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I'd suggest that you're thinking about this the wrong way. There's no visual difference between an array of image frames all filled with slightly different parts of the same image, and a single image overlaid by a grid of strokes with the color set to the "Paper" swatch. There are some practical differences, however. If you need to adjust or resize the ...


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The first thing you would do is set up a master page specifically for your chapter title page, and drag out a Primary Text Frame. In the Text Frame Options, select the Baseline Options tab. Check Use Custom Baseline and set the Start option to the position at which you want your paragraph text to start. Leave Relative To set to "Top Inset" and make sure ...


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I've faced the same problem: I use the CropMarks script that is one of the default InDesign scripts. I'd quickly create an empty frame to my finished crop size (full size), apply the crop marks, grab the lot and scale it down 10% and throw them on the master page. You could also duplicate the script and edit it to create crop marks that are already at 10% ...


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When you say align vertically, I assume vertically center? If you don't want to outline the text, I'd try the following: Select both the text and icon Cmd+B, change vertical alignment to center Try aligning again using the Align palette.


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It's my experience and understanding that each page in Indesign is it's own object. I know of no feature or tool which allows you to select elements across pages. Selection is restricted to the current page or spread only. If you think about it, this makes sense because it would be exceptionally rare that one would need to select elements on more than one ...


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I figured out a solution. I can move the text if I convert it to outline. Select text Type > Create Outlines or hit Shift+Cmd+O Is there a better way of doing it?


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The easiest solution is to export png in higher resolution and later resize images in Acdsee (using batching) or Photoshop (using actions). I am using this method constantly because many fonts has bad hinting instruction, which are causing x-height jumping (like in your sample). Another solution is to convert all text into outlines before exporting.


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Check the Import Options when importing into InDesign, you have a choice as to what InDesign uses as the boundaries.


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Open the file in InDesign CC, then go File -> Save As or File -> Export and choose the file type IDML. You will then be able to open that IDML file in CS6 If you don't have access to InDesign, there is a service that can help: www.stokesdesignproject.com/down-save-indesign-file-service.php


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The recommended sizes for print are 10-12pt however this is dependent on the typeface being used also as the structure (cap height, x-height, etc. (if you want more information on that this is a nice starting point) varies from typeface to typeface. For the body 11pt is typically a good size but you must remember to keep your audience at the front of your ...


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For any print, regardless of format, the optimal legbility is around font size 11pt, with ~15pt leading and ~60 characters per line (including spaces). These are of course dependent upon your target audience and other factors (like Ryan mentions). An example would be a publication aimed at seniors: they will prefer a slightly bigger font. Of course, als ...


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These lines come about because of flattened transparency effects in the PDF and the method used by the PDF reader to render them on a low-resolution device like a monitor. "Transparency" includes any kind of glow or shadow effect, any blend mode other than Normal and any opacity other than 100%. Any legacy PDF format based on Postscript, such as PDF/X-1a, ...


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You can do this with Fixed-Layout ePub (good on any device) or DPS (single edition, only on iPad), but not with Interactive PDF. There isn't a whole lot of animation available in the PDF format, and FXL ePub definitely looks set to become the more general standard, if only because it's based on HTML, CSS and javascript.


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Use a Compound Path. Create your rectangles. (I suggest clicking and dragging the Rectangle Frame Tool to the desired area, and without letting go of the mouse, use the Up/Down and Left/Right arrows on your keyboard until you get the desired grid of rectangles. The gutter between the rectangles can be adjusted under Layout > Margins and Columns before you ...


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If you are creating an invitation that folds up, you would probably need each panel to be a slightly different size so when it folds it sits nice and flat. Personally, I would set a large page size and draw up the layout, make sure it all works and folds as you think, then start placing in your design. This is the same way I would prepare complex carton or ...


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The problem is that "tutorial" does not really address setting up spot colors in Photoshop. In fact, it's completely inaccurate for production. You can't simply pick a spot color and use it on a layer. It's not that simple. That's just not how Photoshop works with Spot colors. The writer of that article should be flogged with a wet noodle repeatedly. In ...


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One solution would be to prepare all your rectangles and to import your image in one of them. Double click ont he image so you can place it where you want (or maintain click on the double circle one the center of the placeholder) to cover all the rectangles. Once it's well placed, double click on this rectange to select the image and cmd+c (copy). Then go ...


