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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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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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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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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 images,...


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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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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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As far as I know, InDesign is using the justifying algorithm of LaTeX (which is a very good one!). This algorithm is built to create an optimal justifaction for the complete page. So it could be that in a special line in your left justified text one word could be shifted, but the result of this shift would produce bad typography for the whole page. If ...


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The other answers are correct that this is down to the work of the Adobe Paragraph Composer which is balancing your whole paragraph as opposed to each line individually. If you do want your "the" to stay on the previous line (without changing to the Single-line Composer) just replace the preceding space with a non-breaking space (Type → Insert White Space → ...


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This can be done by setting the first letter as a character style. I call mine drop_cap: After applying the character style you can open the style and go to Character Color to change it: I think you should read up on character and paragraph styles, from Adobe: "Paragraph and character styles".


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Set up your text frames with a custom baseline grid that starts offset from the top of the frame. Set the Start to a value big enough to fit your headers: Set the paragraph style for your body text to align to the baseline grid: In the paragraph style for your headers, under Keep Options, set your headers to always start on a new frame. Make sure your ...


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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)) { alert("Error\...


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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. centimeters,...


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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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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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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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If you have Acrobat Pro, yes you can. I don't believe Acrobat Reader has this function. (These instructions may vary depending on which version of Acrobat you use. I'm using Adobe CC 2015) Open the PDF in Acrobat Pro. Under the "Tools" menu (top left), choose "Print Production", which is under the "Protect and Standardize" section: From the list on ...


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InDesign is using a muti-line composer (called Adobe Paragraph Composer) by default. It does not actually try to even your line it tries to even as many lines as possible within the paragraph. So it has detected that the other lines are better off with the 'the' pushed downwards. It creates a less ragged result. If you want to use a simpler heuristic of one ...


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I'm going to take a slightly different approach to solving this. While he is definitely not wrong, Darth's method will involve you having to apply your style to each character manually—a process that could be very time consuming on a large document. I'll show you how to do it automatically. Open your Paragraph Style Options and go to the Drop Caps and ...


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As of InDesign CC2015 a new feature was released called Paragraph Shading to address this very topic. For basic usage you can click the Shading button on your Paragraph Formatting area: You can also have some control over this through Paragraph Styles:


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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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This example should get you started. You need to run the script once per InDesign session. You could add it as a startup script for example. It will save everytime the user saves the document a idml file. #targetengine "session" // we need a targetegine to make this work var doc = app.activeDocument; // get the current doc // now to the event listener app....



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