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Suggestions for a cheap CMYK laserjet for proofing for offset printing? [closed]

I need a printer for a general approximate sense of what our final product might look like. Typically, I've used an HP LaserJet CP1525nw printer. I'm due for new cartridges, about $350. I figure I ...
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What is correct sequence when converting from RGB to CMYK in a PSD or TIFF to be embedded into a PDF/X-1a file?

I'm making a PDF/X-1a, from a CS6 indesign file, for a print magazine that will be illustrated with images of everyday objects. The images are made from scans and photographs. There is no line art and ...
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GREP Style Capital first letter

Is it possible to create a GREP function that will automatically change the first letter to capital letter in a word? For example: "moonlight" and GREP changes it to "Moonlight". ...
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How to reset default type layout for text frames in InDesign

When I'm creating a file with different text styles in InDesign, at some point I invariably notice that the software has adopted a 'standard' setting for type in a brand new text box I create. Not ...
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Can I use interactive buttons in InDesign to display "answer"?

Our job ticketing system at work is super inefficient for what we do, so I'm trying to make a job ticket that allows us to check a few boxes and copy/paste any relevant details. I used check boxes for ...
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InDesign: Reposition Data Merge elements based on Data

This is a long shot, but I'm at a new job, learning InDesign, and wondering if I can automate something in a set of reports I'll regularly be generating. The organization I work for partners with ...
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InDesign: Is there a way to ask InDesign not to remove a space behind a selected text when deleting the text?

When I select a text and delete it, InDesign also automatically deletes a space behind the text as well. Is there a way to change this behaviour?
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Indesign: Can I delete images so I can send a smaller file to colleague?

My indesign file is 13 MB; too big to send by email. Images that are making it so big. Here is my idea: I send my colleague all the necessary images in a library, that we will both have access to. ...
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How to design cover page/template for infographic?

I want to design a cover page for my analytical report, which contains 6-7 charts + information. So, I need advanced/professional software in order to design text, font size/design, place charts .... ...
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Is there a way to get the average color of a photo or get the color at certain coordinates in a photo in InDesign using ExtendScript

I have an InDesign script which places a photo in a document and then puts some text over it. The photo can be either dark or light, so the text should be either black or white. For this to work I ...
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InDesign Source file access

My manager wants to give our account managers access to my InDesign source files to make last-minute text changes to client brochures. I have been asked to create a 2nd source file and save the file ...
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How to update all objects if I change one of them

I use InDesign to print labels with it. The manufacturer of the labels offers templates for InDesign with the dimensions already drawn in. Currently I proceed as follows: I create the label group all ...
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InDesign: Section/Chapter Navigation Panel (extension workaround?)

Can I name chapters/sections of pages in InDesign - as well as navigate them through a panel? Yes, I've seen the [a,b,c]-[i,ii,iii]-[1,2,3]-solution suggested on this platform. I also know I can color-...
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INDESIGN: How to align text vertically to the top of a tall line

Please see attached image. I have notes that are numbered, some include images. Notes 14 and 15 are sitting at the bottom of the line, How do I get them to sit at the top like 16 and 17?
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Indesign true Superscript/Subscript Opentype

Is there a way in indesign to automatically apply the true opentype superscript and subscript characters, if they are available (and use the regular scaling if not), when the superscript/subscript ...
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How to add exceptions to space before and after a paragraph?

I have defined four paragraph styles and would like the space between them to work "in pairs". First paragraph (no indent) Heading 1/2/3 I would like No space between Body text and ...
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Faster way to edit link action to a page in Adobe Acrobat

I create a manual multiple times a week where I have to add external pages to the end of the PDF I create. I then update the ToC so they link to the pages that were added to the PDF in Adobe Acrobat. ...
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Is it possible to search in Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign to find text based upon its color?

Is it possible in Microsoft Word to search for text based upon its color? So I can find all text set to a white fill in a Word file? Or . . . Is it possible in Adobe InDesign to search for text based ...
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Is there a way to create relative links to an InDesign template file?

Just like the title says, I'm trying to create relative paths to an Illustrator file and Excel file in my template file. I'm using data merge to create a bunch of files from the template and when I ...
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Adobe InDesign: How can I change the location of the footnotes?

I need to change the location of the footnotes. Instead of the footnotes being at the bottom of the page, they should be in the side column of the main text. I also need it to be exactly on the ...
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how to export a pdf without color profiles or color management for print?

First time posting here after reading a lot. I have to send my design to the printer for vinyl artwork. Now the printer specs read: "Color room is CMYK and / or spot colors, without color ...
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Using scripting to open InDesign file and update table data from an Excel document that is located in the folder

My company makes data reports that are often replicated a couple of hundred times. I've created a document that has table data attached to an Excel file and can be updated through the links panel. My ...
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How to correctly set up left and right page numbering?

I am having trouble understanding how to set up alternating paging (left and right) for InDesign. I know how to do it for facing pages. The problem is, with facing pages, that if I need to add a page ...
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Indesign: Reshuffling page spreads after creating new page

In Adobe InDesign, I have an 80+ page document using broken apart spreads in the pages window. I want to add a new page after page 13. Once I create the new page, every page after that is no longer on ...
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Can I use Unicode digits for automatic page numbers in InDesign?

In an InDesign 2019 document, on my master page, I went to Type/Insert Special Character/Markers and selected Current Page. This gives me automatic page numbers but in Western numbers when the ...
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How do you place a multi-page PDF into only 1 page in 1 spread InDesign?

