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InDesign plug-in for random text variations in size and position

I'm trying to typeset a book with an "old" / "handmade" look, with little irregularities, shuffled up kerning and spacing, letters that are slightly unaligned, and so on. More or less like in this ...
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Remove images from indesign and place the image name in Tag [closed]

Remove images from indesign and place the image name in Tag. For example if I placed the image name Picture 1.tif in indesign, the script has to remove the image and place a text like {{picture 1.tif}}...
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Offset controls disabled when wrapping text around object in InDesign

In InDesign, I have a non-anchored image (in a frame) that is linked to a Photoshop (psd) document. I selected the frame and choose "Wrap around object shape." The text correctly wraps around the ...
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InDesign Excel Table changes character style after import

I am using a linked Excel file (xls) in InDesign. I have all of the cells using cell styles that then use a paragraph style, and character style. The cell character style is changing after I update ...
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Convert png into svg and then use it in html between svg tag

I have web portfolio with images for the websites I worked on. For responsiveness I think SVG would be a better choice so that it does not lose any quality when browser is resized. For that reason I ...
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Creative Cloud took over all my indesign files. My indesign files not only want to open with photoshop. How can I fix this? [closed]

Yesterday I was attempting to install an update on a non-related program. After fighting for days, it was finally installing. Right then, Creative Cloud decided to install some sort of update. I ...
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Inserting a two-page spread into Indesign

I have a document with three two-page spreads. I want to add another two-page spread between pages 1-2 and 3-4, so I chose Layout > Pages > Insert Pages to add 2 pages after page 2. As shown above, ...
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Delete all same linked graphic from an InDesign document

I am working on a long InDesign document where I have an image that was placed ~300 times. I now want to delete this image and all duplicates of this image in my InDesign document. Is there anyway I ...
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How to import a folder full of pictures, one per page, alphabetically in InDesign

I'm trying to import a folder full of pictures (bar codes), one per page in alphabetical order into InDesign. I've found the following link which shows how to create a script that will turn the ...
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Indesign 2020: Cant see alt text for image in text frame

Have some troubles with alt text for images. I found how to add it via "Export Object Properties" menu item, it works perfectly fine with new indd file, but i received some file wich contain such ...
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How do I most efficiently build type on a path with rules/strokes on circles?

I'm looking for a good strategy to create, in InDesign ideally, type on a path with colour blocks behind it, set in a series of concentric circles. I have not used type on a path tool previously so ...
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scaling a large image down in indesign, ant-aliasing issues?

I'm creating art for a zine run by fellow art students, they want an a3 image despite planning on planning to just scale that image down to a5 on InDesign to print as an a5 booklet. They have no ...
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InDesign - create a table of contents using a different character style for entry names

Is it possible for InDesign's table of contents to use different character styles from the actual text elements used to build the table of contents? For instance, I want my table of contents to use ...
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InDesign - export a PDF of multiple copies of a range of pages

I don't know if my search-fu is off, or if this is actually something InDesign can't do. I have a document with 78 pages. I want to create a PDF that contains 52 copies of a range of four pages in ...
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How to create a style of word that stands on top of a word on Indesign

How to create a style of word that stands on top of a word on Indesign - like this: But in a way that they would be on the same line, not a separate paragraph or table cells. I use it for word-...
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Numbering nonconsecutive paragraphs in InDesign

I have a project that requires that we primarily lay out a lot of text (think sections in an employee manual) with explanatory notes scattered throughout the document. We only want to number the ...
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How to use combining unicode characters in Illustrator or InDesign?

I am unable to get Adobe Illustrator or InDesign to correctly display certain combining unicode characters. Specifically, I am having issues with the combining underline, Unicode 0332. It is not ...
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Indesign advice needed on print/document size

I have created a large panel for an exhibition (7metres x 3.5metres). I understood that its normal practice to create a document size at scale for convenience. So I created a document 1/10th thinking ...
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Document dimensions are not the same once exported as PDF out of InDesign

I have made a business card in InDesign that is 3.5 x 2 inches with a 1/8" bleed (as per the printer's guidelines). So the document (including bleed) should be a total of 3.75" x 2.25". I have double ...
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Anchored object hiding the text INDESIGN

I am setting up a book, where i want to anchor some objects to the text. I need to do the custom setting as it shall not align with the text but fill out a whole page. I have put textwrap on the group ...
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Indesign Spread Numbering

I have come across this guide, that makes spread numbering possible. However, this method relies on autoflowing text and it doesn't work for me. My project has 13 intricate master pages laid out ...
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epub validation error with External identifiers

I just tried to validate an epub (3) and received a notice that in file OEBPS/toc.ncx: External identifiers must not appear in the document type declaration. So I used oxygen to delete the line as ...
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InDesign: Table of Contents weird line-breaks

I have been having troubles with my TOC, specifically, the header (Chapter Title) and subheader (Author) get separated in each page, even when there is space left for them. What can I do to solve ...
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EPS images blurry in ID

I bought 20 EPS line art images from Shutterstock to use in a book. But, all the images are pixelated. I got in touch with Shutterstock and they told me that the images are fine and the problem is on ...
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Separate keep options for paragraphs

My project is set in such a way, that the paragraphs should be kept solid. In other words they must not break no matter what. If the paragraph size exceeds the margins, then the whole paragraph is ...
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Scaling leaflet up from A5 to A0 in Indesign

Is it to simply resize the PDF size, to covert all text to outlines and resize in A0 size or duplicate the Indesign file and increase all the text size manually?
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Finding and replacing footnotes inside punctuation

Is there any way of finding and replacing footnotes inside punctuation with the same number footnote outside the punctuation? I don't mind doing separate find and replaces for all conceivable types of ...
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What's the easiest way to superimpose glyphs in InDesign?

