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Adjusting underline in InDesign

i have a question to do with formatting in Indesign. i'm currently working on a pre-existing document/brochure template at work which as been used in the past a presentation tool. As i'm repurposing ...
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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 GREP everything between two consecutive returns and a digit(or)return

Say I have some text in the following format: What I am trying to style, using GREP, is the beginning of every new paragraph (that comes after an empty line), until a digit or return is reached, so ...
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Anchoring one text box relative to another text box that expands with text

I am doing a merge in InDesign to create datasheets for products. The problem is that the quantity of text in each field varies. I have the text box setup to expand down to fit the text. With ...
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List with custom Text

I don't know how to name this in english. I want to create a list style where there is custom text in the front and then A text with some offset so it looks: (Indesign CC 2015) The example here is ...
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Unable to get colour sliders in CMYK Swatch on Indesign

I have had a user I support come to me with something that seems a little weird. When they try to add a colour or see swatch options under CMYK mode, the sliders are not present - only a list of ...
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Blue underline on highlighted letters in Indesign. What does it mean?

So in Indesign CC they've added a "feature" I havent seen before, when I highlight certain single letters in a text box I get a blue highlight (shown below) and I get a popup box with a bunch of ...
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Data missing when importing a spreadsheet into InDesign [closed]

I am currently having a bit of a delima importing excel spreadsheets into InDesign. The spreadsheets in question use formulas to pull data from other spreadsheets on the network (using vlookup) - ...
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I'm using Indesign - the background is black yet when I print pdf it shows white [closed]

I'm using Indesign - the background is black yet when I print the PDF it shows white. How can I fix this please?
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InDesign's “Live Distribute” function possible in Illustrator?

I'm hoping there is an easy fix for this! In InDesign, I always use the Live Distribute feature to equally space objects. This is much quicker than trying to calculate the space you want between ...
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InDesign — Text Frame position within a table cell

Is there a way to set the position of the Text Frame within a table cell? I need some kind of anchor or margin for this. The names of the official holidays should be at the same position in every ...
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InDesign — leader dots in a table (not TOC!)

I'm making my first calendar (it will be an open source btw.) in Adobe InDesign CC. Is there a way to start the dotted Rule Above directly after the last character? At the moment I use large Left ...
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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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What are the major differences or pros and cons between incopy and wordsflow?

I'm aware that they're both options for allowing writers to continue editing text while we are doing the graphics and layout, but I haven't found much doing a direct comparison. Can someone enlighten ...
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Any example when angle on text is better than that on text frame?

To have rotated text, either the text angle can be used or the text container object can it self be rotated. I have mostly seen angled text frames. Are there any examples where text angle is ...
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How do I use Indesign Find/Change correctly?

My text in Indesign contains numerous instances of words followed by a comma and no space after the comma (like: "Hello,Joe"). I'd like to insert a space after the commas (corrected: "Hello, Joe"). I ...
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Add a finger tracing layer to a PDF

We're looking to make a PDF for the kids with a bunch of mazes they can trace their finger through – Destination iPad. Was wondering if there is a way to use an image of a maze in the background and ...
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How to unembed images in Indesign CC 2015

I have created a document where many of the images have been embedded. Now I want to unembed them. My issue is that the LINK panel in Indesign CC seems to not any more show embed assets, only ...
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PDF from InDesign looks correct but prints bounding boxes around effects and transparencies on SOME printers

When I export my newsletter from InDesign to PDF, the resulting PDF, including all transparent graphics, rasters and effects look great on screen. When I print the PDF to a plotter (Canon IPF8300), ...
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Force page footer in master to stick to the bottom of pages of different height in Indesign

I'm trying to create a website prototype in Indesign. It consists of multiple pages with different height (home page, article page, archive page etc.). I created a master page with header and footer ...
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How to get Illustrator export into shortcut?

I am an avid InDesign user and a big fan of shortcuts. In InDesign you can use the shortcut cmd+E to export items within InDesign but this feature is not a default in Illustrator. How can I add the ...
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Text dissapears when typing using installed google font

I just installed a google font, and it shows up in the list of available fonts. But when I type in indesign all fonts work except the one I just installed (raleway, light). For example, I select the ...
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Losing InDesign book file

I'm using the latest version of InDesign CC (11.2.0.99) and for the first time ever, my Book File keeps disappearing. Anyone else having this problem - and know a way to fix it - very frustrating!
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How to have a section start on an odd page _and_ number the page with a prefix starting again at 1?

I've set up a paragraph format section, which starts on the next odd page. Additionally, I would like the page number to be prefixed by the section number and starting again at 1, i.e. page numbers ...
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What is the best way to utilize graphs and charts in either Indesign or Illustrator?

I am trying to create a one page fact sheet in InDesign or Illustrator. What is the best way to create/show charts and graphs in either application? Should I create the graph in another program like ...
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Multiply effect when printing on cardboard stock

So I've designed a label and been using a cardboard texture as a guide for when it will be printed on actual cardboard. I've used the multiply blending effect in InDesign so I can get some of the ...
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Set-up template in Indesign for creep

Information please on how to set-up Indesign for creep/shingling on 116 page booklet.
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Is there a way in Indesign to link parts of a frame between documents?

