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Rendering clipped/mask SVG files in Scribus/InDesign

Scribus can't do this, so I'm wondering first of all if InDesign can. If not, are there any other ways to modify the shape of an object which would render it in one or both of these programs?
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InDesign PDF Export: Drop Shadow Effects are 200 DPI Low-Res

Using Adobe InDesign, I create a new document, draw a rectangle, and apply a drop shadow. Then I export the document as an Acrobat 6 PDF with "Create Acrobat Layers" enabled. The drop shadow effect is ...
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PNG image has a white background in InDesign

I'm working in InDesign and one .png picture has a white square under it, even if there is a transparent background (saved from Photoshop) and 4 others have a white square only when I print. Can ...
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yellow missing (gulp) [on hold]

have a digital print file (CMYK) created in CC InDesign 2018, did a preflight and test print with the print shop which all turned out nice. last min logo add requested by the client was just completed ...
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Can I export an InDesign / Illustrator file to pdf with a different print version?

I'm creating a single page invitation with a dark background and white text. The invitation will be sent via e-mail. However, when people print the invitation, I would like the print to have a white ...
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How do I convert my Indesign documents to SVG files without losing/affecting my drop shadows?

I created documents in Indesign that have drop shadows applied to certain shapes. I'm trying to convert these documents to SVG files. Since there isn't a way to export from Indesign to SVG, I've ...
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Expandable PDF textbox in InDesign?

Is there no way to make a fillable PDF that will dynamically expand as the user inputs text? After hours of searching only 1 solution keeps popping up and that is Adobe Livecycle which now seems to be ...
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Typeface adds extra space in the text box

When I use certain typefaces InDesign, in this case Roboto, the typeface auto adds spacing at the top inside the text box. This makes it difficult to align it perfectly with other objects. Is there ...
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How Listing Texts in a specific character style?

With TOC user can call a series of texts in order of document with a specific paragraph style to create a table of content. Is it possible to do the same calling character styles? Any tricks like ...
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InDesign script to remove auto-sizing option from specific text frame

I'm trying to write an ExtendScript script for InDesign to automatically generate a catalogue, which will be based on an inputted XML file. As by now, I'm defining different page types for different ...
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Creating tags front and back

I'm creating tags for my business to attach with a ribbon on the package. The front has my story; the back has the ingredients. I need the front and back to line up. I'm not sure if InDesign is ...
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Multiple Paragraph Styles Within One Line

I am creating a document to log updates that have been done to a piece of software. It's a regular table with columns for version and an abbreviated changelog. For this changelog column, I am using ...
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InDesign Threaded Text Frames Overflow While Script Putting Content

I wrote an ExtendScript code snippet that puts text content in threaded text frames. It does it over a loop and while doing so, when a string of characters (content to be added to text frame) is ...
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Data merge & varying data in 1 text box

I'll describe this the best I can. I have managed to make a data merge in InDesign for some point of sale tickets (we currently use publisher and would love to move to the 21st century but just haven'...
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InDesign text selection/modification issue

In InDesign CC (as in most applications that allow text entry) when I select all or a portion of text to edit, change font or size, etc., the selected text (as well as its background) turn to a ...
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how to set up file to make a 100 page 5.5“x8.5” book that i will print on letter paper and bind with japanese stab binding

i am wanting to print a book at home on regular letter paper, then cut all the pages in half and put one half on top of the other and bind it using japanese stab binding. does anyone know how i can ...
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Font hinting, and/or something else? Avenir Next letter U (mainly) appears larger and elevated

Avenir Next (mainly the bold weight, but also Roman) displays incorrectly at sizes around 20pt and at a viewing size of between 75% and 100% in the Adobe Creative Suite apps. The result is filling in ...
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Making a two-tone object in Indesign

I want to make an object, specifically a letter or a number, two-toned. I mean that I want to slice it in half and make the halves different colour. I think I know how to do this on Illustrator, but ...
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Page numbers reversed from 10 - Indesign

I have a strange thing in Indesign. I put automatic page numbers in my master A both for the left page as for the right page. On the right pages everything is ok, but on the left pages as from "10", ...
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Printing on coloured paper

How should one prepare a file for print on Adobe programs (Most likely using Indesign for this project) when the paper is coloured? I want to make a poster with text and other elements but no ...
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Is there any script for moving each object to a separate layer in inDesign CC? [duplicate]

Can anyone help me with a script that creates a different layer for each object in a page?
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Interactive PDF pop-ups not working unless first pop-up instance is clicked in InDesign

When I export an InDesign CC interactive PDF with multiple pop-up throughout the document, I can only activate the pop-up feature by clicking on the first instance of the pop up. Example. I click on ...
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Won't Indesign Multiply Blending Option work on objects with the same color?

Multiply Blending Option is applied to all of these objects. in Fig.A each object has different colors. And in Fig. B, those are all the same color. You can see that in Fig. B the multiply option ...
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User specific term replacement in Adobe InDesign (Script)

I was wondering if there was a way, with a script for InDesign, for a user to run the script and enter their own word or words into a dialog box and it then input them into multiple text frames. I ...
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Is it better to use Adobe Acrobat or InDesign for interactive PDF layers?

