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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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I would suggest using Illustrator for this. I do this whenever I manually need to tile graphics of different sizes. Example: Say my Blueprint is 17" W x 22" H (4x 8.5x11 sheets) I would create multiple Artboards of 8.5x11 with no spacing. Then place your PDF, File -> Place. Make sure "Link" is checked. Save your PDF, File -> Save As -> Adobe PDF. ...


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You could do what John said, or you could click the top left corner of the table (blue dot in my image) to select the entire table, ie. all the rows and columns in the table. Then you can play around with the options hightlighted in pink, which give you instant control to all row heights and all column widths. More info on how these options work can be ...


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Your best bet is to hire a graphic designer. Attaching four wooden legs to a plank of wood doesn't make you a carpenter, and learning the basics of InDesign doesn't make you a designer. If you're serious about your business and advertising, only a good designer can help effectively communicate your message.


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Resize tables the same way you would any other object. You can scale the entire table, by holding down Shift (as I have done), or you can adjust the height and width independently. Use your Selection Tool (V) Hold ⌘ (I'm on Mac, but I'd imagine that it's CTRL on Windows) and resize your table accordingly


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You could do some online tutorials on Lynda.com, or alternatively look at some of Adobe's support videos. There are heaps of places to learn the basics of Adobe's suite of software, it just depends on how much time you've got, and what you want to do with the software. That said, InDesign is a very sophisticated piece of software, and even the 'basics' will ...


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There are a couple of things to address here, the most important being the initial quality of your images. If you say yourself that the images are of low-quality, that should be an indication in itself that you need to source some higher quality images. Just because the images look decent on screen (72 PPI), does not mean they will look good in print (300 ...


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Usually Illustrator users will check the option to enable editing of a .pdf in Illustrator — this essentially includes a second version of the publication (AI) in the .pdf. If you open a file in Adobe Illustrator and save out to a PDF-X/4 or some other standard press-ready file, disabling that option, the result is a much smaller file.


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If the photo is grayscale, you can recolour it in InDesign. Create a box and give it a white fill. Place an image into a box. Select the image with the white arrow (make sure you're selecting the image and not the box that contains it) and change the fill – this will change the colour of the black part of the image. Using a grey will mean your image is ...


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You could do it in Photoshop otherwise a dirty trick you can do in Indesign. Paste another copy of same image over the image and change blending mode to Screen in Effect panel. Play with opacity to get desire brightness. For contrast Paste another copy over and change blending mode to Overlay... use opacity to control contrast. I know it's not the right ...


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Setup your text frame and variable in the master page Select all existing pages in the pages panel Right click and select Override All Master Page Items (or cmd+alt+SHIFT+L) Your text variables now behave as you want them to. One thing to note, If you make any changes to the overridden items in your document, any changes you make to the master page ...


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What you need to do is create a Book (via main menu File > New > Book) and then add your multiple InDesign docs to this book. There will be a plus (+) sign in a small window that will pop up after your create your book, and clicking this (+) will let you add individual INDD files to your book. There are numerous videos and articles online on how to work ...


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Word and excell? Even excell has a limited table capacity, so split the data. You also can try a server side script like php and use mysql to store your data. But I have the feeling that the Datamatrix barcode is the one that is slowing the process, if it is generated on the fly.


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You can operate on the PDF file, there are software that can merge pages in a PDF. This is fast as its basically just a append operation to the PDF file. (you can do this with a text editor if you must). Off course you lose the features of inDesign. On a similar note you can let the printer add the changes, or inject the change just before print, by ...


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To expand on CAI's comment, indeed InDesign will work by default in a Typical Display performance, which means links are rendered in a low-res preview to improve general performance and speed, which is more likely a problem with large volume files. To view your links in a full resolution preview go to Main Menu > View > Display Performance > High Quality ...


