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Setting a pattern for a cell-background in Indesign using cell styles

I would like to set a patterned background (ex: hashed, spotted- effects that are easily done in Word) to some cells in a table in Indesign CS6. Even a gradient would do the trick, but I see the ...
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Indesign CS5 No longer displaying section markers in Table of Contents

I'm working on a catalogue which has over time worked it's way up to 36 pages. I placed text boxes with Section Markers on the Master Page spread to use as the header for each page. I then created a ...
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Create pdf with external images

I wan't to create a pdf ready for print with an external logo file so that we can easily print many versions of the same pdf with different logos. Is anyone aware of any way you can keep an image ...
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Add column break and space to using paragraph using styles

I'm going to design a fairly large festival programme and wish to make use of XML to ease the process. But I need to be able to make column break after each entry, and also add spacing after certain ...
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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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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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Why does my master page move when the page shuffles left/right?

I am laying out a book in Adobe InDesign. Context: Since creating the original book document, I have changed the page size from 6x9 to 7x10. All my master pages are of the new size (7x10). (I have a ...
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Font misbehaving in indesign [on hold]

For some reason the Gootland font work normally in Word, but when I try to use it in Indesign it behaves horrible. It adds the letter "d" into words and spaces. Does anyone know why it's acting like ...
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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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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 to use Material icons for designing mockups in inDesign? [on hold]

I'm trying to use Google's Material Icons for a mockup design with inDesign but am getting a strange issue where a bunch of black boxes appear behind the icon, the usual 'missing character' symbol: ...
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In Design will load but not open file [on hold]

My magazine file that I have worked on in the past (2014) will not open with ID CC 2015: It keeps loading but no file opens. And it acts as though I never tried to open the file. I have no error ...
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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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Outputting files to a platesetter [on hold]

What is the meaning of white hold off when outputting files to a litho platesetter?
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Auto populating text from field 1 to field 2 for adobe interactive forms

I am creating a adobe interactive form in adobe indesign cc. I want to create a text field box 1 and 2, such that whatever is entered in box 1 is auto populated in box 2, secondly box 1 is ...
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Weird bookmarks with random string reference in InDesign generated PDF?

I have a document in InDesign with some headings and a table of contents generated from them. In the exported PDF file I get lots of bookmarks with weird names starting with "h", followed by period, ...
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Importing XML into InDesign and automatically adjusting content

My client has an InDesign catalog. Instead of manually updating it as he's done up to now, he'd like to import XML data into the InDesign file and not have to make any of the changes manually. However ...
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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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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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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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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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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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InDesign CS6 - Update multiple displayed artboard/pages of linked files without relinking

InDesign CS6. I'd like to know if there is a way of updating a linked file's displayed artboard (.ai) or page (.pdf) without having to go through the process of relinking the file. Currently upon ...
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InDesign CC: Text not filling all of text boxes

I am using Indesign CC to make a newsletter from a template/grandfathered document. It has a 2 column design with images and captions etc. to go with the main text which has headings within it. For ...
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animated media files in indesign interactive pdf

I've been trying to add an animated file into a pdf through indesign. So far every technique and file format I've tried results in a problem with the color of the image. Basically I'm trying to match ...
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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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Why are imported PDFs blurry in InDesign?

I'm creating a magazine in Indesign and have pdf ads that I imported and placed all throughout the magazine. The pdf ads are crisp and clear in their original format, but when I place them in ...
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Which is better Cumulus or Portfolio. How do they differ from InMotionNow?

Im looking into a DAM  (Digital Asset Management) software for my company. We are going to jump from the 1800s into the 21st century with probably a little resistance, no prob a lot of ...
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InDesign Data Merge: multiple records per page

I'm new to Adobe InDesign user and I'd like to create multiple coupons printed on a A4 page, each of them having a different coupon code. I understand that I need to use Data Merge, but ...
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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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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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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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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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Place into InDesign and keep transparent padding / exact artboard size?

When I place a vector image like an Illustrator file or PDF into an InDesign file, InDesign always trims away any clear whitespace around the artwork. This causes problems because normally, I've set ...
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Images blur when exporting as interactive PDF (CS6)

When I export my InDesign CS6 Document as an interactive PDF the images come out blurry even though they're all properly linked and look fine when exported to a print PDF. What can I do?
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How to fix disproportional scaling across multiple images at the same time in InDesign?

In InDesign CS6, you have to directly select an image and scale up or down after clicking the "constrain proportions" chain-link button in order to revert the proportions back to normal. When ...
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How o do you add multiple pages throughout an InDesign file?

I have an InDesign document with 50 pages. I would like to add a new page after each existing page for a new total of 100 pages. Is there a quick way to do this?
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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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How do I insert a smiley face in InDesign?

This seems simple but I need to insert a black-and-white smily face similiar to this image. Are there any glyphs like this on the Mac. I got this from Microsoft Word it automatically does it when you ...
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Relink images in Indesign

I have created a template in Indesign and it is for a wedding card. My client have 52 colors and he want to show his 52 colors in this template. So document have 52 links. This is for only 1 card ...
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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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RGB conversion in InDesign

I have a problem with RGB and CMYK colors in InDesign. I created a document that uses CMYK color profile (Coated FOGRA39) and used RGB(255, 66, 0) which was converted automatically to CMYK color. ...
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Apply a brush on a path in Photoshop CS6

Hy. I want to create something like this: using path. I want to draw a line in fact and on that line I want to apply a rainbow effect like this one. Some time I want to have 2 colors in the ...
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Indesign CC : Adjusting page size to fit with content

I am new to Indesign so please don't kill me. Is there a way to adjust the size so it fits the content I have in the page, or do I have to adjust the page size manually? Thanks
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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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Copying an excel multi line cell into an Indesign table

I'm creating a booklet with indesign and I am trying to copy data from an excel spreadsheet into an indesign table. I was given an excel spread sheet with the a list of peoples names, their titles and ...