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How do you save each file created by Indesign Data Merge

I have used data merge to create 100 PDFs, how do I save each one individually with its own name?
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Some text moves when deleting a color swatch (Indesign CC)

I have a color swatch I need to be deleted, but on deleting the swatch some text in certain text frames moves up a little (1 or 2 mm). It is not the frames that move, but the text inside the frames. ...
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InDesign keeps getting hung up on AI files while exporting

I'm exporting a book to pdf for print, ID runs through most of it without a hitch, but sometimes it'll get caught up on an AI file while it says "writing JPG file," or "Reading xx.ai" I know I can ...
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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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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 corrupts imported excel-files. Win/Mac issue with character sets

I'm on a Mac, working on an InDesign-file. I get some xlsx-files with numbers in them, and when I place them into my document, all spaces are replaced with an 'Ê'. I'm thinking this is some issue with ...
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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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Indesign Data Merge - Auto Size Text Boxes so the paragraphs are fluid

I am using Indesign data merge to take information from a CSV file to populate a PDF. One item in the CSV file is a summary paragraph, another is a basic info paragraph. They all vary in size. My ...
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Fixed Layout ePub Page Transitions on iPad

I have a fixed-layout ePub presentation that uses a simple fade transition between pages. I created an invisible button on each page to navigate to the next page. The page transition works fine when ...
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InDesign: Reset “Character Color” to default

Is it possible to reset character color to default? I had 70% tint of [Black] and now want it would be like this: How can it be done without creating a new style? I can change tint to 100%, but ...
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Can I insert tabs in quotations? Design/Indesign

Here's a picture showing what I mean. Is it correct to tab quotations such as did here? Thank you!
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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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What are the options for digital magazine publishing?

I work for a company and we produce a 60 page magazine. We do a print version but are trying to figure out the best, most cost-effective way to create and publish a digital version. Also keeping in ...
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How configure color in InDesign for a specific printer?

In my work recently was bought a Brother MFC-L8850CDW printer, CMYK tonels. But no matter what we do, when a document or a PDF made in InDesign is printed, the output colors on paper have a huge ...
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Invisibles in InDesign affecting alignment

I'm working on an InDesign file (possibly from an older version, it's been a minute since the file was used), and when center aligning the text, it appears that the hidden characters or "invisibles" ...
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Pairing data from two excel files in Indesign [on hold]

I have a catalogue filled with tables that contains info about products and their reference number. Now I need to add, from another file, prices to that tables. This file is very simple, in one column ...
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How to make InDesign CS6 files compatible with CS5?

I have a file prepared in InDesign CS6 but I only have InDesign CS5. When I run the software it talks about a "plugin upgrade". How can I do that? How can I make a CS6 file compatible with CS5?
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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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InDesign Double sided printing

I hope someone can help me. I designed a 4 page front and back card sized to 5x4 for a client. They want to print it front and back. I have the pages set up to printer spreads sized at 5x4. The pages ...
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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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How to resize page (page layout) and all content/images at same time

Looking to resize pages, and all content in pages to remain in same proportion. Is there a way to do this?
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Find/Replace automation in InDesign

I have a great number of text replacements to make in a set of documents in InDesign. They always follow the same formula: Change "this text" to "that text." I've been manually selecting "this text", ...
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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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Table in Indesign not exactly a table inside text frame. What is it?

I am designing a catalog using several elements from another one. BUT what looks like a table is not a table exactly. It's a text frame, it looks like it's all text frame with tabs which it's not ...
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Creating a book using InDesign

I'm learning about InDesign (using versions CS5.5 and CS6 - depending on which computer I use). I am competent at using it at a basic level - creating INDDs, creating joboption files for PDF export, ...
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How to set Keyboard Shortcuts for Paragraph/Character Styles in inDesign?

Indesign seems to support the addition of custom keyboard shortcuts for paragraph styles. In the current version of Indesign CC the text box is there but no matter what I try to type I can not set ...
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Fill frame proportionally many frames at once

So I have a layout of circle images like this: Now suppose by Data Merge, I am able to generate the template with different pictures. The problem is, the pictures appear as above, so I want to be ...
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There and Back Again: What changed when importing a vector from Illustrator to Indesign?

