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Questions about InDesign, Adobe's page layout application for professional print and electronic design. Ask anything related to designing projects in InDesign.

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Where to start on learning how to create similar art pieces? [on hold]

I'm not a graphic designer, nor am I studying graphic design or am an artist. I'm trying to create a little 'book' of 'graphic design pieces' for my friend for the holidays, and I just thought I could ...
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How can I make name places with individual names

We have designed a name place. But there are 350 people. Is there a way to get InDesign to populate 350 versions of this file? Is there some way to dynamically populate a placeholder with CSV ...
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InDesign: Limit characters in a interactive text box

I am creating an interactive form using InDesign. Part of the form is filling out your credit card information. If I create a square text box, then there is enough room to enter multiple numbers. I ...
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How can I automatically set “Keep with Next” to a different value for the final paragraph in a sequence of same-style paragraphs?

The new Adobe InDesign CC 2019 “Indents and Spacing” › “Space Between Paragraphs Using Same Style” option is excellent. It has allowed me to replace four styles for formatting a code listing (Listing, ...
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Is there a command to extend a guide in Indesign over the entire pasteboard; or limit it to the page?

When I draw guides in InDesign, there are two possible end results: the guide covers the entire pasteboard, or it stops at the page edge. I know that I can control this difference by the location of ...
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In House Print Resolution [closed]

What is the standard setting for low, med and high print resolution when exporting (under Compression menu) a PDF file from InDesign at an in-house studio?
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Retaining font when updating linked Excel sheet in InDesign [duplicate]

I know similar questions have been asked, but some are several years old, so I thought I'd ask again, in the hopes that this was made possible by now. I have a list of cars that gets updated ...
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Mac Mojave Preview not printing images embedded in PDF exported by InDesign [on hold]

Having some issues printing a PDF I created in InDesign 2019 using Mac Preview as none of the images are printed. Printing works in acrobat etc but I need to use the 'flip horizontally' feature in ...
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InDesign to Photoshop Transparency

I'm reconstructing a logo with InDesign, but to get a transparent background I'm having to pull it into Photoshop to do so. This is a two-part question: Does pulling a file from InDesign into PS ...
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How do I make nested vertical rulers in InDesign?

Is there a possbility to nest vertical rulers in InDesign with a Paragraph Style? My intended result looks like this: How do I make this in InDesign? I have found this trick to use Paragraph Shading ...
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Importing Acrobat file into Indesign and retaining comment highlights and text

I am aiming to import a multi page pdf into Adobe InDesign. The client has added highlighted comments which need to be retained when imported. However when the pages are brought in, the highlights ...
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Help making paragraph styles with a bulleted list and a paragraph

So I've been tasked with flowing a word doc into InDesign to make a cook book. I've set up the master pages and layouts, and I have been struggling with getting the text to flow while having a ...
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Control the order of text selection in an Indesign PDF

I have a resume layout using multiple text frames, some placed side-by-side. I want to specify the text selection order of my frames, so whoever is looking at the PDF of my resume can easily select ...
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InDesign - Script or Actions

I am preparing 300+ brochures using InDesign for a client. Each brochure has as few as 10 pages and as many as 500 pages. Each time I am repeating the same action for every brochure. Is there a way ...
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How to split page in half horizontally in InDesign?

This should be simple question. I just want to know how to split page 50% horizontally without annoying grid. Just a absolutely simple dividing line at 5.% of the page.
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GREP style for three digit code NOT followed by specific characters

I'm trying to set up a GREP style that will style a 3 digit code (example 789) but not apply that style when the code is followed by the characters ct. So the style would apply to the 100 in "100 ...
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InDesign GREP, Single Character Underlining

I'm new to the concept of using GREP. I work on documents which contain Australian Indigenous terms which contain special characters, for example, Ayers Rock's Indigenous name is Uluru, whereby the r ...
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How do I backup the index for InDesign book?

With more than 10 hours of indexing done for the book I am working on I want a cloud backup. Does this mean saving every one of my 50+open chapters and uploading those?
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Can you resize a text frame in photoshop the same way as in Indesign?

In Indesign, you can double-click the text frame corners and your text field will crop so the frame is the same size as the text. Do any of you know if you have a similar function in Photoshop?
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inDesign indexing “fix”

When inserting new reference in Id I am getting this "fix" instead of page number. I have no idea how to fix.
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InDesign: Changing language and style of quotation marks doesn't work!

I am currently working on poorly translated documents, proof reading and copywriting. I have quotation marks where the first are at the base line and the closing quotation marks are high up, if that ...
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How do I get Thai diacritics to display correctly in InDesign CS6?

I have tested several Thai fonts in InDesign CS6, and none of them are able to display Thai diacritics in the vertical stack correctly. The fonts I've tested include Microsoft (Norasi), Adobe (Adobe ...
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data merge not generating multiple records. Repeats one throughout

I's doing a multiple record data merge in Indesign. I believe that I've set it up correctly and when I preview multiple record layout and preview each page I have all of 125 records viewing correctly ...
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How to scale a shape to meet a dynamic element [duplicate]

I am using a software along with inDesign called Easy Catalog. Essentially what is being done is structured data from Excel is being populated into an inDesign document with styling rules being ...
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Apply Find/Change only within all paragraphs of certain style

Would like to know if there is a way to replace "normal returns" with "hard returns" as I would in Find/Change, but only affecting all paragraphs of a certain style (I don't want this change made to ...
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Don’t add space between paragraphs of the same style

Rather new at book body design. Having a little problem. I know there are similar questions here, but it didn't really solve my specifics. I have loads of quotes in my book that I will indent a ...
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From Corel Draw To InDesign

We have received a finished catalog design in CDR format for print from our partner company. We want to use the same items with a similar design to our catalog. But the issue is that we use Photoshop, ...
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Why are some pages not numbered in Adobe Indesign CS6?

