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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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Import InDesign character and paragraph styles into LibreOffice

I have an InDesign file with many character styles and paragraph styles defined in it, including use of the features "next paragraph style will be ____", numbering, indentation, hanging indents, grep ...
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Rotate lots of pages InDesign

I have a booklet that is set out as a landscape orientation. This contains hundreds of pages. I need to be able to turn them all (with contents) to a portrait orientation. Is this possible?
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Automatically convert H2 to H₂ when typing in Indesign?

I have to regularly type the word H2 into documents for my job. I always forget to make the 2 subscript I've been watching David Blantner's Indesign secrets and I figured I could use either, commonly ...
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How can I change spelling language in indesign?

I am using Indesign 14.0.2 and I am translating a document from Swedish to English. When I re-saved the document, the only dictionary available is the Swedish one: So I created a document from ...
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InDesign Text Frame Flow Issue

I am hoping someone may be able to assist with this problem. I am trying to fill the text frames with copy. However, as can be seen in the image, some lines are not cooperating with me. There is no ...
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InDesign script that generates percentages as page numbers

Does anybody know of a script that could calculate percentages within an InDesign document? To clarify - I want to use this essentially as a page number: page 5 of 10 would be 50%, for example. If no ...
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Indesign Data Merge & Smart Text Reflow- not deleting blank pages

Apologies if this has already been answered-- I looked and was unable to find anything that addressed my specific issue. My question will make more sense if I briefly explain what I am trying to ...
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InDesign bounding box - stroke issue

When I draw a rectangle, the bounding box covers also the stroke, unlike Illustrator that keeps it on the vector path. How to deal with this problem? See attachment for a better understanding.
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How to renumber static numbers in InDesign CS6

I have a series of static numbers in my InDesign CS6 document (e.g. 256, 257, 258, 259...). All numbers have a given character style (i.e. Footnote). I would like to find the numbers and renumber ...
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Preparing Indesign booklet with .psd graphics for print

I've created a booklet in InDesign that I want to prepare correctly for printing at my local printers. This file contains .psd graphics that on my print drafts at home look a bit low resolution or ...
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How do I layout small pages on a large print sheet?

This is a follow-up to my previous question, where I used "step and repeat" to arrange several identical "postcards" on an A4 sheet side-by-side, to be cut after printing. See attached example. Now ...
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How can I keep text identical across several text boxes in InDesign CS6?

I have a layout with many (2x2) postcard-size cards on an A4 page, which are going to be cut into individual pieces after print. The postcards should remain identical. Each has multiple text fields. I ...
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PNG file placed into InDesign

After placing a .png file into InDesign, can I edit the fill on the object and not just the background? When I apply a fill it only changes the background color.
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How to avoid InDesign adding pages automatically?

I don't know why it's doing this but it keeps adding pages horizontally, when I delete those 2 on the right, it adds them again automatically.
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How do I choose a value for a numbered list to start at?

When you have a numbered list, you can simply right-click and choose 'restart numbering' to make it start at 1 (if it doesn't already). How do I choose a value to start at, say I want to start a list ...
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How do I make text boxes conform to those on the master pages?

This is what the master pages currently look like: As you can maybe see, I set the margins to 25 mm on the outside and 15 mm on the inside. These used to be 30 mm and 20 mm respectively. After ...
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Saving in an appropriate file type for UI Application from InDesign [closed]

I did not study in graphic design and need some help in saving a book I've created in InDesign into an application so that people can view them as a flip book on their phones. Should I save in epubs?...
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Automatically Resetting the Current Workspace on Startup

I'm looking for a way to force InDesign to reset its current workspace when I start the program. I have created the jsx script below and placed it into the startup scripts folder. It does a great job ...
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Removing a color override from a paragraph style in Adobe Indesign

I accidentally specified a color to a paragraph style, which is based on some other. How do I clear this color override, so that I can use the color of the base paragraph?
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InDesign: How to change the position of a textbox to match the height of another textbox beside it?

I have a textbox containing the main content [P] A textbox [C1] is to always align with the upper border of [P]. I have done this by anchoring it to the start of [P]. Another textbox containing other ...
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Remove lines between paragraphs

I am typesetting a Bible right now and the current status is that each verse is it's own paragraph, so that there is a newline after each verse. I want to have them as freeflowing text, is it possible ...
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When I edit or modify something in a page, its thumbnail image get ‎bigger in Adobe Bridge’s Content tab

‎ While I use Adobe InDesign, I also open Adobe Bridge with it sometime to ‎see and manage pages better. Big thumbnails in the “Content ‎pane” of Adobe Bridge is great option. Although I maximized ...
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I made a mistake on a book that is now almost done printing…What should I do?

