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The only way to have multiple objects inside a table cell is to have them as inline objects inside text. You cannot select multiple inline objects by selecting them with shift+click; they are considered "characters", and so you must use the regular text selection methods: place your text cursor before the first object, hold down shift, and move right. This ...


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There is no way to gess here what is that you have and what is the configuration or usage you need. I don't think "convert" is a proper word for generating a pdf. Here is why. PDF is not a "working" file, it is an output file. And there is not one "flavor" of pdf but can be customized according to your target needs. Among the things you can configure your ...


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I feel your pain — I recently had the same dilemma — after several frustrating hours and a lot of web searching I settled on this solution: use a paragraph style with 2 nested character styles Example explanation {you can use your own choice of "paragraph" & 'character' style names - these are the ones I used): "Drop Cap Quote2" (paragraph style) drop ...


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I think it's a matter of personal choice when a relatively inexperienced user goes thorough the selection thing. When I had first started designing, I did everything in Adobe Photoshop and I was happy with the result. I did everything from print media to web interfaces and there wasn't a single complaint from clients' side. It was only when I came to know ...


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In cases like these, it's wise to create several layers and arrange the master page items oon those layers. By default, a master page item is on the very bottom of its respective layer. So, if you have, for example, three layers, named 'top', 'middle' and 'bottom', you should put your blue bar master page item on the 'top' layer and have your (regular) ...


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To override Master Page items in InDesign, simply CMD+SHIFT+Click the item you wish to make editable on the page (override). Then, in your Layers Panel, you can rearrange the stacking order of the items. You can also override every Master Page item on the page by CTRL+Clicking on your current page in the Pages Panel and selecting Override All Master Page ...


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There is not a definite answer as this will vary from client to client. Generally I’ve found that you’ll set a median canvas size that works for all garment sizes. But for bigger clients with a large production they might very well want different sizes of your graphics delivered. When working with a client that produces clothing they’ll usually have a buyer ...


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I had a similar issue some time back. I noticed that I was exporting the PNGs from Adobe Photoshop without going in detail to the advanced setting. Later, I tried using the PSD instead of PNG and it worked perfectly okay. I will have to check the layer mask thing if similar issue comes up.


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It is likely that these files are different since being created in different programs. It doesn't appear that one is "wrong" as such (I'll explain that later). It just seems to be a way that PNGs work and how they clash with PDFs. Different programs have different default settings and some must just add a black background. In Photoshop, using Layer > Layer ...


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F4V is not a supported video format in InDesign. You can work with the following movie formats: AVI MPEG SWF Quicktime (Version 6.0 or above required) Also, be sure you embed the video into the PDF.


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Make sure to embed the file in the document before saving it as a .pdf It could also be that your client doesn't have a pdf reader that will play flash video.


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Try the following to reduce size assuming you have acrobat and acrobat distiller. 1.) Crop the size of your booklet to the bleedbox. Bleedbox is simply trimbox + the allowed bleed which will be specified by the printer you are choosing for this booklet. 2.) Save the PDF as a post-script file. File --> Save As --> More Options Post-script 3.) Run this ...


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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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Depending on whether you want different-sized images to fit different-sized boxes or if all the images and image boxes are the same size, things could change a lot in this type of workflow. Pasting ±135 images into InDesign doesn't seem like a lot of work, though (imagine making a 200 page catalog with 10 products per page). So, it's actually very quick to ...


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If you are using the latest versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, the things you create in one should migrate over to the others without loss. So, you can import the AI image directly into Photoshop with cut/paste. When you paste into Photoshop, you have the option to place as smart object, or raster object (in a few formats). Try moving between ...


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The language of Adobe applications depends on the installer program/CD that you have. There is an English installer program/CD, a French installer, a German one... etcetera. You cannot change the language after you have installed.


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It appears to be both a problem of implementation and design approach. From the International Digital Publishing Forum page: The background-image property remains largely unsupported because of the reflowable nature of EPUBs. Although support may increase as fixed-layout publications get supported, use of images is not recommended in general, ...


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You might make two different paragraph styles. One for the list and one for the heading. I've also been known to make an additional paragraph style for the last item in the bulleted list with extra space after. I'm not sure if this is the right answer, but I make mine with multiple paragraph styles.


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After playing around some more, I worked out that it just so happens that the number of lines those paragraphs equal (3/4/4) happens to make it align equally with the baseline at my chosen font and leading sizes. I had configured the paragraphs to align to the first line of the baseline which was making these paragraphs look odd by coincidence. Shortening to ...


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What you could do is use a cloud service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, etc. These create online backups automatically, and usually have versioning, which means you can restore previous versions. So each time you save, it will create on an online backup. If something then happens to your file, you can just restore the previous version. ...


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I do option A. I keep one file with the whole image. Then, I open that file in Photoshop, save it with "CUT" in the file name as a .PSD. I draw a clipping path using the pen tool around the whole object, or just part if I know exactly where I want it to stick out. I save the path, select it and create a layer mask. I place the original image in my InDesign ...


