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Why is InDesign rasterizing my Illustrator placed files?

I am new to InDesign and have used Illustrator for many years. I am using the place command in Indesign of an AI file into my InDesign file, but when I do that its like Indesign is rasterizing it or ...
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Collating an RTL “book” in InDesign CC

I've been working on a siddur, or Jewish prayerbook, in InDesign. However, all of my training has been in the "document", creation within InDesign, which is to say, I can make perfectly decent ...
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Indesign - TOC divided in multiple categories

This is something related to the question "Indesign - TOC with one chapter heading, multiple page headings". I'd like Indesign to generate a TOC like this one: News item 1 item 2 Culture item ...
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Pasting strokes into InDesign moves positioning

I've created a graphic pattern made up of a number of intersections in illustrator using various strokes aligned to the centre of various circle. I'm creating it as a asset with the intention for it ...
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Missing objects during resizing after copying/pasting from Illustrator to InDesign

After copying a group of objects (including some containing clipping masks) from Illustrator to InDesign some of the objects disappear after resizing said clipping. My apologies if this is quite vague ...
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From CC InDesign file version to CS6

How can I do this? I have an InDesign file in CC version, but I need it in a CS6 version. Write now I don´t have my CC instalation. Please help me, this is urgent. Best regards
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InDesign Gradients Showing a lot of Gray

Right now, I'm trying to create a radial gradient for a client who uses Pantone 282 and Pantone 5415 (Navy Blue and a sort of Slate Blue). The problem is, I'm getting this ugly-as-sin gray taking up a ...
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Recommended Body Font Size for Print Magazine?

I am working on a print magazine in InDesign with a smaller than normal layout: 169mm x 239mm - which body font size would be recommended for this layout size? I have tried using 8pt for the body ...
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Resizing images: how to select BOTH the image and its container?

I find it incredibly laborious, in order to resize images, to first reduce the size of the image, and then reduce the size of its container. Is there not a way to select both image and container and ...
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Why are my Illustrator images blurry when placed in InDesign?

I am creating simple, clean designs in Illustrator, but when saved as .jpegs or .pngs and placed in an InDesign file at 100% resolution they are blurry as heck.
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import pages from photoshop to indesign

I am new to indesign. I always did all my print in Photoshop, which I know for multiple pages isn't the best route. What I want to do is start using inDesign but had one question: Can I create all my ...
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Shortcut to hide all guides and stuff (inDesign)

I often feel overwhelmed by so much guides and frame edges in inDesign. Is there a shortcut to show/hide all of these in order to get some immediate glimpse of the final result?
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inDesign: how to import several images from the same Photoshop document while conserving their relative size?

After slicing my Photoshop document into parts with images and text, I want to import these parts (as images) into my inDesign document. But I want the font used in these parts to conserve the same ...
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InDesign: Is there a way to set table cells at different angles to each other?

I'm trying to create a triangular table, and set my header cells at a 45 degree angle to the rest of the table. Like below (only less sloppy, of course). Is there an easy way to do this, or do I have ...
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Applying different margins/slugs to different pages

My client wants the following margins/slugs: However I don't see anywhere an option in inDesign to apply this automatically to all pages (my document is 12 pages long). How to do that? A second ...
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Editing text from Master Page?

In InDesgin, if I create an object (a tinted rectangle, for example) with a blank text frame inside it on a master page, will I be able to enter text on my document pages? I can't seem to figure out ...
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Hiding parts of images falling outside the page

I'm using an image that it a lot bigger than my page and I don't want to make it smaller. Problem is, I see it entirely in my inDesign window, not just the part fitting into my document, but the rest ...
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Why are the bleed and slug lines outside my pages?

I created a new document with 3mm bleed and 5mm slug, portrait, facing pages checked, 120mm x 160mm. But bleed & slug lines are outside the page! Why is that?
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Is there an alternative way, instead of Adobe DPS, for read an interactive pdf with buttons and slideshow on mobile devices and ipads?

I did a pdf presentation with a simple layout with a first part with clickable numbers. All those numbers are buttons that activate a "popup" with texts and pics. On desktop it's quite ok, it works, ...
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Auto updating an image and its thumbnail version in a document

I've looked around a bit and I can't seem to find what I'm looking for, hopefully you guys can help. I'm building a calendar template for a client because he has 15-20 different calendars he needs to ...
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Numbering pages and subsections

I've read through a few threads and tried section numbers, but can't work this out. `Pg1 - cover Pg2 - contents Pg3 - section a cover Pg4 - section a 1 of 2 Pg5 - section a 2 of 2 Pg6 - section ...
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How to create a page template of solid and dotted lines for handwriting practice?

I am looking to make a tear off children's handbook for writing practice of words. I wanted to know how make "dotted lines" or "four lines" template that is to the standards of what child handbooks ...
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Is there a difference between the actual ruler and InDesign's inches scale?

I am pretty new to InDesign. I have set my scale to measure in inches. Today I had an actual physical-ruler (like the one image below) lying around so I picked it up and compared it with the scale on ...
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InDesign: How to restore text-frame position/size to be managed by the master page instead of the actual page?

I have some designer that moved slightly a text-frame and in order to be managed again by the master page we need to remove the page and create a new one inserting the content in it. Is there any ...
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How do I fix a gap in text in inDesign?