I designed this portfolio piece for a class using Illustrator, and in my rendering I created a crayon by revolving a shape along its axis. I then used Object -> Expand Appearance and it appeared ...
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InDesign relink - same files (size, extension), but different name

I was given an InDesign file with links that are in Korean language. The original file names mostly use Korean symbols, but the files I have were all renamed. Here is an example: %#@$.psd (...
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Removing Pantone colors from my swatches palette [on hold]

Why am I unable to delete a Pantone color from my swatches palette?
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Placing pages for pagination in Indesign

At my job we often have to set up booklets for print in printer spreads. My method involved creating image frames on the master page where the bleed in the gutter is cropped for each page. Then I ...
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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 auto column width size for table based on the data containing?

I have a lot of tables that designers have to adjust slightly to fit the content. This takes a large amount of time in our process and I would like to know if there is anyway to skip this? Perhaps a ...
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Poor jpeg output from InDesign CC [on hold]

JPEGs from InDesign have random 'slice' marks in it! What's causing this and how can I remedy it?
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Exporting to epub - keep text on path editable

I am looking for a solution to the following problem: I need to export files from InDesign to an epub format. I am using the built-in export feature of InDesign CC 2015. It works pretty well, but I ...
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How can i get better crop marks in InDesign CC so they are simpler to cut? [duplicate]

I know how to add regular crop marks to a design, my issue is when I go to cut out my prints on a paper cutter most of my crop marks are gone after 2 cuts so lining up the paper cutter gets really ...
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How to match my layout grid with my margins, columns and baseline grid in indesign

Please forgive me if this questions sounds a little off, but I'm struggling to understand it let alone explain to you. When setting up a document in InDesign, I want all of my columns and grids to be ...
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Colour of colour swatch changes in InDesign Document

I have a problem with InDesign (I am using the latest version of the program). I created an RGB Colour swatch in a light green colour tone (RGB 197 232 108) If I am using it in my InDesign Document, ...
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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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How to determine the latest export options chosen?

Is there any way to determine which file type and export options where last chosen via Menu → Export? E.g. if the user exported as a PDF (print), I would like to obtain the chosen filename, ...
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How to keep text formatting when updating 'Linked' txt files in InDesign?

With the option of 'Create Links When Placing Text and Spreadsheet Files' enabled in InDesign, is it possible having a txt file (plain text) that is continuously updated outside InDesign to keep the ...
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Multiple-page, varied-information Data Merge in InDesign?

I am an amateur here, any help is appreciated! Can I use Data Merge in InDesign to input varied information from a .cvs file into multiple pages of a resource directory? The idea is sustainability ...
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Force page footer in master to stick to the bottom of pages of different height in Indesign

I'm trying to create a website prototype in Indesign. It consists of multiple pages with different height (home page, article page, archive page etc.). I created a master page with header and footer ...
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How to dynamically display object properties in a textbox in Indesign?

Im wondering if there is a way in Indesign CC to get object properties and display them in a text box. In particular the height of a box in pixels. So, if the height of a box changes from 800px to ...
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How to fake flowing/falling paper? [duplicate]

I have been coming across some posters where falling or bending paper is hardcore-digitally faked. Hère are some examples: I wonder if anyone has any thoughts on this might be achieved? ...
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How to convert all raw-embedded images to placed files?

A slightly related question deals with exporting all placed files into a single folder. My problem is unfortunately deeper: The original author directly pasted screenshots into the InDesign document, ...
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How can I insert this image to fit this action perfectly with keeping the dimensions?

I am working on a guideline with Adobe InDesign and once I am ready with it, I wanted to create a 3D mock up using a Photoshop action, but when I tried to insert the image it looks really small. I ...
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Indesign small subheading graphic library option?

Is there a way to design a subheading (fancy font, lines and small icons) that I could reuse again and again? Sort of like a clipart/small template library? (I'm brand new to using InDesign. I figure ...
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inDesign list alignment

I'm trying to setup a list in inDesign and am wondering if there is a way to make multi-line points line up accordingly without forcing a break and inserting a tab character? In the screenshot you ...