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Which one is better for making a calendar, illustrator or indesign? [duplicate]

Someone help me! I would like to know which one is better for making a calendar... illustrator or indesign and why? I have to make one, but not sure which program to use.
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Why are images with proPhotoRGB profile not displaying colours in inDesign correctly

I have been experimenting with exporting images from Lightroom 6 using a variety of rgb and cmyk profiles as both jpegs and tif (8bit and 16 bit). The images all look much the same on Windows Explorer ...
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Layout attached to a master page but with a different swatch for every page/document

If I need to make more than a hundred documents, with the same layout but different content, it seems to make sense for me to use a master page and do them in the same InDesign file (exporting them to ...
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Why is there no option to insert a hyperlink in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I know it is possible to do so with InDesign but why doesn't Illustrator allow this even though we can insert text?
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How to turn off InDesign's smart text wrap auto-adjustments that minimise/mitigate breaking words? (make text wrap dumber)

I'm not entirely sure what this feature is called, but I'm doing something which depends on perfectly consistent lengths of strings of text, and I need to turn it off. Sometimes InDesign makes tiny ...
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Why use a Book?

For several years, I have managed a five-chapter book in InDesign as 12 separate files organized into a Book (five 20- to 30-page chapters, plus all the front and end matter). It just seemed to make ...
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Remove just a part of an InDesign Style

In Adobe InDesign, I frequently come across complex Paragraph or Character Styles that might have 10+ attributes defined, where I want to unset just one of the attributes. For example, my paragraph ...
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Is Gautami a suitable font for general purpose greeting card with abstract photography image [closed]

What standard fonts available for Adobe Indesign Cs6 Windows suitable for writing the text on the back of a set of greeting cards that display modern photographic abstract images. ( you can browse ...
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Why can't i modify the text on this InDesign template? [closed]

I'm new to InDesign so I fully accept I'm probably doing something stupid. I've been given a template for making an a 7x5 card. I've managed to add the images okay but when I try to edit the text ...
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Export PDF with colors that show up in InDesign [duplicate]

I'm very unfamiliar with the color profile settings in InDesign. Most of the images in what I'm trying to export were pulled from the web. (Clearly, I'm not the most advanced user). When I export the ...
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creating custom price catalog

I have built a catalog in in-design and the prices, description and item numbers are in Excel. We have imported the data by linking the excel sheet to tables. Here is the issue. My reps want to ...
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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 ...
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Quick Way to Easily Swap Swatches in InDesign?

If you delete a swatch in InDesign, you can choose to easily replace all occurrences of it with another swatch. Example: I have 4 intricate designs (various fills, strokes, tints) all colored with ...
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Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign - placed image different dimensions and resolution

The same problem over and over again - why do images placed in Id/Ai show different size than in PS? I've made image in PS of about 2000x1500 pixels at 300 PPI. Then made Ai document of 2500x1600 ...
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Difference in size (Indesign Export)

Really 'noob' question maybe, but how come I have an InDesign document with exactly 85x200cm but when I export it the pdf gets a size of slightly less?
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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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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 ...
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Text disappears in overprint preview CS5 & file won't export to PDF

I'm working on a freelance project doing a church directory, and when I look at it in Overprint Preview all of the text disappears. I've checked to see that it's not checked as "non-printing", master ...
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I want to number sentences in InDesign (like Bible verses)

That is, like: 1 ssdfsf sfsfdsf. 2 sfdsffd safdsdff asgg. 3 asdfdsfsag ... and so forth. Not lines, not paragraphs, not list items, but sentences. (I can accept some manual tinkering.) If this ...
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overprint showing wrong in output preview on different profiles

im having a problem concerning overprinting and the overprinting preview in acrobat pro 11. i have a sample document. exported with indesign to "ISO coated v2 (ECI)" and having the profile embedded. ...
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Indent paragraph to end of the last line of previous paragraph

I believe I've seen this method of indenting in older books at times and in poetry when one metered line is split between characters or quotes. Essentially, I'm wanting to indent a paragraph based on ...
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How to transfer a logo from InDesign to Illustrator?

I need to save a logo as an SVG file and asked the designer who made the logo for the vector graphics so I can save it myself, since he didn't know what a SVG is. I was expecting a Illustrator file, ...
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How can i add this style to all pages in Indesign?

I already have design made in Indesign. Now I just want to add this to the bottom for every page. There'll be some text (always same) + page number. Thank you for your help
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Printing full scale problem on Mac

Sorry guys, I have a printing problem, both with PDF and with preview. I'm not able print in full scale my document, even if I check if the file has the right size and if I did not set margins. It ...
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My first time designing for printing, but printers won't give me any advice or specs [closed]

Edit: I am an amateur and it is my first time designing for printing! The printers are very unhelpful unfortunately and won't help me, but I have already paid the money, so I need to make sure I've ...
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InDesign: Transparent Paragraph Shading?

I'm familiar with two methods for creating "highlighted" text in InDesign - Paragraph Shading and Paragraph Rules. Is there a way to add transparency to either? In the image below, I have some text ...
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Very small file size PDF's from InDesign, am I doing something wrong?

