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What characteristics are common to well-designed and well-formatted textbooks?

I'm looking for inspiration on how to make my book appear more professional with regard to typesetting and page design/layout (although of course these alone don't make it more professional). I found ...
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Can I change the outside area colour of my canvas?

I am using Illustrator CS5 and the grey background around the outside of my canvas/page I used to have and loved has gone white. I do not know why. I can not change the colour in preferences-user ...
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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?
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Bleed Size for Exhibitor Stand In Adobe Illustrator

I need to make design for a company for the panels which we see in exhibitions. But before starting it I would like to know how much bleed size should I leave for printing for such a big design. ...
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Reuse previous design for new projects

I have a client that I did branding and design for a particular program within a non-profit organization. The program is now cancelled by the organization the client was working for. Now my ...
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CorelDraw: problems converting to curves text with embedded graphics

In CorelDraw it is possible to insert arbitrary graphics (raster or vector) right into line of text by copy-pasting object into it. It is useful sometimes since this embedded object will be scaled ...
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A4 portfolio as a book in photoshop. page compilation?

i want to design my A4 portfolio like a book format. and want to design 2 pages at a time. Could you suggest how shall i go about it. I was thinking of taking pages (1,4-2,3) and (5,8-6,7) together. ...
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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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Can I save layers as a template in InDesign CS6?

Is there a way to set up layers without data & style sheets & color in a file and save as a template so that when I open a new document of that particular layout those layers are already ...
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Help! Layout Size 1/2" = 1'

Our Designer will be out for the next couple days so I was given the task of getting her project started since I have the next most experience with this stuff. Unfortunately I can't contact our ...
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I'm using Indesign - the background is black yet when I print pdf it shows white [closed]

I'm using Indesign - the background is black yet when I print the PDF it shows white. How can I fix this please?
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Adobe Reader X changes the spacing on my text [duplicate]

When I add a text to my sheet and do spacing in between my sentences it will change it and compress it all back. How do I keep it from do this. We had a letter head created and this is what I am ...
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How can we design a better Restaurant Menu?

My team and I are involved on a re-brand for a vegan restaurant. Most of the print collateral has sailed through the approvals process. The trickiest item so far is the menu. We laid the type out in ...
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indesign delete first page in layout

How can I delete the first page (right-hand page) in a layout? Used to be you could start a section on page 2 (first left-hand page) then you could delete the first page, but I can't see how to do ...
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Want a tracing font for Montessori Work Sheets

I am designing Montessori work sheets. I wanted a Font for tracing for pupils. I googled it and found "KG Primary Dots by Kimberly Geswein", but when I use this font in my work sheet and printed it, ...
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What steps should i take to make my .eps file less editable?

I am pretty new to the adobe program and love it. I just have trouble finding answers by searching the internet. I have a certain group that likes my design posters but prefer the .eps (thus using the ...
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Are there some standard sizes when it comes to square page layouts?

I am designing this luxury product catalogue and I was thinking to make the pages square so it would somehow be a little more unique and stuff... The way I have it set up now is 8in x 8in(about 20cm ...
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Tool for creating one pager [closed]

I wonder if there is a specific tool for creating one pager cv's like the one bellow, besides photoshop or other high professional skill tools. http://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/a09NWOZ_700b_v1.jpg
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What effect is achieved by placing protagonists close to the border?

I am watching Mr. Robot on Amazon Video and I have observed that the actors are often placed close to the border. This placement does not follow the rule of thirds, golden cut or anything else I know ...
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How to undo alternate layout in InDesign CS6?

I clicked Create Alternate Layout in my InDesign CS6 document without really understanding what it was for, to try and fix a margin problem I was having trouble with. Now the document has been split ...
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Why do newspapers use multiple columns?

This might not be the right place to ask, but I was wondering why newspapers use multiple columns? Does it take up less space, or is there a visual reason?
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Can new-chapter page break be omitted? [closed]

How do you start new chapters on the same page? I'm using the latest InDesign. EDIT: I'm making a book, with about a hundred short chapters, sometimes as short as half a page. So far, I haven't ...
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best way to style a 14 person staff directory in one page [closed]

i'm doing a 14 person staff directory for a corporate souvenir program. it has to be done on one-page of 190 (w) x 270 (h). the arrangement is in alphabetical so no hierarchy between positions. ...
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Resolution Photo for 2m by 3m advertisment [duplicate]

I want to place a board on the side of the road where people are about 5/10 meters away when viewing. The board is going to be 2 meters by 3 meters. I was wondering which resolution photo do I ...
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How could I make more appealing titles on this particular design?

As a Desktop Publisher I feel like I lack the skills of designing something to make it look appealing overall. I have an A4 page where there are some products shown. It has a kinda dark background ...
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Apply MasterPage to even pages in QuarkXpress

I have created a new project with automatic text box (non facing pages) and have created a second master page that I would now like to apply to all even pages. InDesign has this option when I ...
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Page layout critique / advice

I'm not an artist or designer myself. I commissioned the cool hand + phone logo from a graphic artist. Now I'm trying to incorporate it into an "end card" for my YouTube videos. (The black border is ...
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Should online PDFs be saved as spreads or single pages?

