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Why use a Book?

For several years, I have managed a five-chapter book in InDesign as 12 separate files organized into a Book (five 20- to 30-page chapters, plus all the front and end matter). It just seemed to make ...
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How to insert document metadata into the contents?

I can set up the metadata of an output PDF via file → file info, but when using type → text variables → define (as hinted at here), something like metadata → title yields a "no intersecting link" - ...
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Updating-Links ignoring Layer Options

Question: How to update links when prompted, but also preserve previously selected Layer Import Options from earlier placement? (linked file has been altered to trigger prompt) Issue Context: ...
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Copy color to existing swatch in Adobe Indesign

I have some 20 swatches and want to change whole gamma. I perform this in Photoshop using Hue/Saturation tool. Then I put the screenshot into Indesign. But I can only create new swatches with ...
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Adjust font size to fit text to frame in InDesign

I'm using InDesign data merge to generate lots of filled-in pages. I have a specific text block which holds a name, but always needs to be on one line. Is there any way I can have InDesign ...
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graphics make text blurry in ID

when I place a graphic (or anything else, box etc.) on my page, it messes the text up, makes it look bold and messy, I've never noticed this happening before and I've been using ID for a few years.... ...
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InDesign text variable: number of first page of section

What I want to achieve is a journal style header showing the start and end page numbers of an article: Journal name Vol X, Issue Y (2016): m-n (#) ...
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InDesign Faux Italic Font for EPUB

I'm producing an EPUB with Adobe InDesign. Most of the fonts I'm using have Italic and Bold versions. I simply select the correct font in InDesign, and it is set up as a @font-face in the CSS when I ...
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Export of Indesign page thumbnails to PDF xmp metadata

This is a technical question about InDesign/PDF XMP metadata. I'm trying to build a simple document indexer in PHP, making use of XMP information in the files indexed; i.e. PDF:s exported from ...
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In InDesign CS6, how do I get single words in italics into the header by using running headers and character styles

First, I want to apologize if this question has been asked before, but since I am no native speaker I don't even know what words exactly I have to ask for. Maybe then you can help me by posting the ...
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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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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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How to re edit master pages, apply them to all pages, but keep the specific items on each page intact?

I have a master page with a footer and a text box to write specifics on each page. I needed to re edit the footer and I had already written on the text boxes on each page. When I re edit the ...
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How to automatically insert page numbers to hyperlink destination text anchors in Adobe InDesign?

I'm using Adobe InDesign to make a PDF that will have links to pages within itself (e.g. a text on page 10 links to the text on page 32). I'm using "New Hyperlink Destination" to create Text Anchors ...
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Alt text for many images

In my InDesign CS6 document, I want to make more accessible by adding Alt text attributes to all the image elements in the document. Some pages have multiple, separate images set up in a ...
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Anchoring one text box relative to another text box that expands with text

I am doing a merge in InDesign to create datasheets for products. The problem is that the quantity of text in each field varies. I have the text box setup to expand down to fit the text. With ...
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How do I define a clickable custom shape “area” for a hyperlink, instead of just a rectangle in InDesign?

I have a map of the United States that I would like to break up into sections and assign a different hyperlink to each section that links to another page in the document. My problem is, when I assign ...
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Problem with adobe PDF preview and indesign colour calibration

I've been trying to work this one out today to no avail. The 15 image on the right is how adobe pdf viewer and Indesign CC display my file. The 15 on the left is how it prints; I can only seem to ...
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Making InDesign recognise image paths to network drives when importing XML

I asked this question on SuperUser nearly four months ago, but despite several edits to bump it to the top and even offering a bounty, it has only received two comments (by the same user) and no ...
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Difference in size (Indesign Export)

Really 'noob' question maybe, but how come I have an InDesign document with exactly 85x200cm but when I export it the pdf gets a size of slightly less?
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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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overprint showing wrong in output preview on different profiles

im having a problem concerning overprinting and the overprinting preview in acrobat pro 11. i have a sample document. exported with indesign to "ISO coated v2 (ECI)" and having the profile embedded. ...
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Defining a resolution in Indesign XML Import for an image

I import an xml file into InDesign. It contains images. <Image href="file:///path/to/file.jpg"></Image> This will load the image into the document, but it will be import with 72px/inch ...
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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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How to apply multiple styles to one object in Adobe Indesign?