I am creating a 12 page booklet, 120 x 180mm. All pages are text only except for the front cover which includes a PSD background and a Illustrator vector logo. When I export using the press quality ...
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How to set long lines of computer output without breaking on spaces

I am trying to set very long lines of computer output that have the form: text(text, "this is text that may span several lines and that may have only one or two spaces in it, or perhaps none") = text ...
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Why does black text look darker in InDesign compared with the PDF in Acrobat?

I am exporting a PDF for printing using the 'Press Quality' PDF Preset within InDesign, but when I view the PDF in acrobat, the black text looks much lighter than it did in InDesign. Why is there this ...
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Can you put a thumbnail image into a pdf which enlarges when you click on it? [closed]

We would like to insert images into our quote in the form of thumbnails which our clients can then click on to make them full size images. Is this possible?
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Should my white logo be a Spot or Process color for printing?

I am creating my logo in Illustrator (ready to place in InDesign as part of a DVD sleeve.) and I'm wondering if I should be choosing 'Spot Color' or 'Process Color' for my whites. (For the other ...
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Printing From Indesign

Does printing from In-design directly makes the colors any better in resolution than exporting to Pdf and then printing?
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Getting saddle-stitched booklets printed (cheaply)

I have a booklet designed for an amateur performance event. It's 12 pages saddle-stitched (stapled), 6 impressions on 3 sheets of paper. It's a small need for 500 copies, somI expect it will use ...
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Easy to turn off “preliminary” indicators?

Coming up to a final preview, the PDF was still reduced in image dpi, had simulated greyscale, and was without bleed and printer marks. Worried that someone would down-the-line confuse it with the ...
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Defining a resolution in Indesign XML Import for an image

I import an xml file into InDesign. It contains images. <Image href="file:///path/to/file.jpg"></Image> This will load the image into the document, but it will be import with 72px/inch ...
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EPS file not displaying correctly when exported from InDesign?

I am working on a directory document that was created using InDesign CS6. It has three .eps files of map regions which were originally created in Illustrator CS6 that have been imported into the file. ...
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Is there a way to style header rows only in InDesign CS6?

I'm currently making a bunch of tables in InDesign and for most of these i would like to have a header row using a brand colour. The tables currently look like this: And i would ideally like them ...
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Is there a proper place to keep unused pages and scraps?

I deleted a page, only to want it back again later. Then, I moved some page content off the page region and onto the grey area associated with the spread; I know that's cut off with any kind of ...
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Printing portions of booklets

I printed a booklet to see how it was coming in the physical world, and show it to somone else. 8 pages in indesign, two covers and 3 spreads, automatically printed with the right pages on the same ...
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InDesign GREP style ignoring last word

I'm formatting a music program that mixes English and Chinese. I read a tip that suggested using the Chinese font in the style definition and then using a “GREP style” for switching to an English ...
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InDesign script to alternate text color every other line in a text box

I have a very long list of names that I need to alternate the CMYK color value every other line. I found this script online that changes the tint every 3rd line: var i, p; for (i=0; ...
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How to join two paths with one closed and other open as shown in image

I want to join the two above paths as one without getting them ruined, with pathfinder tool i tried but it disappears the straight line.
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Updating-Links ignoring Layer Options

Question: How to update links when prompted, but also preserve previously selected Layer Import Options from earlier placement? (linked file has been altered to trigger prompt) Issue Context: ...
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Exporting to epub - keep text on path editable

I am looking for a solution to the following problem: I need to export files from InDesign to an epub format. I am using the built-in export feature of InDesign CC 2015. It works pretty well, but I ...
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changing spot colours to CMYK in a PDF which are then editable?

Ive been supplied a PDF with spots colours, I've worked out how to change them in adobe to CMYK but I then need to be able to slightly alter the cmyk values in indesign for our printer i.e. add 10% ...
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Can new-chapter page break be omitted? [closed]

How do you start new chapters on the same page? I'm using the latest InDesign. EDIT: I'm making a book, with about a hundred short chapters, sometimes as short as half a page. So far, I haven't ...
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Copy Word doc formatting into InDesign?

How do I keep Word document formatting the same as it appears in Word when copy/pasting into InDesign? I have tried several methods and the text becomes homogenized in InDesign and loses all ...
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Extend Slug beyond 5 inches

Working in InDesign CC 2015 and I wonder if there is a way to enlarge the slug area beyond the default 6". In this case, I'm using the page size to create iPhone screen layouts, the bleed to feature a ...
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Using grep to finding long digit series and inserting thin spaces into them

On my page i have a table with over 500 rows, in it one column where all cells contain a different numbers, such as 55123, 666000, 3000 and 1459000 (figures for sums of money). I would need to insert ...
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Automatically Create Chapters with Master Pages and XML

I'm working on a catalog that contains several chapters and well over 100 pages. Luckily, I know that each chapter will be four pages long and use the same four Master Pages. In a perfect world, I ...