I have 2 pages (that I've discovered so far) that do not have page numbers on them. I have already applied page numbering to the master pages, and all the other pages have page numbers. To show you ...
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Indesign - Exporting PDF from Print Booklet

Is there an easy way to export a pdf in inDesign as a booklet with the pages already set up with printer spreads. I have looked but never really found a good answer. Thanks
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Unlock page item InDesign without breaking thread

I have tried to override page items in InDesign page. In master page the text frames are threaded while I try to override master page items in the first page of the InDesign document the frame thread ...
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AI file looks fine in Illustrator, weird artifacts in Acrobat/InDesign [closed]

I was given some terrible source files by a client, and after finally finishing the entire job, I'd like to stitch and proof the AI files properly in InDesign. For some reason, even though the AI file ...
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Indesign: add line break after first two words in batch

I am looking to insert a line break after two words for a large document on multiple paragraphs. I am using find/change to search for ^w which inserts a line break after one space, what would be the ...
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How to distort text in InDesign CC 2018?

I created a file that's 205mm W x 290mm H, and one of the adverts on the page (179 mm W x 124 mm H) has a logo similar to this in terms of being bent: except in Antique Olive Nord font and slightly ...
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Outer glow in CMYK vs RGB

I am creating this graphic in Illustrator and InDesign. It is using an outer glow with the same magenta color as the fill of the shape. Normal blend mode 100% opacity. I would like to get a similar ...
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Resize a frame without moving/scaling the image in InDesign

I have placed a large PDF in InDesign, as below: I want to shrink the frame so that only a section of the content will be visible, but without changing the size of the content in any way, so that I ...
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Script to Change Table Style - InDesign CC

I have an InDesign CC 2018 document which I imported a docx file. The file contains a lot of tables. I want to apply a table style to all of the tables, but we are talking hundreds of tables. Is ...
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InDesign script to replace all fonts in a document

I realize that this can be done with the find font dialogue box but I have too many files that require this text update to make that method practical. I've tried tinkering around with GREP but I'm ...
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Copying textured illustration from Illustrator to InDesign results in giant borders

I make math and geometry books. I usually Have 1 to 3 .ai documents for each practicing book each with 1-100 artboard\s. Each artboard has 1 artwork. My problem is when having a textured geometry ...
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Merging footnotes from multiple text frames

I have two text-frames on one page. When I insert footnotes, they are placed at the bottom of the relevant text-frame. How could I put all footnotes in a single text-frame of my choosing?
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Charge for the same design but different client?

I designed a kids handbook for a prayer group a few years ago. I just got an email from the woman I worked with and she said another person from a different place asked if it is possible to somehow ...
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InDesign CC: Relinking an .ai-file with multiple pages

The image shows a text-box with linked artboards from a multi-page AI-File. The file is structured like this: Green-White-Bars.ai Artboard-1 Artboard-2 Artboard-3 In my 2nd document, I just want ...
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How could I use a slug in InDesign as a digital client sign off?

I'm hoping to find a solution for a digital client sign off on artwork by using the digital signature feature in Acrobat but I'm hoping to be able to have this automatically set up in InDesign so I ...
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Targeting every second tab using Grep and then changing it to nothing

I imported this tabbed text from Microsoft Word into Indesign as shown in the attachment. I am attempting to replace every second tab in this text into no character ie any tab number that is ...
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Keeping the formatting of a text frame when importing a .txt file to InDesign

When importing a .txt file to InDesign as a linked file, is there a way to keep the formatting of the existing text frame? I formatted a text frame with a object style (with only a paragraph style in ...
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How can I make a hanging indent where a title is outside of a text frame?

I have a layout with two columns, and I would like the header to go outside of the text frame like this: However this would mean the Header text hanging outside of the text frame. I could achieve ...
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Pasting Illustrator vector elements into InDesign without adding new colour swatches

I often copy and paste outlined text and vector artwork direct from Illustrator into InDesign. The Swatch palette in both applications has the same number of swatches, identical cmyk breakdowns, and ...
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Is there a way to create/modify colors in InDesign with an HSL or HSB picker?

CMYK, LAB, and RGB are all perfectly fine ways to pick colors, but for many purposes I find HSL (or HSB) to work better. Is there a way to add/display an HSL/HSB picker in InDesign? Right now I copy ...
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How to design set of flash cards in InDesign?

I wonder what's the best way to create set of flashcards in InDesign, as I've never done it before. Situation 1. The client is ok with a template they will fill on their own. So, I presume I can do ...
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How to scale a shape to meet a dynamic element?

I have a PDF of a report which uses the above styles for section headings. I want to replicate these in InDesign. I am not sure how the original one was created. The starting point for me seems to be ...
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InDesign substitute font pink background, except I have the font

This is similar to How do I disable or hide the pink background on missing fonts, but the problem is I actually have the font, which is KG Tangled Up In You. When the font is used with default ...