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PDF is a complex standard that includes a huge number of features, and the kitchen sink on top of that. Not all of those features are conducive to print production (for example, hyperlinks). PDF/X requires that your document is prepared for print. That is: All fonts are embedded in the file All images are in CMYK or in spot color mode, OR contain color ...


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First.. there is no such thing as a "standard" PDF. What does that even mean? What is a "standard" pdf??? If anything, there are "PDF Standards" which is the PDF/X format. PDF/X-1a comes with some valuable restrictions on the data it can contain. All color must be greyscale, CMYK, or Spot colors. RGB data is not allowed in a PDF/X-1a file. All fonts ...


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It seems counter-intuitive, but you are not trying to format the text itself. The formatting needs to be applied to the text box that the pull quote is in, so the solution is to use Object Styles rather than paragraph styles. Access the dialogue box via Window > Styles > Object Styles. As you would with Paragraph or Character styles create a new style and ...


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Whoops, there is an easy way to do this, it's just not where I expected it to be. It's on the save dialog screen at the end of the process, here (note that for some reason it appears to not work for Chinese, Japanese and Korean fonts): I was expecting it to be in the earlier screen similar to how InDesign's PDF export options are set out, here, but it's ...


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This is a problem with inDesign that many users suffer from! Here is a detailed tutorial on how to fix this issue so that the dimensions are measured just like illustrator. http://www.nineteenfortyone.com/2011/05/indesign-dimensions-include-stroke-weight/ The trick is to set the "Dimensions include Stroke Weight" setting within the software.


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As per the Adobe InDesign website: InDesign is a page layout tool. The program allows you to collect graphical (raster and vector) and textual content into a layout, enabling easy multi-page processing and powerful exporting options for both print and digital purposes. And I feel like an Adobe salesman now. InDesign has powerful tools for easy workflows ...


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Don’t paste content into InD! Okay, that takes care of that nightmare. I’ll let others explain the limited exceptions to the rule. Check your vector display settings InDesign tries to spare your memory by displaying linked vector files in a pixelated preview mode. It assumes you know what it looks like. However, unless you’re working in ...


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No. Templates are a one-direction mechanism. You start from the template and then the template is no longer referenced. In other words, templates are only referenced when a new file is opened. They aren't "linked" to anything after that. Making changes to a template after the fact does nothing to alter any files previously started with that template. That ...


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If you want to make sure your PDF is "clean", you can always use the "/Save as/Optimized PDF" option in the Acrobat Pro "File" menu. Then you can look at the options, and check every boxes in the sections "discard objects", "discard user data" and "clean up"; this will flatten your layers, remove the extra data that might be invisible and as it says, clean ...


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I would layout a cover like this in InDesign. Especially if the document has many other pages following. The photos I would edit in Photoshop and if there was any more complex vector graphics I would use Illustrator to do this. You could probably do the whole thing except the photo editing with any of those tools though. The tool for lay outing pages is ...


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There's really nothing to worry about in terms of output. All that's being done is the text frame is getting a color applied to it. It's no different than placing a colored rectangle behind the text frame. Output would be the same, it's only the production method that is changing (and is easier).


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From http://creativepro.com/indesign-how-using-liquid-layout/ Liquid Layout can move and/or resize objects for you any time you change the page size or orientation—and not just for digital output formats. It’s highly useful when working with multiple print formats, too. For example, let’s say you’re laying out a non-fiction book, and that you’ll be ...


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You can define a Character Style for your Bullet Character which has a baseline shift. (Sorry for german screenshots) Bullet and Numbering Options Character Style Options


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One trick is to simply make the background of this logo in Photoshop a lot bigger and use the same black recipe for it! Then you won't need to use another black in Indesign and you'll make sure the same color is applied and will be printed. Here are more details on rich black and what to verify when working with black background as your design uses. ...


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It's easy to change the color of guides in Illustrator. Just select your guide line, right click on it and select the Ruler Guide option. There you can change the color into whatever you want. If it's not a ruler guide (say you made it by going to Layout -> Create Guides) I think you have to change its color on the Master page using the above method.


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Using InDesign and linking to external files via File > Place is generally the best method. While copy/pasting is certainly possible from Illustrator to InDesign, the paste can sometimes be problematic to edit later depending upon the actual artwork. Using the Place method allows you to edit the original, in Illustrator, then the link will update. ...


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In the table of contents set-up, you've got ^y instead of ^t in the "Between Entry and Number" field. I don't know if this is your only problem, but the Indesign Reference Manual (updated as of June 15, 2015) suggests this.


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Put simply: Illustrator is for creating vector graphics, logos and single page layouts. InDesign is for creating single and multi-page layouts using elements created in illustrator/photoshop/corel etc Yes you are correct that CorelDraw is basically very similar to Illustrator.


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CS5 and CS6 both should work completely fine on your laptop, doesn't matter if you want to use Ps, Ai, or ID. Check this link, Intel HD 4000 is on the Adobe approved list. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-cs6-gpu-faq.html


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The basic idea Corel Draw and Ilustrator are mainly for vector based ilustrations. This is very broad, it can be a logo, and icon or inclusive almost photorealistic vector based images. It can also be used for layout. This is for printed materials, flyers, posters, etc. This can combine photographs, vector based images and text. On the other hand, the ...


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No, you cannot. There is a very simple reason for this too. All characters in a font have a little bit of whitespace to its left and right side. Without this, the characters would touch each other (in the current font design systems, anyway). In addition, it's debatable what 'the left edge' is, for any given character and/or font. For instance, do you count ...


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If you want the electronic version to truly mimic the print version, use spreads. Just make sure your inside margin (on the binding side) is generous enough for your binding method. (I'm not sure what that would be in the case of OTA binding).


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You could use a Table of Contents for this. For every photo create a textframe with the respective photo credits and put it on the same page as the photo itself (you can of course also use captions for this). You may choose to put these textframes in a seperate layer, to easily hide them. Give these textframes a specific paragraph style (say ...


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Don’t mis-use Sections. The divider which you want to use is Part.


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I don't know why you choose that rich black combination in the first place. You probably don't want a neutral gray but a warm red. Also, when doing a print job you can simply use the values of the colors you expect, not a transparency which, depending on the ink and blending modes you use, throw different results. A neutral rich black, needs to have some ...


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Add the leaders to the tabs Not in the TOC dialog, in the Style dialog.


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To my knowledge, there is no way or preferences settings to really insert a copied element exactly at the same coordinate relative to the document that welcomes the "placed" elements. But there are some good old tricks that can save you some time. Maybe you already know them. Personally, I love using the coordinate numbers because it's the most precise ...


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Best is not defined, one of my pet peeves. Best in this case depends on what you know how to use. You will naturally get the answer that you should use InDesign because you mention the word 'cover'. This leads people to think about print publication and the correct answer for designing publications is InDesign. But this answer also casually glosses over the ...


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Because of how you black is being decomposed, you'll always see the other tone when using a rich black, especially if you use high density of colors other than black in your recipe. As you know, your rich black has a large tint of magenta, it's totally normal the gradient will look a bit brown. In Photoshop, the only way you could achieve what you want ...


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Off the top my head I'm pretty sure it's grouped as a guide so you can try command/alt + ; to toggle visibility.



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