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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 ...
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InDesign - Create document from two text files side by side

I'm quite new to indesign so please forgive me if the title makes no sense or if the following terminology is wrong or if the whole question just plain sucks. I have two text files, one in English ...
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Looped GIF or video in InDesign

Is it possible to A, embedding an animated GIF, or B, embedding a video where the controllers are hidden and loops itself automatically within InDesign, then export it as an interactive PDF? Is ...
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Indesign CS6: Applying “show/hide” function to elements on separate pages from trigger

Is it possible to apply a "show/hide" function to an element on one page that effects elements on other pages throughout a document?
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Indesign CS6 Is it possible to make one really long page and use breaks to make it work as if it's multiple pages?

I'm having trouble using the show/hide feature in Indesign to effect elements across multiple pages (see my question on the issue here). If I can't figure out how to make that work my next best ...
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Indesign CS6 how to show and hide elements on multiple pages

I built a multi page questionnaire to use for my Corporate Identity and Brand Development services. Due to the fact that my customers range from new Entrepreneurs who've never run a Business to ...
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Center align to page or to safe area

I'm designing a cookbook in InDesign using templates from blurb.com similar to the one below. If I want a photo or a piece of text to be aligned to the centre of the page when the book prints, is it ...
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Does it make any difference compressing a file during exporting or after?

I have an InDesign file with a number of vector images in it. I was wondering whether it made any difference whether I exported a full quality version and compressed the resulting pdf or exported a ...
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How do I create a Interactive PDF from Indesign that allows end user to change picture for something else?

For example: I am creating a real estate flyer and want to save it for an agent as an interactive PDF. This way the agent only has to change out the pictures and text for each home.
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How do I get Adob Reader to allow my interactive PDF to be saved for e-mail?

I made a Questionnaire in Indesign CS6 and have the newest version of Adobe Reader. I'm trying to test it out but the bar at the top of the screen says that the information put into the form can't be ...
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Problem with submitting Interactive forms created in Indesign CS6

I made a questionnaire in Indesign and when I open it in Adobe reader and attempt to submit it I get an error message saying that action isn't permitted. I came across something else that said you ...
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How can I view my PDF as a brochure?

I made a brochure (4 panels each side) in InDesign and I'd like to see what it would look like folded without printing it out yet. Kinda like an e-magazine or issuu, where you can flip the pages. Does ...
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Is there a way to align bullet point indent in InDesign paragraph styles?

I've come across this quite a few times now. Whilst working on a long document with several areas with bullet points, it's obviously more efficient to style the bullet points using Paragraph Styles. ...
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Indesign CC - Another box inside my text box?

I have a text box in a document (Indesign CC) that seems to have another box inside of it. It looks like a border-type frame, and it is not resizable like the actual text box. I have attached a screen ...
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Trim lines for vinyl cutting

I have created an image for a door consisting of vector based (AI) emoticon balls in InDesign on a Mac. The supplier doing the print and installation is having an issue where hidden lines are also ...
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How Do I Remove Missing Plug-ins in InDesign CC 2015? (Old Fix No Longer Works) [closed]

When opening an older InDesign document that uses plugins I no longer have installed, I get the error nag message that plugins are missing. Previously, I could "clean" out the plugins by exporting to ...
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Indesign grep: Grab everything but

I need to be able to grab the birth year in a summary of a number of people. I know how to grab exactly 4 digits and I know how escape any digit. But I cannot seem to be able to combine the two. Here ...
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How to make Indesign connect Gujarati characters?

I am using Indesign of CS6. Recently when I try to type our local language "Gujarati" via Google Input tools ,Typed text not showing "Joint word" correctly. like this Same problem with photoshop ...
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InDesign master pages and modifying placeholder text style

I have a master page set up in my book and it has a text box to act as placeholder text. This is to be common headers used throughout the book. All I want to do is to reduce the font size, but ...
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Sizing anchored images in Indesign

When there are both text and anchored images in a text box, is there a way to size all the images together without altering the text box or the text?
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Is there a way to lock the cursor to the corner of an image frame in InDesign when adjusting its size?

When re-sizing an image and it's frame while keeping the image proportion preserved (ctrl+shift drag), InDesign will pop up those handy little guide lines in when my cursor is in line with the frame ...
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How can I automate this repetitive Design?

I need to put a pre-written dialoge into graphical chat boxes using Adobe InDesign CC 2015. I've finished the Chatbox and everything I'm doing now is Copy and Paste, Align correctly to other ...
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Keep paragraphs together over link

I have two textboxes linked together. However, I don't want to break up paragraphs. So if a paragraph overflows from textbox 1, I want all of it to end up in textbox 2.
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Editing embedded lines in a paragraph

I have a text box in my .indd project. Currently there is an embedded line/stroke, which is not grouped but seems to be a hidden symbol or part of a paragraph setting. I do not know how to select it, ...
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Help with booklet design - images straddling pages

I have a few questions regarding booklet design. The page orders are scrambling my brain! Firstly I cant work out how an image that spreads across the front and back cover should be placed. (...
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Is it possible to embed an indd file inside another

I know that it is possible to place pages of another indd inside a parent indesign file as a linked file. But is it possible to embed it? I'm using ID5.5 and the embed option is greyed out for linked ...
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Data merge, variable in image URL

I'm making a couple of different materials: business cards, office signs, and some more, all with images from the same repository. I know that I can input images with relative or absolute path, but it ...
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Autosizing not working with page number special character

I created a master page with numbering in the corner like so: It's width was set to auto size so that larger page numbers (say 233), would still format correctly. And it worked when I typed large ...
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InDesign: Create new page from template

Almost every page in a magazine I'm working on fits one of four templates. Those single-page templates are defined in four files. What's the fastest way to create a new page (or replace a blank page) ...
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How to place cut marks on a 2UP image in Indesign for Printing?

