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Best /fastest way to resize a 130-page photobook in InDesign?

I've got a photobook layout in InDesign that's 12" x 8.5" — very little text, almost entirely photos. The photos are laid out in a lot of different ways in the book; some are full page, some ...
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How to make a vivid orange pantone color for a book title, if I need it to be printed in process colors along with some photo?

I need to print a title for a book cover and it needs to be bright/vivid orange, but it needs to be printed in Process colour along with a photograph.. (to print it at the same time) and i dont know ...
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How can you edit bookmarks in an InDesign document?

Got a 50-page INDD presentation, added some bookmarks, which went fine. But then I need to edit some of the bookmarks, and make them link to other pages. To my surprise, there is no "Edit" ...
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InDesign: Can I automate Master Page assignment to multiple, non-contiguous, pages without using page numbers?

I need to replace a couple existing master pages with other existing master pages. I am familiar with how to replace master pages in general. I have Master Pages - A, B, C, D, E, F. I need to replace ...
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InDesign - booklet printing multiple duplexed spreads on a single page

I'm working on a booklet that is 3x5". I'd like to be able to print two two-page spreads per letter-size sheet of paper, but I haven't been able to figure out how to do this in InDesign. Is this ...
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How could I edit this PDF/Word document

The formatting after downloading this PDF makes it hard to work with, even when converting to word, I am left with many textboxes for example (one for each line) https://1drv.ms/b/s!...
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Right-align rest of paragraph after tab

I’m typesetting an index for a book where the index subjects (the names/words/items themselves) should be left-aligned, but the page numbers referenced should be right-aligned – similar to what you’d ...
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Can I convert text boxes saved in a PSD file to be editable once opened in InDesign?

I have created a PSD file which has a large amount of text boxes. I then placed that file in an InDesign document and now I am required to make all the text editable. Is there a quick way of solving ...
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how do I Centre files to Artboard

how do I get the PLceMultipePagePdf script to centre the pages on the art board when its populating? right now when I use the script I have to go in and manually align each page
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Content management for reports with low technical barrier

In my work we produce a large number of architecture reports usually between 20 and 100 pages every year. They must be high quality and are currently being produced in Indesign. However this creates ...
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Outer glow looks cut off in PDF export than in original design files

I'm working on this design using InDesign and, with Overprint Preview on, the outer glow on my text looks exactly the way I want it. However, when I export to PDF from within InDesign, the glow seems ...
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InDesign: override master page text style while maintaining master page text content?

Say I've got a master page with a text box on it, and in that text box I have the text "cat." I color the text black. I then apply this master to a basic document page, allow overrides on ...
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How can I make this typo effect?

I want to make a work with distortion in the line of letters. What should I do? GEOPHA-GIA (in photo)
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How to Get Paragraph Numbering Aligned Away from the Spine?

Wondering if you can help me with an indesign layout problem. Any idea how I can get paragraph numbers aligned away from the spine on a facing page spread? I've tried tinkering with the right-left ...
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Trouble pasting a group of object into text for anchoring

I am trying to paste a group of objects into a text chain to anchor it so it will flow with the text. A single object works fine. But the paste option is dimmed if I try to paste two (or three) ...
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Pixelated artwork made in Illustrator

I've made a quick sun graphic for a portfolio in illustrator that is pixelated when I zoom in and when I import it into InDesign. I can't seem to make the geometry a vector or find any answers as to ...
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Disappearing characters while typing in InDesign

I am trying to place numbers on successive rows by typing the number and tapping the enter key, then typing a number and so on. I can type the first number, but when I tap the enter key the following ...
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Importing Excel table to InDesign

I am having a problem when importing a table from Excel to Indesign. I am getting errors when there is a formula behind text in the table. If the formula results in a number, the number is imported ...
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If using InDesign on an Apple computer, is there a way to flow MS Word files in Indian languages such as Tamil, Hindi, Sinhala, and Kannada?

I am designing a book translated to a number of Indic languages. I have had trouble reading the translations, which are MS Word files, on my Apple laptop computer. Oddly, Kannada is legible (the ...
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Add a border on a word in indesign

Is there a way to add a rounded border/background on only one word in a paragraph in indesign ? Or a way to have a dynamic object that can be put in a paragraph and edited by double clicking to get ...
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How to select or copy all text in InDesign document

I want to select all text content of every page in an InDesign document or copying all text in InDesign document. I have tried scripting method, but did not work.
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How to user User dictionary to indication hyphenation

I’m trying to build a custom hyphenation dictionary, and with the ressources I found, it doesn’t seams to work. Right now, I have a User dictionary, containing one word with a required hyphenation. It ...
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Keep image ratio bulk export JPG from Indesign

Is there a reason why the generated JPG has the ratio of the image frame its in. Say you place a square psd file and make it smaller in the rectangle and also make that frame rectangular. Now the ...
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InDesign: undeletable # character appearing after having suppressed a table of contents

I'm currently working on a draft of a book to which I bring orthographic corrections before publication. Here is the problem I come across. The draft sent by the author contains a table of contents ...
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GREP: Change spaces for tabs in specific conditions

I want to know the way in InDesign with GREPs, if possible, to any paragraph that starts with numbers followed by a period and a space ("00" + [.] + [space]"), and replace the space for ...
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How do I grep from the match closest to the end?