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Those kind of artifacts can appear depending of the version of your PDF export. I already had the problem : - Recent version of PDF (PDF1.4+) display fine on screen but squares around transparent background images when you print it. - Older version display little white lines around elements of the page on screen but they are invisible on print. My advice ...


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It looks just fine. As it should. But just in case, here are some settings you should follow when exporting to PNG from InDesign. If you do not design for screen (Which I doubt since you are exporting to PNG which is a web format), then you should increase DPI to some greater value.


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The two most likely possibilities have been mentioned. If it must be done in InDesign, the button approach would be the most likely, although making the button field read-only would improve things even more, because then the user would not be tempted to click it (because the cursor won't change when viewing the document). Using a sticky note has its ...


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The way I would approach this is to use Sticky Notes. I find the question mark icon is pretty intuitive to users and has the added benefit of not crowding up the document when not in use. Details on sticky notes: http://acrobat.solutions.adobe.com/content/areaderx_ipm1_en Creating a form element and making it not print is possible by double clicking on the ...


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Create a text frame and type the instructions as usual, then convert it to a Button. In the Button panel popup menu, select "Visible in PDF but Doesn't Print". This will create a button, and so it is 'clickable', but as long as you don't attach an action to it as well, nothing will happen. Make sure not to overlap it with content that should be clickable, ...


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(this is essentially a long structured comment) All of the software you mention can do this. It depends a bit on the situation. Its quite clear that if you are laying the images for print then InDesign and Illustrator are the tools for the job. You might need to adjust each individual picture in photoshop, however. Laying out for non print context I would ...


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Alright here we go: Check the export Tags Panel Then go ahead and Export HTML, then open the idGeneratedStyles.css file in your preferred editor: For the second part of your question one possible solution would be to make a Master Stylesheet using XML and import it into the different parts of your book. Though if you did the Master Stylesheet ...


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Use the ALT key combination to insert a bullet character into the text. The ALT key combination for a bullet in windows is 0149. With numlock enabled Hold down the ALT key Type 0149 on the keypad Release the Alt key This will not work using the regular number keys as far as I am aware, it has to be on the keypad on the right hand side of the keyboard. ...


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I figured it out, so I am sharing... First turn off "Allow Document Pages to Shuffle", and add as many pages together as you want (they will be aligning horizontally). Then go to the Page Tool and on the panel on top where there are some setting for this tool, click on "Objects Move with Pages" then drag the pages. It behaves like the artboards in ...


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It appears to be possible but would require scripting. Steps: Open up the Content Panel via Tools > Content Panel Using the 'Add a button' tool draw a button to the size the image field needs to be Double click the button to enter into the button's properties Go to the Actions tab Next to Select Action choose 'Run a JavaScript' Click Add ...


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For an optimum screen-viewable PDF, don't export as a Print PDF. Choose Interactive PDF instead, and ensure that your Jpeg Quality is set to Maximum @ 144 ppi (a good compromise between low and high resolution monitors). As a note, also verify that your .indd is using RGB, not CMYK, and the transparency blend space (under the Edit menu) is set to RGB. ...


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Unfortunate that I wasn't able to answer this at the time, but for posterity: When this kind of random, inexplicable behavior occurs in InDesign, there are relatively few reasons. When the problem is with a specific document, here is the order of likelihood: Document has become corrupted. InDesign documents are actually database files, and as they are ...


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Hopefully not too simplistic an response but start with a condensed font that you can get a more than adequate number of characters in a single line. Something like Univers Condensed (57) or Ultra Condensed (59/49) perhaps? If you're proficient in Excel, you could always add another column and split some of the data into two cells/fields, if it lends itself ...


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I think you have two text anchors there, as the hidden character for a single text anchor is a floating colon.


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I couldn't replicate your problem, but I had two thoughts that might help & be easier than your workaround. It could be your problem is with the vector mask in Photoshop but not with the path imported to Indesign. So I'd try saving the path from the vector mask (as Path 1 or something) before deleting the vector mask. You'll still be able to use the ...


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Rather than a clipping path, you can use InDesign's built in "Detect Edges" (it's under Contour Options in the Text Wrap panel, which defaults to "Same as Clipping"). InDesign will then ignore the Photoshop clipping path, most likely, but it won't hurt to remove it from the PSD. Once InDesign has created the path, you can tweak it if you need to using the ...