Say, I have a CV. There're multiple versions of it - from the longest and the most complete down to the shorter ones, adapted for different industries or positions. The all text in any version of CV ...
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Making InDesign break all words but not hyphenate them

I'm looking for a way to make InDesign break words regardless of good design practices and not hyphenate them. For instance: The quick brown fo x jumps over the l azy dog. I would have done it ...
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Can't apply Paragraph Style to InCopy Assigned Text Frame after Updating Content

Hello all — I'm quite new to the InDesign/InCopy, so bear with me please! I created a textbox in my document and assigned it via right click on textbox -> InCopy -> Add to Assignment -> ...
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Alternating fills for tables that overflow or thread into second frame / page

Question: How do I get the alternating fills to act appropriately when the table data threads, or overflows, into a second frame on another page? Context: I have a table with a good amount of ...
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How can I optimize the resolution of my type? [closed]

Sometimes when I go to print, my text will either come out immaculate and sharp and sometimes it will come out little fuzzy, almost as though it was bitmap. I know the printer has the capability of ...
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How do I define a clickable custom shape “area” for a hyperlink, instead of just a rectangle in InDesign?

I have a map of the United States that I would like to break up into sections and assign a different hyperlink to each section that links to another page in the document. My problem is, when I assign ...
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Is it possible to create List Automation “Data Merge” from word or csv docs to indesign?

I Can't seem to get a list of items from a .csv file to indesign with data merge. When I do so Indesign only shows the first line in the column. I am using an excel spread sheet that has two columns ...
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Need a better Find/Change for indesign

The pesky '~c' in the grep find change is extremely helpful but limited. I want to script multiple find change actions that replace the text found with complex formatted text blocks containing text, ...
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How to recover and repair a demaged document in indesign [closed]

How do I recover and repair a damaged document in indesign, when the document is corrupted by suddenly shutting down of the machine due to power failure.I tried to open the document but I can't open ...
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Math book with Pretty boxes to frame the theorems Indesign CS6

I would like to create math school book with Indesign CS6 which contain the pretty boxes to frame the theorems-lemma-proposition-etc to looks like that : I'm interseted about how to create the ...
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Can I expand the InDesign pasteboard vertically, then move the page to the top?

I'm trying to refine my responsive design template in InDesign. I have master pages for my main breakpoints, based on typical device sizes. The "Page" is what a user sees on loading a screen, and then ...
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Exporting PNG & JPG blurry, can resize in gmail with no blur

I've seen a few questions similar to this, but haven't found an exact answer. Please direct me if you find a thread that can answer this. I've tried exporting a png and a jpg for a email signature ...
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InDesign row height script?

InDesign has ignored my row heights when importing an Excel sheet. Every first and second row height was default (20), every third row height was 10. Does anyone know if I can accomplish these ...
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How to figure out what textvariable is used?

When I insert a text variable such as "chapter number", I get the respective value and only know it is a variable due to the barely visible frame around it. But how can I figure out afterwards what ...
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Convert smart (curly) quotes to dumb (straight) quotes in InDesign using JavaScript

I am trying to write a script to automatically convert all curly double quotes (“”) in a text box into straight double quotes ("). Here's all that I've tried so far and none of them seem to be working:...
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indesign delete first page in layout

How can I delete the first page (right-hand page) in a layout? Used to be you could start a section on page 2 (first left-hand page) then you could delete the first page, but I can't see how to do ...
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Importing HTML/CSS into InDesign layout?

I'm trying to convert an HTML page that has bold text / css in it into an InDesign document so I can lay it out for print in a newspaper in PDF format. Here is a link to the HTML page: http://...
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Regex to convert custom tags InDesign GREP

Consider the following text: This is a test text with b custom tags /b to apply a b bold /b character style. In the above text, I have used b and /b as custom tags to designate a section I need ...
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Indesign script to automate GREP Find/Replace

This question follows on from my previous question on the subject of GREP and find/replace functionality of InDesign. To summarize the situation, my InDesign document has 3 character styles applied to ...
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Indesign script to add HTML tags based on character styles

I have an InDesign document with text styled as one of the following custom character styles throughout the document: character-bold character-italic character-bolditalic [none] I am trying to ...
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Adobe InDesign: support of Hawaiian

Aloha. I need tabloid or small-newspaper designing software, and after researching, Adobe InDesign looks to be the most suitable. My question is: I'll need to use a lot of Hawaiian fonts, graphics ...
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100% document scale in InDesign

How can I setup actual 100% document scale in InDesign? I'm working on a document for web and I need to everything as is. It looks like that InDesign calculates scale based on 72 PPI yet my monitor ...
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Problem with adobe PDF preview and indesign colour calibration

I've been trying to work this one out today to no avail. The 15 image on the right is how adobe pdf viewer and Indesign CC display my file. The 15 on the left is how it prints; I can only seem to ...