I have a sequence of titles and description in my text following a pattern similar to Data A: foo; Data B: bar; Data C: baz; Data D: qux I want to bold just the titles, so I wrote the following GREP ...
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InDesign: suddenly Update TOC deletes everything

I had a document I was adding text to, with a TOC. I updated the TOC several times, everything was OK. Then I realized a chunk of text in the document wasn't in its place, so I cut and pasted it in ...
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How to cut lines exactly outline of shape?

ish to illustrator, and I've been working on this logo for my partner. I have created all these lines and am happy with how it is looking. However, I want the lines that make up the image to be cut ...
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Use GREP in Indesign to replace PAIRS of typographer's (curly) quotation marks

Current format: “This is a quoted speech, which said ‘another quoted speech’ is best.” “However, what about their ‘discussion’s speech’?” Intended format: ‘This is a quoted speech, which said “another ...
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Getting VSCODE like font usage in Indesign

I want to recreate VScode like visual/text in Indesign. I can't get the apostrophe to be vertical and the overall feeling is not the same as I would like somebody got tips for me how to make this ...
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How to get the name of an artboard for a live caption

I have an Illustrator file with lots of graphs that are going to be dropped into an InDesign file. All of the artboards use the title of the graph as the name of the artboard, so they could be used as ...
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XML data merge in already formatted indesign template

I am looking for some help regarding XML and InDesign. I know, broad topic. Specifically I am wondering if it's possible to bring in XML to an indesign template that has already been formatted. I have ...
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Why PDF file from InDesign shows different dimensions after export?

The size shown in inches in PDF is significantly different from the InDesign settings in mm. I am worried there are some scaling settings that I missed. I didn't set anything specific though. Exported ...
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Export InDesign to Epub removed "^j' character

I'm exporting a book to epub. In Persian, there is a special character that is used to make a small space without creating two separate words. Adobe InDesign knows this character as "^j", ...
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letter stretch too far after justification in illustrator cc [duplicate]

I'm learning illustrator today and when I start to justify a text. some words (F a c i l i si) start to stretch too far away. is there any option so I can fix this?
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Indesign autoflow won't use existing textboxes

I'm trying to reformat a book, but I can't get the text to autoflow the way I need it to. I have a couple textboxes in a masterpage that are linked together with the primary text flow turned on, and I ...
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Footnotes are only appearing after a manual text box shift. Help!

I've got a terrifying InDesign bug and I'm hoping someone else has come across it/knows how to avoid it. This never happened before InDesign 2018 (v14), but it's been happening since. Sometimes ...
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Is there any way to combine a hyperlink with a cross-reference?

I am using InDesign 2021 (v16.0) to create a document for export to PDF. There are places where I'd like to insert a hyperlink to a specific section and also include the page number, for example: For ...
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Is it possible to create a book (pages to be printed/viewed on web) in Ai rather than Id?

As a novice, I've been made to create a brand book, coolio. I've researched all the parts of what I want and should include in my brand book, the logo and colours have been approved, and I've written ...
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Some text in my design disappears in PDF. InDesign Version 16.0

When I export my inDesign document as a PDF, some text randomly disappears (see orange text on the screenshots below). I tried converting text to outlines and that did not work. Same colored text on ...
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Is there a way to auto-baseline-shift a line to the top of the largest inline object?

Indesign aligns inline objects to the bottom. Is there a way to make it so inserting an object inline will make everything go to the top instead? I can manually accomplish this with baseline shift, ...
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Unable to delete an object in InDesign, bug?

How can I delete an object that I can select and move around, but can't delete via keyboard delete button nor cut via the right click cut option? This is on MacOs. It feels like a bug...
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How to remove characters from auto-numbering in InDesign cross referencing?

my document has autonumbered headings styled as following: 1) Numbered Heading level 1 1.1) Numbered Heading level 2 ... The auto-numbering is set as ^#)^> for heading 1 and ^1.^#)^> for heading ...
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InDesign - repeating XML tags

I have XML that I'm using to make a catalog, but I'm facing a problem with a certain repeated tag. In the structure I have short lists <item>content</item> <item>othercontent</...
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Exporting InDesign file to XHTML file with script

I have a inDesign file with many pages that I want to export to XHTML format. I use a script i found to do so: Main(); function Main() { // Check to see whether any InDesign documents are open. ...
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InDesign spreads export to PDF viewable as spreads but printable only as single pages

I have a 12 page brochure set up in InDesign as spreads. I want to export the design as a PDF viewable as spreads but printable only as single pages. Can anyone help?
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Insert Chinese content into an Indesign document? Or with Incopy?

Here's my scenario - I have some business card documents with UK data. Now the client needs a version of the cards for their Chinese department. Can I use Indesign/InCopy to let the client insert the ...
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Bookmark pages with sections in InDesign

It's hard to navigate lots of pages to find the article Inside a large InDesign Document for edit or review, it's good to have a feature or script that can find pages they have Sections within them ...
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Indesign - FindChangeByList exclude character style (or hyperlinks)

I have a FindChangeByList search that replaces a divis between numbers with an en-dash with an 1/24 quad before and after. Unluckily it includes our Hyperlinks too and thus destroys them. Is there a ...
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indesign paragraph spacing ignored after table

I have a paragraph style that specifies 12pt spacing before the paragraph. Works fine, except when the paragraph follows a table and then the spacing is ignored. but the paragraph options clearly ...

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