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Ok, here's my "solution" so far, unfortunately relying on using menuActions: function updateTOCs() { var stories = app.activeDocument.stories; for(var i=0; i < stories.length; i++) { var story = stories[i] if(story.storyType != StoryTypes.TOC_STORY) continue; story.textContainers[0].select() ...


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Swatch is a super class that embeds color, gradients, mixed inks or a mixed inks group. Color is just a member of that family. A swatch (color, gradient, tint, or mixed ink). Superclass of Color, Gradient, MixedInk, and MixedInkGroup http://jongware.mit.edu/idcs6js/pc_Swatch.html


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The quick and easy way it's to just select the text and increase the stroke weight.


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Copy your graphic from Illustrator. Go to InDesign and select the rectangle you want to paste the graphic into. Go to Edit -> Paste -> Paste Into (CTRL/CMD + Alt + V)


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No, pages cannot have different bleed margins compared to other pages in the same document. Bleed is a property of the document preferences, hence it can only be set for the document globally. Apart from that, I also wonder why one would need to set different bleed margins on different pages?


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I would extend the work area to the size of the paper (including the "fold"). Just be careful with the corners of end document as folding can alter your design. It ends up as being the same than creating another document for the jacket and dynamically import tue cover design on - that can be safer. Also, try to figure out the thickness of the cover to ...


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Yes, sort of. You can place a textbox inside the table and round that. The technique is a bit tedious but I'm sure somebody has written a script to manage this, if not one could be made. Image 1: Table with textboxes that have rounded corners


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There are 2 methods I have found, 1 of which is a workaround and not a solution. 1) Change the character style for the text you do not want to be hyperlinked. When you first create a hyperlink, InDesign will create a new hyperlink character style called "Hyperlink". Select the text you do not want to be hyperlinked and change the character style. 2) This ...


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No you cannot. From my experience you will need to covert it to XML. If I were you I would script a solution or you can use many conversion tools online to achieve this. After converting to XML, test the XML output before importing it into InDesign.


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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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Things have developed since this post. You might try in5 (http://ajarproductions.com/), a plug-in that promises to do most of what you want.


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Stacked fractions aren't supported by InDesign's fraction making features. To get stacked (or nut) fractions you need a font that has the stacked fractions. A list of some Google Fonts (all free) that you can use (thanks to @RadLexus): Coda – by Vernon Adams Telex – by Huerta Tipografica Arbutus Slab – by Karolina Lach Unica One – by Eduardo ...


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I think Rad Lexus is correct but didn't give the full answer. Don't use ascii (Alt + numbers) to create the fractions in InDesign. Use InDesign. Good high quality fonts will have OpenType Fractions, which is different than just having a single fraction Glyph: For example with Candara: But then you'll have to find a high quality font that has a ...


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The problem with saving the PDF file as rich text or plain text is that is strips out manual hyphens, replacing them instead with discretionary ones. This is huge problem. I have to convert dozens of 300-600 page books to be re-published for a client so after massive amounts of trail and error have come up with this method which is 95% perfect and far ...


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You have two images mentioned in the question and three in the body copy beneath the title. Mentally cross off the right-hand image, caption, and source for a solution to the title version. I'll attempt to do both/either one with this nightmare with three different sized square-cut illustrations and three different aspect ratios each with the same quote ...


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You can check if every single pages on a master have threaded text frames or do this connection: Once it's done, you can go onto the pages, override a frame and start adding text. Then as smart reflow is activated, new pages will be added if text temporarly overflows.


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I've had the same issue in documents translated into Urdu - mostly Arabic alphabet but still some English text (contacts, etc.). The solution to your question may be to change the Cursor Control setting in 'Preferences > Right to Left'. See explanation on this Arabic/Hebrew Help page under 'Right to Left writing preferences'. My personal workaround is to ...


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Nope you can't. Only way to target items based on geometrical properties is to script that search.


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long version: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <xsl:template match="/"> <xsl:apply-templates/> </xsl:template> <xsl:template match="@*|node()"> <xsl:copy> <xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/> </xsl:copy> </xsl:template> <xsl:template match="p"> ...


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It is in fact based on the font you're using, and how it's built, as @Alex mentioned above. Here's an example of four different fonts, same font size, exact same setting in each text box: The first font is standard Arial. The second it a fairly common sans-serif font, AG Book Pro. The third and fourth are fancier fonts I got from dafont.com. As you can ...


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It sounds like what you need to do is change the size of the artboard in Illustrator. This will mean that, when you place the file in InDesign, anything that falls outside the artboard is 'cropped'. In Illustrator, draw a box around your image where you want it to be cropped Go Object > Artboards > Convert to Artboards Hit Save Now place this ...


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You can use xslt on xml export. That's where I will begin to work ;)


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The optimum way to do what you're seeking is to create the book in InDesign, as you mentioned, but... 1) The text should all be done in InDesign, not Illustrator or Photoshop. Your file size will be much smaller, you'll have a much easier time editing the text, and your printed product will be better. Illustrator and PS are hugely powerful, but page layout ...


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You can also do this with header and footer rows. Create your table and give it a header and a footer row. If you already have a table, select it and go Table > table Options > Headers and Footers and add one header and one footer. Select all of the cells in your table, and give them a central row stroke. make sure the top and bottom row strokes are ...


