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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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Do I have to crop images in Photoshop before placing them into InDesign

I have to place about 200 images into a Layout in Indesign, most images need to be cropped. Is there any disadvantage if I don't crop the images first in Photoshop? The Layout is for a book design ...
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Indesign: combine search without replacing

In my workflow I have to check a lot of sources of common mistakes in our documents. For example I need to look over the document if there is something that is sub- or superscript without using the ...
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How can I move text left in a frame in InDesign? [duplicate]

I encountered this in a layout today. Toggling optical margins didn't make a difference. I wanted the C to shift to the left, but InDesign doesn't allow a left indent that would go outside the frame. ...
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Indesign page bleed

I have an indesign file that if you look at the pdf, you will see the black portion on page 1 that doesnt go all the way to right edge. It for some reason bleeds over to page 2. The black portion is ...
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Is this typeface suitable for use in a printed magazine?

Could you tell me if Titillium-Light.otf font is suitable for the body copy in a printed magazine? Thank you Neil Tulloch
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After exporting xml from Indesign, the code is not instructured anymore

I tried to import XML (well instructured code) to add some data to my Indesign Identifications Cards. But it wasn't well instructured in Story Editor. So first I designed one of the pages with all ...
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Indesign: First line doesn't start at the top

For some reason, the first line of my design doesn't start at the top but leaves a small space between top margin and first word. The paragraph style is: Size: 95pt Leading: 72pt Align to baseline ...
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How do I remove automatically added page numbers+line from InDesign page?

InDesign has added page numbers + a line at the top/bottom of the page. See attached picture for one example of my problem. No idea how to remove. This is happening on multiple pages. Any suggestions ...
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Strange white borders appearing on images in inDesign after exporting to PDF [duplicate]

I'm getting these strange white outline on images that are above, for example, vector lines. This is not showed in an inDesign document, but inside a PDF file after export. I don't use any ...
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How can I automatically add the Trademark symbol to specific words in Indesign CC while typing?

I want to add the Trademark symbol after three words in my document. These three words occur a lot in the work I am doing and sometimes I miss instances of these words. Is there a way I can add a TM ...
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Client's editor wants to work directly on my InDesign files

I design books on a 'for hire' basis i.e. I provide the client with the indd and image link files at the end of the project (once the book has been printed and there are no further revisions to be ...
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Overflow Text box in InDesign using masterpage - threading & XML import issue

I designed a visit card and want to import data using an .xml data source file. I created multiple textboxes, each in different places for contents and they're linked to each other (overflow). But ...
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How do I open a Photoshop file in InDesign?

I would like to know how I can open a Photoshop file in InDesign. I have been learning about all the features of InDesign, but now I want to start working on a document. I have made several copies of ...
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Best Design software for Golf Course Guide Books [duplicate]

Have a class project and I want to make a golf course guide book like the ones my grandpa uses. Whats the best/easiest program?
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How do I create table of contents from two paragraph styles in Adobe InDesign?

So I've two Paragraph Styles on the page and they are both parts of the title in separate Text Boxes. Paragraph Style 1 "Section Title" Paragraph Style 2 "Page Topic" When I make the TOC style with ...
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How to ignore word from global GREP style?

I asked this question to create a GREP style to make the 2 subscript when I typed H2. I need the GREP to ignore the word H2Van. I thought to amend the GREP to look for a space after the 2 as well ...
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Create a 6 page A6 scroll-able PDF document from an A3 InDesign file

I need to to export a file from an A3 InDesign file into a 6 page A6 pdf file that is within a frame that allows user to scroll through the 6 pages and also download the menu, print etc. I have tried ...
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How do I anchor sections?

I have a document with a lot of different 'chapters'. I want to have footnotes restart at every chapter which I figure I can accomplish by adding sections for each chapter. However, I want the ...
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InDesign crashing

I am working on a brochure in InDesign and for some reasons, it started crashing a while ago when I try to export it as a pdf. The file is 34 pages and there are no huge images. The only weird thing ...
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How to change a background on a single word in a paragraph in InDesign?

I have a text frame in which I want to emphasize certain words by making reversing their colors (black on white background, in this case). I know that it's an option for an entire frame or a ...
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InDesign CC - Keeping anchored object after updated linked text from Word file

I am laying out a report in InDesign where the writing and graphics are being created at the same time. I have placed the text as a linked file and flowed it into the text frames and am creating the ...
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How to change a photograph into a cartoon?

I've been using Photoshop for a couple of years now so I'm not completely new. Recently I discovered this T-Shirt I really like, and then found the original image that was used to make it. Or maybe ...
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Indesign export to pdf (PDF/X-1A) cuts images within their rectanglebox

For my first design project for a small event in town, I had to design a trifold A4 folder. My local printing company is asking for a pdf with format PDF/X-1A. When I use export with setting standard ...
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How to wrap rectangle around circle

I'm trying to recreate the below picture for a poster. But I am not sure how to do this. I know how to wrap text around a circle, but I also want the rectangle to wrap around the circle, but I am not ...
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Fuzzy vector logos from InDesign to Acrobat PDF

Working in InDesign my placed vector logos from Illustrator are fuzzy after converted to PDF. Why?
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Exporting .jpg from InDesign to display on a TV monitor

I am having difficulty in displaying a cafe menu on a TV monitor. I have used both InDesign, Photoshop and PowerPoint to create the menu art which consists of images and text. I export to jpg then ...
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How to change the font of part of an expression with GREP?

I have the below expression and I want to just change the lowercase i to a different font and leave HMI as is. But I want to do this throughout the document no matter the text size or color.
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InDesign GREP is not searching [any] styles

I'm troubleshooting one of my book designer's files and I can't seem to wrap my head around what's going on. She reached out to me that her GREP was not picking up characters she was searching for, ...
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Can I make a HTTPS hyperlink in Indesign exportable in PDF?

Can I make a HTTPS hyperlink in Indesign exportable in PDF? I tried to add the link through the hyperlink option page, but once I export it in PDF it doesn't recognize the link.
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I need a simple script for InDesign to Cut object & Paste in the centre of the same page. Please help

I would appreciate if somebody make me a very simple script for InDesign CC Windows to center the selected image on the page. In other words I need a script that should perform only two steps. 1- ...
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InDesign: Change Layout of Overridden Frames by Master Page

I'm using InDesign to format a teacher's guide. Each activity will be based on an Activity Master Page (call it B). So I set up B with the frames I want to appear on each activity page. Then, to add ...
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Auto indent when wrapping a long line to the second line

I am trying to automate a simple indent on the second or wrapped line of names that won't fit my columns, in a very long list of individual and business names. Can't find where InDesign does that.
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Fit image to margins InDesign [duplicate]

I've got an InDesign document with multiple A4 pages, with a 12.7 mm margin on all sides. I've got a bunch of images I want to drop onto each page. To save me dropping in each image and manually ...
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InDesign: How to make sure that new chapter are on the right side?

I designed a book in InDesign. How can I make sure that every new chapter is starting on the right side before going to print? Below, page 7 and 19 are new chapter. Page 2 is the book title page. ...
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How do I design the footnote number at the bottom of the page?

When I insert a footnote, a superscripted number appears. I don't want to change this, but I want to design the number that appears at the bottom of the page without changing the actual text content ...
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Color differences after recieving a poster from printing

I have designed an A0 poster with Adobe InDesign. It contained a collage of different pictures. Since there was a specific part of the scene I wanted to cover for this version, I put a rectangle using ...
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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 Blatner'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.