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Perhaps ironically, that happens automatically if you insert a variable in a text frame (because a variable is really just a single hidden character under the hood). Things don't work that way with merged data. From your question, it sounds like you're getting overset text after a data merge and you want to solve this by reducing the point size of the text ...


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The short answer here is, "Don't do that." There are three reasons why: Extract Assets is designed and intended as part of a web workflow. It is not actually useful for print. PNG is not a print format. It was created for the web and remains a terrific on-screen image format, but there are far better formats for print. A layered PSD can be placed directly ...


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Well first you gotta make sure that its a 24 bit PNG. In order to do that you can just name the layer that you want to make the asset of like this: assetname.png24 But in general i gotta say that PNG is primarily a web-format. Of course i don't know what you are trying to accomplish, but since there is better options to make webgraphics than InDesign ...


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Have you tried changing the import options? Check Show import options in the Place file dialog before importing. Maybe Use transparency information is disabled.


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I think you might be over thinking this.. hopefully this easy solution works for you: Find/Change Find what: M^p Change to: (leave empty) Search: Document Repeat for Find T^p and E^p If there's other text this might get messy but being business cards I don't suspect there's much for this to affect outside of the Find/Change. If that is the case then the ...


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You can assign an individual Paragraph Style for each line/placeholder (Phone, Mobile, E-Mail) in which you define the Bullets and Numbering as the associated Character (T, M, E). Make sure to Remove Blank Lines for Empty Fields when merging the document, so the empty cell wont result in an empty paragraph. This way the prefixes shouldn't show.


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It sounds like you have to alter your PDF export settings to something more highres / less compression. Try starting with [Smallest Filesize] and turn off downsampling and compression.


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Try it first with disabling Smooth images in the Acrobat page display options. It sometimes fixes issues with transparancies and clipping paths. If this doesn't help: Your workaround seems like a stable alternative, but it will take you a long time to do so, if there are many images.


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I’ve found there is a way using para and character styles though this means creating as many as there are lines you want indented. I typed in a guillemot (at the start of a two-line paragraph followed by an indent to here character. I then used a negative base-line shift to centre the guillemot on the two lines. I made this into a character style calling it ...


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Text Variables can be used. Type > Text Variables > Define. Then name it, I used Issue Number to go with your question and whatever text you want. Then just for example I created two text boxes and did Type > Variable > Insert > Issue Number Now when I want to update I just edit that variable Didn't screenshot but hit edit, changed it to Issue 02 ...


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These are font cache files used by Adobe applications. They are not fonts. These files are not meant to be opened and explored. In fact, they can freely be deleted whenever needed and the applications will regenerate them as necessary. In many cases, if font's fail to appear in applications trashing all AdobeFnt*.lst files may help.


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There's an option to link an element to specific text. Anchored objects are items, such as images or text boxes, that are attached—or anchored—to specific text. The anchored object travels with the text containing the anchor as the text reflows. Use anchored objects for all objects that you want associated with a particular line or block of text, ...


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That's not something you can do with regular paragraphs of arbitrary length, but it's easily done using a two-column table. Set up the table so that the text offset top and bottom is exactly half your normal paragraph spacing. The right column will contain your text. The left column will the Paragraph Style for your guillemet, with the cell style set to ...


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If you are sending the PDF to a print service provider, it's always best to check with them to find what format they prefer. That said, PDF-X/1a is the safest PDF format for general-purpose printing, and you are unlikely to come across a print shop that can't use it. If your booklet includes bleed, you must turn that on in the PDF dialog (under "Marks and ...


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You could create outlines of the Guillemet, converting it to art rather than type, then use bulleted lists with an anchored art object. And anchor it to the first line of the text. This will allow the guillemet to travel with its anchored text. However, you'd have to take care with the initial placement.


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For most commercial printing you should simply export to PDF/X-1a format as single pages with marks and bleeds. If you are uncertain of PDF configuration for your print provider, you need to ask your provider how they want PDFs configured.


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You might have printed/exported as spreads which would be 2 pages per sheet. Check your Print Settings. I think there is a checkbox in the Print dialog as well. Good Luck.



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