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InDesign CS6: How should I structure pages of lists?

I'm having several different parts of a publication I'm doing where I'm presenting essentially a list of compound data. Examples are contact specifications (data points are [Name,Phone,Email]), recent ...
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Disappearing InDesign Text

I am working on a page someone else created as a master page, and want to add a text box to the page. I created the box and placed my text in it, but the text is not visible. If I drag the text box ...
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How to create a grep style that Ignores words between grep results

An example sentence: •Select this•not this•select this• The bullet points in my case are non-breaking spaces My grep statement is (?<=~S).*?(?=~S) which selects from the first bullet(non-breaking ...
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About background's patterns [duplicate]

designers, I would like to ask You, where could I find patterns - backgrounds to download it it is possible for free - for businness cards, posters, logos, etc.? I mean, when I create some design and ...
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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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Strange annoying 1px line when I save a PDF from InDesign

I am creating a PDF file from InDesign and sometimes(90% of the times) when I export my work from InDesign into a PDF file a strange annoying 1px line appears(view immage) at the edge of the ...
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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 ...
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InDesign CS6 - Under Find Font: want to change the default font family

I've changed my default font which works now in most places. How can I change it in the "find font" dialog box where it currently shows "Replace with: Font Family - Times (T1). I want to change the ...
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Importing InDesign layers into After Effects

I'm building a webpage layout in Indesign, and my client wants me to make an animated demo of it. I can do this in After Effects, but I don't want to recreate the entire site in AE. Is there a way I ...
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Different shades of black in Photoshop and InDesign

I'm currently putting together a CD cover, and haven't been working that much with printing, so CMYK tends to confuse me a bit. I'm going to place a logo inside a frame in InDesign. I added the exact ...
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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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Indesign Data Merge - Conditional areas in design

I am new to data merging in InDesign. Currently I am creating template to showcase boats for a brokerage company and each of their various information. The data and images are passing through the ...
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InDesign: Is there any way to lock all the styles (paragraph and character) and master pages and keep all of them in a master document only?

I'm setting up a workflow for working in a book with various chapters and I don't want the designers to change the styles in one document in the book. I just want to be able to change the styles in a ...
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PSD file with same measurements as InDesign document appears larger when placed

I have a 300dpi layered .psd file with the exact same measurements as the InDesign document (14.525 x 11 including bleed). When I place/import the .psd file into InDesign the file appears larger. ...
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plugin to allow you to run cs6 indesign files in cs5?

in our office we have multiple users all using different levels of creative suite, they include CS5, CS5.5 and CS6. Most adobe files seem to work fine when switching between different CS versions, ...
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Losing outlined text from inDesign to JPG

Ok ... I designed a book cover in Adobe InDesign. The book is an anthology, Hellfire Lounge #4 ... The subtile "Refelections of Evil" is typed in InDesign, turned into layers. Yellow fill, no outline. ...
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Indesign question about layers on objects or texts

So i haven't used InDesign in years. I'm a little embarrassed to ask this but I'd rather just find out on this site instead of taking an hour to figure it out. I would like to add layers to a shape ...
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Weird grey boxes on PDF export and (huge) quality difference in Apple Preview and Adobe Acrobat

I've exported tens (if not hundreds) of PDFs with InDesign and I've never experienced this problem. It's pretty weird... The problem is that grey boxes appear around some objects. Next to that, the ...
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Overflow Text in Indesign CC [duplicate]

How do I delete overflow text in CC? Is there a way to select all text that's overflowing in a text frame and delete it completely from my file? I have a lot of text that is hidden that I don't need. ...
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GREP - Apply Character Style until carriage return

Is there a way to tell InDesign via GREP to apply a Character Style to the first paragraph of a text box before a carriage return? Not a forced line break. A carriage return. Thank you
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Page numbers not incrementally increasing in InDesign Book - tried all the usual solutions

I've added Page numbers to the A-Master page and have moved them to their own layer so that they don't get obscured. When I added all the IDD files to my book, all of the pages are by section, not ...
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Drawbacks to InDesign Book Files

I am creating my first book file in InDesign CS6. It's not technically a book (with chapters and a TOC) but rather a collection of files that share the same style sheets. Will there be any issues ...
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How to adjust inner margins in Indesign book

I have two Indesign files that I want to merge in an Indesign book. But I can not get the inner margins right. Each Indesign file has 3 pages (pages are facing pages), all margins are 0.5 inches ...
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InDesign not seeing Helvetica

OK, so I've got InDesign CS6. Works well, all Fonts normally work, they're installed in Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts. Apart from Helvetica, that is. It doesn't show up in the Fonts list if ...
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“Flip” italics/oblique with character style

We are exporting content from our CMS into InDesign via RTF. All content has style names applied automatically, including italics which has an italic character style. italic has the Font Style set to ...
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Printing from InDesign has correct margins, but not from Acrobat using exported PDF

I have half-US Letter (8.5" x 5.5") documents I print out in booklet form from Adobe InDesign CS5.5 on a Brother 9970CDW color laser. Works great. Problem is InDesign doesn't allow you to print ...
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Is possible to share a text variable across documents of a book in InDesign CS6?

