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Your best bet is to hire a graphic designer. Attaching four wooden legs to a plank of wood doesn't make you a carpenter, and learning the basics of InDesign doesn't make you a designer. If you're serious about your business and advertising, only a good designer can help effectively communicate your message.


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You could do some online tutorials on Lynda.com, or alternatively look at some of Adobe's support videos. There are heaps of places to learn the basics of Adobe's suite of software, it just depends on how much time you've got, and what you want to do with the software. That said, InDesign is a very sophisticated piece of software, and even the 'basics' will ...


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Setup your text frame and variable in the master page Select all existing pages in the pages panel Right click and select Override All Master Page Items (or cmd+alt+SHIFT+L) Your text variables now behave as you want them to. One thing to note, If you make any changes to the overridden items in your document, any changes you make to the master page ...


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To adjust the gap between the spreads in InDesign you will need to navigate to Guides & Pasteboard... To navigate to this you will go to InDesign -> Preferences -> Guides & Pasteboard...: A panel will appear: Adjust the Vertical Margins: click the button OK and you should see your adjustment:


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Usually Illustrator users will check the option to enable editing of a .pdf in Illustrator — this essentially includes a second version of the publication (AI) in the .pdf. If you open a file in Adobe Illustrator and save out to a PDF-X/4 or some other standard press-ready file, disabling that option, the result is a much smaller file.


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Since it is not "really" possible, I chose a workaround: add a text box above the TOC write the TOC's title in a format that the TOC uses for its entries (e.g. section header) hide it, e.g.: format it white / paper coloured put it on a hidden layer (but activate the TOC's "include hidden elements")


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This is like "hei, can i please drive your car? oh by the way i dont have a drivers licence and never driven before" :) Experienced clients will not ask for this. They will know its generally impossible to edit inhouse without the actual software installed, or the knowledge of using it. A client who has had brochures made by other providers in the past will ...


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Not really. You can circumvent the problem in several ways. Use a software she can use. Usually this means to use MS Word, with all pains that come with this, or better yet PowerPoint. Or use something esle like webpage. Use a software that overlays on the PDF like PDF mail merge (thanks @hsawires). This might work better. Off course you lose the ...


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You can operate on the PDF file, there are software that can merge pages in a PDF. This is fast as its basically just a append operation to the PDF file. (you can do this with a text editor if you must). Off course you lose the features of inDesign. On a similar note you can let the printer add the changes, or inject the change just before print, by ...


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There are a couple of things to address here, the most important being the initial quality of your images. If you say yourself that the images are of low-quality, that should be an indication in itself that you need to source some higher quality images. Just because the images look decent on screen (72 PPI), does not mean they will look good in print (300 ...


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I would suggest using Illustrator for this. I do this whenever I manually need to tile graphics of different sizes. Example: Say my Blueprint is 17" W x 22" H (4x 8.5x11 sheets) I would create multiple Artboards of 8.5x11 with no spacing. Then place your PDF, File -> Place. Make sure "Link" is checked. Save your PDF, File -> Save As -> Adobe PDF. ...


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There are probably either alternate glyphs for the character or ligatures that include that character in the font. You can check if this is the case in InDesign by opening the Glyphs panel (Window → Type & Tables → Glyphs) and searching for any other glyphs that include that character. You can open the font in any font manager or editor and check the ...


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There is a hacky way you can achieve this. Give your text a stroke Now, select your text box and click Object > Effects > Inner Glow Make sure your effect is applied to Object in the 'Settings for' drop-down menu Change the 'Blending mode' to Normal Select your stroke colour Set 'Opacity' to 100% Set 'Source' to Edge Adjust the 'Size' to the ...


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Some things to try: Create a new document. Make sure it's not set up as Facing Pages. Try importing your text into that. If that works, it was something in your document. Copy all your text into a bare-bones editor like BBEdit or Text Wrangler, which will strip out ALL formatting and styling. Paste that into a new IND document. If that works, it was ...


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You could do it in Photoshop otherwise a dirty trick you can do in Indesign. Paste another copy of same image over the image and change blending mode to Screen in Effect panel. Play with opacity to get desire brightness. For contrast Paste another copy over and change blending mode to Overlay... use opacity to control contrast. I know it's not the right ...


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What you need to do is create a Book (via main menu File > New > Book) and then add your multiple InDesign docs to this book. There will be a plus (+) sign in a small window that will pop up after your create your book, and clicking this (+) will let you add individual INDD files to your book. There are numerous videos and articles online on how to work ...


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The answer to both questions depends on your personal experience with the software and with the font you are using. Some font families will not give ideal results with every option ID gives you. Personally i would try using Balance Ragged Lines under your body copy paragraph style properties. This will even out long and short lines to a more compact looking ...


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Based on Andrew's and joojaa's comments, the current work-around (since PDF seems to be incapable of this unless maybe one starts putting some clever JavaScript in it) consists of creating the PDF, then preparing the print job but using the print to file feature in order to generate a PS file containing the correct printer settings. Now whenever the printout ...



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