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I figured it out, so I am sharing... First turn off "Allow Document Pages to Shuffle", and add as many pages together as you want (they will be aligning horizontally). Then go to the Page Tool and on the panel on top where there are some setting for this tool, click on "Objects Move with Pages" then drag the pages. It behaves like the artboards in ...


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You only have to work with the letter m. Select the letter m and in the character formatting controls make the following: make the letter m [superscript] or reduce the [font size] of that m, and increase the [baseline shift] to an appropriate value. still m selected. reduce [Tracking] to any value you like. after you finish save the selected m in a ...


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The recommended sizes for print are 10-12pt however this is dependent on the typeface being used also as the structure (cap height, x-height, etc. (if you want more information on that this is a nice starting point) varies from typeface to typeface. For the body 11pt is typically a good size but you must remember to keep your audience at the front of your ...


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For any print, regardless of format, the optimal legbility is around font size 11pt, with ~15pt leading and ~60 characters per line (including spaces). These are of course dependent upon your target audience and other factors (like Ryan mentions). An example would be a publication aimed at seniors: they will prefer a slightly bigger font. Of course, als ...


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Alright here we go: Check the export Tags Panel Then go ahead and Export HTML, then open the idGeneratedStyles.css file in your preferred editor: For the second part of your question one possible solution would be to make a Master Stylesheet using XML and import it into the different parts of your book. Though if you did the Master Stylesheet ...


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It's my experience and understanding that each page in Indesign is it's own object. I know of no feature or tool which allows you to select elements across pages. Selection is restricted to the current page or spread only. If you think about it, this makes sense because it would be exceptionally rare that one would need to select elements on more than one ...


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Basically, what you're asking is: Is it possible to quickly learn this job you guys've been doing your entire working life? Short, but blunt: just knowlegde of a certain piece of software is not going to be enough to be able to lay-out and create a book. Yes, Adobe InDesign is can be learned rather quickly if you are a bit savvy with graphic ...


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The first thing you would do is set up a master page specifically for your chapter title page, and drag out a Primary Text Frame. In the Text Frame Options, select the Baseline Options tab. Check Use Custom Baseline and set the Start option to the position at which you want your paragraph text to start. Leave Relative To set to "Top Inset" and make sure ...


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(this is essentially a long structured comment) All of the software you mention can do this. It depends a bit on the situation. Its quite clear that if you are laying the images for print then InDesign and Illustrator are the tools for the job. You might need to adjust each individual picture in photoshop, however. Laying out for non print context I would ...


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Use a Compound Path. Create your rectangles. (I suggest clicking and dragging the Rectangle Frame Tool to the desired area, and without letting go of the mouse, use the Up/Down and Left/Right arrows on your keyboard until you get the desired grid of rectangles. The gutter between the rectangles can be adjusted under Layout > Margins and Columns before you ...


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The short answer here is, "Don't do that." There are three reasons why: Extract Assets is designed and intended as part of a web workflow. It is not actually useful for print. PNG is not a print format. It was created for the web and remains a terrific on-screen image format, but there are far better formats for print. A layered PSD can be placed directly ...


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Well first you gotta make sure that its a 24 bit PNG. In order to do that you can just name the layer that you want to make the asset of like this: assetname.png24 But in general i gotta say that PNG is primarily a web-format. Of course i don't know what you are trying to accomplish, but since there is better options to make webgraphics than InDesign ...


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Have you tried changing the import options? Check Show import options in the Place file dialog before importing. Maybe Use transparency information is disabled.


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Hopefully not too simplistic an response but start with a condensed font that you can get a more than adequate number of characters in a single line. Something like Univers Condensed (57) or Ultra Condensed (59/49) perhaps? If you're proficient in Excel, you could always add another column and split some of the data into two cells/fields, if it lends itself ...


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I think you have two text anchors there, as the hidden character for a single text anchor is a floating colon.


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Perhaps ironically, that happens automatically if you insert a variable in a text frame (because a variable is really just a single hidden character under the hood). Things don't work that way with merged data. From your question, it sounds like you're getting overset text after a data merge and you want to solve this by reducing the point size of the text ...


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One solution would be to prepare all your rectangles and to import your image in one of them. Double click ont he image so you can place it where you want (or maintain click on the double circle one the center of the placeholder) to cover all the rectangles. Once it's well placed, double click on this rectange to select the image and cmd+c (copy). Then go ...


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These lines come about because of flattened transparency effects in the PDF and the method used by the PDF reader to render them on a low-resolution device like a monitor. "Transparency" includes any kind of glow or shadow effect, any blend mode other than Normal and any opacity other than 100%. Any legacy PDF format based on Postscript, such as PDF/X-1a, ...


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I figured out a solution. I can move the text if I convert it to outline. Select text Type > Create Outlines or hit Shift+Cmd+O Is there a better way of doing it?


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PDF is traditionally not a standard format for animations. The best you can do is save it as an "interactive" PDF (or whatever Adobe is calling it) and embed flash movies inside the PDF. And the way to do this is select the Adobe PDF (interactive) option from InDesign's Export options. When you move the PDF, include the animation file and keep the path ...


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In the Swatch Panel menu in Illustrator choose `Save Swatch Library as ASE' Save that to somewhere you can locate. In InDeign's Swatch Panel menu choose Load Swatches and select the .ase file you just saved. You must save as an ASE file for InDesign to read the swatches. Note: All Adobe applications can read and open .ase swatch files. So the same ...


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I found another answer. In the Links Panel there's a drop down menu in the top right, choose Relink to Folder and it should relink all the files in one step.


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For a grey value in RGB, you need to set all 3 colors the same. So R195 G195 B195 is a grey. Higher numbers mean a lighter grey, lower numbers are darker. In addition, you can also simply use the tint slider on the Color Panel after clicking the "Black" swatch. This will yield greys as well. You can also drag those tints from the Color Panel to the Swatch ...


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I'd suggest that you're thinking about this the wrong way. There's no visual difference between an array of image frames all filled with slightly different parts of the same image, and a single image overlaid by a grid of strokes with the color set to the "Paper" swatch. There are some practical differences, however. If you need to adjust or resize the ...


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The problem is that "tutorial" does not really address setting up spot colors in Photoshop. In fact, it's completely inaccurate for production. You can't simply pick a spot color and use it on a layer. It's not that simple. That's just not how Photoshop works with Spot colors. The writer of that article should be flogged with a wet noodle repeatedly. In ...


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The easiest solution is to export png in higher resolution and later resize images in Acdsee (using batching) or Photoshop (using actions). I am using this method constantly because many fonts has bad hinting instruction, which are causing x-height jumping (like in your sample). Another solution is to convert all text into outlines before exporting.


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Check the Import Options when importing into InDesign, you have a choice as to what InDesign uses as the boundaries.


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You can do this with Fixed-Layout ePub (good on any device) or DPS (single edition, only on iPad), but not with Interactive PDF. There isn't a whole lot of animation available in the PDF format, and FXL ePub definitely looks set to become the more general standard, if only because it's based on HTML, CSS and javascript.


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Those kind of artifacts can appear depending of the version of your PDF export. I already had the problem : - Recent version of PDF (PDF1.4+) display fine on screen but squares around transparent background images when you print it. - Older version display little white lines around elements of the page on screen but they are invisible on print. My advice ...


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It appears to be possible but would require scripting. Steps: Open up the Content Panel via Tools > Content Panel Using the 'Add a button' tool draw a button to the size the image field needs to be Double click the button to enter into the button's properties Go to the Actions tab Next to Select Action choose 'Run a JavaScript' Click Add ...



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