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In addition to creating your own printer marks or page info, the Registration swatch can be very handy in creating masks. Often a mask consisting of only K will not completely mask a CMYK object. So, using Registration for the mask "black" tends to be more complete. It's not very easy to see in InDesign specifically, but "feather" effects utilize the ...


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You're right that it's a little superfluous, especially because InDesign will add any printer marks during export. Registration black is really for adding any custom printer marks or page info. Because registration black will use 100% CMYK for each value, that's 400% ink coverage and should obviously be used in small quantities. Hope that helps?


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As far as I know it's not a built-in option. (But I agree that it's yet another example of these "Suite" programs behaving infinitesimally different. Perhaps it should be an option -- and then the same for all three programs!) Did you know you can drag the ruler zero point to any place? If you drag it to the starting point of from where you want to drag, ...


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There are no options for that in InDesign, except (in newer InDesign's) wholesale Export to Grayscale PDF. That may not even be necessary if you instruct your print shop to print your document in gray -- although you have more control over the to-gray conversion if you do this yourself beforehand. You cannot physically save the common halftone parameters in ...


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I don't know InDesign, but I know it is AppleScriptable if you have a Mac: http://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/indesign/sdk/cs6/scripting/InDesign_ScriptingGuide_AS.pdf AppleScript has an open url command so it can fetch web data. If you don't have a Mac, a cursory investigation indicates InDesign has a cross platform scripting language ...


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No, there is none and never will be. I my native language (Latvian) there is also some cases, when I would like to have this possibility. But much easier way is to make a sting of capitals with diacritics and copy it in two lines (again, Latvian alphabet): ĒŖŪĪŌĀŠĢĶĻŽČŅ. Then check leading with lower values from alphabet: qypģjķļņ. That's it - you have a ...


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So (1) all text already has a Paragraph Style applied, and (2) you want all of the text with this style in faux bold? Text Stroke is an attribute of text in a Paragraph Style. It's (kind of) hidden under Character Color. By default, the proxy is set to change the fill color, but you can click it to select stroke color. The thickness and some other ...


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Simply find all of your documents in Bridge and select them (using the InDesign Filter) Cmd > Tab to InDesign with the required book palette open and drag and drop. Docs can be in sub folders this way too, they don't all have to be at the top level.


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In order to be used in form fields, the font has to be fully embedded. The font you are intend to use apparently does not have the permission to be fully embedded (but only as a subset). This is the reason why you can't use it. In this respect, the other answer is wrong. It has primarily nothing to do with the company licensing it. The consequence is that ...


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I had the same problem using CC, and I knew that no document had been modified outside the indb file. My book has individual indd files for each chapter, and my solution for this error was to update the contents page in the first file (layout/update table of contents) As each chapter was updated the error sign disappeared.


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Your problem is most likely your output to the printer fails to provide the fonts. Your printer is simply rasterizing the font from the preview image stored. I would guess you aren't providing a PDF? PDFs solve this problem fairly well by allowing you to embed the font information. The other way around this is to convert your fonts to curves (vectors) if you ...


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Well among what could be many answers—right here. We're all different levels of experience, and in different aspects of graphic design. Some more web, others more print, others more technical drawings, etc... But we're all here to help people just like you (and each other, because we don't know everything either). I agree with John Manly's comment. ...


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Link! (aka Place) Embedding images into your InDesign document will create a much larger .indd file, especially with as many images as you are going to be working with - your file will be MASSIVE. This can sometimes lead to your document taking forever to open, if it opens at all. It will sometimes just cause InDesign to crash, upon trying to open the ...


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The color space of the artwork wouldn't affect the clarity, only the vibrancy and appearance of colors. This sounds more to me like your ads are not created at a high enough resolution. If your ads are mostly text-based, you may want to see if your designer can provide you with vector versions of the ads. If not, ask for 300 dpi CMYK images, typically in ...


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The font you're looking for doesn't seem to be licensed by Microsoft, but it is by MacOS (source). You have the option of buying a license from Adobe if you'd like to use this font here. It doesn't appear you have to buy the whole package, you can get just the one you're looking for.


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EPS is a flat file format - something is either transparent or it is not - there's no in between. Blurs, shadows, and glows must be expanded and flattened when saved as EPS. In that heart image, the shadow is what is generating the background because it has to be flattened for the EPS format. You can try re-saving the as .ai then place into InDesign. ...