There are benefits to showing a pdf download both as a spread and a single page. Which should I take into account—the view-ability on smaller computer screens or the design appeal of showing ...
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how to move indesign pages similar to moving artboards in illustrator

i'm making a 16 page layout, but the first and last page are not next to each other like the other pages but are separate. thank you very much! :D
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Making Advertisement System in Magazines with InDesign CC

When making Magazines, it's pretty clear that there will be Advertisements that will be placed in with different sizes (full page, spread, 1/2 page, 1/6 page, with bleed or without etc.). 1. When ...
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Professional Software to replace Geometer's Sketch Pad

I've been using an old copy of a program called "Geometer's Sketch Pad" to design character sheets for a tabletop game (think something like D&D). I'd like to copy over my existing work into a ...
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How can a design be balanced and yet have a focal point?

The concept of a focal point seems to be a fundamental one in web design, yet doesn't a focal point mean a page cannot be balanced? Surely by definition a focal point means that the page's 'weight' ...
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Efficient way to create picture grid

Suppose you're a photographer who works in Photoshop and Lightroom, and who wants to create a borderless "contact sheet", a grid of different photos with pixel-perfect alignment of the edges of each ...
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What is the best way to place three square figures on one page?

Two or four figures (images) on one page is fine, but I find it really difficult to design a Letter-sized or A4-sized page with three figures, especially when all three figures have square aspect ...
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Help with booklet design - images straddling pages

I have a few questions regarding booklet design. The page orders are scrambling my brain! Firstly I cant work out how an image that spreads across the front and back cover should be placed. ...
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How legible is a right-aligned same-line header compared to a more conventional left-aligned separate-line?

I maintain an internal weekly newsletter* sort of thing with zero or more points of interest* for each of a couple dozen people*. It's organized in groups within columns with a header for each such ...
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How can I convince a stubborn client that white space is absolutely necessary?

We have all been there: you show a client your design and they say "look at all that unused space, we can go ahead and make the text bigger, in fact let me give you more copy. We need to make use of ...
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Where is the best place to put the company logo on this banner?

I want to know where is the best place to put the company logo; top centre, bottom of text or where?. I can move the text up or down. So, I need your suggestions. I plane to add flat colour design ...
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How can I affect the starting point of “paste in place”-coordinates?

I want to copy an object element from one page to another page with a different page height. The elements should have the same coordinates on x and y axis. The "Paste in Place" functions doesn't ...
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Should I design PSDs for Desktop, Tablet and Mobile separately in responsive design?

I'm trying to design a responsive web site in Photoshop. But the question is should I design different PSDs for all these devices? (Desktop, Tablet, Mobile) If yes, what page size should I choose in ...
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Poem indent every second and third line [closed]

Is there a way, in InDesign, to indent every second and third line in a poem to look like this?!
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How to distribute objects with smaller outer borders?

I created a small flyer and placed four flyers on one DIN A4 page. But it seems to be impossible to distribute the four text frames correctly. In order to be able to cut the flyers the width ...
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Sending layout to printshop - transparency?

I will be sending an inDesign layout that I've been working on to a printshop sometime this week. The main elements of the book I'm doing are the greyscale illustrations on each page – all of which ...
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Photoshop: Change dimension of whole file

I'm using Photoshop for design a web page. Firstly, I created a file with 1280x1024 pixels. After designing, the I need my file with larger height, then I press Command + T for open resize tool. ...
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Hide text outside margin in InDesign

Is there a way to hide those parts of a textbox that are outside the page margins? In the screenshot below, I want the line to stop at the margins. Or is there another (better?) way to achieve the ...
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How do I change the page size of just one page in Microsoft Publisher?

I'm trying to make a brochure booklet with a centerfold. Each of the regular pages are US Letter size, 8.5" x 11" in portrait orientation, with the centerfold being tabloid size, 11" x 17" in ...
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Are there any good practices for designing web pages with a possibility of a very large amount of info? [closed]

I'm building a user profile page that sometimes displays huge amounts of text (depending on how much the user has created). It's basically a bibliography. Are there any techniques or good practices ...
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How do I make it so my website footer is always at the bottom of the page (but not sticky)? [closed]

I'm fairly good at getting stuff to work nicely as I come from a coding background, but I'm lacking in the design/visual department. I'm building a website for a friend and one of the things he wants ...
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Why is it so customary to put a picture in center of a QR Code in China?

I see more and more QR Codes like this: More such codes can be found if I try "Google Image Search" by "QR code china" or "QR code chinese" (but not just "QR code"). For me it looks ugly: It ...
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Is there a specific term for horizontal gutters?

Context My team is working on a responsive website and we allow the user to configure some of the properties of the page, including the spaces between the grid "cells". We had a conversation about the ...