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How do I create a horizontal list with bullet separator in InDesign?

I am trying to create a horizontal layout list of items for a promotional poster. It is much like a music festival line-up poster. After each list item I need a custom bullet or separator. After the ...
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Lighten photo in InDesign

I'm publishing a BLACK AND WHITE book being published. The lady asked to have a color image (against my thoughts) at the beginning of the black and white (interior) book. I did it wondering how it ...
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Why does the paragraph style change when I add rows in InDesign?

When I add rows to my table in InDesign, the paragraph style changes and adds "+" to the paragraph style name. My text then changes color (from black to blue) and a yellow highlight is added. I have ...
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Exporting PNG from InDesign, but parts of the image are blurry [duplicate]

I am creating an email footer banner that is 600 x 200 72 dpi and am having issues after I export it to a png. Some parts of the image are blurry and hard to read on screen. Two of the "logos" that I ...
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How do you enter a new section after the last column in InDesign?

I'm feeling so stupid, but I cannot figure out how to move to a new section/start of the first column, once I end up at the end of the last column of a section. I made a screenshot of my indesign ...
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Text Variables on Master Slide in InDesign CS6

Currently I want to neatly organise a batch of 500 PDFs in one InDesign document. I placed them slide by slide into my document, and now I thought of adding a small box on the corner of each slide ...
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Numbering when using one indesign page for two actual book pages

please excuse me if my question sounds too obvious, I'm no new to Indesign, but I can't seem to figure this issue out. I'm currently using one single page (split into two halves) on indesign for ...
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InDesign: What's causing only certain letters to print incorrectly?

I have created a document in InDesign and exported it to PDF. When printing, a certain letter ('m') and number ('2') of a certain font family (Oswald) display incorrectly in the printed document. They ...
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How can I have an (InDesign) paragraph style without a paragraph break (running paragraphs)?

I'm creating a small brochure using a design based on Eric Gill's "An Essay on Typography." Specifically, I have (A) paragraphs for each main idea that are new paragraphs (aligned left) starting with ...
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Merging Multiple Page InDesign Documents

I worked on a book that was saved in separate InDesign documents. Each file has about 10 - 20 pages. I want to combine it now to become one big InDesign document. Is this possible?
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InDesign antialiasing options

Is there any options for antialiasing? I don't like how InDesign draw fonts. It's especially bad when you use zoom (in example, to fit spread in window). Pages (equivalent for MS Word on MacOS) do it ...
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indesign: placed vector graphics rasterized when exported to swf

Using Indesign CS4, I "place" PDF files (I've also tried saving them as Illustrator files). It works well, and when I export as a PDF, they look perfect. When I export to SWF though, it rasterizes ...
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Continuous image from one banner to another

Two banners I've designed in Indesign (to be printed) will be placed next to each other, and there is an image that continues from the first to the second banner. How can I make them join together ...
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Indesign question regarding “placed” objects [duplicate]

As a total newb, I am more than sure that I'm the problem... I'm trying to place five pieces of b/w original artwork into a document. I've resized all images to a similar size. After placing them in ...
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Setting left aligned type

What are the best tools available in InDesign to control left aligned body copy so that you avoid unattractive line endings and paragraph shapes? I have a lot of text to work with and would like to ...
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With InDesign, how can I copy and paste layers to be designated for a specific page?

I have 4 pages side by side and I have turned on "Paster Remembers Layers". I want to copy the layers from one page and paste them onto another page, where I can edit those new layers individually, I ...
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How to have a table of contents include an entry for itself?

Apparently, just setting the title format of the TOC to a format that is included in the TOC is not enough, so how can I have the TOC refer to itself?
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Script for applying character style on text after inserting it from variable

I need a script for InDesign which do the following: insert text string from variable and format it with existing character style. The previous to last string does not working in my attempt: var ...
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How do i make my designs editable, so a client without InDesign can edit them?

A client of mine, wants me to design a brochure for her. The Problem is, that she wants to edit and change the text and maybe also change some of the pictures. She doesn't have any of the Adobe ...
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Indesign doesn't export one of the illustrator files linked

I'm working on an InDesign file and I've linked an Illustrator file into it. The file is a background and placed inside a Frame. When I export this file in .JPG or .PDF the background just doesn't ...
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Whats the easiest way to add in cutting lines for when the job goes to print [closed]

For when the job goes to print In either Illustrator or InDesign. (maybe even Photoshop if that's easiest) Thanks.
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How to select all except one object in a stack?

I'm using Adobe Indesign CC and I have a stack of overlapping images. What is the best way to select all except a select few?
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How to insert document metadata into the contents?

I can set up the metadata of an output PDF via file → file info, but when using type → text variables → define (as hinted at here), something like metadata → title yields a "no intersecting link" - ...
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How to store paper medium (not size) in a PDF?

Our documents are intended to be printed on a pre-printed form that our printer has set up as different paper medium. Forgetting to chose that is obviously rather annoying, but changing the printer's ...
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Repeat background objects in InDesign data merge multiple record layout

Using InDesign I've placed two objects (the background color and brown pattern) and have several placeholders I'm using with the data merge feature. However, for proofing reasons I'm trying to use ...
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Is Gotham font of 6 pt is well readable in the printed edition of magazine?