I'm trying to place a 90 page pdf (document size is 40x40mm) onto 1 sheet (1 page). Should look like a grid. Is there any way to do this? a script maybe? Thanks.
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Colour profiles and printing (digital, offset and office)

I've recently (2 years ago) started studying and doing graphic design work, and I've only adjudicated work with print shops in stationery (calendars, envelopes, notepads) for the company I work for. ...
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Script in InDesign to separate document into individual files with naming capabilities [closed]

I'm looking for a script that can separate a document into individual InDesign files that, upon extraction, allows for some naming capabilities for each page such as either: adding a suffix (page ...
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How can I export my print booklet design to Interactive PDF without spine margins?

What I'm trying to achieve I'm designing a book that will need to be printed and also exported to Interactive PDF for viewing on the web. Ultimately, I want to be able to use the same InDesign file to ...
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How do I correct the user Interface font rendering pixels-per-inch (PPI) setting in Indesign to match my target device?

I have a document set up for intent "Mobile" with resolution of 1125px 2436px, iPhone X. I'm using an eBook template I downloaded from Adobe Stock. At 14 points, the font is rendering to the ...
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Gradient transparency along stroke won't work properly

First of all sorry for the title, I can't manage to resume my issue more precisely. I have added a gradient along this line. I wonder if I can remove the black thin line. Of course, it still appears ...
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Indesign GREP - find lines before a string but exclude string

I am struggling to find some GREP to find lines before a string when I need to exclude the string itself from the selection. In this example, I need to find the 2 lines before "Fox", but ...
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Why can't InDesign create this small label?

I am trying to design a small return address label following the printer's guidelines: However, InDesign isn't letting me create a label this size: I really just want to set a size and start ...
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InDesign : Lock/unlock every layer of a document at once

Is there a way to lock or unlock every layer not of page, but of the entire document? CTRL + A and CTRL + L on every page is quite tedious. With a script I guess? Thanks, Julien
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InDesign: Create a flipbook-style effect with a custom image on each page using parent pages?

I'd like to 'animate' an image at the bottom of the page of an existing book, so people can flip through and see the image change. I could probably do this to a new document with data-merge, but I ...
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How to get two text fields in interactive PDF to show same entered text - Indesign?

I am creating an Interactive PDF from InDesign and I need to link the contents of two text fields: I need one interactive text field to be able to accept a typed value, then a second field that is in ...
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Copy grid and margins to a master page in InDesign

I am wanting to copy a pages grid layout and margins to my A-Parent (master) page. So far I have tried to drag the whole page in the pages panel to A-Parent but then it has made two new parent pages.
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A good workflow from Mellel to Indesign

I'm writing a book and it requires an immense amount of footnotes, endnotes and a bibliography. I started in Word, and after 200 references and 300 citations, Word is slow and clunky. I am now ...
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InDesign zero inner bleed not possible

I am new to making a InDesign document print ready (magazine) and I am facing a problem that I could not find the answer to from other threads. What I have: InDesign double page spread Pictures ...
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Color inconsistent when exporting to PDF from InDesign

Whenever I export these tables from InDesign to a PFD file, shaded rows appear as different colors, even though they are exactly matching in the original file. Is there are way to fix this? Color ...
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Adding templates to the "New Document" dialog

In the "New Document" dialog, in addition to the blank document presets, there is a list of "templates" from Adobe Stock. Is there a way for a user to add saved templates (e.g. ....
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InDesign Space Before and After not working for paragraph style

Newbie here! I am creating a family cookbook and using the opportunity to learn InDesign. With Paragraph Styles, my most recent pain-point has been adding "space before" and "space ...
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Inconsistent length of divider line on footnotes imported from Word to InDesign

I've placed a file with footnotes from Word into InDesign, but the length of the divider line is narrow on some and full column width on others. I've applied a paragraph style to achieve the correct ...
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Why are object effects in my Illustrator file disappearing when I place the file in InDesign?

I'm trying to place an .ai file into my InDesign file, but for some reason it seems like the 3d effects and drop shadow aren't showing up in my InDesign file. Here's a pic of my artboard in ...
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InDesign: numbered list, add banner in background of each number

I’m new to InDesign. I know how to make a numbered list in InDesign and also how to style the numbers (font, colors). But I want behind each number to be a banner I have made in Illustrator. I need ...
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InDesign cross reference link to a paragraph in a repeating table header

I have a bunch of tables where I'm using a title paragraph in the header as cross references in a table of contents. Some of these tables are quite long so I have the header set to be repeating so ...
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Design critique

Im a digital marketing apprentice and one of my jobs is to design leaflets and promotional content. So I have been trying to work on my graphic design in my free time, i would love some feedback on ...
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Inset spacing default setting for text frame InDesign CC

Whenever I create a new text frame it creates inset spacing as a default and I have to keep removing it. I am not sure why, I have made some text boxes within the document have inset spacing and maybe ...
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InDesign - never break line at specific character?

I'm working on a sports event banner with about 34.000+ names on it. Each full name is separated with a bullet (•) and the banners is about 14 meter wide. At the end of my text frame some first and ...
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Font appears in Illustrator but not in InDesign

I am using a font (the lovely Sprat by Ethan Nakache) for a project and cannot get it to work in InDesign – it doesn't show up in the Type menu. It appears and works fine in Illustrator as well as ...
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