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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 ...
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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 ...