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Indesign grep: Keep the two first words of a sentence together

How can I make sure that the two first words of any sentence are together on the same line. For example below, I want to have "To" and "make " automatically on the same line. I am ...
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InDesign overprint black by default

We recently printed something and noticed, that some black box over an image were print as overprint, which lead to a not so perfect looking result. I checked the files and noticed in Acrobat that the ...
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Text Frame Defauls

In one particular file I am using and editing in inDesign, when I open a new text box it is using a particular character style which I don't want. How can I stop text boxes opening with a character ...
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Why are my quotation marks in InDesign italicized?

I am working with a font that uses straight quotation marks. When using the font in InDesign, the quotation marks look italicized. How the mark should look How it looks in InDesign
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Indesign, text box that reflects file name every time I save?

My documents are updated regularly throughout the year, I place the date of last change and a name in a small text box on the bottom of the page to keep track of versions(once printed and in ...
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Numbered List Ignores Placeholder Whitespace

I would like my Table of Contents to look as follows: Attachment 1 Attachment Name (Para Style: "Att Lvl 1") Attachment 2 Attachment Name (Para Style: "Att Lvl 1") ...
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Next Level Number to Restart After Previous Level is Blank

I am using a book file, though this is still a problem even with a normal document that I've tested it with (substituting chapter variables for hard-coded numbers). I am using InDesign CS 5.5. I haven'...
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How to establish an object styles to put luminosity to an image and fill its frame? (for a pseudo-grayscale effect in InDesign)

I learned that you can apply luminosity (from the opacity menu) to an image and then fill the frame with black to create an illusion of grayscale images in InDesign without having to work them up in ...
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In InDesign, Print to pdf with Adobe PDF printer, generates low dpi pdf

In so many attempts to print my booklet to pdf with Adobe PDF printer, with almost all presets, I get same low DPI result - I attach a sample project in saved in my InDesign and its printed-to-pdf ...
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InDesign Data Merge multiple records: prevent results outside of page margins

I am trying to create PDFs for printing on pre-cut name labels (in this case 14-up on an A4 page - with 15mm margins top and bottom, 5mm margins left and right, and a 2mm gutter). However InDesign ...
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is there a way to be able to tell if an InDesign file is a template after it being sent to you?

So, I had a file sent to me and i think it might be a template. Is there a way to tell through InDesign if it is a template or not??
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InDesign: Align text in page spreads equally at bottom

I am not a DTP expert and I am only doing a one-off job for my own book. Please excuse my now knowing the correct terminology or what may be common knowledge for seasoned designers. I am looking for ...
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Have you ever purchased an InDesign template?

Have you ever purchased an InDesign template? If so, would you be willing to share what type of template and what was the project? If you ever felt the need to purchase a template, not because they ...
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Is it feasible to create a 40-page booklet in Adobe Illustrator?

I know Adobe Illustrator, but I don't know InDesign. I've also noticed, that Illustrator becomes slower with more artboards, so I'm in a predicament. Should I work on the software I know and hope for ...
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Indesign Index Question

I'm working on a law textbook and I have a list of words my client has given me. I have to feed it into Indesign's (mediocre) indexing function. The problem is, I have to make an index with these ...
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Change a paragraph style based on the paragraph style before it [duplicate]

In InDesign, I have H1, H2, and H3 styles that look fine when preceded and followed by my Body style. But in the instances where H1 is followed by H2, or H2 is followed by H3, there is too much white ...
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Adobe indesign script to apply stroke to all the frames in document

I need to automate some process in Indesign, therefore I need a javascript script with simple feature: select all frame objects (no matter what kind of a content: both text and image), and add a ...
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InDesign Scripting: Adding a paragraph after every paragraphs of a particular style

I'm trying to automatically insert a new paragraph below every paragraph that has a particular style. This is working well, but there is the side effect of changing the style of the paragraph ...
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Anchored object as a nested style delimiter

Is it possible to use an anchored object as a delimiter within a nested style (InDesign 19.3 x64) or would I be better off manually setting an end to the nested style via the special characters ...
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Indesign, table: How to horizontally align text and object in table cell

I want to have a cell where I have text flush left, then a graphic slightly taller than the text object flush right. How do I horizontally align them? W/out the objects the text easily center-aligns, ...
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Indesign Scripting: In a loop, find consecutive paragraphs with the same paragraph style

