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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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First, Place your image and make sure it actually is grayscale. You can do that by looking at the link info in the Links panel. Setting the fill color on the frame will change the fill of the whole frame and any white parts of your grayscale image. Selecting the image within the frame and setting the fill color will change the color of the black parts ...


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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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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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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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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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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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This is a problem with inDesign that many users suffer from! Here is a detailed tutorial on how to fix this issue so that the dimensions are measured just like illustrator. http://www.nineteenfortyone.com/2011/05/indesign-dimensions-include-stroke-weight/ The trick is to set the "Dimensions include Stroke Weight" setting within the software.


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OK, this turned out to be trickier than I'd thought. But I was able to get each chat contained into one text frame with one anchored object. Object Styles I ended up needing to only define one object style. The key settings are the rounded corners, text inset added, and text frame auto height turned on. Paragraph Styles Setting up the paragraph styles ...


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I think I found a way, but it is a bit fiddly and, I guess, hackish. However, once you've set it up, you can quite quickly apply it to all the headings you have. Here are the steps: (For this process it's best to use a fresh text frame to not mess up an existing heading). Create a paragraph style for your type in the desired style. Now add an underlining ...


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In Paragraph Style Options, under Advanced Character Formats, there is a dropdown for Language. Select [No Language] at the top of the menu. Because there's no language selected, InDesign doesn't have a dictionary to check against, so it ignores the style. So if I have a list of 2,000 people and I change the Name style to [No Language], ID does not ...


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Drag a page into the masters section of the Pages panel. You can also drag in multiple pages at once.


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The option you want to set is Keep within Top/Bottom Column Boundaries in the Anchored Object Option With the anchored object selected go to Object -> Anchored Object -> Options and check Keep within Top/Bottom Column Boundaries This is the behaviour without Keep within Top/Bottom Column Boundaries selected: This is the behaviour with Keep ...


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Your plain text style may be based on your heading style. As long as the derived style has exactly the same setting as its parent, changes in the parent are applied to the derived style as well.


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Check this post: Color picker in InDesign Illustrator and Photoshop's UI has a hex display. While InDesign does not. You can use Adobe's kuler/color. It's an extension that you can enable from the Window menu then Extensions, that can give you the hex codes you need without having to exit InDesign. color.adobe.com The button below marked "A" below ...


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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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Not sure how well it works with data compression, but you may want to give git annex a try: http://git-annex.branchable.com If your files aren't so big, plain git or mercurial may be the best fit. Just avoid SVN at all costs


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Todays Adobe CC Update (2015) brought the solution to this problem. You can now enable paragraph shading to add a background to paragraph styles.


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There are a few ways to do it: Redokun https://redokun.com (disclaimer: I’m a co-founder) Export all the sentences in an Excel file, translate them and then reimport the sentences into the InDesign files. Otherwise, there are a few (paid) tools (InPagina come to mind, but there are a few of them). There are also some solutions that save your document ...



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