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Dynamic updating templates

I am new to Adobe InDesign CS6 and are exploring the features. It is possible to create a template, then use it for a while and then update the template again and let the new update of the template be ...
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My outputted PDF looks different on a Mac to a PC

I'm a bit concerned as my outputted PDF from InDesign CS5 looks different on Mac. This has happened a few times. It seems as though sometimes the Mac does not draw the new version of the PDF, which ...
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Export InDesign layers to Photoshop

I have created the design of a website in InDesign (big mistake, I know...). The developer wants to have my layers in a Photoshop format. I do not want to start everything from the beginning. What can ...
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How do I import my custom InDesign workspace to a new computer?

I have Adobe Creative Cloud and am switching to a newer Mac. CC says it's saving my preferences (workspace and shortcuts included) but when I sync my settings nothing happens! I've read that the ...
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Indesign, Pantone+ are LAB colors?

I wonder if it is normal that Pantone+ are shown as LAB colors? (picture language is Dutch by the way) I never really pay attention until now.. I have also a preflight that complains for the LAB ...
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Working with InDesign paragraph styles and text indenting with paragraph rules

I'm trying to create a "Pull Quote" paragraph style and having issues with spacing. I'd like the paragraph to have "padding" or text indenting around all sides (I realize that padding is the wrong ...
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Turn special characters to unicode values on InDesign export

Using a predefined .indd file for blog posts and website content I would like to be able to export all special characters as their unicode value but I'm having trouble finding a solution other than ...
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Numbers and Sections Options altering layout upon changing page number

I am trying to add page numbers to a glossary I am making. While i am getting the page numbers to appear. I now am trying to make it so the page numbering will start on page 2, rather than the cover ...
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How to import a Microsoft table into InDesign without editing?

I am creating a wine portfolio in InDesign and have been given an Excel .doc file with various columns filled with data (name, description, country of origin) and want to know the quickest way to ...
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How do you split table cells in Indesign(CC) independent of each row?

Using tables in indesign CC. If you split a row into multiple columns those columns run the entire height of the table - much like in HTML. Can you independently move the cells with the rows, outside ...
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How to set different color to guides(Ai,Ps,Id,Fw)?

I've been working on this file with a lot of guides(in Illustrator) and at some Point I was wondering is there a way to give different color to guides ? Like the gutter guides to be black, the main ...
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difference between illustrator, photoshop and inDesign [duplicate]

I know that you use Illustrator for your logo's, Photoshop for you pictures (to edit them) But for what purpose do you use inDesign? If it is for logo's and design, why does Adobe make another program ...
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Adjust font size to fit text to frame in InDesign

I'm using InDesign data merge to generate lots of filled-in pages. I have a specific text block which holds a name, but always needs to be on one line. Is there any way I can have InDesign ...
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Auto-centering elements when using Data Merge

I'm using data merge to fill in data of a master template. I have a group of three placeholders: a circle (colors vary), a number on top of it, and variable-length text (a name) to the right. As ...
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Sending layout to printshop - transparency?

I will be sending an inDesign layout that I've been working on to a printshop sometime this week. The main elements of the book I'm doing are the greyscale illustrations on each page – all of which ...
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How to handle line-breaks in a table of contents with InDesign?

I'd like to build up a table of contents following this layout: Level 01 sub-level 1.1 sub-level 1.2 sub-level 1.3 Level 02 ...
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What is the best way to create a color palette for a presentation or so?

I need to create a professional color palette for my guideline working on InDesign, but i am not sure how or what are the steps!
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Indesign workflow for hidden text visible only on TOC and running headers

I am working on a storybook with the sections split into two based on two authors. Each of the two sections have multiple stories that each spans a few pages, hence the recto running header will have ...
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What should I have in mind when preparing files for print in InDesign?

The title makes it pretty clear but maybe I'm not the only one who's curious and wonders about things. I'm currently designing a brochure in InDesign. I've made the background layout in Photoshop and ...
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Alignment issue with bullet and text wrap with InDesign

I have a little issue with an InDesign document. Here is an example: The right block is filled with a right-aligned text with bullets (set right). The bullets are not aligned, as the text is right ...
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How to print a double-sided, tiled print from an InDesign file?

I have a 22in x 69in chart that I need to print tiled from InDesign CC. It is double-sided. Can I print both sides as 1 tiled print, so I don't have to assemble both sides separately?
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A5 booklet becomes giant poster?

I have an idea of making an A5 booklet that you can unfold to a A0 poster. How can I achieve this in InDesign? Or is there a program for it? Also I would need a recto verso A0 printer I suppose?
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How to export an animated .PDF from InDesign?

I am trying to export a .PDF from Adobe InDesign which contains some animated layers in it. But when I export it as interactive .PDF, the animations are not playing in the .PDF File. It only shows a ...
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What are the options for digital magazine publishing?

I work for a company and we produce a 60 page magazine. We do a print version but are trying to figure out the best, most cost-effective way to create and publish a digital version. Also keeping in ...
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Animate a magazine from InDesign

I'm sorry if the title doesn't make much sense. Basically my colleague has finished designing and published a magazine for our client. Our client has asked us to have the magazine viewable on web ...
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A2 french folded then trifolded - InDesign pages/spreads support?

