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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 - ...
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Booklet/Newsletter - mailing addresses with Data Merge?

Every month, I design & send out a 20 (ish) page newsletter to over 500 recipients. Currently, I print mailing labels and stick them on the back of each one, however, I would like to come up with ...
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Reshape a picture using a single coloured image in Illustrator or Indesign

I am fairly new to both Indesign and Illustrator, so I'm sure I'm missing the obvious here. I would like to do the following: I have a single colored image with a transparent background, TIFF file, ...
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Customize incremention of page number in InDesign

I want two pages that face each other to have the same page number. In other words, have Current Spread Number instead of Current Page Number. How can I increment/decrement page number for a page in ...
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Continuous image from one banner to another

Two banners I've designed in Indesign (to be printed) will be placed next to each other, and there is an image that continues from the first to the second banner. How can I make them join together ...
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‘Save as optimized PDF’ in Acrobat breaks hyperlinks created in InDesign

I'm creating a portfolio PDF in InDesign; the InDesign file contains some hyperlinks (some web links and a couple of email addresses, plus some text anchors for in-document navigation). The best ...
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Spreads starting from second with same master page show duplicate content in pdf preview

I have an indesing CS6 document with 3 spreads that have same master applied. Problem is that the second and third page contain duplicate content(same content that master have, on top of it) when I ...
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transparent jpg?

This is my jpg photo with sky as background. I didn't do anything on it. there are no layers or layer masks. But when I place it in indesign, the background becomes transparent. I don't understand ...
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Missing characters Indesign. Some characters from a specific font are omitted

I have a problem with Indesign and Futura PT Font, when I write "f" + "i" like eg. "Confianza","fin","Confidencialidad", the characters "fi" are not display. I have attached some photos so you can see ...
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Double Page Spread Bleed [duplicate]

I am making a magazine that is due to be printed tomorrow. I am working in InDesign and need to export it to a PDF (Print) for printing. It needs to have a 3mm bleed. I have done this, and checked ...
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Indesign GREP search includes too much

It is driving me crazy and I have no idea what I am doing wrong. In my document I have to autoformat some regular expressions in and including the brackets. An example is here; [DP, 07.04.1911, ...
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InDesign: Synchronize styles WITHOUT Color swatches

I need to have several InDesign (CS6) documents with same object, paragraph and character styles, but each with a different color scheme. For example a Paragraph style Heading with Character Color set ...
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InDesign document printing in wrong font

I have an Adobe InDesign CS5 document that I'm trying to print. It is set in Gill Sans Light. Here is a snippet of the document: However, when I print the document it comes out like this: Does ...
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How to design an address book in adobe indesign?

Someone asked me to design an address book for him in Indesign. I have no idea of how to do it to be ready for printing and cutting. Is there a special way or a tool to do it, or it's like creating a ...
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Why won't my RGB file print as RGB in InDesign?

In InDesign, I have a file that's RGB (and I set the 'intent' as web, so the program is reading it as an RGB document-I could see it), but it's printing CYMK. what printer settings do i have to ...
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How to create cutter guides for business card inserts in InDesign CS5

I need to create cutter guides for a business card insert in a brochure. I know how to technically create a new layer called cutter guides and use my pen tool to create the lines, but I am ...
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Wrapping words in glyphs in InDesign

Is there a way to create a character style that wraps highlighted words in quotation marks in InDesign? I do not want it to be separated from the surrounding text by being placed in a paragraph of its ...
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What is the difference between Working RGB and Document RGB when exporting a PDF from InDesign CS5

I'm using InDesign CS5, sometimes my export setting gets stuck on CMYK mode as I was working on a different document previously and when exporting the PDF setting is saved. No problem, I just go to ...
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How to auto generate bulk greeting cards from excel/csv data

I am trying to bulk generate greeting cards from an excel(or csv) table in which multiple people have generated customized messages for each recipient. Each card can have a different number of ...
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.AI vectors and text rendering wrong when PDF exported from InDesign

I have an InDesign file which has a placed logo linking to an .AI file. The logo looks absolutely fine in InDesign. I also have some large text using the font Open Sans which looks great in InDesign. ...
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Any plugins or scripts that makes guides automatically for a page size in InDesign?

As the title states, any tools exist for automating guides in InDesign? I have found similar tools for Photoshop and Illustrator.
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Creating a book for print

I am creating a book in InDesign for the first time. It's a children's book that will feature scanned actual photos that I've touched up in Photoshop and am dropping into Indesign. I've saved these as ...
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InDesign doesn't respect new lines when importing

I'm using InDesign CC 2015 to design my book to print it but when I import a chapter, from any format(be it .docx or .txt) it doesn't respect new lines. My problem is this: I add this file And it ...
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How to work with subheads and baseline grid in InDesign?

I'm trying to figure out how to deal with subheads and baseline grid in InDesign. I want them to have different space before and space after values. But I also want my body text to have consistent ...
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InDesign: Proper file set-up for foil stamping and embossing?

