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I had a talk with a colleague visual designer who loooves layer comps, and he explained that it's really easy. You drag the PSD into you Indesign document, the default layer comp will be displayed Then you right click on the image, choose Object Layer Options...' There you'll have both a drop down with all your layer comps and also the layers/folders in ...


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In Acrobat, choose File > Save As Other > Optimized PDF... On the Fonts tab, be sure that "Subset all embedded fonts" is checked. Save the PDF. That will remove all the unused embedded characters, and will substantially reduce the size of the PDF. (As a note, since Calibri is pretty much ubiquitous, you could probably unembed it completely without a ...


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You can try to lessen the font size by using Cufon site. Also, you can remove symbols via FontForge.


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I'd tend to just use Illustrator or Photoshop for static web images. However, if using Indesign and the output is RGB, you'll want to ensure the Transparency Blend Space is set to RGB. Edit > Transparency Blend Space > Document RGB This has a great deal of effect when exporting from InDesign.


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Ok, lets see. You create an image with bright colours, and when these are displayed on a website, they become murky? Open the jpgs in a few different browsers on your machine and see if they turn out different than from your original. Check a few different monitors/machines too, to see if it is consistent good/bad Check with your client if the content ...


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In-Design Pros: easy to create a template, especially with bleeds, many business cards allow for a bleed easy to export a PDF to send to the printer easy to import graphics and overlay text, crop graphics/manipulate size/etc Illustrator Pros: easy to turn fonts to outlines immediately to ensure no font issues easy to save as a PDF Photoshop Pros: ...


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For this kind of logic to work within InDesign, you need a script. Data Merge is pretty simple -- no different from the "Mail Merge" you find in word processors. Without a custom script, you have two choices: create the correct number of individual lines in the original CSV or create one instance of each label and print it the appropriate number of times by ...


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You can do the calculation prior to creating the CSV and add the value to a new field in each row. Then populate your InDesign text area from that.


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InDesign and Photoshop share the same Bevel and Emboss code, and that faceting you're seeing is just part of what happens with the Chisel bevels (hard or soft) in either program. Bevel is an algorithm, and it imposes a not-always-natural-looking pattern to the "chisel marks," although Hard Chisel produces much less pronounced artifacts than Soft. To get the ...


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Since you'll want to export them as cropped, the one step method would be File > Export > HTML. Set the image resolution at whatever you need for your project, use jpeg export and the highest quality output (all set in the Export dialog). You can toss the HTML file and CSS folder and use just the images. If your photographs have captions (it looks ...


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A colleague of mine ended up creating a custom python script. Using that python script and the batch_convert.jsxbin InDesign script we're now able to automatically generate each PDF, uniquely named based on the CSV data. Our python script and an example is available here. https://github.com/goinvo/Batch-IDML-Generator The batch_convert.jsxbin script is ...


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Look at adding a custom text variable. you would add the variable placeholder in all of the places where you would want it to appear. then you would just have to update the variable and it will update across your document. http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WS6A9BE096-77B2-4721-9736-797C4912B6C9a.html


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If you break up the document and reassemble the parts as a Book, you can have one TOC for the book (turn on the "Include Book Documents" checkbox) and an individual TOC in any of the chapter documents (turn off "Include Book Documents"). The alternative would be to duplicate the paragraph styles in question and give them slightly different names, then use ...


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I think that is rather impossible. However, what you can do, is to add some colored labels to the pages with similar content. You can find it under the 'Page Attributes' of 'Pages' palette ('Main Menu->Window->Pages').


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This buggy cross-reference problem was a known issue in CS3, CS4 and iirc also CS5, very hard to track down because it was so hard to reproduce reliably. Several rounds of changes occurred in that area in CS5.5 and CS6, and as of CC it now functions correctly across files. Cross references were always problematic. I had success with them in CS4 by creating ...


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Just expanding a little on @Poncho1234 answer; make the image an "font object" instead of an image. You can do this, by using Icomoon. You create the graphics in vector, upload to Icomoon, and download as a font file. You can then use these objects as if they were letters. This will save you all that hassle of anchored objects.


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The workflow this script is set up for is the Data Merge >> Export PDF, which as you noted spits out a single, massive PDF. The script runs in Acrobat. It takes the CSV file as an input (said CSV must have a column named "filename" containing the individual name for the extracted PDF. It counts the total number of pages in the PDF and divides by the total ...


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That would be a nice feature, if it existed. Unfortunately, without scripting there isn't a general way to pass a variable to PDF in quite the way you're asking. In the simple case of an invitation, you can create a fillable Acrobat form field quite easily from InDesign in two ways. One uses InDesign's interactive features, the other (simpler, in this case) ...


