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Editing Arabic text in Indesign - how to get sane cursor behavior

On occasion, I have to edit multilingual documents in InDesign, containing both English and Arabic. My system locale is English. I've got Indesign set up to display the Arabic text correctly, but ...
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indesign cc 'find object format' by width and change, 'cannot find match'

Basically i want to finally object that are 423px wide and change them. Is this possible? It seems like it should be pretty straight forward! I've been trying with in 'text frame general options' ...
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How do I remove unwanted Text Frame space in Indesign?

I've been struggling with this one for a while. When I create a Text Frame, there seems to be space at the top of the frame that I don't want. Even if I use frame options to centre the text there's ...
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How to crop a vector graphic in Adobe Illustrator to paste into InDesign?

I tried cropping a vector image in Adobe Illustrator by following this link: How can I crop everything outside of an art board in Illustrator? I was able to do it once. I repeated the steps and it ...
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Building tags structure when exporting to XML in InDesign

I have to export a lot of InDesign documents to HTML. I need to have total control over exported tags, attributes etc., so I've decided to use XML features (HTML export is just too "weak" for this ...
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What's the best way to import to InDesign from Illustrator & Photoshop

I'm illustrating a book. I'm using Photoshop to add effects, my text is in Illustrator and all of the illustrated pages live and will print from InDesign. My book size is 10.25 x 10.25 inches, and all ...
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Batch combining images in latex or inDesign? [closed]

I'm making my print and play card game. Everything is ready: card frame which is common for all cards (svg), custom image for each one (svg or png) and text to be placed below image in the text field. ...
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InDesign extract each page as a separate file [duplicate]

In a document where I have, say, 20 business cards front and back, and I have to export them as individual PDFs. That's 40 exports! I know that in acrobat I can extract the pages afterward, but I was ...
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InDesign: Adjust object position when shuffling left/right pages

I'm working on a document (some 120 pages, so I'd like to avoid the need to adjust each page manually) with texts and photos. It is sort of a catalogue with each page having independent text, two ...
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Selecting and deleting text using GREP positive lookbehind.

Situation: I have multiple text frames each containing body text with static endnotes (imported from MS Word). It will be elegant if I can find a way to separate the body text from the endnotes so I ...
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Adobe font cache clearing is not working

OS: Win7 x64 software: Adobe InDesign CC 2015 I modified one installed font slightly such that one character only changed. Then I uninstalled the original font, installed the modified version, ...
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Text skipping a page in Indesign

While working on an Indesign document, my text skips a page for no apparent reason, could somebody please clarify why? When I delete the space between words, the text returns to the same page, but as ...
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In InDesign how do I change the gap between spreads?

I didn't see this Q&A here so I thought I would share. So a colleague sent me an InDesign file with a huge gap between the spreads but how can I adjust this gap so it makes the file easier to ...
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InDesign: Adding space before the first paragraph

I'm creating styles for my book (to print) in InDesign. I'd like my "chapter title" to be somewhere lower on the page, not on the top, but can't do it. How do I set the paragraph style, in this case ...
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Invisibles in InDesign affecting alignment

I'm working on an InDesign file (possibly from an older version, it's been a minute since the file was used), and when center aligning the text, it appears that the hidden characters or "invisibles" ...
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INDESIGN Artboard issue… how do I fix this?

I am having an issue with the artboard/ pasteboard Im not sure what it;s called here.. but as you can see it is much larger than the rest, how do I fix this?
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Master template files? Change template, ripples through files created from that template… Is this ossible?

Specifically my problem is this. I designed a business card for my company. Originally i just made a template file (.ai, not .ait) with the elements and layout which i would modify for each consultant....
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How can I convert a single PDF into a multiple-page PDF in InDesign?

My company creates large blueprint-type files that our customers can print at home on standard letter size paper and then assemble into the whole. We currently do this by creating a file in ...
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Modifying plain PDF to introduce interactive elements

I have a 70 page PDF that I would like to modify to make elements interactive. For instance I would like to intruduce a contents page that links to other pages and links within the rest of the ...
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Indesign inline numbering (inside a paragraph)

Is there a way to have a sequence of numbers positioned within regular text in Indesign, like MS Word's SEQ Field?
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How to get InDesign to add new lines in xml export?

I am exporting an InDesign test file containing that element as XML. There is a new line between "Test" and "Text", but in the XML I get the following code: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ...
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How can the height (or width) of an entire table be changed in one motion/keystroke in Indesign?

How can the height (or width) of an entire table be changed in one motion/keystroke in Indesign similarly to they way it works in Quark where the size can be changed by dragging a table point? I don't ...
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Why is pdf created from indesign file with just jpg smaller than size of jpg

Why is pdf created from indesign file with just jpg smaller than size of jpg. My indesign file is simply an A1 size document, I add a 9mb (4000 x 3000) jpeg to the indesign file but when I export the ...
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Basics of InDesign [closed]

I am a GM at a H-D Dealership and just had to let our graphics designer go, and I'm in a pinch. Is there an outlet I can use personally to learn the basics of InDesign, so I can get by with using some ...
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Item separators when stringing phone numbers together for B-cards

I have an CSV file with info for about 82 different Business cards. The CSV file has 5 possible different phone numbers for each card with separate columns for each phone number. (Ex. Office, Mobile, ...
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Pixel Dimensions with InDesign

I hope to achieve a better understanding on how to provide the highest quality of images in JPEG when exporting in InDesign. The story below is a condensed version of the situation. Task My task ...
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Indesign all images showing up as modified.

I was looking for some help on an issue I'm having with indesign. My company currently has multiple catalogs all done in indesign, recently I have run into an issue, where every file that I open for ...
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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 I ...
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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 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 ...