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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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Exporing InDesign as PDF with Copiable Text

I can't figure this one out. I want to export an InDesign file (1 page) as an interactive PDF. I also want the receive to be able to highlight and copy text, however. How can I accomplish this?
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Indesign – screen effect disappears in RBG blend mode

I have an image that is basically some black lines which I have placed onto a blue background and gave it a screen effect to make it white. This is while in CMYK transparency blend space. But when I ...
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Baseline Grid question

So im new to using Baseline grids - little late i know.. but i have a question about this document i am making. 1st picture: In the pictures below is it common practice to align the quote on the ...
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Setting column flow from R to L with Hebrew text

I am setting up a document with one page english, the next translated in Hebrew. It's a 2 column layout, and I need to get the text on the hebrew page to first fill the R column and then the L column. ...
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Best way of presenting persons in a brochure/three-column page

In a brochure (A5) I am designing in InDesign CC I would like to present several persons. Currently my layout is designed such that I divided the page into three columns, place the image of the person ...
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How to apply specific object style to textFrames, those starting with anchored graphic frame?

I have a document (InDesign CS6) with a story, using text frames as placeholders. These text frames all have a graphic frame as first paragraph, going on with some other paragraphs with text. Now, i ...
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InDesign, Grep - what is the base syntax of InDesign grep

There are many regex syntax, one different from the other: .Net regex, Java regex, PHP/PCRE regex, Python regex. etc. Some sites for checking & testing regex expressions are just great - like ...
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InDesign FindChangeByList Search for Text in a Style

Simple question: What is the Javascript syntax for adding a Paragraph or Character Style to a search in the FindChangeByList.txt file? As in: grep {findWhat:"Anything", findStyle"Bolder"} Thank you....
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How to change text couple times and save every single one?

Is there a way to make really quickly ID's for events? I have a background for my ID's but I have to make them one at a time and save it for each person on the list. Can I somehow automate this ...
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How do I format a URL image link in my tab-delimited data file to data merge with InDesign templates?

I have a data merge file I created in Excel that I export as a comma-delimited text file to import into an InDesign template. Traditionally, I have imported images from a networked drive by setting ...
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Adobe Creative Cloud as Document Asset Management Solution

Our catalog production team has requested a way to better manage images. I was curious as to what system you guys use. We don't have it in our budget to use Adobe Experience Manager, so I've been ...
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InDesign Text Rendition Dark on One Spread Only - STRANGE!

An Adobe support care person who shared my screen today was as dismayed as I am by a very strange anomaly that we tried over and over to fix and it still isn't right. One of the spreads in a 280-page ...
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Where can I find inexpensive or better yet free product images? [duplicate]

I am wanting to build a product catalog template that can take XML and import it through InDesign to automatically style text and place product photos. The problem is I don't have a product database ...
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Does anyone know of a script to sort words in single a paragraph alphabetically?

There is a standard script to sort multiple paragraphs alphabetically in InDesign, but I am looking for a script to sort words within a single paragraph alphabetically. Does anyone know of such a ...
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Is it possible in indesign to just write one single line without frame, similar to photoshop?

I am new to indesign but is it possible to write a single line to text or a single word without getting a text frame around? As we do in photoshop? I am trying to write one single letter which can ...
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How to make only my first letter of my first paragraph Drop Cap without changing all next paragraphs with drop caps? [duplicate]

I am struggling with Drop Caps and character styles. When I try to make my 1st letter of my 1st paragraph in my body text style Drop Cap, all other paragraphs a beginning with Drop Cap. How can I do ...
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InDesign CC GREP Help. Adding spaces around “+” (plus) symbol

Should be simple but it's not. This GREP expression works in the FIND/CHANGE PANEL in InDesign CC: However, when I plug it into a FindChangeList.txt, it doesn't work: I know for a fact that the ...
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Is there a way to set a specific form field highlight color in Indesign forms?

