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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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You can do this in Illustrator by navigating to Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts: You will get the Keyboard Shortcuts panel: The default view is for Tools so you will need to click the drop down and select Menu Commands: Once in menu commands you click the carat for File and navigate to Export: Click within the Shortcut till it highlights orange and ...


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There are roughly four options. Here are three I wouldn't recommend: Bundle the InDesign file with File > Package, as discussed by Vincent ("Generally a Bad Idea™." to let a client loose with InDesign) Get them a copy of Adobe InCopy, which is designed for this purpose (editing text in InDesign files). However, it costs money, and while I've not used it ...


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Press-ready PDF files are almost always much larger in terms of file size due to flattening and expanding of objects. Note InDesign merely links to external images. However, a press-ready PDF must embed those links for proper reproduction.


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Take the image of the blue circle below as an example. "Maintaining transparency" means when it is placed in a document, the checkered parts around the circle will remain see-through. transparency maintained If transparency is NOT maintained, the document bounds of the blue circle file will be visible (the white part). The edges around it will no longer ...


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When setting up a long document in inDesign, there are a few best principles to follow that will make your experience much smoother and enjoyable. A) Use master templates. This is crucial, create a master template for every page type that you will be using in your book. A classic standard is a blank template without page numbers for end pages, chapter ...


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Generally, sending an InDesign file to a non-designer is a Bad Idea™. InDesign has quite a steep learning curve for one, and project managers are prone to edit more things than you ask them when you send them source files. On top of that, sending a native (source) file to a customer is not a very good move as a designer, for it contains lots of ...


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While making a book it's extremely important to use baseline grid because Pages are thin and transparent and you don't want line to show from the page before, and baseline grid avoids this from happening 2 pages side to side that the lines are not aligned to each other is unaesthetic to the point of almost unreadable Here's how you work with baseline ...


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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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To fix your particular situation, I would simply save and import your .ai pages into your indesign document. (File -» Import). Make sure you check "Import options" to select all the artboards. That will keep your text and visuals crisp and vectorised. For the future, the generally desirable workflow is to use inDesign for all your text treatment and ...


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Got a solution; somewhat automatic, but not very elegant :o In the end, you will get something like this (screenshot below): (Download this InDesign file from Google Drive) The summary, without the images: Make text box for the numbers. Format it. Use character style on it (if you want). Don't make it too small. Add a SPACE in the text box. Yeap, just ...


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I once worked at a quick printer. I changed, set up, and sent for proofing an average of 80-150 cards a day. Yes a day. These were all for different companies - 5 cards for A, 10 for B, 3 for C, etc. (back before Indesign, with QuarkXpress 4, Illustrator 8 [or maybe it was 6 or 7], and Photoshop 4/5) There's no real shortcut. Your processes is a good one ...


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If all the labels are consistent in appearance and the only changes that will be needed is text on the label -- I'd use PDF forms. It is a simple matter to create a PDF form which allows any user to input form field data (text) in specific areas. Using a PDF form ensures a few things: Editing is easy on the end user. They click and type, then save or ...


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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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Yes you can actually. See Adobe's instructions: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/formatting-paragraphs.html Use Keep Options in the Paragraph panel menu (if you have text selected, then click on the paragraph panel expanded options for this menu to be accessible). You can also do this within the paragraph styles. Check "Keep Lines Together" and then ...


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First set Left Indent to where you'd like the text to start from and then set First Line Indent minus that amount.


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I'm pretty sure there is no built-in method in InDesign to achieve what you want, however, your problem can be solved with a little script: #target InDesign var defaultIndent = 0; //Checks if a text frame with 2 or more paragraphs was selected. if (app.selection.length < 1 || !(app.selection[0].parentStory.paragraphs.length > 1)) { ...


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There is no document ppi setting for illustrator. There is just a target setting for continious rasterisation. Neither illustrator nor indesign have a seting for the resolution of the document as it would be meaningless. Doing so would make no sense. The source of your your confusion is using pixels as a measure of distance. Both indesign and illustrator ...


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Just adding to Joojaa's answer because it might not be so easy to understand: The ppi setting in Illustrator is used as a default when you rasterize effects or stuff you created IN Illustrator that will need to be rasterized. But Illustrator doesn't really care about the ppi, it cares about "real" units like the metric and imperial units (e.g. ...


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If the presentation needs to be done in Powerpoint, I wouldn't try to use a different platform. As you mentioned, your client might want to change things, so the format should be a popular and easy to edit one. Since re-usability seems to be an important point here, I would consider preparing a Powerpoint template for your client. A template contains ...


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Depends on what the contract says. Typically the freelance designer owns the source files and will deliver you a finished version for you to use, example a PDF for print. If the designer works for the company then the company would own the source files. All this really depends on what the company and the freelance designer agreed to. If you're ...


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As far as I can tell, the only place you can override the document's baseline grid and set a different baseline grid is at the text frame level. There are a few ways to do this: As a one-off: select a text frame, then Text Frame Options > Baseline options For a class of text frames: in the Object Styles window, create an Object Style, then set the new ...


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You can't alter the width of an individual column within a text frame, they all have to be equal. To create columns of unequal width or height, create threaded text frames (a story) side-by-side on either a document page or a master page.


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The InDesign document stores the name of the PDF you exported. That way the next time you export the file name will be the same. So after you export, the document is unsaved because it wants to include the actual PDF file name you used, that's all. You can choose to save or ignore. It doesn't really matter. Other Adobe apps do the same thing at times: ...


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Facing pages are used to control the logic of master pages as well as the layout in the Pages Panel. With Facing Pages on, the masters become "right" and "left" not 1 and 2. So InDesign will not let you place a left master on the right page. The logic, to me, seems to be there to prevent a user from mistakenly applying the wrong master page to something. ...


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I’m not sure I fully understand your problem. If you create a document with Facing Pages in InDesign and specify a bleed of, say, 3mm, then that bleed will be there on all four sides of each individual page if you export as pages, rather than spreads. To illustrate: Set up your document with page settings like these   Make a spread with an image ...


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If the file is set up in reader spreads.... Export as PDF/X-1a file, single pages, with bleeds and marks. If the file is set up in printer spreads.... talk to your printer. For books and manuals most print providers really want single pages so they can properly address creep and gutters. You need to verify that printer spreads will be okay. Prepress ...


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With the white arrow – the direct selection tool – you can select the bottom vertexes of your rectangle; but that won't do you any good. The border of a frame in InDesign is applied to the entire frame, not on a per-selection basis (just like in Illustrator). Some other options: Put your text inside a one-cell table. Each of a cell's borders can have a ...


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Yes, by using "next styles" – a feature of Paragraph Styles. First the preparation: at the end of each line in your poem should be a hard return, meaning each line is it's own paragraph. Then create three paragraph styles: one for each of the first three lines. Paragraph style #1 has no left indent, #2 has a small left indent, and #3 has a big indent. ...


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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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