Getting an image ready to print and ran into a problem of cut marks/crop marks not appearing once the file is printed. Just to review the steps I took while working in InDesign to layout the image: ...
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How can I create a fine diagonal stripe pattern with Adobe design tools?

I wanted to recreate this fine stripe pattern - see dark bar behind the logo on top card: I started copy / pasting 90 dregree single stripes at set distances from each other manually, however in ...
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Is there anyway to select a custom image/icon in Indesign CC for use in lists other than by making a custom glyph typeface?

Trying to use a heptagon (7-sided polygon) in place of a dash in a list style for a project in Indesign CC 2015. There doesn't appear to be a simple way to add it to the available icon choices without ...
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CMYK Print - Jpg colours changing between Mac OS and Windows

I am a designer working on Mac OS X - I have created a CMYK .jpg graphic for print using InDesign. I printed it out and the colours appeared as expected. I sent this graphic to my account manager - ...
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Can two master pages be applied to one page in InDesign?

Is there a way of applying two master pages in one page? I want to make an adjustable InDesign template for a report that could be used for various projects. So I want to have one of the master pages ...
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Get blank image when placing an .ai file into InDesign CC

I have a simple line-art logo I created in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 from outlining text with a solid color and a cropped in the artboard to the logo's size. (1x1inch) When I place it into a new ...
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InDesign Margin Exporting To PDF

I've been using InDesign for 6 years, and I've never had this issue. When I export a file to a pdf, the margin line is showing up on it. I can't seem to find anything online about this issue and have ...
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Optical margin alignment in InDesign CC

Does anybody know how to add rules for Type>Story>Optical margin alignment setting? It used for "hanging punctuation" and I need to add some characters that will "hang". For exapmple russian ...
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Switching between different layouts for same content (InDesign)

For each page of a magazine, the content is the same: 1-2 photos, article content, title, subtitle, and author name. There are also four different layouts: three column full, three column with header, ...
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Drop caps for first paragraph in chapter in InDesign

Is there a way to format paragraph styles so that only the first paragraph in each chapter gets a drop cap? So far I have seen this solved by saving a "first_paragraph" style and a "regular" style to ...
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Easy way to automatically shift layers when adding new images to a catalogue?

I need an easy way in which to edit a catalogue. I'm working on creating a catalogue for a client that'll have all their products. The problem is, I need a way in which this catalogue will be easy to ...
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Making Transparent Image Layer not effect top layer image

I have an indesign image, that has a Transparency effect placed upon in via Objects->Effects. However, I would like the image that is on the top most layer above the transparent layer to not be ...
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Rescale EPS According to Text Size

I searched a long time already for an elegant way but couldn't find an option. I am using InDesign CS5 and wanted to know how to scale an EPS (or any other vector-) graphic that I inserted to my ...
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Fonts of PDF look different in Preview (made in InDesign CS6)

I am making an interactive pdf in Indesign CS6, using Quicksand (from Google fonts) as main font. In InDesign, at 100% view, everything looks fine and the text is easy to read. (left text in the image ...
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Indesign bleeding makings 4x6 into 4.50 x 6.50 instead of 4.25 x 6.25?

New to indesign and when I have a document thats 4x6 and when I add the bleeding to be .25 the red border(which I assume is the bleeding border) is actually enlarged to 4.50 by 6.50. Is there any ...
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Exporting from InDesign for print: PDF, JPEG or PNG?

I have a poster I designed with Adobe InDesign (69in x 36in) and I want to go to a print place and have it printed, but I don't know which format I should give the printing guys my file. InDesign ...
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Vertical Page Layout Print Booklet Prints Does Not Print Correctly

I'm printing a duplexed booklet with vertical master spreads using the instructions by Cari Jansen (great tut) http://indesignsecrets.com/vertical-master-page-spreads.php/comment-page-1. But when I go ...
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Possibility to link two chapters together to show together in the toc of InDesign

A friend of mine is writing a student/teacher book. For the teachers the book should have the questions and also the answers in there. But the answer to a corresponding question should be in the ...
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InDesign : Embed text-based company-logo instead of company name in text layer

I'm using InDesign and I'd like to use a Text-based Logo instead of Text. Is it possible that I do this within the same Text layer? One of the benefits would be that the image would respond to the ...
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What are methods do you use for handling typography issues (Ill, ill, fi, ct, Th) without using ligatures?

So, this is a question I've never asked, and in most cases avoided pointing out all together. I'm finally open to finding a non-ligature solution too. Preferably one that doesn't require a font change....