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Can InDesign import .xlsm files?

I need to import an .xlsm file (as a linked file) into InDesign, but couldn't select it in the Import Dialogue. There, I would need to extract only individual cells. Tried making several versions of ...
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Make the same grayscale image appear in different colours in InDesign

I have seen an old InDesign file link to the same tiff image but have it in different colours just by applying those colours on the object's frame within InDesign. The tiff file itself was a 8-bit ...
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Indesign always exports previous version of document

So there's this weird thing happening. I exported a file to pdf with Indesign, then a few days later made some changes to the indesign file and tried to export again. Yet, when I check the 'new' pdf, ...
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Web Site Page Export

I am creating a web site. I originally had it set up in layer comps for different pages. I need to be able to export a PDF of the entire site, but with each page being correctly cropped (not all the ...
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Text Popups on Kindle Devices?

So, I've got a Fixed Layout ePub. It was created in InDesign and published using Aquafadas publishing tools. I'm trying to figure out how to do text popups or quick footnote referencing on Kindle/...
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InDesign HTML 5 plugin or web apps to create HTML 5 ebooks based on InDesign project

I am designing e-books for iPad & Android tablets. The problem is I have very little options to add animated effects to my e-book when doing it on InDesign (which is a must for me, as the e-books ...
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Export: Copy text from pdf without line breaks

There are some PDF out in the wild where every line of text seems to be hardcoded so when I copy a text block everything comes with it: Line breaks and even "-" separators. My questions is: How do I ...
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Mysterious line breaks in InDesign

I keep running into this weird behaviour of InDesign which probably has a simple solution. Whenever I work with large text, I start getting weird line breaks inside the text. The example below is one ...
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Fractions in InDesign : Typing (not ½ = Alt + 0189)

I'm wondering of anyone knows how to easily type a fraction like this: 1 - 2 (but on one baseline). I appreciate the "proper" way is : ½ = Alt + 0189; but the client has specifically asked for the ...
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Removing line breaks in text copied from Acrobat in Illustrator

I routinely copy and paste text from Acrobat to any number of other Adobe CC applications (Illustrator, PS, InDesign). When I do this, it creates line breaks where they were visually represented on ...
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Formatting titles below two images in same row in Indesign

I have three images, one next to another, and I need to put image titles below each image. The problem is that my image titles are long and can't all fit in one line, so I would need to format every ...
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Color picker in InDesign

Is there a way to change the color picker to emulate illustrator or photoshop's color picker? I can never figure out how to get to the color I want in InDesign. I always have to go to the other ...
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InDesign Linking for Editing Images

I am working on a booklet in InDesign and want to edit many images through linking, but when I use the link to edit with Photoshop, changes are only made when I don't unlock the layer. However, in ...
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Indesign - Image Auto-Size - Set Maximum

In Object Styles, there's an auto-fit option, but it only has minimum-size. Is there a way I could impose a maximum width for (image) objects?
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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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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 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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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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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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Possibility to link two chapters together to show together in the toc of InDesign

A friend of mine is writing a student/teacher book. For the teachers the book should have the questions and also the answers in there. But the answer to a corresponding question should be in the ...
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Creating an indesign fillable form with computation (addition)

I am trying to set up a bespoke menu order form using Indesign CC interactive forms. I have my master template set up however I cannot quite get how to do the following for the viewer to be able to ...
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Indesign cs5 place all the pages of a word document automatically

I have a long word document that I need to import inside InDesign cs5..I really dont want to place every single page by hand and I was wondering if I could somehow automate this process! thanks Luca
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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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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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Is it possible to allow a user to attach an image in a .pdf form?

I created an interactive .pdf in Indesign, but I want to ad an option to let the user attach a picture that he or she has on his computer. Is that possible?
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In InDesign is it possible to find and change uppercase to lowercase?

Is there a way to find and change uppercase letters of a certain character style and change them to lowercase within InDesign?
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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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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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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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InDesign data merge template not following path

I'm creating a curved path which is being used as a placeholder for data merge content. I create the path, click on it, then double-click the field in the data merge window. It places <<...
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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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100% black problem on indesign and pdf?

Currently I am facing a HUGE crisis about this 100% black not being right for printing and coming out as 4 colours, in my InDesign document. My swatch for the black text is set at c=0 m=0 y=0 and k=...
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Multiple strokes on live text in InDesign CC [closed]

Is there any way to put multiple strokes on live text in InDesign CC that is similar to using the attributes panel in Illustrator?
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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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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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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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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 to put a 'gap' between pages in a spread in Indesign

(sort of step 2 for this question but also technically a new question in its own right) I have 4 pages side by side in a spread and i would like to put a small gap between them, to simulate how they ...
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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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I have an image of a gradient which i want to copy into a shape i've created in InDesign

I have an image of a gradient which i want to copy into a shape i've created in InDesign however when I click on the image, the gradient doesn't change in the colour box and so I'm unable to save that ...
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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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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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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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How do you add multiple pages throughout an InDesign file?

I have an InDesign document with 50 pages. I would like to add a new page after each existing page for a new total of 100 pages. Is there a quick way to do this?