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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Table of Contents auto grabbing character style

I'm just learning the Table of Contents feature in inDesign, and have learned a lot from tutorials but can't figure this one out. When I create a TOC or update the current TOC, it always defaults to ...
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InDesign CS6 Keeps Shrinking Last Cell of Linked Table

I'm having an issue with Adobe InDesign at work. We're in the process of putting together a catalog with a bunch of tables linked to excel files. Recently, I had to re-run our pricing so now the ...
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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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How to store paper medium (not size) in a PDF?

Our documents are intended to be printed on a pre-printed form that our printer has set up as different paper medium. Forgetting to chose that is obviously rather annoying, but changing the printer's ...
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InDesign: Header, footnote and span column

How can I move a footnote from below the header with a "span columns > span all columns" settings to bottom of the page?
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Why did my InDesign preview mode background turn black?

I know that you can change the preview mode background color in Preferences>Guides and Pasteboards. When I was working on a document, without going into preferences, my preview mode (shortcut: W) ...
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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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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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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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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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Publishing Books: considering Adobe ID, XeLaTeX

As a university professor, I feel like gathering my notes and create books (ebooks) out of them. I know LaTeX quite well but sometimes I feel like the placement of floats is not very well done ...
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InDesign Changed 3 pages to be super tiny. How do I change it back?

Not too long ago three of my pages suddenly became super small (about a pixel by a pixel). Please see this image: I'm not sure what I did for this to happen. I noticed them when I reopened the ...
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What are the major differences or pros and cons between incopy and wordsflow?

I'm aware that they're both options for allowing writers to continue editing text while we are doing the graphics and layout, but I haven't found much doing a direct comparison. Can someone enlighten ...
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Any example when angle on text is better than that on text frame?

To have rotated text, either the text angle can be used or the text container object can it self be rotated. I have mostly seen angled text frames. Are there any examples where text angle is ...
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Add a finger tracing layer to a PDF

We're looking to make a PDF for the kids with a bunch of mazes they can trace their finger through – Destination iPad. Was wondering if there is a way to use an image of a maze in the background and ...
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Text dissapears when typing using installed google font

I just installed a google font, and it shows up in the list of available fonts. But when I type in indesign all fonts work except the one I just installed (raleway, light). For example, I select the ...
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Losing InDesign book file

I'm using the latest version of InDesign CC (11.2.0.99) and for the first time ever, my Book File keeps disappearing. Anyone else having this problem - and know a way to fix it - very frustrating!
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Can't apply Paragraph Style to InCopy Assigned Text Frame after Updating Content

Hello all — I'm quite new to the InDesign/InCopy, so bear with me please! I created a textbox in my document and assigned it via right click on textbox -> InCopy -> Add to Assignment -> ...