There is an interactive PDF product my workplace has done for years, built with Adobe Acrobat. The end result includes buttons to navigate between pages, go back to the title page, etc. However the ...
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CMYK image in Indesign changing RGB images on the same page to CYMK?

I'm using Adobe Indesign to write my Chemistry PhD thesis. I'm far from an expert in publishing/design, so please forgive me if this is a simple question. I am having an issue with an few images that ...
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Adobe Indesign CC - How To Change The Document PPI

In Adobe Indesign CC 2018 (v 13.1) I am unable to set the ppi resolution. I've tried creating new documents, but there is no field to input ppi. (1) I have also tried editing and defining new Document ...
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MAC InDesign CS6 will not correctly run a Windows InDesign CS3 JavaScript

I am at loss to what may be going on here. This problem has been happening for a while and I am guessing it has something to do with the JavaScript versions. Currently I have a JavaScript that reads ...
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InDesign: current page number adjustment

Can't figure out if there's a way to add a '0' (zero) before the current page number on a master page, so that only pages 1 to 9 get listed as '01', '02', etc instead of '1', '2', etc. thanks
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InDesign: images using Data Merge

Probably missing something simple. I'm trying to set up a post card template that has a couple hundred images that I'm trying to merge: I set up the .csv correctly, to the best of my knowledge: but ...
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Preparing a job for print

During a project I will periodically turn on the 'overprint preview' button to check that colours and objects are appearing as they should. When a job is complete I will usually do one final check in ...
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Outlining text in InDesign CS4

I'm producing a large paged brochure in InDesign CS4, I was wondering if there is a way to outline all the fonts used when exporting the file as a PDF?
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How to set the background color by data source?

i have multiple vcards, where each person has a different background color. what is the best approach, to have all the vcard data in a data source file and also control the color by this file? ...
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InDesign: Frame Edges only visible on some objects

I have copied a logo from Illustrator and pasted it into InDesign, and noticed the blue Frame Edges are missing from some of the letter forms. All objects in InDesign are supposed to have a visible ...
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Paragraph Style start on a new page unless preceded by a different style

I'm working with a script in InDesign and would like each Scene Paragraph Style to start on a new odd page. This option is selected in the style options. However, I would like it NOT start on a new ...
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Change All in Find/Change changes next paragraph style

What should be a simple Find/Change has turned into so much more. I'm trying to find all instances of NAME. and replace it with Name in a specific paragraph style followed by a paragraph break. The ...
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Auto size image to page size in InDesign

I've got an InDesign document with 100 A4 pages. I've got 100 assets (a mixture of .jpg and .pdf files) and I want to place 1 per page. If an image is not the proportion of the A4 page I would like ...
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In Indesign, is it possible to put a title into greps of a paragraph style?

In Indesign, is it possible to put a name or description into greps of a paragraph style to remember instantly what was the purpose of it? I mean any query ever designed for it, or something like ...
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Help with copying and pasting smart objects from indesign to photoshop (blank pixels at edge of objects)

So im copying vectors from indesign to photoshop (for a mockup) and when I paste some things, there is a blank space at the edge of the vector in photoshop. in the indesign document, I've checked that ...
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PNG images from Illustrator have a pixelated border in InDesign

I've never had a problem with my exported graphics in InDesign before, but I'm definitely having one now. The PNG graphics I am making in Illustrator and then importing, have a pixelated border in ...
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In InDesign, How to apply an Object Style to the frames those has same specific link image?

Is it possible to force indesign search for frames by their links and apply a specified object style to them? Any Script will appreciated!
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Graphic placeholder frames in master pages and applying other master page

This has been bugging me a while. I am working on a photo book with a lot of full page spreads. I have 2 master templates: A-master, with a full spread graphic frame B-master, with a 2/3 graphic ...
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Vectors get rasterized when exported to ePub

I have an InDesign file with some vectors (some of them are direct paths, and some are just linked from Illustrator). But every time I export to ePub they look super pixelated (unless I set export ...
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Text frame location with javascript based on value

I have been doing some research and cant really find a solution to this specific process I am trying to automate. Looking to edit my current script so that it calls a chapter number variable within a ...
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Design and printing two booklets into one

I need help designing a 52 PP booklet which will represent 2 events. The front cover will represent 1 event and then when the booklet is flipped over to the rear cover it will represent another event. ...
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Can I keep the text variable definition connected to the current chapter in InDesign?

I'm typesetting a religious text in InDesign and am trying to get chapter and verse numbers in a running header using text variables. New chapters start in the middle of a page (i.e. they don't start ...
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Dynamic text in InDesign on master page?

I try to make a calendar for 2019 with Indesign. 365 pages, each contains a different quote. What I did the last year was placing a text box on each page and paste the quote into that. That works, of ...
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Is there a way to hyperlink to a random page in Indesign?

I know I can make hyperlinks/buttons jump to a certain page. Is there a way indesign to make it jump to a random page number? If not, is there a way to edit the code so I can do it in javascript ...
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Replicate InDesign duo-tone in Photoshop

Hi First question here! I've inherited a design from a previous designer which utilises a grayscale image which is placed in InDesign as grayscale then coloured as cyan and the container coloured as ...
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Need help compressing some PDF's

not a graphic designer or student or even hobbyist.. I have the full suite of Adobe CC at my disposal My wife's friend has to submit some documents for some official business / studies. Problem is ...