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What's the iPhone model App Design? [on hold]

iPhone model app design, navigation bar
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Can I transform InDesign guidelines, rectangle frame tools and other guidelines into vectors?

I haven't been able to find any information or guide whatsoever to see whether it was possible to transform InDesign guides into vector lines. I am aware that doing this on Illustrator would've been a ...
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Adobe InDesign black text being detected by printer as colour when exported to .pdf file

I print a small bulletin with 12 pages, the first is in colour, the rest is b&W text. When I export to .pdf the .pdf file is interpreted by the printer as black created by all the colours, not the ...
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How to hide ONLY column guides in indesign?

Is there a way to hide ONLY the column guides in inDesign, leaving the ruler guides and margins visible?
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InDesign – Subgrid within a larger page

I'm working on a panel design for a museum in indesign. The design has a sections of text and images contained by a box. Right now I'm using a text box with inset spacing to see the inner margins of ...
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Add Text in Indesign Text Frame (Pre-defined List)

I want to add particular text in indesign through script from pre-defined list For example On running script, open a dialogue with drop down list with list of texts and by selecting one it can add it ...
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Can I place hi-res pdf's into InDesign and export for printing?

I am placing high resolution pdf's into my InDesign doc. The file size of these pdf's are about 60MB. Once I export a X1A PDF from InDesign the file size is around 4MB. My question is will these print ...
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Missing Fonts even though they are installed?

I have been working on a 52 page document in Indesign for work and I have come to make a pdf to show the client but it says all the fonts are missing (even Helvetica and Times New Roman)they are all ...
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Font Size for Flex Design [closed]

What would be the perfect font sizes in different headings for 5ft x 3ft frame for flex design? I couldn't find the accurate font size for displaying contents which seems to be big.
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InDesign: Placing 300 ppi image at 300% for intended 100 ppi output?

I've worked with print graphics for many years, and never place a 300 ppi image into InDesign at any size larger than 120%. However, I have been working on some large display banners, and the printer ...
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WORD Tables and Text not Importing correctly into Design

I am importing a 120-page WORD document into INDESIGN. I am using the IMPORT OPTION settings to import with tables formatting and all. Unfortunately, some tables and images are not importing correctly ...
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InDesign script targeting specific text frames

I have an InDesign document with ~550 pages. On an every page, there are 4 frames. All the pages look the same (see image below). I'm using CS6. I'm new to scripting and a little lost here. I need ...
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Inserting contents of defined list into document - InDesign

I've got a document with a numbered, defined list spread throughout sections. I am trying to work out how to insert the entire list at the end of the document (as a summary). Is this possible to do ...
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Applying grain to colors or gradients without rasterizing

I have been thinking about this for years and figured that today is the right time to actually ask someone about this: is it possible to apply grain to colors or gradients in Illustrator or InDesign ...
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Using single column/multiple text boxes or multiple columns/single text box in InDesign for creating a multi-column page

To create several columns of text in InDesign I have (to my knowledge) two different approaches: Either set the text to several columns by using a paragraph style while using a single text box for the ...
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Grid system resources for 1920*1080 grid

I just read this great book with extensive documentation of grid systems for print. However I want to create a document that will be displayed on screen in landscape mode (1920*1080) but didn't ...
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Why is my logo looking weird in PDF when it looks fine InDesign?

I have a brochure created in InDesign, the logo I am using on it is an AI vector. It looks normal in InDesign, but when I export to PDF it looks distorted. At 400% in PDF, it looks normal but when I ...
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adobe-indesign TOC generate subhead2 first before subhead1

I am creating a document using Adobe InDesign and for some reason when creating the table of content the subhead2 content is printed before the subhead1 content. For example on the document I have ...
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Indesign font size irregularities

Last night I was editing printed chapters. I noticed that on some paragraphs, the font size changes from 11 to 12. I used the same exact paragraph style on all of them. All my paragraph styles are ...
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Multi-versioned document

I have a project where I need to establish a document that contains multiple versions of which some of the text is common to all versions and some is unique to each version. Does InDesign support ...
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Affinity Publisher vs InDesign?

I'm hearing alot of things about Affinity Publisher lately. First client today explicitly mentioning they would rather have their stuff done in AP instead of ID. Asking from a long-term, well ...
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Indesign CS6 print one page

I find it impossible to print only one page of a document. I select a page in the page menu, right click, but there is no option for print page. How do I fix that?
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Data Merge 7 barcodes on 1 page 4000 times

I have to place 7 different barcodes on to 1 page but then they run 4000 times sequentially. I tried to use scripts such as ImagesToCSV, but the images don't link when merged. Other option is to ...
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How to get rid of back pages on template for InDesign?

I downloaded a template to use in InDesign, and it looks like it comes with both the front and back pages, like a booklet. (Left and right on the screen, each "side" is 8.5" by 11". How do I get rid ...
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GREP InDesign, can I move a word to the beginning of a paragraph?

