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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 ...
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Why is my vector logo pixelated around the edges

I have created my first logo in Illustrator, I have just copied it to inDesign and the edges appear very pixelated. Can any anyone explain why that might be? I have created it in CMYK format. Kind ...
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Transparency problem .. INDesign and Illustrator

I maked an indesign document(RGB) .. I've placed an AI document (RGB).. When I export to an interactive pdf file .. some colors changed .. and transparency doesn't work see images :
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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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What colour system to use for print AND web publications?

Everyone loves a color best practise conversation so here goes: When I lay up publications in inDesign that will go both onto web and print I do so in CMYK (cos I love print). Then let inDesign ...
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How to solve a GREP to use on my TOC

I'm really hard to get grep usage.. any tips on how I can achieve a character style using grep for this example (img): Basically the structure is this: (start)paragraph(shift+enter) [characters I ...
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Fonts: Exporting from Indesign

How can I preserve font characteristics when exporting from InDesign? When I export from InDesign using settings such as these: my text comes out very clunky on the generated pdf. The colors ...
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Print Booklet feature in indesign is Shuffling my pages?

Indesign has a very handy feature only id doesn't seem to be working for me. I have set up a 20 page document with facing pages (1 being the cover and 20 the back) the second page is designed to be ...
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Indesign: hide text in image caption to be inserted into list of figures (TOC)

InDesign CS6: I have a large document with images, they have captions, and I have generated a table of content for these images ("list of figures" not to be confused with the document TOC). What I ...
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Data merge for PDF

Lets say I have 100 PDFs in one folder1 (filename: 1, 2,3,4..) and another 100 PDF in another folder2 (Filename: 1,2,3,4...). Now I want to combine PDF1 in folder1 with PDF1 in folder2 and so on till ...
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How to Resize InDesign Document and Reflow Text

I have an InDesign document; 100 or so pages of text, no images. I'd like to resize the document from A4 to 6 in x 9 in. Or 5 x 8. Going to File > Document Setup lets me easily change the page ...
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InDesign CS6 Liquid Layout print and mobile Version

I have to design multiple A4 document (always A4 and only one page per document). these offers shall be downloadable online, so they shall have to be liquid (i guess) to be also mobile readable, ...
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Reducing InDesign Export in Pixels [duplicate]

I created a very long booklet in Indesign which I created in 4000 x 3000 pixels. I am trying to reduce it by half in pixels so that the size of the file comes down dramatically as I am trying to get ...
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Spanning text across facing pages in Indesign

I have a document with 8.5x11 facing pages that will be printed on 11x17 paper. Can I span a headline across the facing pages without running into a problem with text being cut off? Or would it be ...
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How could I make more appealing titles on this particular design?

As a Desktop Publisher I feel like I lack the skills of designing something to make it look appealing overall. I have an A4 page where there are some products shown. It has a kinda dark background ...
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Is there a way to lock a paragraph style onto a text box?

I have an .indd file that has text boxes linked to Excel cells. When I update the Excel file, the text box updates but it also loses the paragraph style. Hoping to find a way to "lock" the paragraph ...
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Rotate text inside inDesign text box without rotating the textbox object

I using indesign to do an floorplan for a show. I have drawn all my areas using the shape tool. I am then converting them to text boxes so I can have text labels on each shape. Some shapes are ...
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Responsive data merge in InDesign?

I'm using InDesign's Data Merge feature for the first time and am wondering if there is anyway for the text being input into InDesign from a .csv file can be responsive in size. For example, if the ...
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How to move footnotes to next column?

How can I move footnotes to the next column? I need the vertical space at the bottom for a table, otherwise it gets split in 2. I tried the footnote paragraph's Keep options and it didn't pan out ...
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How can i populate boxes with sequential pages in indesign

I have a template set up in InDesign where I can link to a document and it auto fills them into pre-placed boxes. it works great for printing business cards where I make the design first then link ...
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How do I make an instructor's guide for a manual?

I have an instruction manual, and need to make a left page with instructor/teacher guide for every page of the manual. How do I do that and keep the same page numbers on the original manual.
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In InDesign can a picture box object's effects (drop shadow) be copied to a different picture box?

When I select an object and apply a drop shadow from the effects menu, then select a different object the effects menu reverts to the default instead of the last settings. Is there a way to copy the ...
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Sharing Links on Cloud

I have an indesign file with 6 links. I just learned about the File>Package option of sending them to another editor. However, I am wondering if there is a feature in Adobe CC where we can save the ...
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using graphics to make bullets in InDesign [duplicate]

I have logo elements that I would like to use as "bullets" for an InDesign product in work. Can you do this without have to place, transform and paste every time? Is there some workflow or "object ...
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Is it possible to export In design template for web re-use

I have some templates of business card designed with "In design". Those templates are generics with markups (name email ... )for merge data from Xls document with window -> utility -> data merge ...
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indesign: starts number from 1 mid way through doc

I have a 32 single page document created in indesign and i have numbered the pages but at page 27 the numbering reverts back to 1. How do i change this?
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Actual & Effective PPI in InDesign

Embarrassed to ask this question, I am not an expert at any software packages, just taught myself InDesign to do my CV and portfolio for a job vacancy. Anyway I have completed adding photos to my ...
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How to create a new master page based on the current regular page?

