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There are roughly four options. Here are three I wouldn't recommend: Bundle the InDesign file with File > Package, as discussed by Vincent ("Generally a Bad Idea™." to let a client loose with InDesign) Get them a copy of Adobe InCopy, which is designed for this purpose (editing text in InDesign files). However, it costs money, and while I've not used it ...


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Generally, sending an InDesign file to a non-designer is a Bad Idea™. InDesign has quite a steep learning curve for one, and project managers are prone to edit more things than you ask them when you send them source files. On top of that, sending a native (source) file to a customer is not a very good move as a designer, for it contains lots of ...


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When setting up a long document in inDesign, there are a few best principles to follow that will make your experience much smoother and enjoyable. A) Use master templates. This is crucial, create a master template for every page type that you will be using in your book. A classic standard is a blank template without page numbers for end pages, chapter ...


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While making a book it's extremely important to use baseline grid because Pages are thin and transparent and you don't want line to show from the page before, and baseline grid avoids this from happening 2 pages side to side that the lines are not aligned to each other is unaesthetic to the point of almost unreadable Here's how you work with baseline ...


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If all the labels are consistent in appearance and the only changes that will be needed is text on the label -- I'd use PDF forms. It is a simple matter to create a PDF form which allows any user to input form field data (text) in specific areas. Using a PDF form ensures a few things: Editing is easy on the end user. They click and type, then save or ...


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If the file is set up in reader spreads.... Export as PDF/X-1a file, single pages, with bleeds and marks. If the file is set up in printer spreads.... talk to your printer. For books and manuals most print providers really want single pages so they can properly address creep and gutters. You need to verify that printer spreads will be okay. Prepress ...


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I’m not sure I fully understand your problem. If you create a document with Facing Pages in InDesign and specify a bleed of, say, 3mm, then that bleed will be there on all four sides of each individual page if you export as pages, rather than spreads. To illustrate: Set up your document with page settings like these   Make a spread with an image ...


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In Photoshop you can achieve this effect in a number of ways. One such way would be to create a layer filled with white with a black rectangle in the middle. Make this a smart object so you can change the properties to your desired effect. Add a Gaussian Blur and then Color Halftone (Filter > Pixellate > Color Halftone ...). Now make the layer's blending ...


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Facing pages are used to control the logic of master pages as well as the layout in the Pages Panel. With Facing Pages on, the masters become "right" and "left" not 1 and 2. So InDesign will not let you place a left master on the right page. The logic, to me, seems to be there to prevent a user from mistakenly applying the wrong master page to something. ...


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You cannot, in general, copy the exact same feature behavior from one program into another. Tinkering with settings can sometimes lead to a similar result, but not in this case! InDesign's justification algorithm is influenced by both Donald Knuth's "optimal spacing" as implemented in TeX, and Hermann Zapf's hz-program. It finds the optimal line breaking ...


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It sounds like a near by object has a text wrap (even another text box). Click near by objects and check your Text Wrap window. Turn it off if you don't need it.


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All of these answers seem very legitimate and probably above my skill level, so I may offer more basic feedback. First, let's ask some important questions to narrow it down: Does your project manager have InDesign, and is he comfortable working with it/editing files? If so, we can go from there. If not, there's no reason to waste your time. Figure out ...


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You might make two different paragraph styles. One for the list and one for the heading. I've also been known to make an additional paragraph style for the last item in the bulleted list with extra space after. I'm not sure if this is the right answer, but I make mine with multiple paragraph styles.


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I do option A. I keep one file with the whole image. Then, I open that file in Photoshop, save it with "CUT" in the file name as a .PSD. I draw a clipping path using the pen tool around the whole object, or just part if I know exactly where I want it to stick out. I save the path, select it and create a layer mask. I place the original image in my InDesign ...


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It is essentially A. You place the photo, determine the position of desired crop, then edit the photo in Photoshop so it is cropped where desired. For print production, and using InDesign+Photoshop, the image would just be saved with transparency as .psd files and placed into InDesign. On occasion, using 2 versions of the same photo can come in handy. ...


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Wellp... You can still use Data merge, or at least part of it. The data merge functionality just will not output the text the way you want. This method is similar to just placing a text document. What you need to do: Install the InlineMerge.jsxbin script Install InlineMerge script by Loïc Aigon. Download link is at the bottom of that article. I also ...


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It appears to be both a problem of implementation and design approach. From the International Digital Publishing Forum page: The background-image property remains largely unsupported because of the reflowable nature of EPUBs. Although support may increase as fixed-layout publications get supported, use of images is not recommended in general, ...


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If I would be asked to do it, I would go for the solution A you mentioned. It's not a problem to make some adjustments in the psd file. About the standard file format I think there is not one for all, every format has its pro and cons sometimes you choose one other times another as needed.


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InDesign native Datamerge won't allow you to create hyperlinks on the fly. You need at least Scripting to achieve that. A plugin such as EasyCatalog is also a good candidate.


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If you are exporting the pdf from InDesign, you can do it when you export. First, open your .indd file in InDesign. Go to the file menu and select export. Once you have selected where you want your pdf to be saved, a dialog box entitled Export Adobe PDF should open. On the left hand side, there is a series of menus. Under Output, you can select Color ...


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This is somewhat of a guess, but I believe it has something to do with this option: In the Menu: Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options There is a setting here to Align From. The small circles that you created may have this attribute set when they were created, and the Eye Dropper is grabbing it even though you don't want it to. I suggest selecting ...


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I don't have any help for similar-to ::after functionality, but the following should work for ::before. Though it likely wasn't intended for this purpose, you can just customize a numbered list to accomplish this. Just choose List Type: Numbers, and in the Numbering Style section, change Number: to desired string sequence of characters. At any time, you ...


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Lock the text box/frame (Ctrl+L), then go to preferences (Ctrl+K) and UNCHECK 'Prevent Selection of Locked Objects'. This actually means Selecet (& Editing), so the position is locked and editing is not.


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From what I understand, you are saying that your files aren't updating after you make changes to them in Illustrator. Try this; Go to your links panel (if you don't see it then select it under your "Window" tab). There you should see all of your files in your InDesign document. You can look through all of them to find the file(s) in question, or you can ...


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This will be so easy if you are using Adobe Lightroom beside Indesign. Simply make a collection into Adobe Lightroom and batch adjust your collection or adjust images one by one and save. the saved images will reflect immediately into Indesign. and export to that particular printer. if you want to revert to the original images, all you have to do is to ...


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Resize one. Select the others and choose object>transform again>transform again individually. Source: formus.adobe.com


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Great answer from Janus! And great visuals. :) One other question that needs to be asked: Is the finished product going to be saddle-stitched or perfect-bound? (Forgive me if I'm stating info you already know, maybe someone else will benefit from it) Saddle-stitched is where the printer/bindery takes the spreads (2 pages on front of each sheet of paper, 2 ...


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I think your file is aligned to baseline grid. This is actually the best way to work on print (typography speaking) In order to cancel it just select the text box go to the paragraph window and on the bottom of the window you'll see the align/not align to baseline grid buttons. In order to try to work with it go toy your artboard, right click and press ...


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After playing around some more, I worked out that it just so happens that the number of lines those paragraphs equal (3/4/4) happens to make it align equally with the baseline at my chosen font and leading sizes. I had configured the paragraphs to align to the first line of the baseline which was making these paragraphs look odd by coincidence. Shortening to ...



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