Does InDesign support spreads with pages arranged above-and-below as well as side-by-side? And if not, how do I work around this shortcoming? I would like to arrange sheets as follows, for a folded ...
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Illustrator artboard to InDesign with pages alignment

I want to export my artboard in Adobe Illustrator to Adobe InDesign as well as pages alignment. Anyone knows how to do it? I have searched on Adobe's website but I found nothing.
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How do I match *.pdf page numbering when I don't count my front page?

I have my document designed and page numbers set and all that jazz good to go. My first page is the cover page, and as such I don't want it numbered. I have the table of contents set as my first page ...
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Adobe Indesign effective PPi

I am working in Indesign cc and i am using images with an actual ppi of 72 , and i need to know how much the effective ppi of the same images should come upto if i am to get the document printed in a ...
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InDesign and PDF printing boxes instead of shadows - Onscreen looks perfect

I apologize in advance if this has been asked, but I've searched for a few phrases and I'm not sure how else to ask it. Using InDesign I've created a vector "ribbon" and given it a drop shadow. I've ...
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InDesign: Re-Link text frames to master page [duplicate]

I need to ask for your help again ;) I am working at a 200-page-Document for our high school graduation, which is going to be printed as a book and contains a page for each student with a photo and a ...
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How to export .pdf from numbers without background

I'm looking for a way to export a spread I made in Apple's Numbers program to a .pdf without adding a background. Is it possible to export only the cells? I'll be importing them into InDesign so it ...
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Objects off artboard in inDesign very dark / almosted greyed out

Ive got an inDesign document with my main artboards, around the artboards are all the images / text etc that i haven't used / included. Normally these items off the artboard are completely legible, ...
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Taking indesign logo to photoshop

I have created a logo in Adobe Indesign and the client would like a JPEG with clear background...How do I take this into Photoshop to do this?
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How to create open page spread appearance in InDesign?

I am working on a project using InDesign and I need to give it an effect such as an open magazine, for example. I saw this video and so many projects like this one: DIESEL FW13 MAIN VISUAL GUIDELINES ...
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I want to print a double sided BOOK not booklet that is 200 pages long

My book is 200pages long.I need to print double sided but I want it bound properly so needs to be in order for guillotine and stacking.My paper size is A4 but the book is A5 sideways on the A4 paper ...
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What is the best way to create partially extracted photos?

This is from a magazine but I was just wondering how this effect is done please see pink arrows showing areas of image that extends beyond where the background has been cropped. So its kind of like ...
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Best method for going from Photoshop to InDesign with masked text? [duplicate]

I do almost all of my design initially in Photoshop, its just my personal preference and allows me personally the most creativity. But I do then take the proper steps to bring the finished design into ...
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Complex data merge in Adobe InDesign for business cards

I have a spreadsheet of people's info for business cards including name, title, phone, mobile and email that I want to use as the input file for an InDesign data merge. The phone, mobile and email ...
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Table in Indesign not exactly a table inside text frame. What is it ?

I am desiging a catalog using several elements from another one. BUT what looks like a table is not a table exatly. It's a text frame, it looks like it's all text frame with tabs which it's not ...
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How can I find a mentor to critique my work?

I'm a self-learning graphic designer. I work with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and I thought I was doing fine until I got this big shock at work. I've been working for a year at some web design ...
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InDesign CC - Making a table of contents that spans a single section

I want a book where each new chapter has a page which displays a ToC containing the headers within that chapter. The problem I'm running into is that indesign generates the contents for the entire ...
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How to “fit frame to content” with overset text, to a single line in InDesign

I would like for when I choose "fit frame to content" on a text box with overset text, the frame width is adjusted to fit the remaining text, rather than the height. The image should visually explain. ...
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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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Suppress Overset text alert for InDesign CS6

Is there anyway I can set up a rule to not allow overset text in a text frame? I want to print without getting the "Overset text" alert for an specific text frame.
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How to overlay PDFs with InDesign?

I have the following Text in one PDF file, http://www.docdroid.net/10053/22.pdf.html and want to insert it in following Border PDF File: http://www.docdroid.net/1004w/110.pdf.html in such a way ...
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InDesign Images converted from CMYK to RGB on PDF output

I'm using ID CS6 and I sent a booklet to out printer last week and all the images got flagged as RGB. I'm trying to figure out what went wrong. Some of the things that DIDN'T go wrong are: 1) The ...
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How can I set InDesign top and bottom cell inset default values for Excel imported tables?

I need to import Excel tables into InDesign CS6. In order to get the text to be visible (no red dots indicating hidden text), I have to change the top and bottom Cell Insets within InDesign to zero ...
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How can I create a shape like a book opening?

I have attached the picture above to show you exactly what I mean.
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InDesign CS6 Forms Radio Buttons Not Behaving as Expected

I am using InDesign CS6 (Mac) to create a one-page data entry form, and it contains three sets of radio buttons where only one choice is allowed for each set. Each of the buttons is supposed to have a ...