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This can be done by setting the first letter as a character style. I call mine drop_cap: After applying the character style you can open the style and go to Character Color to change it: I think you should read up on character and paragraph styles, from Adobe: "Paragraph and character styles".


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The other answers are correct that this is down to the work of the Adobe Paragraph Composer which is balancing your whole paragraph as opposed to each line individually. If you do want your "the" to stay on the previous line (without changing to the Single-line Composer) just replace the preceding space with a non-breaking space (Type → Insert White Space → ...


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As far as I know, InDesign is using the justifying algorithm of LaTeX (which is a very good one!). This algorithm is built to create an optimal justifaction for the complete page. So it could be that in a special line in your left justified text one word could be shifted, but the result of this shift would produce bad typography for the whole page. If ...


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InDesign is using a muti-line composer (called Adobe Paragraph Composer) by default. It does not actually try to even your line it tries to even as many lines as possible within the paragraph. So it has detected that the other lines are better off with the 'the' pushed downwards. It creates a less ragged result. If you want to use a simpler heuristic of one ...


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If you have Acrobat Pro, yes you can. I don't believe Acrobat Reader has this function. (These instructions may vary depending on which version of Acrobat you use. I'm using Adobe CC 2015) Open the PDF in Acrobat Pro. Under the "Tools" menu (top left), choose "Print Production", which is under the "Protect and Standardize" section: From the list on ...


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I'm going to take a slightly different approach to solving this. While he is definitely not wrong, Darth's method will involve you having to apply your style to each character manually—a process that could be very time consuming on a large document. I'll show you how to do it automatically. Open your Paragraph Style Options and go to the Drop Caps and ...


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No this is not possible due to the application control of the title and that most ebook software restricts the usage of JavaScript. I would advise using a script to unpack the ePub and use something like Imagemagick or sips (for mac) to resize the images to around 650px width but that depends on the image overal size. One issue you will face with ...


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Use a character style and set the scale appropriately. Place guides at the baseline and x-height of the base font to help you do the alignment. Then in the character style of the second font, under Advanced Character Formats, set an equal horizontal and vertical scale so that the x-heights align. For example: "Porttitor" is set in a different typeface with ...


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Thanks, @fabiantheblind, that works brilliantly. I've added a few (borrowed) lines to make it work as a Startup Script (so it waits for a document to be opened). #targetengine "session" // we need a targetengine to make this work app.addEventListener('afterOpen', function(myEvent) { // Only run once a document is opened. See https://forums.adobe.com/...


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The alignment must also be set to the Left margin. That's the first setting to check. Format > Text > Align > Left If the alignment is correct, you must also specify that the writing direction is left to right or LTR to get the writing to start on the left margin for some text layout software. Format > Text > Paragraph - Writing Direction > Left to Right


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No it's because InDesign looks for commas as a separator while Excel will use a semi-colon. Prefer Tabbed Text as export format. InDesign will like this better ;)


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1. No blocks of color (including black). People don't like wasting ink, and cheaper printers will probably smudge or run or band or just generally get ink everywhere (I've used some shoddy printers). 2. Use big margins. Some home printers can print to the edges of the paper, some can't. Even the ones that can need you to turn on the feature, which most ...


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Make it black and white, or at least use minimal amount of color in nonessential elements. Black and white is the lowest common denominator. Its also good for legibility on the worst quality printers. Beyond black and white its good to know that many home color printers are not designed for CMYK input but rather RGB, which can pose some problems with black ...


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First drag the zero point of your rulers to the top left of the area you want to print. Then open the print dialog and under the Setup tab, check Tile and select Manual. You can see in the preview on the left that the printed page (the smaller rectangle) is positioned on your document (the larger rectangle) at the zero point of your rulers.


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I don't think this is possible with the built-in footnote feature (unless things have changed in CC, which I don't have) you're probably better off creating your own text frame and writing your footnotes manually. You could create a solution based on cross-references, but that will probably be a fair amount of work to set up. If you don't have that many ...


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Right click the pages view of the layers panel, then select anything other than By Alternate Layout from View Pages:


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"Clear Transformations" resets the following values back to zero or 'normal': Scale Rotation Shear Flip horizontal/vertical i.e., all transformations listed in the Object menu under "Transform", except for "Move". Naturally, if these values already all are 0, the command appears to do 'nothing'. See also InDesign Help / Transform objects (and you really ...


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Hum. You are mixing too much issues, because you recognize you are still noob. Yoy feel the photos are not too good, but you do not know where are the errors. A bad result can be on several levels, let us call them steps. The photo a) The photo was taken with bad light conditions. Non flatering light. b) The photo has technical errors that can be ...


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Two basic things to check (Gimp): exposure is about correct: Windows>Dockable dialogs>Histogram: the graph should be "balanced", and reach both ends of the range. If it seems collapsed on the right the picture is overexposed, on the left the picture is under exposed. color balance is about correct: spot an element of the picture that should be gray or ...


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Contacting your printer about required resolution might be a good idea. There's a good chance that you will not have to print this at 300 dpi (20m @300dpi would be a whopping 236,220 pixels!), but at something like 30 or even 15 dpi. They might also instruct you to deliver a file at 10% size, so effectively a 9 x 200 cm file.


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use a combination of two buttons (play/pause) both set as that when one is clicked it hides the other. And also of course play/pause the sound: The epub here:


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Given you want something simpler than you already have it might be easier to batch resize the images outside of InDesign. Within InDesign you could use Empty Frames as the placeholders (which is what they are) Then Place and select all of the images you wish to place: Then actually place them by clicking on the frames: Finally, select all images ...


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You could start in InDesign, export your text and a few different page layout options, and then customize for iOS. I've found that getting the interactivity to work using the prescribed Adobe methods is a pain, and the only place the interactive documents will really function anywhere close to 100% is when you export them to the Adobe Server. With the ...


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I have recently started using the InDesign Page Exporter Utility Script and i can confirm this does what you need. It gives you the option to export each layer as a separate PDF via a simple interface.


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If you copy and paste between InDesign or InCopy and Indesing paste without formatting SHIFT+CTR+V. That should force text to inherit style you pasting it into.


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CSV is comma-separated values. On some windows machines (when win is not English) the comma is changed with semi-colon. And in the result csv files are exported with ";" in place of ",". You can change it in windows regional settings or just save file as Tabbed Text.


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Reducing the resolution of any images used will definitely help. Eliminate or reduce the use of shadows, layered colors, or varying opacities, because they likely won't print the way you had planned. You can also adjust the settings when exporting your InDesign file to a PDF by selecting Smallest File Size. These things will not only help the printing ...


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Yes, if you're missing fonts you'll either have to install them or replace them. InDesign will warn you of missing fonts in a couple of ways: It'll highlight text in pink: You'll be warned when you attempt to export the PDF You can use the Find Font dialogue box under Type > Find Font. This will list all the fonts used in the document, and flag any that ...


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Besides the answer DLev provided, you can open the pdf in other programs like Ilustrator and Corel Draw and use the normal eye droper. But there is a chance the pdf you have is not a production pdf. Sometimes an agency sends for a low resolution RGB file. RGB because it compresses better than CMYK on the embeded images. Your best witness are the flayers ...


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I work in a print shop that does layout for books and then prints them. Some of them have been up to 400 pages long, and the whole book (minus cover) is all in one Indesign file. As far as I know we have not had any problems with corruption or the files just not opening. I think you would be perfectly fine to put this 130-page book into one Indesign ...



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