I have designed a form with text entry fields in Indesign. When viewed as a PDF in Acrobat the field highlight color is a purplish blue (as shown in the image here). Is there any way to set the field ...
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Any way to increase margin within form field in Indesign?

I have created a form with text entry fields in Adobe Indesign. Right now the default is that the text, when entered into the field in the PDF in Acrobat, butts up rather closely to the margin (please ...
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How can I restart footnote numbering every chapter?

Each chapter begins with a title 'Chapter 1; ...' I've given every chapter title the same paragraph style. Now, I have multiple footnotes in each chapter. I'm aware I can choose to number footnotes ...
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How can I change the order of elements in a TOC without changing the layout?

I'm pretty solid on TOC's in InDesign CC, but this structure has me scratching my head! Maybe the answer is obvious, and I did see a post on linking text boxes backwards, but that is not working for ...
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What is the best way to create a product catalogue in Adobe InDesign CC?

Our client has a product range of ~1700 products separated into 7 categories. We want to make sure that we start artworking the catalogue using the most efficient methods. Assuming that each product ...
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Indesign: links went blurry. Not a Display Performance issue

Everything was fine in my indesign project and i sent it home from my desktop at work so i can work on it at home from my laptop. All my Jpgs went blurry! these are huge images that i downloaded from ...
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Blurry Import Images [duplicate]

I am creating logos and simple images in Illustrator and when I import the AI file OR the png into the InDesign document they are blurry. I have already selected the High-Performance view and it ...
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Faux Bold in Indesign creates thin outline on certain characters

I've added .25 stroke faux bolding to my text in indesign: If you look closely... theres this thin outline around the "e"s in "Tech Workforce". If I zoom in far enough on the indesign doc, it ...
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export cmyk vector to rgb jpeg or cmyk tif for usage in Indesign

We make vector patterns in Illustrator CMYK, which from there are used for prepress. But I need to export these patterns as a picture to be used in Indesign. Until now I exported these as tiffs CMYK, ...
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Tool to see how my logo look like on clothes , websites , booklet and bags [closed]

Is there any tool which can help me to check how my logo will looks like on certain goods like booklets , bags and clothes ?
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How can I automate correcting broken up words?

I have copy-pasted a large text into InDesign. The problem is that a lot of words got broken up, so for example a text might look like this: As descri bed below, we collect i nformation from and ...
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Regex to insert EN space

Indesign CS5. I'm trying to perfect a regular expression to quickly replace the single-space from raw text to the EN space. I'm using the following: (\w)([.!?])(['"]{0,1}) {1,}(['"]{0,1})(\u) ...
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How to have video in PDF that displays a different poster image if the PDF reader does not support video?

I'm certain that I successfully achieved this a couple of years ago, but I'll be darned if I can replicate it now, and I wonder if something in the underlying PDF engine of Preview.app has changed in ...
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Issue when I export as pdf single pages a spread in design doc

I have an issue with the sigle pages PDF created from Indesign from a long document created as side-by-side pages (spread). I have a black background graphics on the right page and a blank page on the ...
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Is there a way in InDesign to quickly resize text that is stacked so that each line is the same width but different sizes?

I have a method currently of just going line by line and increasing the font size until it takes up the width of the text box and just readjusting the line/paragraph spacing but want to see if there's ...
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Which software is best to edit content from brochures, sales sheets etc. that were created by contracted graphic designers?

I am a business owner that is starting to hire people online to create sales sheets, brochures, etc. I understand most designers will use Adobe Illustrator, however without any training it can be ...
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After I made paragraph style for my body text a lot of words are with bad letter spacing

Hello, After I created a paragraph style for my body text and I applied it to the whole text now I have very bad letter spacing with a lot of words. I already used find/change and I replaced all ...
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Printing multiple-up double sided card games

What I'm trying to do: I'm attempting to design a prototype print-and-play card game. The cards are double sided, and have unique graphics per card on each side. Eventual goal is to only maybe get ...
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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 ...