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InDesign: Adjust object position when shuffling left/right pages

I'm working on a document (some 120 pages, so I'd like to avoid the need to adjust each page manually) with texts and photos. It is sort of a catalogue with each page having independent text, two ...
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How to work out a publication working file release fee?

I have been designing a 60 page publication for over a year for a client and they have all of a sudden asked for all of the editions working files for 'safe keeping'. I have advised them this will ...
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InDesign extract each page as a separate file

In a document where I have, say, 20 business cards front and back, and I have to export them as individual PDFs. That's 40 exports! I know that in acrobat I can extract the pages afterward, but I was ...
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Faster merge software than Indesign Data merge

We have created an Indesign document for 450.000 letters we need to send. Included in this letter is a Datamatrix barcode. We are trying to merge the data, but it takes forever, we can only do batches ...
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Can InDesign use XML data to generate QR Codes?

I'm building a business directory in InDesign, and my data source is a MySQL database. I can query this database anyway I wish, and output it either as xml or as a csv file. I prefer the XML option, ...
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Selecting and deleting text using GREP positive lookbehind.

Situation: I have multiple text frames each containing body text with static endnotes (imported from MS Word). It will be elegant if I can find a way to separate the body text from the endnotes so I ...
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How to create cutter guides for business card inserts in InDesign CS5

I need to create cutter guides for a business card insert in a brochure. I know how to technically create a new layer called cutter guides and use my pen tool to create the lines, but I am ...
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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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Adobe font cache clearing is not working

OS: Win7 x64 software: Adobe InDesign CC 2015 I modified one installed font slightly such that one character only changed. Then I uninstalled the original font, installed the modified version, ...
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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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100% black problem on indesign and pdf?

Currently I am facing a HUGE crisis about this 100% black not being right for printing and coming out as 4 colours, in my InDesign document. My swatch for the black text is set at c=0 m=0 y=0 and ...
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Multiple strokes on live text in InDesign CC [on hold]

Is there any way to put multiple strokes on live text in InDesign CC that is similar to using the attributes panel in Illustrator?
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Basics of InDesign [on hold]

I am a GM at a H-D Dealership and just had to let our graphics designer go, and I'm in a pinch. Is there an outlet I can use personally to learn the basics of InDesign, so I can get by with using some ...
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.AI vectors and text rendering wrong when PDF exported from InDesign

I have an InDesign file which has a placed logo linking to an .AI file. The logo looks absolutely fine in InDesign. I also have some large text using the font Open Sans which looks great in InDesign. ...
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Missing icons on the InDesign swatch pallette [on hold]

As the screen shot below shows, my swatches palette is missing the action icons on the bottom. It is also missing the swatch "type" icons along the right hand side of each row. It is like this for ...
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How I deactivate Alt + Scroll zoom in Adobe software programs?

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), if I accidently hold the alt button and move my hand on the ...
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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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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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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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Text skipping a page in Indesign

While working on an Indesign document, my text skips a page for no apparent reason, could somebody please clarify why? When I delete the space between words, the text returns to the same page, but as ...
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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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In InDesign how do I change the gap between spreads?

I didn't see this Q&A here so I thought I would share. So a colleague sent me an InDesign file with a huge gap between the spreads but how can I adjust this gap so it makes the file easier to ...
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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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InDesign: Adding space before the first paragraph

I'm creating styles for my book (to print) in InDesign. I'd like my "chapter title" to be somewhere lower on the page, not on the top, but can't do it. How do I set the paragraph style, in this case ...
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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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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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Inserting PDF into InDesign

I've been supplied with a PDF that I need to insert into InDesign. The particular InDesign document is a 16pp booklet, so there are facing pages. The PDF is going on a facing page. The PDF is set up ...
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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 Artboard issue… how do I fix this?

I am having an issue with the artboard/ pasteboard Im not sure what it;s called here.. but as you can see it is much larger than the rest, how do I fix this?
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Master template files? Change template, ripples through files created from that template… Is this ossible?

Specifically my problem is this. I designed a business card for my company. Originally i just made a template file (.ai, not .ait) with the elements and layout which i would modify for each ...
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Is there anyway to export a Indesign file into a PSD? [duplicate]

I have a client who has given me a web design in a Indesign file. I need to convert it into a psd for my developers. any ideas?
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How to put a 'gap' between pages in a spread in Indesign

(sort of step 2 for this question but also technically a new question in its own right) I have 4 pages side by side in a spread and i would like to put a small gap between them, to simulate how they ...
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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 can I convert a single PDF into a multiple-page PDF in InDesign?

My company creates large blueprint-type files that our customers can print at home on standard letter size paper and then assemble into the whole. We currently do this by creating a file in ...
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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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Modifying plain PDF to introduce interactive elements

I have a 70 page PDF that I would like to modify to make elements interactive. For instance I would like to intruduce a contents page that links to other pages and links within the rest of the ...
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Indesign inline numbering (inside a paragraph)

Is there a way to have a sequence of numbers positioned within regular text in Indesign, like MS Word's SEQ Field?
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How to get InDesign to add new lines in xml export?

I am exporting an InDesign test file containing that element as XML. There is a new line between "Test" and "Text", but in the XML I get the following code: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ...
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How can the height (or width) of an entire table be changed in one motion/keystroke in Indesign?

How can the height (or width) of an entire table be changed in one motion/keystroke in Indesign similarly to they way it works in Quark where the size can be changed by dragging a table point? I don't ...
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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 font scrolling issue [closed]

Ok, I am struggling with font scrolling issue in indesign. I have around 1000+ fonts in my system and I want to check different font style on my text. Now text field selected and click on font tab ...
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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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Why is pdf created from indesign file with just jpg smaller than size of jpg

Why is pdf created from indesign file with just jpg smaller than size of jpg. My indesign file is simply an A1 size document, I add a 9mb (4000 x 3000) jpeg to the indesign file but when I export the ...
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Item separators when stringing phone numbers together for B-cards

I have an CSV file with info for about 82 different Business cards. The CSV file has 5 possible different phone numbers for each card with separate columns for each phone number. (Ex. Office, Mobile, ...
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Pixel Dimensions with InDesign

I hope to achieve a better understanding on how to provide the highest quality of images in JPEG when exporting in InDesign. The story below is a condensed version of the situation. Task My task ...
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GREP string: “ folowed by a character in bold, make ” bold too

I have " that should be in bold (because the next character is in bold), but they aren't. How can I find them and chage their style?
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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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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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How 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?