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I've had this happen multiple times and it is a known issue with the Data Merge in InDesign. Steps that have helped me: Clean spreadsheet data. Make sure margins are wide enough otherwise it won't flow down properly. Once the single entry is set up on the Master Layout preview the data merge. (it will more than likely look funky that's okay) Make notes ...


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I would have made this a comment but I lack the reputation points- I bet if you increase the font size on Indesign and export with all the same metrics it will not be blurry when you open the image and view at actual size - thinking along the same lines as thykka here.


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Workflow depends on lots of things... When you resize a frame in InDesign, the content is unchanged. This may seem counter-intuitive, but the only thing that changes is an internal descriptor which controls the dimensions of said content. For example, if you have a raster 5 megapixel image, it is 5 megapixels regardless of frame size. Thus, there is an ...


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In general, vector content is vector content. Size/resolution is calculated upon output and the vector content is rasterized according to settings and output device capabilities. This is true for just about any app which handles vector content. A benefit to vector content is you don't need to worry about this sort of thing. If the content is vector it will ...


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I usually cheat. I make two copies of the same style with different names (Section_TOC and Section). Use the TOC style where you need it and the other one in all other instances.


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Most of these are questions you need to ask the printer of the billboard. As for the questions we can answer: I saw that many people suggest using of inDesign when combining vector and raster, but why i can't do it in Illustrator as well? You can if you want to. Personal preference. (Unless, again, the printer has a preference) When i convert text ...


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I just did a test and it is fine. Make sure when you export, you select quality (maximum) and Anti-alias should be checked. Also if your printing this to paper, choose resolution of 300, other wise 72 is fine for screen.


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ok i figured it out. i was putting NON-REPEATING elements on the page where my preview was. when i should have put them on the master page instead. leaving first page of the layout to generate the rest of the document. problem solved.


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And the pdf:s theme selves looks fine if you print them from acrobat? If you're dragging and dropping the files onto your document, try instead to use the place command (cmd+D) and tick the box that says "show import options". Play around with different settings there and see if that helps. (I mostly use this if .ai logos have a white background when ...


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First create a Window > Styles > Character Style that defines how you want the drop caps to look. Name it whatever you want. Then create a Window > Styles > Paragraph Style. In the Drop Caps and Nested Styles section, click New Nested Style, and then set the style pull down to the Character Style you created earlier, and (should be the default) ...


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John should be correct if you are exporting as CMYK, look up "Color Gamut" online and you can see the difference between RGB and CMYK color models. You might want to check to see if the box you have the picture imported into in inDesign has a very light fill applied, as well. Often that will shade a picture when exported if not turned to "none". We get ...


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Manual Tile is the only way I found to do it, but that's only for printing out on my inkjet, not as a final file for the printer. See this answer: https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/139/855887


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I don't know ultimately how feasible this is without applying it to all the data. However using merely two rows for each product could be an option. Combining the #s with the corresponding color and breaking it out of the common product information would seem to be a good way to eliminate the overall repetition and size of the table. Even if you were to ...


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If you are planning on re-using or updating this regularly, the answer is that you have to move all the elements or rebuild the page. You can grab everything, reduce it to 95%, and tweak to make it work, or re-create your document with the proper margins. If you're going to print it once and never again, you could cheat by reducing just your printout to ...


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Well, in total that's 15 different possible configurations. You could definitely create masters for all 15 (16 actually 1 for the footer then drag that master to the other 15). This is probably the easiest method. I don't think this would be easier than just creating 6 masters (5 background + 1 footer) and then manually adding the desired header to each ...


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The closest I think you could get is with cell styling, but it does have its problems. If you wanted to try it though, it is simple enough to put in place, simply Table > Insert Table a 1x1 table in your text frame. Put whatever paragraph you want to have a fill/stroke inside that cell, then open your Window > Styles > Cell Styles panel, and create ...


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You have to highlight the text and adjust the stroke properties of the text itself and not of the text frame. Say I have a text frame with several paragraphs, as shown below: You can highlight the paragraph that you want stroked (giggity) and then adjust its stroke the same way you would anything else: You can do this for any selection of text; ...


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you could export as a high res PDF, and then change it into a png in Photoshop. it'd stay high quality and have the transparency.



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