Is there a way to move an entire specific word at the beginning of the sentence it belongs to? Let's say I want words contained within brackets to be repositioned. At the moment I have something like ...
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How to control Adobe InDesign from PowerShell/CMD - for: open file, use data merge, export to pdf

I want to automate business card creation. My idea is to setup a simple web page for user to fill, then data will be inserted to *.csv file. At this point I know I can use Data Merge in InDesign, so ...
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Indesign: multiple cross-references in index

I have an Index with more than one crossreference in an entry. As in: Cats, see also tigers, lions, leopards But instead it's always : Cats, see also tigers, see also lions, see also leopards I ...
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InDesign: shift baseline by percentage amount

I know I can enter horizontal and vertical scales as percentages, but the baseline can only be entered by points. Is there any way to go around this with a percentage value?
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Editing photos for CMYK printing

This question is a follow-up on this earlier question here As I am attempting on printing a photo-magazine in black and white, I am losing rich blacks in my photos when converting them to CMYK and ...
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Print deep blacks in CMYK photo magazine

I am very much a novice when it comes to working with printing and colour values and I am using InDesign for the first time. I am working on an all black and white photographic magazine, which will ...
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Objects in InDesign not changing opacity

I have been working in the same document the past few days with no issues. even this morning everything was working normally. I was using a few objects with lighter opacity applied to them. All of a ...
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indesign cc2019 package problem

When i make a package indesign does NOT copy all links to the new folder. When i then used to save the document to the new folder the links were updated to the new links folder. Not anymore. When i ...
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Formatting the Quoting of Internal Passages in a Story

I am working on a book that is a collection of short science fiction stories for adults. Typesetting in InDesign. What is the convention or industry standard for the formatting/typesetting of written ...
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What are the most annoying technical challenges doing Layout Design?

Would love to know what your main pain points are? Specifically in: Laying out each page, after you've designed the main spreads. How do you organize the text changes with the client after you've ...
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Indesign - how to change the style of the page numbers?

I am using this template. I can change everything, however I can't find the right option to change the color of the page numbers. The default is blue. I tried to read the official adobe guide, but I ...
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How do you set the text colour in Indesign to change depending on page background?

I have an InDesign spread where some pages have a white background and some have a red background. I want to flow text across both types of pages, and change the text colour depending on what the ...
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Creating a long document with text and graphic: Framemaker or InDesign?

I'm working on a book about software with many graphics (screenshots of the software that I work on it, and some vector graphics) with the heavy body text. I guess the book will be finished about 600 ...
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Can anybody help me identify this font I've searched everywhere

I'm trying to find this font. I've looked all over the Internet with no luck. It would be much appreciated if anybody can help I havent a clue what font pack it come from I've used all the the font ...
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Creating a font or updating an existing font [closed]

I want to make a font that links certain letters together when they are typed for example "au" would go together and "ll" would go together. I would also like these two letters together to be ...
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How to change inflexible leading in indesign?

I've been trying to change the space between the lines of the paragraph in this text. I've tried using the leading, space before, and space after buttons. All had the same result. As you can see the ...
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(InDesign CC 2019) Continuous page numbering was cancelled and each file in Book Panel has own page number?

I have a Book file includes 161 .inDDs files inside it. Some files have one page and some of them have more than five pages and etc, Before I updated InDesign to the last version, the Book panel ...
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InDesign script to insert pages between existing ones

I try to create a very simple script that adds one page after every existing page of the document and applies one of the masters to it. Unfortunately I have a problem with referencing objects in ...
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How to make figures with labels and text using Illustrator editable in InDesign

I work at an engineering/research firm (as engineer/researcher), and I make a lot of figures for reports and presentations. My usual workflow uses Illustrator and InDesign (and matlab): I make graphs ...
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Apply a font change script in master pages

InDesign script to replace all fonts in a document I used the above script to change fonts in multiple documents, only to find out that it doesn't also change the fonts in the Master Pages, which I ...
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Exporting Indesign to PDF to Powerpoint

Anyone know the best practice to export a Indesign file into Powerpoint? I have tried multiple plug in converters and am still finding the best way is to export to PDF, then PDF to Powerpoint. ...
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Do I have to crop images in Photoshop before placing them into InDesign

I have to place about 200 images into a Layout in Indesign, most images need to be cropped. Is there any disadvantage if I don't crop the images first in Photoshop? The Layout is for a book design ...
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How can I move text left in a frame in InDesign? [duplicate]

I encountered this in a layout today. Toggling optical margins didn't make a difference. I wanted the C to shift to the left, but InDesign doesn't allow a left indent that would go outside the frame. ...
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After exporting xml from Indesign, the code is not well structured any more

I tried to import some XML (well structured code) to add some data to my Indesign Identifications Cards. But it wasn't well structured in the Story Editor. So first I designed one of the pages with ...
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Indesign: First line doesn't start at the top

For some reason, the first line of my design doesn't start at the top but leaves a small space between top margin and first word. The paragraph style is: Size: 95pt Leading: 72pt Align to baseline ...
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How do I remove automatically added page numbers+line from InDesign page?

InDesign has added page numbers + a line at the top/bottom of the page. See attached picture for one example of my problem. No idea how to remove. This is happening on multiple pages. Any suggestions ...