I have a text variable for paragraph style A. The book is like this: ch1_00, ch1_01, ch1_02. ch1_00 contains the chapter cover, and I want to put here the text variable based on the words contained ...
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InDesign CS4: Word Document import with Header and Footer

is there a possible way to import a word document into InDesign Cs4 INCLUDING its Header and Footer? Thanks in advance G
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Making millimeters the default unit in InDesign

Almost all of my design requirements are given in millimeters, not points, pica, or any other classical measurement. I design for board games, and the printer's specs always list their requirements in ...
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Is there any way I can make an InDesign text box editable in Publisher?

I make tons of single-sheets that our sales team uses. But some like to change the wording a little for each account separately, so I don't want them to have to come to me every time they want to ...
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Printing a 11x17 booklet [closed]

So I am trying to take an inDesign file that takes one page of a document and splits it onto two pages of a 11x17 booklet. For example a landscape orientation image that has a bleed from one page to ...
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InDesign: Printing as booklet messes up colours

Graphics were designed in Illustrator CS3 and "placed" in InDesign CS3. When I use the print booklet option to print to PDF, the pages are correctly put in the print spread order, but my some of my ...
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How to export a PDF with pages as jpg or tiff, can not be modified by any editor (such as Illustrator or CorelDraw).

When I export from Indesign I would like to maintain a high quality (eg 300dpi resolution), but I do not want anyone can open with illustrator my pdf and can move objects like I was back in the ...
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Is there a way to have instant spell check in InDesign?

Much like most word processors have spell check as I type, is there a way to have this done in InDesign? I'm constantly forgetting to run the spell check before sending off proofs and I'm getting a ...
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Change all uppercase letters in a named style to initial case (Indesign Grep)

This is my first post here. I have Peter's (forgot his last name) excellent change case-script so I can do the replacement with no problem, but the find is baffling me. I have a glossary where the ...
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high resolution images when placed on doc shows smaller image dimensions

I have a 300dpi image and when I place the image onto the document, indesign does not place the original image dimensions. Instead, it places the an image with much smaller dimensions. For instance, ...
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Indesign: include bleed marks, and bleed

When I export a document using PDF Bleed Marks printer options, and set bleed and slug to the document settings, crop marks appear in the correct location, however crop out the actual bleed colour. ...
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Change HTML tag styles with GREP in InDesign

I have some HTML in a text and I would like to apply a character style to the HTML tags: <p>This is some <strong>HTML</strong> I want to use.</p> I want to only change the ...
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Is it possible to reference two anchor texts hyperlinks for the same paragraph in Indesign

Is it possible to reference two anchor texts hyperlinks for the same paragraph in Indesign? I can create two different anchor texts for the same paragraph. However, when inserting the ...
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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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Anchor Text empty reference issue in InDesign

I have two .indd files, one with a typical chapter text and the other with references in alphabetical order. I want to include a specific name to reference my references (instead of a Paragraph number ...
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Make an index where “cat” also refers to “cats”

I'm trying to make an index with page references. I want the word "cat" to be in the index and point to all the pages where the word "cat" is. So far so good. But I also want the same word "cat" to ...
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Pdf output looks different when exported from InDesign vs CorelDraw?

I have created a design in CorelDraw. While publishing it to PDF, it gets washed out. That might be due to some color management issue. Now, when I'm create the same design in InDesign the PDF ...
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What is the purpose of typesetting a Word document with InDesign?

We have a bunch of Word documents that people create using a template that matches our business's look-and-feel. When we're done writing the content, we send it to a designer than the typeset the ...
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How to OTF export the font I created in Indyfont?

I've created a custom made bullet and used the indyfont script to set up the export but I'm not able to click on the the OTF export button. I'm not sure what to do.
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What is the best page size, in pixels, for a PDF to be read on iPhone?

I want to design an instruction manual to be read on an iPhone and maybe Android devices. I know that the iPhone screen width is 320 pixels. What would the best page size be? What is the best height? ...
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How to use photoshop file in Indesign for print (having Pantone colors)

I have a question for you guys... :) I have Pantone Colors in my photoshop files. However, I am also using Indesign to do final composing and exporting of the design. I was wondering what is the ...
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How do I turn a full color design, into a 1-color design?

I was asked to design a piece of junk-mail advertising. It has to be one color. Here are links of how it should look: What I want to know is, how do you get your design like that? It's like ...
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How to copy Vietnamese text from a PDF and paste it into an InDesign document, keeping the special characters?

I'm trying to copy text from a Vietnamese language PDF into inDesign and many characters are incorrectly copied. For example, this is the correct text: PHỞ ÐẶC BIỆT This is what it's pasted as: ...
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How to set the width of one item based on the width of another item in InDesign?

I am taking a bunch of text snippets and creating boxes that are 0.2 inches wider than the text snippet to use as a background for it. I have hundreds of these to make. I can't think of a way to ...