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What is the best way to create partially extracted photos?

This is from a magazine but I was just wondering how this effect is done please see pink arrows showing areas of image that extends beyond where the background has been cropped. So its kind of like ...
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Anchor background-color object to paragraph style in InDesign

In a book I'm working on in InDesign CS6 every chapter starts on the next odd page. Every page with the 'Chapter Title' paragraph style has its own background color (the whole page is filled with this ...
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InDesign CS6 - form with umlauts

I can't insert umlauts or a sharp s in Acrobat after I created the form with InDesign CS6. Does anyone a similar problem / can help me with this? I suppose it has to do something with UTF-8 encoding ...
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Can I save layers as a template in InDesign CS6?

Is there a way to set up layers without data & style sheets & color in a file and save as a template so that when I open a new document of that particular layout those layers are already ...
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How to set page size for Postscript output file in Adobe InDesign CS5?

I want to export a document to a postscript file in InDesign CS5. How can I set the page size for the document? Sadly, the option is disabled in my preferences window. Here is a screenshot of a ...
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Confused about InDesign Baseline Grid

novice here. So I'm confused about baseline grids. It's the first time I'm using them and here's the scenario. I will be typsetting about 30 odd volumes of pure text, no graphics, a reference work ...
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In InDesign, is it possible to hide the Web Content loading icon?

I am using web content layouts to make sure my animations are shown on the iPad. If I display the magazine on an iPad, I can see a loading icon on opening the page, right before the animation starts. ...
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InDesign Data Merge with hyperlinks [on hold]

I want to run a data merge with text and photos and I want to be able to hyperlink the photo to a website. I have about 400 entries with the data merge that will each be on a separate page but I can't ...
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<Indesign 2014 CC> How to save a booklet to PDF

My problem is that I nowhere find how to SAVE a 200x200 booklet from 8 pages on a A3. I already know that you need to save it to a postscript file. The thing is I dont have a A3 printer at home so ...
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What is the best page size, in pixels, for a PDF to be read on iPhone?

I want to design an instruction manual to be read on an iPhone and maybe Android devices. I know that the iPhone screen width is 320 pixels. What would the best page size be? What is the best height? ...
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Padding between border and text in textframe InDesign

Is there a way in InDesign CS6 to add space between the text and its border? Or do I have to just make a shape behind the text instead?
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How much should I charge for repeat work? [on hold]

I dabble in freelance design work. I have repeat clients but usually they are completely separate projects. However, I recently designed a real estate flier for a client. He was happy with my work and ...
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InDesign CS6 - Content conveyor: placing collected objects (links) at their original positions

With the intent of easily updating elements across several pages I am using the content collector tool to place linked objects. I am finding it unpractical to precisely position several collected ...
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Auto-find missing links in Indesign plugin

I was wondering if you guys know any plugins for InDesign (I'm running CC) that would scan and search on all the folders in the computer and in the mounted drives on the mac for the missing file? ...
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>Indesign>Data Merge> AppleScripting a “Desktop” Indesign Server [on hold]

First of all, I would like to thank you for your time. This will sound too ambitious, but stay with me. I deal with alot of Real Estate agents. As you all know, they have many repetitive designs ...
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How do I send a file I've created in InDesign to someone else, so they can open it up in InDesign and work with the file too?

I'm kind of in a pickle and took on a project involving indesign/illustrator. It's been a long time since I was really familiar with InDesign so I feel a bit overwhelmed right now and as though I've ...
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Saving a GIF File with no background

I have Corel Paintshop PhotoPro X3, and I bought a vector from Shutterstock that has multiple flourishes in it. I want to save each flourish as its own file. So I cut one and save it onto a new vector ...
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InDesign: Do grouped objects maintain individual hyperlinking properties? [on hold]

Essentially, I'm trying to figure out if grouped objects maintain their individual properties when exported to PDF - for multiple reasons, but I just came across this specific issue specific that ...
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Converting CMYK PDF to RGB

Is there a simple way I can achieve this? I seem to be struggling to get a straight answer on this from searching on Google and other forums. Or is the only option to open my InDesign file and ...
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Can you design print material with the intent to use LC and LM?

When printing material that will include photos it is best to use Lc and Lm (Light Cyan and Light Magenta) to aid in the quality of the print. The description from Wiki says: CcMmYK, sometimes ...
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Photo Clarity When Printing at Home Using Indesign [on hold]

I’m trying to print a book on my home printer from Indesign and the colors in the photographs are coming out murky. Just not as sharp as from Lightroom. The images are 300 dpi JPEGs with Adobe RGB ...
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Force indesign to backup / autosave / keep backup copy

We recently had an incident were we lost some work in a indesign file, although indesign by default autosaves every minute the issue we had is that when the program was closed it prompted us to either ...
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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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Essential Steps for Long Document Project in InDesign

first time posting here so bear with me. I'm a fairly new user to InDesign and have a project to do which involves typsetting numerous volumes of pure text, it could end up coming to about 30 odd ...
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Problem with InDesign paragraph numbering