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Another way, similar to Rsiel's answer would be to use a icon font; you'd have to search for the specific icon you wanted, but a fleur de lis should not be too hard to find. The icon would then be part of the text and you can size and colour as you choose; the icons will then move with the titles / sub-heading etc. Hope this helps


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You can copy the graphic, switch to the type tool, and paste the graphic into the text line. - This creates an Anchored object that will move with the text. You can add text wrap around the graphic to control spacing. Use baseline shift in the type pallet to move it up or down. Once you get it set-up the way you like, you can just keep copy-and-pasting it, ...


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Design it in Illustrator and save it as an interactive PDF. You will have to design it using form tools.


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Might be an "UFO (Undefined Frustrating Object)" problem. If any of above suggestions didn't solve your problem you should check 'Text Frame Options' Ctrl(Cmd)+b. Thick the 'Ignore Text Wrap' option. If you gonna make it, means that you have some object (empty frame, background image etc.) with 'Text Wrap' option set to on.


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If simply changing the font fixes your problem, it's a metrics problem associated with that font alone. A few things may be causing this: Corrupted font file. Try wiping and reinstalling a fresh copy. If you created this font yourself, you might even try a fresh export. Corrupted InDesign doc. Create a fresh doc and try it there (probably not news to you). ...


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The Publishing View in Microsoft Word 2007 lets you maneuver all text and graphics very easily. You can create text boxes just like in InDesign, use rulers and guides to align text, group or ungroup objects, insert info graphic shapes using circles, squares, and rectangles, and more. I've been using Word tools for over 3 months to develop creative, info ...


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See if you have superscript accidentally selected. I've had this issue before.


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Double click on the line tool icon to open the stroke and color windows. In the "start" drop down bar there are a couple options for arrow heads. This window also allows you control the weight of the line and the color.


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Make a new Paragraph Style. Set tab positions to align the labels, colons and start of the contents of the field. Set the Paragraph Indent and First Line Indent so that the first line of an entry (starting with the label) begins at the left, and any subsequent lines start indented. (The First Line Indent with be the negative of the Paragraph Indent.) To ...


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Assuming that your description is one paragraph, set up your style so that the indents force the text to align with the colon. Once you import the text, apply the paragraph style, and everything should line up nicely.


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Looks like you need an 'indent to here' character. Not sure how your artwork is set up, but you could add it to that. There may be a code you could add to the XML to do the same thing. CTRL-\ or CMD-\ depending on your platform, insert it before the first character of the description.


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Old question, but the layer visibility is editable via the "objects" menu: objects > object layer options. I do not think you can do this on a mass basis however, so it is once per object link. AI artboards appear as "pages" in the initial import options dialog. The problem is that there doesn't seem to be a way inside the user interface to change the ...


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Data Merge is not a terrifically sophisticated tool, and it sounds like what you're trying to do here is pushing it beyond where it was designed to go. I see three approaches that could work, and one that may or may not. Two of them are workarounds: Apply a single paragraph style to the lot, then use Search/Replace to change the paragraph style of list ...


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If you are working with InDesign CC or CS6, use Auto-size. This is in the Text Frame Options dialog (Ctl/Cmd-B or Object > Text Frame Options...). Set "Auto-Sizing" to "Height Only" as below, then you can keep everything in a single text frame. For earlier versions of InDesign, grouping the objects doesn't get in the way so much if you apply an Object ...


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If your PSD contains any vector information, don't place it in the InDesign layout. Save as a PDF instead, and place the PDF. The reason for this is that a placed PSD is always a raster image in InDesign, because Id uses the raster layer that Photoshop saves within the PSD. A PDF retains all the vector information and makes it available to InDesign. A quick ...


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The drop shadow appears on both objects because the anchored object is part of the main text frame object. Instead of applying the effect to the text frame object, apply it to the fill. Since the fill is contained in the text frame object, and not the anchored object, the shadow will appear only behind the text frame. (Note that this only works if the text ...


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One outfit I used to work for did security borders for credit cards. These were typeset at least 10x the size of the original and reduced photographically (this was about 20 years ago). One option would be to find an outfit that still does film composition and use them. Some late model imagesetters will also go up to 5000+dpi resolutions, which might be ...


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There are two key points where color information is manipulated: your printer settings and the application's settings. The third (undesirable) option is "both," and you have to ensure that this isn't happening. The details depend on which model of printer you're working with, but I'll assume you're using a decent photo-quality printer rather than a Fiery or ...


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Set each program to use the same color profile, preferably the ICC profile of the printer your printer is using. The Adobe site has more info on setting for the different programs. http://help.adobe.com/en_US/creativesuite/cs/using/WSBB0A8512-8151-408c-9F79-4A9E9E3BA84C.html#WS6731476A-B9EA-4962-97E8-5065D1A62676 (Also just as an afterthought, ensure both ...



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