What's the easiest way to superimpose glyphs in InDesign? I'm wanting to superimpose letters from one typeface with shapes from another typeface and to regularly use them as symbols in the text. So ...
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How to add some perspective to AI files placed in InDesign

I'm working with 50+ floor plans drawn up as AI files (Example image 1). I need to keep the artwork intact in the AI files for future updates, but need to add perspective to these when placed in ...
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Assign text frame to a paragraph's first line

I'm working on a book with complicated layout. Each spread has three text features: A — main text paragraph B — side text paragraph C — paragraph number Each A-paragraph must have a number. I ...
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InDesign / Delete entire line if field is empty

I'm working on automating donations and was wondering if, when using Data Merge, it is possible on export to auto remove a line, if those fields don't have any data in them. Per example, After Data ...
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Is there a way to simulate Photoshop's 'fill' functionality in InDesign?

Photoshop has two distinct opacity values for any layer: 'Opacity' and 'Fill'; the former affects the entire layer and all its effects, the latter only affects the layer content and not the effects. ...
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Make font same size across PDF tables

I am putting multiple tables into my InDesign document, created in PDF format (using LaTex). The PDF are not rasterized. When I change the size of the frame, and rescale the graphic, the relative size ...
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Im using CMYK/8 but my prints are still dull why is this? (Not RGB to CMYK issue)

I've created my artwork for wedding invites in Photoshop (CMYK/8), placed them in an InDesign doc and when I print the colours, they are coming out exceptionally dull to the point the colours look ...
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How to control text box trap/outset in InDesign?

In InDesign I've created a text box outlined with a double rule which overlays a graphic that I'd like it to knockout entirely from the underlying graphic. Unfortunately the knockout traps to the ...
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How do I add a number of days to a GREP date in InDesign?

I'm building an invoice template, and I'd like to have a field for the due date automatically be set to two or three weeks from the date modified. Is this possible in InDesign?
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Match InDesign [Black] in Illustrator

Is there a color swatch in Illustrator that I can use that will match up to InDesign's default [Black] swatch so that preflight in InDesign will see them as a single ink instead of two separate inks? ...
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creating new files in Indesign

seems like a silly question but is the "new document" window the only way to create a new document from scratch? i.e. using the presets or type your own size.. i'm not a graphic design, i'm self ...
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Add a special character o glyph made of three dots for quick insertion InDesign

I am working on a long text with InDesign cs6 and I need to be able to quickly write/insert a special charter that looks likes this three dots in the image (They are three dots and the middle on is ...
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Indesign preflight not showing errors with cyrillic characters

I'm laying out a document that's a couple hundred pages with several hundred footnotes. In some of the footnotes there are other languages such as Chinese, Russian, and Greek. I've imported the ...
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Combining full page bleed and inner and outer margins

Is there any way of creating a document with a full page bleed on single pages but retaining inner and outer margins? I'm creating a wire-o-bound book so need the inner margins to be larger than the ...
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Is it possible to limit the spell checking feature in inDesign to only check the text on the pages?

Is it possible to limit the spell checking feature in inDesign to only check the text on the pages ? I often write notes off the side of the page for myself, that dont need to be spell checked as ...
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How to change the color of text inside a TextFrame instead of color of the bounding box itself

Inside indesign javascript scripting: how it is possible to change the color of a block of text instead the color of the bounding box of the block itself? Because something like: textFrame.fillColor ...
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Ghost text frame

When I turn on hidden characters, I have an end-of-story symbol (#) and I can't select it for deletion. Apparently it is locked. It is preventing text flow. The text ends on the previous page in the ...
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Why Can't I merge two curved paths in InDesign CS5?

I'm using InDesign CS5 at work and I'm trying to create a "U", "Horseshoe", or "shield" curved path for text to follow. I already know how to copy+paste text on a path. That is not the issue. The ...
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Word breaks at a parentheses within the word ex. (im)possible

i recently got an offer to do a quick catalogue for an artist and there is a point in his text with a parentheses in it ex. (im)possible. indesign is breaking the word into: blah blah one line (im) ...
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Adobe InDesign interactive/animation: Can I change object layer options

tldr; Is there any way that I can use animations to change the opbject layer options of an .ai file in an interactive InDesign presentation, avoiding my need for 10 slides for a single .ai? I do a ...
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InDesign textwrap misbehavior

I have a textframe wrapped at right, but it is not wrapping correctly. The text in the main frame is, for some reason, taking the indentation of the paragrpah. It means, I have a style for this ...
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import CSV content to InDesign document with script

I have a Daily Planner (400+ pages) created in InDesign. Each daily page has date. The 365 daily pages start from page 17 to 382 in my InDesign document. I figured it would be better to add weekday to ...
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InDesign baseline grid setup

I've come across many similar questions relating to similar projects on Stack Exchange Meta. Despite this, I still can't quite translate to my own project and problem. I believe this is fundamentally ...

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