I have text that flows from page to page and all of the pages look good - except one! In the middle of the paragraph there is about a 2 inch gap before the next line of text shows. As far as I can see ...
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InDesign ignores Illustrator artboard?

When placing a *.ai in InDesign, InDesign auto-crops the frame if part of the Illustrator artboard is empty. Even if I outline the Illustrator artboard with a no-stroke, no-fill rectangle, InDesign ...
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Have separate page number per master page side spread-sheet in Indesign

So I have a document with page spreads, let's say left page has master page A set, and right page has master page B. This for all subsequent pages. A-B, A-B, and so forth. What I want is to have all ...
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Creating a PDF file with variables

Is there a way to prepare a PDF file in any of the programs in the Adobe Creative Suit, making a part of it change with input from the user? For example, you make an invitation template. You make the ...
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Setting quote type for Indesign paragraph style

In an Indesign document, I have two kinds of paragraphs: Normal (English) text, and source code snippets. In the normal text, Indesign is very clever, so I get nice typographers quotes, and all is ...
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Is there a quick/easy way to scale one line of text to match another in Illustrator?

I find myself having to do this kind of thing fairly often: ie have a line of smaller text underneath a bigger one, matching widths. I usually do this by placing the smaller text directly over ...
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Text Frame Expand To Column Guides

Is it possible to make selected text frames automatically expand to fit in between two column guides? Or perhaps make their left and right edges snap to the closest column guide.
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InDesign PNG Not Exporting Text Smoothly

Whenever I export a design as a PNG, the text on it looks all funny: It reminds me of when, in Photoshop, you mess around with the 'font smoothing' bit of the character panel. Except in InDesign, ...
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PNG from Illustrator placed in InDesign exports badly in PDF?

Sorry about the title but I'm not quite sure how to word it. Hopefully this will help explain it more: Click image to enlarge
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How to export large amount of objects to separate images in InDesign?

I have this photo album with two layers, layouted in InDesign (CS6): On the first layer I have all the graphic elements (the gras and the yellow elements) On the second layer are portraits (the ...
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Changing InDesign Master Text Size After the Fact

I am just wondering (if u dont mind helping me with a question)......if I create a master page, and then I edit the text in the actual page (therefore overriding it), and then go back to the master ...
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Chapter numbering breaks by skipping a title

I'm translating a book and the original has the following headers: 1 1.1 1.1.1 1.1.2 1.2 1.3 2 3 3.1.1 My level 3 numbering uses ^1.^2.^# What happens is that, since ther's no 3.1, the numbering ...
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How to make my magazine online?

I have created magazine in iD for print. Therefore its size is very big. How can I comprime its size so I can use it online? Maybe some settings of iD would help or software? How do you publish pdf ...
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How to make millimeters the default measurement unit in Adobe 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 specifications always list their ...
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INDESIGN: How do I unlock an object larger than the page?

I have an object larger than the pasteboard. It's lock icon is outside in the grey field and not visible. How do I unlock it?
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Adobe Indesign frame converted to text frame right aligns

I have spent the last couple of days trying to get a colleague's build of Indesign cc 2014 to behave. She is in the habit of creating a rectangle frame and then immediately converting it to a text ...
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How to select all objects in the entire document?

I need to select all elements in the document so that I can perform actions on all of them (don't ask me which actions, please). CTRL+A selects only elements on the spread but I need all pages.
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Importing AI pages into InDesign

Is it better to save AI pages as pdf and then export them as jpg files for input into master indesign document? (Lots of photos, minimal text)
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Hyperlink connect in Indesign

I have 4 hyperlinks in Indesign. Hyperlink 1, Hyperling 2,3,4. So every time I am doing, I need to manual copy paste links into. Is there any way to "connect" links together and when I'll add url to ...
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How to create 'sub' tables of contents for each section in a table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

I have a document with multiple sections that has a table of contents (TOC) at the beginning, which includes h1-h3 styles for the whole document. I want to create a sub TOC for a single section that ...
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How do I get rid of boxes that appear when I create a pdf from InDesign?

I recently had to install the new Java (jre-8u25-macosx-x64-2.dmg) on my Mac because Indesign would not open. I am running OS X Yosemite, 10.10.1 Now, when I try to create a PDF from an InDesign ...
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Hiding page's black border in indesign

Is it possible to make page's black border hidden in indesign? ( As we can hide art board in illustrator) I am not comfortable with that thin black border around my design when designing web ...
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Is Scribus a viable alternative to Quark or InDesign?

For someone who has worked in the professional publishing industry, I rely on InDesign and Photoshop for creating professional documents, even if they're as simple as a business card. Sometimes I ...
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Creating nice curves with InDesign

I am trying to create nice looking curves with InDesign, but I can't get a good result using the Pen tool. What I want is something like the curves in the following pictures on top and below the ...
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How do I create a billboard that is larger than Indesign CS5's maximum document size?

I am making a billboard with this dimensions : 2.19m x 6.09m However, indesign's maximum document size is 5486.4 mm (5.48m) How do I increase this document size or is the another way to handle this ...
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InDesign: Multiple “pages” to a printed page

The Problem I've designed some playing cards (3.5" x 2.25") in InDesign. Now I want to print a prototype batch on my home printer as a first test. Ideally I would like 4 cards per 8.5" x 11" page, ...