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The answer to both questions depends on your personal experience with the software and with the font you are using. Some font families will not give ideal results with every option ID gives you. Personally i would try using Balance Ragged Lines under your body copy paragraph style properties. This will even out long and short lines to a more compact looking ...


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Perfect (sometimes called double-fan) binding does not require signatures, but rather creates a text block for the book from single, unfolded pages. It is a process for applying glue to the binding edges of loose pages to join them with glue only. I am worried that you might be confusing perfect binding with another type of binding. To print sheets for a ...


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Since it is not "really" possible, I chose a workaround: add a text box above the TOC write the TOC's title in a format that the TOC uses for its entries (e.g. section header) hide it, e.g.: format it white / paper coloured put it on a hidden layer (but activate the TOC's "include hidden elements")


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Workflow is the answer. There is an aplication called InCopy for colaborative work. http://www.adobe.com/products/incopy.html That solves the text issue. For Photos you can have the photos on one shared hard drive, and you can just replace the file with other with the same name. But be aware that people that do not know Graphic design makes, sometimes, ...


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I've come across this countless amounts of times. And whilst it would be nice to be able to stick just to clients who understand your work, life isn't like that. If it's a brochure that requires printing externally, then point out that it would need crop and bleed, and that the file definitely needs to be done in InDesign. However, if it's for a publication ...


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In InDesign, export as 'Adobe PDF (Print)' and then in the Export Adobe PDF dialog box, under 'Marks and Bleeds' tick the 'Crop Marks' box.


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This could fix the automatic line shuffling: Place the cursor in the paragraph you are editing. Open the Paragraph window (Window > Type and Tables > Paragraph) and in the flyout be sure the Adobe Single-line Composer is selected (for some reason Paragaph Composer is the default).


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EDIT: Writing this, I found the cleanest solution I could, which was inserting an empty cell at the bottom of page 1. That way, I could have the stroke at the top of that empty cell, but leave the bottom strokeless so it didn't carry over to the top of page 2. Hopefully if somebody stumbles onto this it'll help them. The empty cell is highlighted here:


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This is like "hei, can i please drive your car? oh by the way i dont have a drivers licence and never driven before" :) Experienced clients will not ask for this. They will know its generally impossible to edit inhouse without the actual software installed, or the knowledge of using it. A client who has had brochures made by other providers in the past will ...


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I have been faced with similar issues a few times and the best answer is, it depends on your relationship with the client, if you had a contract initially which ideally should have covered this issue explicitly, if this is a potentially on-going job or was a one-off, etc. If you didnt have a written contract or no explicit terms regarding delivery of ...


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Not really. You can circumvent the problem in several ways. Use a software she can use. Usually this means to use MS Word, with all pains that come with this, or better yet PowerPoint. Or use something esle like webpage. Use a software that overlays on the PDF like PDF mail merge (thanks @hsawires). This might work better. Off course you lose the ...


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Based on Andrew's and joojaa's comments, the current work-around (since PDF seems to be incapable of this unless maybe one starts putting some clever JavaScript in it) consists of creating the PDF, then preparing the print job but using the print to file feature in order to generate a PS file containing the correct printer settings. Now whenever the printout ...


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When creating a merged document (with or without multiple records), any content that is not on the actual document page will not be duplicated. This includes master page content, it will remain the same and not duplicate. To fix the issue and have proper duplication of the background and image template, you'll need to paste those items from the master pages ...


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It depends which Gotham weight you'll be using and also are you using the 6pt size for body text or smaller copy (eg. footnotes, etc)? Gotham Book which is the "regular" weight should work in 6pt but you can also consider going up to 8pt for body text. It is generally a matter of personal choice and it all depends on your volume of text, experience with the ...


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CoralDraw is a very reliable, robust and versatile, package. And don't forget it is well linked with its other image manipulating packages like 'Paintshop' and can handle photo tools like levels, curves, conversion, etc. on the go. It also works well with Inkscape, GIMP and Photoshop.. CorelDraw is created with both, the designer and printer (RGB n CMYK ...



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