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Questions tagged [adobe-indesign]

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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Override a master page style

My master page has a stroke at the top which is supposed to be shared across all pages. The stroke has a style assigned defining its appearance. Lets say the idea is to have the stroke's colour ...
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Editable PDFs via Illustrator or InDesign? [duplicate]

What is the best way to create PDFs so that customers can download the file and edit the text that is specific to them (date, names etc), while maintaining fonts and sizes as well as the format and ...
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How can I create an elliptic torus in indesign?

I know how to create a 3D torus in Adobe Indesign, this shape is generated by revolving a circle about an axis. But how can I make an elongated/elliptical torus using Indesign, still with a circular ...
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Create pages dynamically in InDesign without JSX

I truly didn't find any information about it. All results just talk about dynamic content. But how do I create dynamic pages? E.g. I have a long list of products with several products on each page and ...
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Customer asking for InDesign files as a Word doc!

I have taken on a freelance project. I sent in a cover letter to the client saying that I use InDesign and Quark and was offered work by a publisher. They sent me all the files I required, and ...
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Indesign Page Number adds Space

I'm using cross-references within one document and want to display the page number of the linked content. I'm using it within a auto-sizing container (the selected object). But as soon as a page ...
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In InDesign, is it possible to make tables flow to new pages as you insert more tables?

I have a multi-page document with lots of separate tables on each page. I want to be able to insert new tables into the middle of a page, so that the tables below it are then 'pushed' onto the next ...
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Indesign-exported PDF selecting text in wrong order? [duplicate]

Edit: Someone else recently posted about something similar, but there were no solutions. I posted this because I cannot yet comment or upvote that other thread, and want to give more context to the ...
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Is JavaScript the only way to create custom check boxes for interactive PDFs?

I'm trying to make an interactive PDF document in InDesign CC 2018. I need the document to include dozens of buttons that change from an outlined circle to a filled-in circle, and stay filled-in, ...
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InDesign - how to create an object style that is fixed the same position on each page object style is needed for

I am a graphic designer who is new to the publishing industry. Trying to create object styles - how do I get the object I draw to fit to the exact position on the page each time? I've got as far as ...
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Does someone know of a script to automatically put specific texts as footnote text?

A little while ago I made this post. Because of that I can automate placing footnote references where they are needed. Now the problem is that the actual footnote texts are just placed randomly in the ...
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Copy & paste artwork with editable text from Adobe Illustrator to InDesign?

I can't believe it: when pasting some diagram drawing with text from Illustrator to InDesign, text is not completely editable and becomes broken. I would like to adjust text in InDesign brochure ...
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need to know margin size in mm

I am designing an outdoor pvc banner for a customer, ya know the ones that you tie to railings. Does anybody know what the standard size is for the inside margin for the text all the way round the ...
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Highlighting issue with InDesign pdf

When highlighting text in a PDF exported from InDesign, the highlight doesn't select the text in the right order. How can I fix this?
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How to create custom bullet/number formatting in InDesign

I'm creating a key in InDesign with designated numbers and text. I want the formatting to be like #107, basically like a numbered list (I just manually did it to demonstrate). I tried messing around ...
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How do I select all footnote texts at once using GREP?

I regularly copy-paste texts from pdf files and such to InDesign. The original files often contain a significant amount of footnotes. The contents of the footnote texts are converted to plain text and ...
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Indesign Anchored Object Gets Stuck

I have a text frame, which has 3 anchored objects attached to it. In the below image, the second anchored object is selected (the first gray box with the big A on the top left corner), and you can see ...
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InDesign: Pasting shapes from one file to another makes shape change dimensions

Let's say I am designing two posters in InDesign. Both posters (the page size under File > Document Setup) are 36 inches wide, but they have different heights. On one poster, I have a simple ...
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InDesign: how to move part of child text frame on the next page?

I have a master page with only one text frame with 'Smart Text Reflow' option enabled to add new pages automatically. At the first page i added child text frame into right upper corner of the parent ...
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Get all tracked changes made in tables

I'm trying to select changes in my stories doing this: var allChanges =myDoc.stories.everyItem().changes.everyItem().getElements(); var nChanges = allChanges.length; $.writeln("There are "+nChanges+" ...
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In InDesign, is it possible to create Math-like Markup by mixing line and block elements?

I am making a song-book, and many songs have repeating pairs of lines. I want to group these lines and mark how often they should be repeated on the right hand side of the lines. Here's a crude ...
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How to achieve this table style?

I have the following element in my InDesign page, which currently is done by manually placing 9 rectangles, and a line object together: How could I replicate this, with a pure table object in ...
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Applying a torn effect on a text rectangle in InDesign

I have the following text rectangle in InDesign, to which I would like to apply an effect that looks like it was torn, on the bottom. The most I could do, is to add a rule below to the last paragraph,...
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Two page master applied to a single page only in InDesign

I have a 2 page master [A]. The only difference between the two pages is the pagination. On the left page, the pagination is aligned to the left bottom of the page, and on the right one it is aligned ...
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Get scale percentage from Indesign print dialog box

In the print dialog box of Indesign you can scale the page to fit the paper. I want to know what scale percentage is used on the printed paper. Is it possible to add the scale as a mark? Or is there a ...
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How to change RGB to CMYK color specific in Adobe Illustrator?

I am using adobe illustrator cc 2018. I have a color #ff32cb. I want to convert it to CMYK same as it is looking. If i use this code in cmyk then its not same.(see image attached. Right color is rgb, ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to select Table Bounding Box - InDesign

I've been searching online for the keyboard shortcut to select a table's bounding box (container, if you will) but have found nothing. With a text box, if you are editing text within the said text box ...
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Change text box color in Adobe InDesign CC

When modifying text in Adobe InDesign CC, a text box with a bright yellow outline appears around the text in question. This text box and its handles are extremely hard to see on a white background, ...
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Can I center a paragraph having the narrow-width text at the top rather than the bottom?

Traditional centering looks like this: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet I'd like subheadings to be "upside down" or narrow at the top: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet I'd like to avoid placing a forced ...
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Using Anchored Objects within a text frame

I am creating a text frame that consists of multiple elements that need to dynamically move according to what is filled in and whats not. The text frame has a title, an image, a subtitle and a ...
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Objects in and made with Indesign not printing to true size or location on page

I created some rectangles in InDesign CS6. I set the document size to A4 portrait 210 x 297 mm, and each rectangle is 80 by 60 mm landscape (see dimensions in top left corner of second screenshot): ...
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Indesign Document Blacked Out

I was working within my Indesign document and must have accidentally hit a key that turned the background of my document black while also hiding all of my guides and text/images boxes. Any ...
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Problem with .psd transparent picture impression in Indesign

when i am printing my Indesign document with .psd (photoshop) pictures with transparent background, there is always a white background ! i do not see it on screen but when i am printing all pictures ...
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Add a permanent scrollbar to a full screen pdf without changing any settings in the reader or removing the touch mode feature

A little bit of a niche question. I have created an interactive pdf that opens in full screen mode (which is a mandatory) and in single pages which works well and includes the touch scroll. One ...
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PDF with layers that show/hide specific symbols (fonts)

I have a large Indesign document (500+ pages) that has 6 special symbols from a font that appears frequently throughout the text. My issue is that when finished, I will also need to create a version ...
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In script, get paragraph preceding current selection

I've made a script that goes trough all tracked changes: var allChanges =app.activeDocument.stories.everyItem().changes.everyItem().getElements(); var nChanges = allChanges.length; for (var i = ...
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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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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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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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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 ...