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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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Why is my background white when exported as PDF in InDesign?

I have a problem with Adobe InDesign. When I change the page's background color (by modifying the Swatches>Paper color), and export it to PDF by going to File>Export, in InDesign - the outcome of that ...
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Creating an indesign fillable form with computation (addition)

I am trying to set up a bespoke menu order form using Indesign CC interactive forms. I have my master template set up however I cannot quite get how to do the following for the viewer to be able to ...
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How do I make my *.jpg's border equal in InDesign?

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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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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Indesign - Text wrapping error

I have a sentence that is wrapping even though the text box is large enough and there are no objects nearby to cause it to wrap. How can I get it to stop wrapping? Is there some magic way that it is ...
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Select all text across multiple stories

I need to change all text in all the stories in an indd file from "Adobe Paragraph Composer" to "Adobe World-ready Paragraph Composer". Can it be done through UI or I have to use scripts. In the ...
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Designing a Resume using Indesign [on hold]

Im Designing my very first resume for a graphic design job. I have a resume i designed as a part of my school project but i want to change it now. More over it has a Portrait layout which also i want ...
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Parent or master business card document [on hold]

I have 50 or so business cards to make and they all have the same design and layout with only the text details changing (names, titles, etc). Is there a way to set up a parent or 'master page' type ...
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InDesign/Powerpoint to JPEG for 50" widescreen monitor viewing

I'm trying to export a file (either InDesign or PowerPoint) that can be exported to a JPEG to be viewed on a 50" widescreen monitor off of a thumb drive. There is no computer attached, it is a smart ...
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Preview my image sequence in InDesign

I've made an image sequence by using my overlays in InDesign and pointed it to a folder where I made my sequence images I exported from photoshop. BUT I can't figure out how to view it to see if I did ...
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InDesign data merge template not following path

I'm creating a curved path which is being used as a placeholder for data merge content. I create the path, click on it, then double-click the field in the data merge window. It places ...
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InDesign: How to outline fonts when exporting to pdf

Is there a way to outline fonts when exporting to pdf? I know if a hacky way, but I am wondering if anyone knows the correct way to do it in the most recent version of InDesign (cc).
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Indesign - Paste Inline Image Resized to Frame Width

I'm inserting large inline images into my text flow, which it then breaks the flow and disappears. Is there a way to have it automatically resize to fit the text frame's boundaries?
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Multiple stokes on live text in InDesign CC

Is there any way to put multiple strokes on live text in InDesign CC that is similar to using the attributes pallet in Illustrator?
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How I deactivate Alt + Scroll zoom in Adobe software programs?

mates! So I am working on a Mac with Magic mouse. When I am using the Adobe programs (Ai, Ps, Id, no matter, I think it is common for all of them) I accidently hold alt button and move my hand on the ...
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Reduce File size of PDF Created In InDesign

I created a simple PDF file in InDesign where I placed 15 jpegs of dimensions 2480x3508 pixels of 300 dpi and included a few hyperlinks. Each page has one image. The resultant file size of the pdf ...
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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 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 Paragraph Styles, Object Styles & GREP

New to the forum so apologies if this has possible been covered before. I work in catalogue creation and we've recently transferred over to inDesign Im trying to recreate our price lozenges in ...
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Difference between InDesign and CorelDraw?

I work in CorelDraw. I also want to learn Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. I think Illustrator and CorelDraw are similar. Output is same. But I want to know how is InDesign used? What is the ...
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Im trying to use grep styles to format large quantities of text

Here is a sample of the text. NEW! Certificate in Office Operations (3 parts) Office Operations Cyber Security for Managers Embracing Sustainability in the Workplace Intro to 3D Printing ...
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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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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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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 include section numbers in InDesign Table of Contents

I am trying to create a Table of Contents for a book in InDesign. Each page of the book has a section marker and page number (e.g. 1-3). I set it up that way so that the section marker and page number ...
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Text wrap - have two text boxes behave differently with same object

I have two text boxes that I would like to have behave differently around an object. The title text box I want to run across the graphic object (so ignoring the text wrap I setup on the object) and ...
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black gradients print blue from indesign

I can't get black gradients to print black, it keeps printing blue. Even after creating a rich black swatch and setting my color output to composite gray it still printed blue. What am I missing?
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100% document scale in InDesign

How can I setup actual 100% document scale in InDesign? I'm working on a document for web and I need to everything as is. It looks like that InDesign calculates scale based on 72 PPI yet my monitor ...
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Adobe Illustrator vs Adobe Indesign for brochures

You may know me (not that I am worth knowing) from my first question. I am a noob in web design, graphic desgin, font theroy, color theory, guess all of the mixes that are crucial. My expertise ...
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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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How to set Table of Content numbering to use 01, 05, etc. for page numbers

I was inspired by the table of contents in this document and set out to mimic, in a document of my own, the way the page numbers fall before the text in large numbers each with two digits (e.g. 01 ...
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InDesign CC losing quality when importing image

Is it really possible that when you import image to InDesign its quality gets worse? In this case image contains logo made in Photoshop. We are using iMac which has retina screen I believe. What ...
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I have an image of a gradient which i want to copy into a shape i've created in InDesign

I have an image of a gradient which i want to copy into a shape i've created in InDesign however when I click on the image, the gradient doesn't change in the colour box and so I'm unable to save that ...
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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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Prepress proofs?

This is my first time creating a photography book through Indesign and submitting for print. I'm about to submit the pdf to the printer and receive pre-press proofs. The book contains many images as ...
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Who owns the InDesign files?

As a company, if I hire a graphic designer to create ads, brochures, etc who owns the InDesign files? Does the designer or the company that hired the designer own the files? My company hired a ...
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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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Preparing document for print to have reverse creases

I have a wedding invite that has been created as one page but it will fold like an accordion. It's a portrait page split into 4 with 3 creases. How do you go about preparing a document to have some ...
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What is the best way to export imposed PDFs from InDesign?

The only way to export imposed PDFs directly from InDesign is through print booklet. But that only exports a .ps file, which has to be processed in Distiller. Adobe recommends to create PDFs directly ...
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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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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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Regex to convert custom tags InDesign GREP

Consider the following text: This is a test text with b custom tags /b to apply a b bold /b character style. In the above text, I have used b and /b as custom tags to designate a section I need ...
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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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PDF presentation, storing multiple proportions

I've prepared a presentation in InDesign, that's supposed to be seen on very different screens. I'd like this presentation to look the best, despite the proportions of screen that it's beeing seen on. ...
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Is there way to preload all images in PDF document

I've prepared a quite image heavy presentation in InDesign, just to occur a bit annoying problem. After exporting interactive PDF, and opening the file, some of the images and elements load on the run ...
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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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color problem in InDesign

im having a problem when printing in InDesign. When i print the color is it no right at all, the color it is bland. When i do a print screen of the page and print it, the colors are perfect. Can ...
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GREP rule to catch all types of web link / URL

I'm looking to build a robust, reliable GREP rule to catch all web links and URLs that appears in text, covering all possible characters and gotchas like HTTPS, or URLs in brackets like ...