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What you're looking to do here is to make a table, where the rows expand, keeping your content aligned. Luckily InDesign has such a feature. Make a new text box roughly the size of you're whole Q&A area, then insert the table from: Table > Insert Table (cmnd/ctrl + alt + shift + T) The column number will be 2 (one for questions, one for answers) ...


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I'm not sure if this is "automated" enough for your needs, but you could try giving the left-hand column a right-aligned tab, and leaving the right-hand column as is (both columns still technically left-justified):


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I just had this problem (at least I think this is what you are referring to). When I was deleting text I got an alert, cannot convert text frame to line. What I did instead was select first with the Direct Selection tool (A) and then switch to the Selection Tool, (V) before deleting.


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If you want to get rid from eps file. Then you can simple merge that eps file. After this there is no need to keep your linked attach file. Or you can convert your eps files to tiff format.


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If I understand correctly, you'll need to create two paragraph styles. 1) Create a paragraph style (bullet style #1) for the first line of the bullet list. 2) Duplicate that first paragraph style and rename it (ex. bullet style #2) and add a "left indent" value. 3) Go back to the first paragraph style (bullet style #1) and make sure you select ...


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There are several issues here. The "damage" is aparently already done. There is no real damage. EPS is an old format but widley supported. Yes, there are better options to save transparent bitmaps. For RGB files PNG and PSD. For CMYK TIF and PSD. Regarding the compression there are several ones on each format. On TIF just do not use JPG compression. ...


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Adobe Creative Suite, since it's beginnings, was optimized to integrate InD, AI and PS. When using InDesign, the best way to place images with a transparent background is to simply save your PSD file as a PSD making sure the background is deleted and you see the transparency grid. That's it, no need for a clipping path, or to save as TIFF (it will not work ...


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convert every page to jpeg and put this image in the indesign file then convert the file to pdf with my best wishes


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EPS files are typically used for vector images as far as I know. I wouldn't choose EPS for dealing with photo transparencies though. Try using TIFF or PSD instead. It would be so much easier on the program.


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Can you use the Adobe Creative Clouds apps, the desktop version, on an iPad Pro? No, they have separate apps for that. Adobe Comp Like Indesign Adobe Sketch Like Illustrator Adobe Fix Like Photoshop Adobe Mix Like Photoshop Note: You will probably need an Adobe CC subscription to use those apps. Possibly through mirroring the display ( desktop to ...


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Sometimes, page duplexing is by flopping the image right-to-left; and sometimes by tumbling (flipping) the image top-to-bottom. Depending on the various settings, some mis-matched automatic settings compensate for one another with unexpected results. Check the various printer settings to see that they match yours. Are the Printer settings okay? Are the ...


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A workaround for this (obviously not the proper proceedure) is: Select the element Cmd+B for Text Frame options Tab+B for Baseline options Check "Custom Baseline Grid" and enter an increment of 1pt instead of spacing default 12pt. This will allow the text box to 'float' nicely without snapping to the Baseline grid.


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Print an .epub book Install free, open source Calibre ebook reader (Windows/Mac/Linux). Click Add books and select an .epub book to add to the Calibre library. Select the .epub book that you added and select Convert books -> in the Output format dropdown list select PDF. Open the PDF book in Adobe Reader or any other PDF reader and press Ctrl + P to print ...


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This widget does not exist as such in PDF. You can create something comparable with a button field and an accordingly crafted icon and some logic. Instead of dragging, you would have to click on the location where it should appear. It does require some understanding of PDF forms and Acrobat JavaScript, but it is feasible…


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To do that you would need to use DataMerge in ID. Lynda.com have good tutorials on that. You can tackle the problem in many ways. For example you could present people with your designs, let them choose and then with a help of DataMerge pair their entry with chosen template. Or You could do three masterpages and then choose which person use certain ...


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The texture change from part 1 when using Object -> Expand Appearance is due to the gradient used on the tip of the crayon. When you expand the appearance of a gradient Illustrator will attempt to make a large number of small rects with fills matching their position in the gradient. Most likely, when you placed the .ai into InDesign, you were in Preview ...


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Hold down on the mouse after you have clicked for a second (wait until the coordinates box pops up, to be sure) before dragging to resize.


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No this is not possible due to the application control of the title and that most ebook software restricts the usage of JavaScript. I would advise using a script to unpack the ePub and use something like Imagemagick or sips (for mac) to resize the images to around 650px width but that depends on the image overal size. One issue you will face with ...


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Contacting your printer about required resolution might be a good idea. There's a good chance that you will not have to print this at 300 dpi (20m @300dpi would be a whopping 236,220 pixels!), but at something like 30 or even 15 dpi. They might also instruct you to deliver a file at 10% size, so effectively a 9 x 200 cm file.


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use a combination of two buttons (play/pause) both set as that when one is clicked it hides the other. And also of course play/pause the sound: The epub here:


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Insert your curser after the bullet in the line that wraps and press command + vertical bar (also known as pipe). This will align all subsequent lines of text in that text string with the start of your first line. It's a case by case solution but sometimes easier than writing an indent rule.


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Given you want something simpler than you already have it might be easier to batch resize the images outside of InDesign. Within InDesign you could use Empty Frames as the placeholders (which is what they are) Then Place and select all of the images you wish to place: Then actually place them by clicking on the frames: Finally, select all images ...


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You could start in InDesign, export your text and a few different page layout options, and then customize for iOS. I've found that getting the interactivity to work using the prescribed Adobe methods is a pain, and the only place the interactive documents will really function anywhere close to 100% is when you export them to the Adobe Server. With the ...