I realize this post may not be perfect for this SE forum, but seeing that it's a graphics editor I'm having problems with I'm thinking that maybe the right eyes will get to see it. I'm having big ...
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JPEG in InDesign Problems

I'm throwing together a newsletter InDesign that requires putting in JPEG images. It looks fine in InDesign but when I export the image to Adobe reader the borders on my images change so that one side ...
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Adobe InDesign 6 not printing booklets to edges of paper, InDesign 5.5 did

I printed booklets for my students in InDesign 5.5. Worked perfect, on US Letter paper I was able to get 2 worksheets per side. I'd cut them down the middle and have these great packets of ...
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InDesign: Text Won't Go to Top to Text Box [closed]

I am using an already-created document on InDesign (newsletter) to create a new issue. However, I seem unable to get text to go to the top of a text box. When I resize the text box, the text will ...
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Why does the clipped objects position reset when applying eyedropper color to a mask in InDesign CC?

I'm working on an icon project where I have images clipped into circles of varying colors, bleeding off the bottom. I'm also creating a color scheme, in smaller circles, which is then applied to the ...
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How can I add a border around a paragraph style after xml import in InDesign?

I'm struggling with my first xml import, and i'm used to work with InDesign. Below is an .xml file that's been generated by a database export, and will change every month. Without any problems, I am ...
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XML in Indesign - how to use attributes to assign formating

I wanted to use XML to design a big festival programme. Unfortunately the XML consist only of text elements that have certain attributes (like date, time, type, etc) assigned to them. I can rename ...
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Image as background for magazine cover in InDesign

I've created a new car guide magazine, similar to this example. However, I cannot get the image to fit exactly to the page size, in my case 222 x 291 mm ( width x height) and it ends up looking ...
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How to repeat section number without incrementing it in Adobe InDesign?

I am styling a document with many sections. The section number needs to be repeated throughout the section (a la running header). However, there is no text variable/marker for the current section ...
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Automatically resize an object by a percentage when a particular object style is applied to it

I work for an education company, and we deal with a good number of fractions when writing our publications. We currently use MathType to generate the fractions, which saves each fraction as a separate ...
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Color picker in InDesign

Is there a way to change the color picker to emulate illustrator or photoshop's color picker? I can never figure out how to get to the color I want in InDesign. I always have to go to the other ...
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automatically adding a sequence of characters

Is there any way of adding specific sequences of characters at the start and/or end of every instance of a determined paragraph style? I could do this using Grep find & replace, but then the text ...
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Why can I only unlock some elements in my master template in Adobe InDesign?

So I am using templates, and can override the locked master items (e.g. text boxes and headers) yet cannot seem to unlock an image (which I am using as a placeholder to replace with the correct image ...
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Do we need bleed if the Print output isn't intended to be cut (as is output)

been trying to get a handle on this bleed thing.. and i kinda get it, but for the most part it talks about making sure there are no white-outs at the edges of your printed document after it's been cut ...
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How to Force Update of All InDesign Links (Even Ones It Thinks Are Current)? [closed]

I'm working on an InDesign document that makes extensive use of linked Illustrator graphics. Many of these Illustrator graphics themselves make use of placed png images. The problem I've run into is ...
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How to lock the position and size of a text-frame in InDesign CS6?

How to lock the position and size of a text-frame in InDesign CS6? I would like to lock those properties in each page in Indesign. Sometimes the designers get wrong and drag and drop the text frame ...
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How do I print the booklet I've made in inDesign so it can be perfect-bound?

I'm printing a booklet and have only ever successfully printed a file that was saddle-stitch bound. What needs to happen for this file to be printed for perfect binding? Thanks for the help!
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When designing for apparel how should the canvas be addressed?

I am aware that most screen printing or DTG (Direct To Garment) have a maximum print size but I'm curious to know what is the proper way to address apparel designs when the intended design is to be ...
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Fonts blurry on png exported from InDesign

I have created a new InDesign document and typed some text on it in Times New Roman. I then exported the page to PNG at 72ppi. However, the text on the exported png is blurry. How can I fix this ...
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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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How to give dotted effect to sides of a photograph?

See image. Can this be done using photoshop, indesign or illustrator? Using this opportunity to wish all a happy easter.
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Alter text alignement in multiple tables - Indesign

I Need to alter the alignment in multiple tables in indesign, but i don't won't to do it one by one (selecting all cells and then changing the alignment) since I have around 100 tables in my indesign ...
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Is there a way to tell InDesign not to break words in a Paragraph? (hyphenation)

I am pasting this text into a text box in InDesign, I have a Paragraph Style set for that box and I am using "Justify with last line aligned left" (you can see in the screenshot, the red circles) The ...
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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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1st time sending PDF book of 48 pages created from InDesign to press

While I've been sending PDFs to press for years, I've never sent an annual 48 page booklet to press as a PDF. I've always sent InDesign package. I guess the thing that makes me most nervous is the ...