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The drop shadow appears on both objects because the anchored object is part of the main text frame object. Instead of applying the effect to the text frame object, apply it to the fill. Since the fill is contained in the text frame object, and not the anchored object, the shadow will appear only behind the text frame. (Note that this only works if the text ...


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Make a new Paragraph Style. Set tab positions to align the labels, colons and start of the contents of the field. Set the Paragraph Indent and First Line Indent so that the first line of an entry (starting with the label) begins at the left, and any subsequent lines start indented. (The First Line Indent with be the negative of the Paragraph Indent.) To ...


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You can copy the graphic, switch to the type tool, and paste the graphic into the text line. - This creates an Anchored object that will move with the text. You can add text wrap around the graphic to control spacing. Use baseline shift in the type pallet to move it up or down. Once you get it set-up the way you like, you can just keep copy-and-pasting it, ...


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Data Merge is not a terrifically sophisticated tool, and it sounds like what you're trying to do here is pushing it beyond where it was designed to go. I see three approaches that could work, and one that may or may not. Two of them are workarounds: Apply a single paragraph style to the lot, then use Search/Replace to change the paragraph style of list ...


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In-Design Pros: easy to create a template, especially with bleeds, many business cards allow for a bleed easy to export a PDF to send to the printer easy to import graphics and overlay text, crop graphics/manipulate size/etc Illustrator Pros: easy to turn fonts to outlines immediately to ensure no font issues easy to save as a PDF Photoshop Pros: ...


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That would be a nice feature, if it existed. Unfortunately, without scripting there isn't a general way to pass a variable to PDF in quite the way you're asking. In the simple case of an invitation, you can create a fillable Acrobat form field quite easily from InDesign in two ways. One uses InDesign's interactive features, the other (simpler, in this case) ...


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For this kind of logic to work within InDesign, you need a script. Data Merge is pretty simple -- no different from the "Mail Merge" you find in word processors. Without a custom script, you have two choices: create the correct number of individual lines in the original CSV or create one instance of each label and print it the appropriate number of times by ...


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Look at adding a custom text variable. you would add the variable placeholder in all of the places where you would want it to appear. then you would just have to update the variable and it will update across your document. http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WS6A9BE096-77B2-4721-9736-797C4912B6C9a.html


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I think that is rather impossible. However, what you can do, is to add some colored labels to the pages with similar content. You can find it under the 'Page Attributes' of 'Pages' palette ('Main Menu->Window->Pages').


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The workflow this script is set up for is the Data Merge >> Export PDF, which as you noted spits out a single, massive PDF. The script runs in Acrobat. It takes the CSV file as an input (said CSV must have a column named "filename" containing the individual name for the extracted PDF. It counts the total number of pages in the PDF and divides by the total ...


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Another way, similar to Rsiel's answer would be to use a icon font; you'd have to search for the specific icon you wanted, but a fleur de lis should not be too hard to find. The icon would then be part of the text and you can size and colour as you choose; the icons will then move with the titles / sub-heading etc. Hope this helps


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Might be an "UFO (Undefined Frustrating Object)" problem. If any of above suggestions didn't solve your problem you should check 'Text Frame Options' Ctrl(Cmd)+b. Thick the 'Ignore Text Wrap' option. If you gonna make it, means that you have some object (empty frame, background image etc.) with 'Text Wrap' option set to on.


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If your PSD contains any vector information, don't place it in the InDesign layout. Save as a PDF instead, and place the PDF. The reason for this is that a placed PSD is always a raster image in InDesign, because Id uses the raster layer that Photoshop saves within the PSD. A PDF retains all the vector information and makes it available to InDesign. A quick ...


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There are two key points where color information is manipulated: your printer settings and the application's settings. The third (undesirable) option is "both," and you have to ensure that this isn't happening. The details depend on which model of printer you're working with, but I'll assume you're using a decent photo-quality printer rather than a Fiery or ...


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Set each program to use the same color profile, preferably the ICC profile of the printer your printer is using. The Adobe site has more info on setting for the different programs. http://help.adobe.com/en_US/creativesuite/cs/using/WSBB0A8512-8151-408c-9F79-4A9E9E3BA84C.html#WS6731476A-B9EA-4962-97E8-5065D1A62676 (Also just as an afterthought, ensure both ...


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The Publishing View in Microsoft Word 2007 lets you maneuver all text and graphics very easily. You can create text boxes just like in InDesign, use rulers and guides to align text, group or ungroup objects, insert info graphic shapes using circles, squares, and rectangles, and more. I've been using Word tools for over 3 months to develop creative, info ...


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This buggy cross-reference problem was a known issue in CS3, CS4 and iirc also CS5, very hard to track down because it was so hard to reproduce reliably. Several rounds of changes occurred in that area in CS5.5 and CS6, and as of CC it now functions correctly across files. Cross references were always problematic. I had success with them in CS4 by creating ...



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