I was working on this research book and I sent them a copy of the books (2 different versions/language) probably 4-6 times. Everything was great in the first few PDF I sent them, and then they asked ...
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Digital 2 page spreads Indesign

I'm using Indesign. For work I have been asked to put together a magazine to be distributed digitally. As I'm in the planning stages and figuring layouts I'm trying to determine if I should just ...
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Change color frame selected image Indesign CC 2019

Anyone who knows how to change the color of the frame from a selected image in Indesign? Seems some files have a yellow frame when I try to select the image inside a box. The yellow frame is to hard ...
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How to compile multiple pages into one document

I'm creating birthday postcards, each page of my document has a 4.5 x 6 margin and I've created six different pages. Now I would like to compile these on to a 13 x 19 page and be able to cut them ...
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How to get the right resolution for printing artwork [closed]

I am a student. I am using InDesign to create a magazine that has lots of illustrations and artwork in it but I’m getting confused about ppi and effective ppi. So for example, one image has actual ...
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Acrobat - Optimised PDF - Unembed fonts not working

I'm using Acrobat DC (version 2019.010.20098 - auto updated by Creative Cloud). I need to unembed the fonts from a PDF file that I exported from InDesign. I do this via File > Save As Other > ...
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Preparing In Design facing pages bleed and color for print

Hi guys I have a problem with my printer complaining all the time that the images in my doc are RGB and bleeds are not good. Do you know how to check if all my images are Cmyk and how to set up bleed ...
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Include XML elements in Package

I'm dealing with imported XMLs in an InDesign document and now I'd like to create a Package. When I imported the XMLs I flagged the "Create link" option and in fact my XML sources appear in the Links ...
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PDF with flattened transparency / stitching / but lines are printing?

I intimately familiar with the flattened PDF / white line / stitching issue. They're screen artifacts, they won't print on press, yadda yadda. I use a variety of PDF settings, depending on where and ...
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Text frame not filling up in indesign

Hi friends today i have a problem with an indesign book i'm designing: the text that flow into some pages do not fill up page text frames completely. I don't know if the issue is from my formatting ...
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How to line up Hebrew vowels when two are typed?

I am having trouble with Hebrew text. The second vowel, when one character has two vowels, does not line up. How do I fix this?
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Text Wrap not being applied to stroke style in InDesign CS5

My designer supplied me a design and it contained a stroke style. On his version (on the left), the images with a text wrap stop the stroke style. But on my version (on the right), although I have ...
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Inserting Specific Dates using InDesign

I'm making my first invoice on InDesign. As I'm a web designer, I ask for a 50% deposit immediately, with the rest upon completion. For the final payment, clients have 30 days to pay. My question(s) ...
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Indesign TOC on 2 pages

I created a TOC in Indesign, using paragraph styles. The TOC didn't fit in 1 frame, so I created another textframe (on the next page) and 'threaded' the TOC. The TOC now spreads over these 2 pages/...
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Move text content automatically to correct place when changing page order in InDesign

I designed a multi-page booklet with three columns per page. In the master pages I defined one text box with a width of one column, and one text box with a width of two columns. The single-column text ...
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Minimum tab space Indesign

I'm trying to get a tab space equivalent to a punctuation space but I just can't seem to find my way around the problem. I intend to use my tab space between three letter abbreviations and phone ...
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Table not formatting properly in InDesign CC

I've got a linked (from excel) table that will not format correctly. These are my settings. Header and Table have been formatted in cell options which are linked to Paragraph styles. The only ...
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Indesign newlines with datamerge

I have an InDesign document with a data source (csv). Part of the template looks like this: <<first-title>><<first-text>><<second-title>><<second-text>>...
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Tile business cards on a A4 page, inDesign

Ive got a bunch of business cards i would like to print and cut out myself. I have created the card artwork in inDesign. The card is 55 x 85mm. Is there a way i can tell inDesign to print the ...
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Is there a way to apply a shortcut to a colour swatch in inDesign CC (2019)?

I've been programming a keyboard with shortcuts for various Adobe programs. I've created a company colour pallette to share among the softwares. I mostly use InDesign and would to create a shortcut ...
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Indesign data merge not working with special characters

Data merge is not importing certain characters correctly. Namely greek letters (Ψ, Ω, etc). I've tried different fonts and still no dice.
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Rectangle on master footer in InDesign doesn't appear in pdf

I add a rectangle and some text at the footer of a master page. They are all there in InDesign, but when I export it to pdf, the rectangle disappears. I check layer of the rectangle, it's visible. ...
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InDesign CC - Auto add entire Master spread when over-flowing text

Should be a simple answer to a long question. I am making a Book and working on one chapter file. The chapters all need to end on an odd numbered page. Easy. Except that every time I edit and the ...
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How can I test and apply certain changes to all documents in a book file?

I have a book file with around 75 documents amounting to 1927 pages. All of these documents contain the same paragraph style 'Body'. My first question is: How can I "test" a change in 'Body' to all ...
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InDesign line composing for left alignment

I see this kind of text alignment (alternation of long line/short line over and over) in many books lately. I wonder if there is any way to achieve this with a combination of specific justification + ...
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Need help understanding an indesign feature

I’ve been stumped on what exactly the practical use for the "first baseline offset" option could be used for under text frame options? I understand that it shifts around the first baseline in that ...
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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 ...