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"Clear Transformations" resets the following values back to zero or 'normal': Scale Rotation Shear Flip horizontal/vertical i.e., all transformations listed in the Object menu under "Transform", except for "Move". Naturally, if these values already all are 0, the command appears to do 'nothing'. See also InDesign Help / Transform objects (and you really ...


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Circle is not a good object because any transformation you do to it (apart from scale and shear) is not, hmmm, visible. Because it's a circle. But to answer Clear Transformation works like "undo". It clean any transform you applied to object.


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For a table: Make a table style you point out during importing excel ("show import options" when placing and then choose the desired style). For text look at this tutorial from Lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/articles/indesign-secrets-how-to-place-and-link-text-without-its-formatting


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If the layout is simple enough this might work. It's a free script that uses datamerge to generate inline text in linked text frames.


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Use a character style and set the scale appropriately. Place guides at the baseline and x-height of the base font to help you do the alignment. Then in the character style of the second font, under Advanced Character Formats, set an equal horizontal and vertical scale so that the x-heights align. For example: "Porttitor" is set in a different typeface with ...


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In Adobe InDesign cc 2015 or 2014 you can set different color easily. Just draw a guide and right click on it and select on Ruler guides and then you will see a dialog box that you can change the color what you want.


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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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Check out this plugin from rorohiko : https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/indesign-downloads/framereporter/


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If you copy and paste between InDesign or InCopy and Indesing paste without formatting SHIFT+CTR+V. That should force text to inherit style you pasting it into.


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CSV is comma-separated values. On some windows machines (when win is not English) the comma is changed with semi-colon. And in the result csv files are exported with ";" in place of ",". You can change it in windows regional settings or just save file as Tabbed Text.


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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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You should be able to add/modify a paragraph style to achieve this. Check for: Do Not Align To Baseline Grid or set Align to Grid : "None" Not sure how exactly this is named in all versions.


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You're doing it right, just type this into the NUMBER field: ^#.^t


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No it's because InDesign looks for commas as a separator while Excel will use a semi-colon. Prefer Tabbed Text as export format. InDesign will like this better ;)


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First drag the zero point of your rulers to the top left of the area you want to print. Then open the print dialog and under the Setup tab, check Tile and select Manual. You can see in the preview on the left that the printed page (the smaller rectangle) is positioned on your document (the larger rectangle) at the zero point of your rulers.


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One workaround is to use Paragraph Rules instead of Underline and you can see some settings below to make this work. One problem however, Paragraph Rules only apply to the first line of a paragraph so to make it work you need to manually enter line breaks after each line, basicly turning each line into a paragraph.


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I don't think this is possible with the built-in footnote feature (unless things have changed in CC, which I don't have) you're probably better off creating your own text frame and writing your footnotes manually. You could create a solution based on cross-references, but that will probably be a fair amount of work to set up. If you don't have that many ...


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Right click the pages view of the layers panel, then select anything other than By Alternate Layout from View Pages:


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I work in a print shop that does layout for books and then prints them. Some of them have been up to 400 pages long, and the whole book (minus cover) is all in one Indesign file. As far as I know we have not had any problems with corruption or the files just not opening. I think you would be perfectly fine to put this 130-page book into one Indesign ...


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Be aware not everybody owns a colour printer so in fact many might just use laser b&w printers, in which case you should note any coloured text will end up showing as gray. Meaning any coloured titles/text boxes/etc will end up lighter than your (presumably) black body text. Just a thought.


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When converting into a PDF, embeddable fonts are handy and converting into art any attention-getting display faces that the home user doesn't have. Home printers are designed more to get pleasing pictures than for graphics. The line capability of a home printer makes 1/4 pt. lines tough to reproduce so design detail could be bolder and less nuanced. On the ...


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1. No blocks of color (including black). People don't like wasting ink, and cheaper printers will probably smudge or run or band or just generally get ink everywhere (I've used some shoddy printers). 2. Use big margins. Some home printers can print to the edges of the paper, some can't. Even the ones that can need you to turn on the feature, which most ...


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Make it black and white, or at least use minimal amount of color in nonessential elements. Black and white is the lowest common denominator. Its also good for legibility on the worst quality printers. Beyond black and white its good to know that many home color printers are not designed for CMYK input but rather RGB, which can pose some problems with black ...


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Reducing the resolution of any images used will definitely help. Eliminate or reduce the use of shadows, layered colors, or varying opacities, because they likely won't print the way you had planned. You can also adjust the settings when exporting your InDesign file to a PDF by selecting Smallest File Size. These things will not only help the printing ...


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why you don't try to combine the pages like 2 pages in 1 and try to make pics in the minimum size. you can do this in the Adobe InDesign don't make bag colorful image because some printer won't be able to print it, try not to make it a very high resolution because that will take more colors from printers. also, remember to make borders on the page so when ...


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Hum. You are mixing too much issues, because you recognize you are still noob. Yoy feel the photos are not too good, but you do not know where are the errors. A bad result can be on several levels, let us call them steps. The photo a) The photo was taken with bad light conditions. Non flatering light. b) The photo has technical errors that can be ...


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Two basic things to check (Gimp): exposure is about correct: Windows>Dockable dialogs>Histogram: the graph should be "balanced", and reach both ends of the range. If it seems collapsed on the right the picture is overexposed, on the left the picture is under exposed. color balance is about correct: spot an element of the picture that should be gray or ...



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