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It is essentially A. You place the photo, determine the position of desired crop, then edit the photo in Photoshop so it is cropped where desired. For print production, and using InDesign+Photoshop, the image would just be saved with transparency as .psd files and placed into InDesign. On occasion, using 2 versions of the same photo can come in handy. ...


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If I would be asked to do it, I would go for the solution A you mentioned. It's not a problem to make some adjustments in the psd file. About the standard file format I think there is not one for all, every format has its pro and cons sometimes you choose one other times another as needed.


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Not sure I understand all of your question exactly (and the math/hack in your comment made my head spin), but couldn't you solve this problem by using layers on some --or all-- of your master pages? i.e., the background color on the bottom-most layer, and the Chapter title text on a layer above...?


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The basic problem is that you can't set a baseline grid to your leading unless you either have no space between paragraphs, or the "space before" setting is exactly one increment of leading. A very common preference is to space paragraphs one half of the leading, so your baseline grid must then be half of your leading in order to make it work. Headings ...


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InDesign native Datamerge won't allow you to create hyperlinks on the fly. You need at least Scripting to achieve that. A plugin such as EasyCatalog is also a good candidate.


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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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In the "Text Frame Options" dialog box you can adjust the "Inset Spacing" for a text box. In InDesign CC 2014 on Mac you can find this dialog box by going to Object > Text Frame Options or using the shortcut command+b.


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I don't think you need a script or plugin for that. Just go to the links window, look for the name of the missing file and search for it in the default operation system search engine.


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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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All of these answers seem very legitimate and probably above my skill level, so I may offer more basic feedback. First, let's ask some important questions to narrow it down: Does your project manager have InDesign, and is he comfortable working with it/editing files? If so, we can go from there. If not, there's no reason to waste your time. Figure out ...


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I wouldn't do this manually I would do it with something like Ghostscript or PDFtk Ghostscript gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dColorConversionStrategy=/sRGB -dProcessColorModel=/DeviceRGB -dUseCIEColor=true -sOutputFile=output.pdf input.ps The above was taken from this answer: How to convert PDF from CMYK to ...


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If you are exporting the pdf from InDesign, you can do it when you export. First, open your .indd file in InDesign. Go to the file menu and select export. Once you have selected where you want your pdf to be saved, a dialog box entitled Export Adobe PDF should open. On the left hand side, there is a series of menus. Under Output, you can select Color ...


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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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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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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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It sounds like a near by object has a text wrap (even another text box). Click near by objects and check your Text Wrap window. Turn it off if you don't need it.


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If you want to replace the tag applied to another one you can simply remove that tag from the tags panel, you will be asked to choose for another tag. That's the quickiest way. Of course you may want to recreate that deleted tag if needed. If you want to rename the tag based on an attribute of its, you may need either XSLT to change XML on the fly or a ...


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This is somewhat of a guess, but I believe it has something to do with this option: In the Menu: Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options There is a setting here to Align From. The small circles that you created may have this attribute set when they were created, and the Eye Dropper is grabbing it even though you don't want it to. I suggest selecting ...


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I don't have any help for similar-to ::after functionality, but the following should work for ::before. Though it likely wasn't intended for this purpose, you can just customize a numbered list to accomplish this. Just choose List Type: Numbers, and in the Numbering Style section, change Number: to desired string sequence of characters. At any time, you ...


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I've had the same problem working in InDesign CC. Find the layers tab and see if this box is on the currently selected layer. In my case it was on another layer and the layer was locked. Unlocking the layer sorted the problem. Quite a headache!


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You can do this with text variables: Type > Text Variables. In this case, you'd select Custom Text as the variable type when you define them, and insert the appropriate text. Any time you change the text in the variable definition, it will change in the layout. One caveat: a variable looks like text, but it is actually a single character. That means you ...


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So what you have is a linked file within a linked file. The Ai file is only ever updated when ai files are saved to disk. Anything outside ai is oblivious to changes until ai saves those changes. So indesign does not see the links inside the ai file. Updating in indesign will do nothing untill as files are resaved because Ai needs to make the changes. ...


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Lock the text box/frame (Ctrl+L), then go to preferences (Ctrl+K) and UNCHECK 'Prevent Selection of Locked Objects'. This actually means Selecet (& Editing), so the position is locked and editing is not.


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From what I understand, you are saying that your files aren't updating after you make changes to them in Illustrator. Try this; Go to your links panel (if you don't see it then select it under your "Window" tab). There you should see all of your files in your InDesign document. You can look through all of them to find the file(s) in question, or you can ...


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In Photoshop you can achieve this effect in a number of ways. One such way would be to create a layer filled with white with a black rectangle in the middle. Make this a smart object so you can change the properties to your desired effect. Add a Gaussian Blur and then Color Halftone (Filter > Pixellate > Color Halftone ...). Now make the layer's blending ...



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