There are easy ways to take a current style and turn it into a Paragraph Style, Character Style, etc. Is there any equivalent for Master Pages? I.e. taking the margins etc of an existing regular ...
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how to move indesign pages similar to moving artboards in illustrator

i'm making a 16 page layout, but the first and last page are not next to each other like the other pages but are separate. thank you very much! :D
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Text Treading starting at end of thread

I'm using InDesing CS4. Is there a way to setup text frames to start at the end of thread and flow upwards? This is how I want it to look/work. Each box will represent a text frame on a page: If ...
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designing an ellipse shape from A4 papers, to create a linewith 3cm width to be followed by the following robot [duplicate]

I want to print an ellipse shape ( with two dimension a=1.5 meter and b=1 meter) on multi A4 papers, and then assemble all of these printed papers to get the real shape, with line width 3 cm, my ...
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Visible grid using Indesign CS6

I am volunteering at a non-profit, and creating a document for an upcoming event. One of the pages will resemble a 'blueprint' like theme that contains instructions for people to follow. I want it to ...
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InDesign - Inserting my 2 page CV in front of my Portfolio

I am a new learner of InDesign - trying desperately to place my A4 Covering Letter and 2 x A4 pages of a CV into an already set up A3 design portfolio. Why is that when I FILE and PLACE my 2 pages of ...
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Animated Text for a PDF [closed]

I've seen decks that are PDFs during presentations where type on the same page transitions. For Example: Page opens with a sentence - "Hi, my name is Ann" and then a few second later another line ...
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InDesign CC: Can you spellcheck by style?

I have an enormous conference book which includes over 100 pages of attendee names with their titles and companies. I don't want to spellcheck the names of the people, but I do want to check titles ...
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Export InDesign to Excel or Word

I’m working with an InDesign file and now I need to get the file translated in a few languages. The translators that I’m working with asked for an excel or word file. Is there an integrated InDesign ...
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Gaussian Blur Overlay (iOs/osTV style) Effect with Indesign CS6?

i'm looking for a way to perform this effect with inDesign but without Photoshop. Does anybody know how? I tried many option but seem there is no way. The only think maybe can work is the "insert ...
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Export a single layer as a new document in InDesign

If I have 5 layers, can I export one of those layers as a new file, with a new name, in a new location? I currently am using "save as" to rename and relocate each layer into 5 new documents.
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Web Site Page Export

I am creating a web site. I originally had it set up in layer comps for different pages. I need to be able to export a PDF of the entire site, but with each page being correctly cropped (not all the ...
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InDesign: Conditional text taking up space when invisible

I want to use conditional text for a project I'm working on, but I'm noticing that conditional text, when invisible, is taking up space. Here is two regular words with a regular space in between ...
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PDF/InDesign: Identify which export settings were used in InDesign from a PDF?

From a PDF, is there a way to figure out what settings were used to export the file from InDesign (High Quality Print/Press/Smallest File Size, compression settings, etc.)?
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InDesign text frame layer with red padlock not showing in layers panel [closed]

I have an InDesign .indd file for business cards that I can't edit any more. The layers are locked (have little red padlocks by them) but they're not showing in the Layers panel. The Layer group is ...
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Creating a Manual in InDesign - How do I make it editable while maintaining format for non-ID users?

I am a complete InDesign newbie, and this might be a sort of complex issue, so please bear with me! My company produces maintenance manuals for HOAs and homeowners, in both print and electronic ...
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Does anyone know of a good Graphic Design contract I can find online to give clients? [closed]

Does anyone know of a good Graphic Design contract I can find online to give clients? - I came across this site because a client keeps asking for the InDesign source files and I don't have a proper ...
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Arrow (or any other shape) as part of Heading Styling - Adobe InDesign

I want to create headings in a book, which are encapsulated in a box with a small arrow at the bottom. See the Photoshop mockup below. Is there a way to make a paragraph style or something similar ...
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In InDesign, how to get rid of the First Line Left Indent after a “mid-sentence” Frame Break?

I am laying out my grandpa's life story in InDesign. The left page of a spread will have a scanned image of his hand-written story while the right page will have the typed version. Because I would ...
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Batch replacing colors in InDesign

Is there viable way to swap colors in a InDesign template and export them using a batch process or script? Ideally, I would like to be able to make a CSV file with a list of hexadecimal color values, ...
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Trifold Brochure: Where do the fold lines go-? [closed]

In a trifold brocure, there are two fold lines. What are the measurements for the fold lines in inches?
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What is the difference between InDesign Paragraph composer and Single line composer?

In the new InDesign CC under the Paragraph options there are 4 types of paragraph: adobe world ready single line composer adobe world ready paragraph composer adobe single line composer adobe ...