type in InDesign

Is there a way, using the Scissors tool, to cut type into pieces within InDesign? I've converted said type to outlines, but when I use the Scissors tool I'm only able to bend existing points. Below is ...
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What resolution do I need for images placed in InDesign?

I am creating a A4 Print PDF file from InDesign. From the InDesign file I am doing the following : File > Adobe PDF presets > [High Quality Print] Doing this exports a PDF file from InDesign pretty ...
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Adobe Illustrator vs Adobe Indesign for brochures

You may know me (not that I am worth knowing) from my first question. I am a noob in web design, graphic desgin, font theroy, color theory, guess all of the mixes that are crucial. My expertise ...
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How to change textframe creation order in Indesign

I am writing a script for Indesign. In that script I am taking the contents of the textframes and save them to a database. Till here my script works. However when looping between textframes script ...
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Scaling a text box

I want to be able to scale numerous text boxes (all with text threads) so that the scale includes the font size. I am using indesign CS (CC 2014)
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In Indesign when printing doc with transparent logo. The tranparent area is effecting the background colour

I've creating a a4 advert for a magazine in InDesign CS6, I need to bring in a logo from Photoshop. The logo I'm using was originally transparent but was made up of a number of colours. I removed all ...
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Why does grouping or moving textboxes break the script?

I am a beginner at writing scripts for InDesign (just started today!). I have somehow managed to write a script which auto-fills a text box with a list of the linked images within the document. ...
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Indesign - how to set up a page for printing with crop marks

I received the request to make a project with Indesign. 300px width 100px height. This project should have the crop marks on the corners. Questions: 1) If I want to have those crop marks, should I ...
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1 PDF File = x unique codes > How to insert all the unique codes on specific places [duplicate]

Hello everybody & Thanks in advance for your answers I'm what we call a newbie in inDesign, Illustrator so I really need your help on the following : I ve a file with, let's say 100 text boxes ...
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Indesign script (Javascript) to return/select words around insertion point

Consider the following text: She sells sea shells. Say my insertion point is currently at a blank space between two words, i.e. app.selection[0].characters.length < 1 I need to select or ...
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InDesign: How to have a section head to the left of text?

I'm trying to do the layout below. I was originally trying to create this using 5 columns and having the text span 4 of them. But that didn't work properly because when I would add a column break ...
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InDesign: PDF auto fill-in when clicking on hyperlink

is it possible to let InDesign fill in some predefined text when clicking on a hyperlink? For example: You have a pdf with 5 pictures and a form field, when you click on picture number 2 it writes ...
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Indesign script to copy from clipboard to story

I know app.paste(); method dumps the contents of the clipboard at the spot where the cursor is currently. However, I want to define the location via a variable such as this: myStory = ...
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Printing poster from inDesign file

I've inherited an InDesign file and I'm new to the software. I need to send an exported PDF to print a 30"x40" poster from this InDesign file. The InDesign file was designed as a simple flyer, at ...
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Set an alternate baseline grid in an InDesign document, different to the rest of the document

Baseline grids in InDesign are set on a per-document basis, in preferences. What if I need a different baseline grid somewhere in a document? Can I override the document baseline grid in one ...
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Indesign script to add/change text in a paragraph

There's a particular paragraph in my document and I want to replace its content completely with something else programatically. Is there any function to do this? I need something like this: ...
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Why does InDesign only return the field name when I data merge multiple records on a master page?

I'm trying to data merge multiple records on a page. The single record per page works fine. But when I try for multiple records through the master page I get this: Why is InDesign displaying ...
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How to align the object on every page to the bottom for multiple pages in InDesign?

What would be the best approach to perform a simple action that needs to be repeated in 800+ pages. Here is what each of my page looks like. All I need to do in each page is align the object to the ...
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Can I re-lock an element of a page in InDesign?

Is there a way I can re-lock an unlocked element (cmd/shift + click) ?
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Keyboard shortcut for making text bold in Indesign CC

I know the shortcut ⌘⇧b works only if you have the bold variant of the font in question installed. For me, it works smoothly for Gill Sans. But elsewhere, where I'm using Adobe Garamond Pro, it's not ...
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from RGB to CMYK in InDesign

I read... " InDesign recognizes the color profiles of all placed images (sRGB, Adobe RGB, ProPhoto RGB, etc.). When you export to PDF (never PNG or JPG if you're going to press -- never, ever), ...
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Indesign paragraph style copy attributes from “based on”

I have an Indesign template with a paragraph style called Main defined as below: As you can see, this style is "based on" yet another style called Word which is in a styles-folder called Entry. And ...
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InDesign Spread Pagination

I have created an 8 page brochure with InDesign and exported a PDF for my print guy. At the moment the pages are exported as: 1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8 But for print he'd like them formatted like this: ...
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Adobe InDesign 5.5: why when I place some pics they come out with a very lower resolution in the doc?

The images I'm using are from different sources but most of all flickr (few from other websites). When I download them in 500 pixel size for example, they look ok in Anteprima, but when I place them ...
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How to retrieve an image which is gone yet still present in the document?

In my document I used images which are now gone (files were deleted) but yet they are still in my document. When packaging the document, InDesign says links are missing though. I don't understand ...