I am creating business cards, letterheads, and envelopes that have gold foil as well as embossing. What is the standard InDesign set-up for how to properly export the files (a step-by-step / ...
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Adobe InDesign - Courier Not Fixed Width

We have an InDesign project on a technical topic. Like many such books, we are using using a variable width font (Palatino right now) for the body text and a fixed width font (Courier) for portions ...
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Adobe InDesign: Need inline graphic to extend outside of text frame

We have a few issues with our InDesign project, which happens to contain a very large number of screenshot images. We think the solution is to use inline images, but we want them to be maximum sized, ...
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Translating Photoshop and Illustrator files for multilang. versions

I'm having about 500 .psd and .ai files that I want to translate so that I have multiple language versions. Are there any tools inside AI/PSD that allow to assign multiple languages to a text layer? ...
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Why is my text over-bolding when being edited in InDesign

My text - when highlighted - says that it is "Arial, 9pt, Regular" yet whenever I being to type when in the textframe in my InDesign document it heavily bolds the text. It does not come out this way ...
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How to have a running footer showing section name alongside a running header showing chapter name?

I want to have a Running Header that will show the Chapter name on top of my page and a Running footer in bottom of the page that show the section name. but indesign choose just the chapter name in ...
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Leading and aligning to a baseline grid in InDesign

I'm using InDesign CC trying to format for an academic journal-style article. My problem is with consistent leading. I have a text frame, and in Baseline Options I set Offset to: Cap Height. At the ...
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Exporting from InDesign

When exporting from InDesign the result is often fuzzy even when I raise the resolution from 72dpi to 96 or 150. Any text in the file especially looks fuzzy. I rebuild them in Photoshop or Illustrator ...
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InDesign: how to get anchored objects to flow within text boxes

Writing my thesis and this drives me mad. I: place images, add captions to them, ..and anchor (see pink arrow) them to relevant text, see image: (ignore here that the image falls off the page ...
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Merge two facing pages with Indesign

I have such a document: 1) How to merge each spread (two facing pages) into one big page? For example, how to convert pages 2-3 (each of them A4) into a single A3 landscape page, without having to ...
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Fixing transparent overlap in opaque text

I have text in InDesign in a cursive font that should look like it is flowing into itself from letter to letter. However, as you can see in the image, the overlapping sections cancel each other out ...
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Continuous Footnotes in InDesign CS6

I'm having trouble how to place continuous footnotes to my work. I'm working on a book and in every instance that I use footnotes for a spread, it always starts with 1. Please help me how to fix ...
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Is there a plugin for Indesign for scaling graphic frame sides individually?

Sometimes when preparing impositions for printing I need to open bleeds manually by scaling the graphic frame. My problem is that in some cases I'm forced to use unequal bleeds for each side, so I ...
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inDesign Table of Contents auto grabbing character style

I'm just learning the Table of Contents feature in inDesign, and have learned a lot from tutorials but can't figure this one out. When I create a TOC or update the current TOC, it always defaults to ...
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InDesign CS6 Keeps Shrinking Last Cell of Linked Table

I'm having an issue with Adobe InDesign at work. We're in the process of putting together a catalog with a bunch of tables linked to excel files. Recently, I had to re-run our pricing so now the ...
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Split master spreads into pages in Adobe Indesign

I'm currently working on a document that consists of multiple master spreads, but I'm looking for a way to split these spreads into individual pages. Is this possible, or do I have to do it manually ...
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InDesign Layers

Is there any possibility to add words from the same text column to the different layers? The thing is that some words from the text must be specifically moved to 'No translate' layer as the whole ...
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How to make 3.42m x 1.75m size pdf file with 300 dpi?

I'm working to make big size pdf file for printing. 3.42m x 1.75m (300 dpi) Printing company need 300dpi file. I tried it in Indesign and Photoshop, but failed. Please help me. Regards.
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Inserting PDF into InDesign

I've been supplied with a PDF that I need to insert into InDesign. The particular InDesign document is a 16pp booklet, so there are facing pages. The PDF is going on a facing page. The PDF is set up ...
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Colour of colour swatch changes in InDesign Document

I have a problem with InDesign (I am using the latest version of the program). I created an RGB Colour swatch in a light green colour tone (RGB 197 232 108) If I am using it in my InDesign Document, ...
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How to store paper medium (not size) in a PDF?

Our documents are intended to be printed on a pre-printed form that our printer has set up as different paper medium. Forgetting to chose that is obviously rather annoying, but changing the printer's ...
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InDesign: How to place multiple images in a text frame

I need to place many images into a single text frame. I know that you can place as many images at a time as you like, but I can't figure out a way to place them inside a text frame. The only way I can ...
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InDesign: Header, footnote and span column

How can I move a footnote from below the header with a "span columns > span all columns" settings to bottom of the page?
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Why did my InDesign preview mode background turn black?

I know that you can change the preview mode background color in Preferences>Guides and Pasteboards. When I was working on a document, without going into preferences, my preview mode (shortcut: W) ...
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Indesign - Text wrapping error

I have a sentence that is wrapping even though the text box is large enough and there are no objects nearby to cause it to wrap. How can I get it to stop wrapping? Is there some magic way that it is ...