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How many cards are there? Assuming its not hundreds, and you already have some basic knowledge of ID, one straighforward option would be to make a master page with your common frame image as a background (could be on a locked layer) + one image (of the first card or any card) + one formatted text box (of the first card or any card). So this master page could ...


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this feature only works in acrobat pro if your user is using Acrobat reader they can only import PDF's in the form


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I have recently started using the InDesign Page Exporter Utility Script and i can confirm this does what you need. I just tried this on one of my documents and yes you have the option to export each page as a separate PDF.


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I've found a possible solution: I put all the objects that should adjust their position into a blank text frame as anchored objects, and then in Anchored Object Options set their position as Custom and Relative to Spine with appropriate X and Y Offset from Page Edge. Now when the page changes left/right, the anchored objects adjust their position as ...


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InDesign indeed is not performing enough with such huge documents. Once that said, you can think of a script that will generate documents one record at a time. But given the extensive amount of documents to produce, you may consider PDF/VT solutions like DesignMerge from Meadows Publishing, XMPie from Xerox, SmartStream designer from HP or Callas PDFChip. ...


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XML won't allow native QRCode generation. I did use it in a recent workflow thanks to scripting on top of xml import. If you build dozens of such documents you may want to consider catalog assembly dedicated tools such as EasyCatalog. Those generally ease all the steps ;)


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There are probably either alternate glyphs for the character or ligatures that include that character in the font. You can check if this is the case in InDesign by opening the Glyphs panel (Window → Type & Tables → Glyphs) and searching for any other glyphs that include that character. You can open the font in any font manager or editor and check the ...


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This was my problem. Making it a PDF/X turns black to 100% black.


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There is a hacky way you can achieve this. Give your text a stroke Now, select your text box and click Object > Effects > Inner Glow Make sure your effect is applied to Object in the 'Settings for' drop-down menu Change the 'Blending mode' to Normal Select your stroke colour Set 'Opacity' to 100% Set 'Source' to Edge Adjust the 'Size' to the ...


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As others have said, InDesign is complex software and takes time and patience to learn even the "basics." If you're truly in a pinch, you are probably going to want to hire someone, even on a per-project basis, to do your flyers, marketing campaigns, and email blasts.


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Some things to try: Create a new document. Make sure it's not set up as Facing Pages. Try importing your text into that. If that works, it was something in your document. Copy all your text into a bare-bones editor like BBEdit or Text Wrangler, which will strip out ALL formatting and styling. Paste that into a new IND document. If that works, it was ...


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Are you using Primary Text Frame (File -> Document Setup...)? Possible you accidentally deleted the text frame from the page that's being skipped.


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To adjust the gap between the spreads in InDesign you will need to navigate to Guides & Pasteboard... To navigate to this you will go to InDesign -> Preferences -> Guides & Pasteboard...: A panel will appear: Adjust the Vertical Margins: click the button OK and you should see your adjustment:


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Enable the Paragraph Rule: Above for your style. Set its weight to 0 and (you never know) its color to [None]. Check "Keep in Frame"; then, use "Offset" to move the paragraph down. Apart from using the Rule Above (which you may need to, ehm, draw a rule above), the only drawback is that the Offset is calculated from the baseline of your paragraph. That ...


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One solution is to vertically offset the text negatively as much as you need and set a space after enough to compensate. This isn't the cleanest of workarounds—To edit the text you need to select the text where it should be, not where you can see it, for example—but it works. A better option would probably be creating a new master page, as ...


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For answers that are better for your question, a screenshot would be helpful. Something that helps others see what you're trying to achieve. Possible solution Create a separate Master Page for the chapter title page and let the main text frame start lower on the page. Adding space before a paragraph that is first in the text frame is not possible, as I ...


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@Hank I agree with @Alex. Looks like you have some kerning issues. I would select all and zero out your kerning. Just tried it and I'm getting it center without issue.


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No need to crop in Acrobat Pro. The PDF will be held in a picture box when you place the PDF on the page. Just grab each edge of the picture box and move it over the PDF until it covers the unwanted crop marks (and any other printer's marks).


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Invisible Characters shouldn't affect the size of a text box in InDesign. I'd suggest there may be a space at the end of your sentence, but I can't see a 'dot'. Try the following: Make sure there isn't a right-indent applied to the paragraph. Select the text box and double-click on the bottom-right handle. This will snap the box to fit the text. ...


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If it's your pasteboard having that issue: Try going to Preferences > Guides & Pasteboard > Pasteboard Options and you can adjust it from there. If that still doesn't fix your issue then, as the other answer suggests, you more than likely have something hidden on your pasteboard that's causing the size difference. Try removing the item individually and ...


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This also happened to me recently. It might be you are importing an IDML saved from a newer version? In any case this probably happens because of a hidden small object thrown outside the artboard. What i did to resolve this was copy everything on the page (dont use select all but actually select via mouse all the items on your page without selecting ...


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Create your original document with a wider page size (say 5mm/.125 inches wider) than what your final page will be. Then go in to each page with the Page Tool and resize the width to the final size. It should leave a gap -- we just tried it here and it worked! And, the gap was still there when we closed and re-opened the file. Hope this helps!



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