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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 ...
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Making InDesign recognise image paths to network drives when importing XML

I asked this question on SuperUser nearly four months ago, but despite several edits to bump it to the top and even offering a bounty, it has only received two comments (by the same user) and no ...
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Change colors of linked Illustrator image from InDesign

I'm trying to link Illustrator line drawings, that are made of shapes with black strokes and white fills (hiding parts of other shapes behind them), to an InDesign document. The images will sit on a ...
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Transparency explained

Excuse my ignorance, but could you briefly explain what it means to "maintain (or not) Transparency" in Photoshop when placing it in another program like InDesign?
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Does the inDesign working space apply to placed images as well as text and lines

I just about understand color-management in the context of a single image file in Photoshop but unclear how it works when creating a multiple component item such as inDesign document. If I specify ...
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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 ...