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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 ...
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Making Advertisement System in Magazines with InDesign CC

When making Magazines, it's pretty clear that there will be Advertisements that will be placed in with different sizes (full page, spread, 1/2 page, 1/6 page, with bleed or without etc.). 1. When ...
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InDesign pages to Illustrator art boards

I have a multi-page document in InDesign, each page is a separate design that really should have been created in Illustrator instead. Is it possible to export each page from InDesign into Illustrator ...
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Missing characters when exporting to pdf from indesign

I'm getting a random error when exporting a indd file to pdf. I'm on OS X 10.9.5 and running indesign and acrobat pro CS4. The font in question is helvetica neue light (true type). The indesign ...
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How can I re-establish text threads after merging multiple files into one for ebook?

I have combined multiple CS6 Indesign files into one through the "move pages" option. Now, I need all my text links to be re-establish because this book will also be produced as ebook as well. Is that ...
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InDesign Faux Italic Font for EPUB

I'm producing an EPUB with Adobe InDesign. Most of the fonts I'm using have Italic and Bold versions. I simply select the correct font in InDesign, and it is set up as a @font-face in the CSS when I ...
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Gradient not printing correctly in InDesign

I'm creating a flyer in InDesign CS5. I have an object at the top with a gradient fill and text over the object. I tried to do a test print of the flyer, and the gradient isn't printing ...
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Which RGB profile should be used when exporting a PDF for web?

I created a 60 page book in CMYK because it is going to be printed. I now need to convert this document to RGB so it can be viewed online. From doing a little research on this site, I see that I can ...
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How to create variable glyph width while maintaining the same x height in Illustrator or Indesign

Does anyone know a way to adjust the glyph width while maintaining the same x-height in Illustrator or InDesign? I am looking to create this effect: Similarly, it appears that the strokes of the ...
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Looking for InDesign Help [closed]

I'm a decent PhotoShop artist, mostly using it for exhibition pieces of music artists I listen to and promotional flyers. I'm looking to take my craft to another level by learning InDesign so that I ...
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Why does InDesign paste my copied image from AI with an unproportional resize frame?

Often when pasting an image into ID copied from AI. It gives me a larger frame than it supposed to. For e.g Normally there would be a rectangular/square frame around the object to resize, however at ...
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Is composite color editing my print media ads in photoshop a frowned upon practice?

Obviously with print media, the norm is to design the ad in vector, CYMK, in a tool such as InDesign, and export straight to PDF or something. But I like to put a vivid "edge" in the coloring of my ...
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Considerable stutter/lag/pixelation in PDF file while zooming in

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/96798895/Untitled-2.pdf I made this pdf in indesign, I don't know if it's an issue or not but when I zoom in to the file, say to any text or the logo, it stutters ...
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Replacing non consecutive pages from one (InDesign exported) pdf file to another

From single document in InDesign I export 2 pdf files. First pdf file contains all pages as grayscale, second pdf document contains only colour pages. Color pages pdf document carries information ...
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Can you link text boxes in Illustrator like InDesign? [closed]

Can you link text boxes in Illustrator the same way you can in InDesign?
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I would like to recreate this specific paragraph style in this picture but I am not sure how

I am trying to recreate this style with the shading, curved end, etc. I want to find a efficient way to create these titles in a repeating fashion. In fact every one of my titles need to be like ...
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InDesign – Overprinting white at a Guangzhou printshop

I'm just about to send a CD-booklet 134mmX122mm (34pp)for print in a Guangzhou printshop – and the language barrier makes it a bit difficult to get all points across; I'm wondering about what I need ...
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Special two-state button in InDesign

In InDesign, I want to make button with two states, just like on the example: The normal state is a circle, so if I move the mouse over it, an info box pops up. That is a nice feature in an ...