Is Gotham font of 6 pt is well readable in the printed edition of magazine ? What is considered to be the best font-size for printed editions? Is it OK using different sizes of fonts on different ...
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Indesign, which cmyk profile for print, using rgb jpgs

I'm new to outputting for print having worked in the RGB world of motion graphics most of my live... I am designing a magazine ad in Indesign. The images given to me are RGB Jpegs (sRGB IEC61966-2.1 ...
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Difference between InDesign and CorelDraw?

I work in CorelDraw. I also want to learn Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. I think Illustrator and CorelDraw are similar. Output is same. But I want to know how is InDesign used? What is the ...
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Reduce File size of PDF Created In InDesign [duplicate]

I created a simple PDF file in InDesign where I placed 15 jpegs of dimensions 2480x3508 pixels of 300 dpi and included a few hyperlinks. Each page has one image. The resultant file size of the pdf ...
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Text frame over line in Indesign [closed]

I'm trying to duplicate a header for a book project, but I can't get my text to go over the two lines I created, like it is in the example i posted below. I created two lines like on the image, ...
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Is it possible to embed an indd file inside another

I know that it is possible to place pages of another indd inside a parent indesign file as a linked file. But is it possible to embed it? I'm using ID5.5 and the embed option is greyed out for linked ...
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Illustrator Extremely Slow With Linked Photos

I am creating some large banners at my job, and using Illustrator to create specifically shaped clipping masks. The problem is, this file is getting way too large and slow. I am trying to figure out ...
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Export PDF from Illustrator or Indesign? [closed]

I am Export Pdf from Indesign and save Pdf from Illustrator, Dimension size are same in both software but Pdf file size are very different. Indesign pdf file size are very small comparison to ...
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GREP rule to catch all types of web link / URL

I'm looking to build a robust, reliable GREP rule to catch all web links and URLs that appears in text, covering all possible characters and gotchas like HTTPS, or URLs in brackets like (http://...
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Facing Pages and bleeds [duplicate]

I am currently designing a book that is 11.5 x 17.5 that will be a full bleed to the edges. When opened the book will have spreads, and illustrations will cross over the spread onto two pages. So when ...
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Indesign script to list hyperlinks

I am new to this, done some reading but got stuck at this point. I am trying to get a list of hyperlinks from my document printed in the console or output to text file. for (k=0; k<app....
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Disappearing section of long Table chain in Indesign

I just finished a 100 page report for a client of mine. Pages 55-99 are a long chain of tables that are connected page by page. I did this part of the report first, 6 weeks ago — it's been proofed ...
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Indesign CC : Adjusting page size to fit with content

I am new to Indesign so please don't kill me. Is there a way to adjust the size so it fits the content I have in the page, or do I have to adjust the page size manually? Thanks
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How to get an RGB hex code in or out of an InDesign RGB colour swatch?

I've been using InDesign (CS6) for designing responsive web layouts and, while it makes some things easier to convert to CSS (such as paragraph styles and character styles), colours are surprisingly ...
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Illustrator and serif font making

I have started to work with font making via illustrator and have a question about serif typefaces. Below is a serif I have started (the 'A' looking thing): I tried playing around with the stroke ...
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Styling numbered lists in InDesign [closed]

I am working on transferring a powerpoint document, a workbook to be exact, into InDesign and have run into a problem. I need to create a numbered list style that looks exactly as it does in the ...
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Exporting to pdf with CMYK transparency

I have a shape with a CMYK fill color and a transparent image. When I export it to PDF the colors get distorted. In the export the color setting is in CMYK. What I noticed is when I change ...
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What is the difference between Working RGB and Document RGB when exporting a PDF from InDesign CS5

I'm using InDesign CS5, sometimes my export setting gets stuck on CMYK mode as I was working on a different document previously and when exporting the PDF setting is saved. No problem, I just go to ...
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Replicating new element on master to all spreads

I think I made a mistake by making Override all master page items. I have many spreads from that master all with the same background, but now when I change the background it does not change it on the ...
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How to automatically insert page numbers to hyperlink destination text anchors in Adobe InDesign?

I'm using Adobe InDesign to make a PDF that will have links to pages within itself (e.g. a text on page 10 links to the text on page 32). I'm using "New Hyperlink Destination" to create Text Anchors (...
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InDesign CC 2015 Problem: Changes in one paragraph style applies to all

I am pretty new to the program and i just learned the whole paragraph styles option. It worked great but I don't know what I did and now when I change anything to one style it applies to all, and i ...
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PSD file that only links to other image files but doesn't contain them

In InDesign, when importing external images, the .indd file stays small, and the images are not embedded in it : the .indd file only contains links to images instead. Is it possible to have the same ...
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Can I store separate grayscale versions of images in a colored pdf?

While one should ideally make sure a color image is also suitable for greyscale printing via a printer's automatic conversion, sometimes it would make sense to simply provide an alternate version (...
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Alt text for many images

In my InDesign CS6 document, I want to make more accessible by adding Alt text attributes to all the image elements in the document. Some pages have multiple, separate images set up in a collection/...
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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.