For example I have defined two styles named "position: absolute" and "width: auto". Now I want to apply them separately to two objects, and both on third object. How to do this?
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InDesign: Updating ToC causes All Document Text to Disappear

I am using a template supplied by the service bureau. After adding 200+ pages of body text, I returned to the table of contents, and updated it. The red box (overset text) appeared. The next page was ...
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InDesign interchanged TOC levels

I have a really weird problem with my InDesign TOC – it interchanges the levels I preset in the Table of Contents menu. The setup looks like that: Included Paragraph Styles: name – Level: 1, Page ...
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Indesign workflow for hidden text visible only on TOC and running headers

I am working on a storybook with the sections split into two based on two authors. Each of the two sections have multiple stories that each spans a few pages, hence the recto running header will have ...
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In Indesign, how to apply one master page to all first pages of documents?

I want to apply a master page to all the first pages of the documents in a indesign book. I have typed out the chapters of a book as separate documents and have made an InDesign book into which I ...
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InDesign: How to have a section head to the left of text?

I'm trying to do the layout below. I was originally trying to create this using 5 columns and having the text span 4 of them. But that didn't work properly because when I would add a column break ...
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Is there an automatic way to replace tab and images, instead of Find and Replace in Adobe Indesign?

I am writing a textbook with Adobe InDesign that has optional sections. These sections have a tab then a flag at the right end of the tabs. I am wondering if in the TOC, how should I treat the TOC ...
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Question about grid - 12 columns gutter widths

I'm a bit confused on the best way to set up a magazine grid, 8.5"x11" page spreads. I found a great template with 12 columns from http://www.thegridsystem.org/ and the gutters are all 1p0. However, ...
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Create automatic low & high res pdf, png with inDesign for multiple user

I am working on a platform, which should create from an inDesign file a low and high-res pdf, a png and maybe a new indesign file with the new data. These steps are in my mind. User logins or ...
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Inserting page causes master to center\resize

When I insert a page or pagination changes within my book, the headers\footers set in my masters center on the spread. The error does not occur when I insert a page that does not have a text box for ...
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Change all uppercase letters in a named style to initial case (Indesign Grep)

This is my first post here. I have Peter's (forgot his last name) excellent change case-script so I can do the replacement with no problem, but the find is baffling me. I have a glossary where the ...
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InDesign: Find a character at the end of each line

How can I find a character "-" at the end of the line in Adobe InDesign? I do not want to be at the end of the sentence/paragraph, but the line.
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InDesign Merge Data Text width fit frame width and not the opposite

Good Evening, I would like to have my text width stretching automatically to its Text frame in InDesign CS6. (I want the text adapting to the frame and not the frame adapting to the text) So the ...
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Control the size of subsequent footnote frames - InDesign

Is there a way to keep very long footnotes from filling the page? I know you can put in frame breaks manually or setup a paragraph style that limits to one paragraph per page, but neither of those are ...
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InDesign: Changed from Indesign CS6 to CC and now files won't export to PDF properly - missing characters

I recently got a new Mac and changed from InDesign CS6 to CC. I'd been exporting to PDF (Print) absolutely fine on the old Mac (in InDesign CS6) - but now when I export in EXACTLY the same way (on ...
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Mysterious line breaks in InDesign

I keep running into this weird behaviour of InDesign which probably has a simple solution. Whenever I work with large text, I start getting weird line breaks inside the text. The example below is one ...
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How to find overridden master page elements?

Via CTRL+SHIFT+click one can override master page elements of an InDesign element, and by deleting it and re-applying the master page one can undo the overriding. But how can one find the overridden ...
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InDesign Linking for Editing Images

I am working on a booklet in InDesign and want to edit many images through linking, but when I use the link to edit with Photoshop, changes are only made when I don't unlock the layer. However, in ...
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Indesign - Image Auto-Size - Set Maximum

In Object Styles, there's an auto-fit option, but it only has minimum-size. Is there a way I could impose a maximum width for (image) objects?
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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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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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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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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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Indesign all images showing up as modified.

I was looking for some help on an issue I'm having with indesign. My company currently has multiple catalogs all done in indesign, recently I have run into an issue, where every file that I open for ...