Questions about InDesign, Adobe's page layout application for professional print and electronic design. Ask anything related to designing projects in InDesign.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
1answer
50 views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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? ...
1
vote
2answers
121 views

Indesign: hide text in image caption to be inserted into list of figures (TOC)

InDesign CS6: I have a large document with images, they have captions, and I have generated a table of content for these images ("list of figures" not to be confused with the document TOC). What I ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
142 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
182 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
9k views

A3 indesign file, wanting to export to A4 PDF how?

I'm sure this can be done, just cant figure out how. I'm needing to export my portfolio as a pdf but my indesign document is a3, i see no option to chose the size. Any help? Thanks
0
votes
0answers
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
19k views

How to batch update multiple image links in InDesign CS5 or CS6?

I am using Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and / or CS6 (depending on if this feature can be found in one or the other program). Does anyone know if there is a way to batch update multiple image links in ...
0
votes
2answers
637 views

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 > ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
5k views

How to put 3 pages together vertically in InDesign

In InDesign using the "Allow Document Pages to Shuffle" allows for more than 2 pages to be next to each other. I want to do the same, but I want the pages vertically. I am creating a vertical ...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

Is there a way to lock a paragraph style onto a text box?

I have an .indd file that has text boxes linked to Excel cells. When I update the Excel file, the text box updates but it also loses the paragraph style. Hoping to find a way to "lock" the paragraph ...
-1
votes
1answer
291 views

Indesign 5.5 Create elbow connector?

I am trying to create an elbow connector between two boxes on a flow chart. for some reason I am not having success. Whenever I use the Pen tool to create the points it automatically creates a line ...
2
votes
1answer
122 views

Considerable stutter/lag/pixelation in PDF file while zooming in

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/96798895/Untitled-2.pdf I made this pdf in indesign, I don't know if it's an issue or not but when I zoom in to the file, say to any text or the logo, it stutters ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
14k views

How to have full bleed between two facing pages Indesign

Aloha all, I'm working in InDesign CS5.5 on a master plan document. I want the final document to be 11x8.5 landscape with facing pages, spiral bound to allow document to lay flat with full bleed. I ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

Dropping in multiple images and matching size

If I drag an image from Finder into an InDesign image – without activating InDesign – it scales the image to the same size as the previous image. If I do the same but with activating InDesign I have ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
70 views

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.
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Insert a variable on many pages in Adobe InDesign to fill in when printing PDF

I have a "Name" field on many worksheet pages which I want automatically filled in with a particular student's name when printing. I know in InDesign I can just create a master page that those ...
0
votes
2answers
74 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

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?
0
votes
3answers
616 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
136 views

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) ...
3
votes
2answers
29k views

Why is my background white when exported as PDF in InDesign?

I have a problem with Adobe InDesign. When I change the page's background color (by modifying the Swatches>Paper color), and export it to PDF by going to File>Export, in InDesign - the outcome of that ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Select all text across multiple stories

I need to change all text in all the stories in an indd file from "Adobe Paragraph Composer" to "Adobe World-ready Paragraph Composer". Can it be done through UI or I have to use scripts. In the ...
-1
votes
1answer
46 views

Parent or master business card document [closed]

I have 50 or so business cards to make and they all have the same design and layout with only the text details changing (names, titles, etc). Is there a way to set up a parent or 'master page' type ...
0
votes
3answers
121 views

InDesign/Powerpoint to JPEG for 50" widescreen monitor viewing

I'm trying to export a file (either InDesign or PowerPoint) that can be exported to a JPEG to be viewed on a 50" widescreen monitor off of a thumb drive. There is no computer attached, it is a smart ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

InDesign: How to outline fonts when exporting to pdf

Is there a way to outline fonts when exporting to pdf? I know if a hacky way, but I am wondering if anyone knows the correct way to do it in the most recent version of InDesign (cc).
1
vote
0answers
105 views

InDesign Paragraph Styles, Object Styles & GREP

New to the forum so apologies if this has possible been covered before. I work in catalogue creation and we've recently transferred over to inDesign Im trying to recreate our price lozenges in ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Im trying to use grep styles to format large quantities of text

Here is a sample of the text. NEW! Certificate in Office Operations (3 parts) Office Operations Cyber Security for Managers Embracing Sustainability in the Workplace Intro to 3D Printing ...
1
vote
0answers
103 views

Is it possible to export In design template for web re-use

I have some templates of business card designed with "In design". Those templates are generics with markups (name email ... )for merge data from Xls document with window -> utility -> data merge ...
1
vote
1answer
78 views

How to include section numbers in InDesign Table of Contents

I am trying to create a Table of Contents for a book in InDesign. Each page of the book has a section marker and page number (e.g. 1-3). I set it up that way so that the section marker and page number ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

Text wrap - have two text boxes behave differently with same object

I have two text boxes that I would like to have behave differently around an object. The title text box I want to run across the graphic object (so ignoring the text wrap I setup on the object) and ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

black gradients print blue from indesign

I can't get black gradients to print black, it keeps printing blue. Even after creating a rich black swatch and setting my color output to composite gray it still printed blue. What am I missing?
0
votes
0answers
71 views

100% document scale in InDesign

How can I setup actual 100% document scale in InDesign? I'm working on a document for web and I need to everything as is. It looks like that InDesign calculates scale based on 72 PPI yet my monitor ...
7
votes
3answers
32k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

How to set Table of Content numbering to use 01, 05, etc. for page numbers

I was inspired by the table of contents in this document and set out to mimic, in a document of my own, the way the page numbers fall before the text in large numbers each with two digits (e.g. 01 ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

InDesign CC losing quality when importing image

Is it really possible that when you import image to InDesign its quality gets worse? In this case image contains logo made in Photoshop. We are using iMac which has retina screen I believe. What ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Prepress proofs?

This is my first time creating a photography book through Indesign and submitting for print. I'm about to submit the pdf to the printer and receive pre-press proofs. The book contains many images as ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Who owns the InDesign files?

As a company, if I hire a graphic designer to create ads, brochures, etc who owns the InDesign files? Does the designer or the company that hired the designer own the files? My company hired a ...
3
votes
1answer
57 views

Preparing document for print to have reverse creases

I have a wedding invite that has been created as one page but it will fold like an accordion. It's a portrait page split into 4 with 3 creases. How do you go about preparing a document to have some ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

What is the best way to export imposed PDFs from InDesign?

The only way to export imposed PDFs directly from InDesign is through print booklet. But that only exports a .ps file, which has to be processed in Distiller. Adobe recommends to create PDFs directly ...