What I'm trying to do Find all instances of paragraphs with a certain paragraph style. Cut the paragraphs and create a text frame where each group of paragraphs was. Apply an object style to the new ...
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Setting up a GREP find and proper nouns

I'm trying to set up a GREP which will find the proper nouns in my document and apply a character style to them which I will then use to preclude them from a spellcheck (I'm trying to avoid having to ...
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Make inDesign text box spacing behave like MS Word

In MS Word, if two paragraphs have, for example, before and after spacing: 10 pt, the space between each other will be 10 pt. They override each other. With inDesign the spacing is additive: if two ...
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Indesign Grep function to break email addresses on @ symbol

I'm trying to fit email addresses in a staff directory and wish to have the emails break on @ in order to have them look more consistent. I'm importing the email addresses via a data merge as well ...
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Indesign: printing on bleeds to reveal a text or image

I was wondering if there were any ressource online or script for realizing this type of printing (Hyperreality and Panorama) on a book's bleed using Indesign. Reference I think this would require a ...
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Transferring product information from excel into a catalogue in InDesign CC

I have an excel sheet with 2 columns of product names and descriptions all to transfer into indesign for a product catalogue. They will be all in indivudual text boxes per product. There are quite a ...
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Is it possible to set your own white space in InDesign

I'm looking for a way to set my own white space in InDesign. In the same way as you can insert em-space or en-space I would like to insert a certain amount of space I've decided myself. I.e. a white ...
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Text Frames in InDesign

I am working on layouts for a project. When I type in captions for photos, there is a text frame around the captions and it won't let me "snuggle" the caption directly under the photo. It ...
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Make indent for more than first line in paragraph styles in InDesign?

I wonder if anyone has any idea how to make indents for more than the first line in a paragraph? I obviously understand that I can work manually to make this happen but want to set a paragraph style ...
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Auto fitting image to margins for multiple pages?

I imported a PDF to InDesign but many pages have different proportions and they didn't fit the InDesign pages so I have to resize each one of them, is there a script or other way to do that (rather ...
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Apply Pantone color from Pantone Connect in InDesign

So I installed the Extension from the Pantone Color Mafia Now I want to Apply that color to the black rectangle. But when I hit the Color Swath, nothing is happening. How do I make the black ...
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Scaling Adobe Illustrator objects in Adobe InDesign. What am I doing wrong?

I placed in an Adobe Illustrator AI object I made into an Adobe InDesign document. When I scale the whole image, the AI object doesn't scale with everything else. Any ideas?
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How to replicate CSS's `border-image` effect in InDesign? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to replicate the effect that can be obtained with border-image in CSS, but within InDesign. What I'm interested in is having this image smartly resized to fit the block's ...
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InDesign: is there any way to have automatically scaling decorative borders around text boxes?

I'm working on a large-ish project in InDesign, and it comes with a lot of text boxes of different sizes. Right now, I'm using some of the built-in InDesign borders for them, but I'd like to be able ...
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How to modify specific frames in InDesign using JavaScript?

I have a parent page that contains 4 text frames. The first and last contain the book name and page number, respectively. I want to keep these as they are. The two text frames in the middle of each ...
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Indesign Automation

We are planning to automate in-design flow Create a base design with place holders Tag all the placeholders Export the content as xml/ export as Idml Update xml/idml (html form to update conent) ...
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In InDesign, is it possible to auto generate a third curve which averages two others?

I have two curves, both were drawn with the pen tool and have the same number of anchor points. The first curve is relatively smooth and the second very angular. Is it possible to create a third curve ...
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How can I make every capital letter use a 'stylistic alternate'?

The 'stylistic set' included with this font "Historycal" is only for small caps, but I need to be able to make a GREP, paragraph style, or character style that will effect every capital. I ...
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GREP: selecting parts of the paragraphs enclosed by brackets

Please help me select the words within the small brackets, including the brackets themselves so that I can apply formatting to it. Here is a sample text: "This is an apple (red), and that is a ...
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Scale object to column width in indesign script

we have a repetitive task, distributing a logo to the top left of the margin and scaling this to the first column (X columns defined). Is there a script or perhaps point me in the direction of ...
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Indesign script to automate order list by last name

Every month I have to order a long list of names alphabetically by last name. Is there a way to do this all in one single script? This is what I am currently doing: Use a GREP to place the last names ...
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Save pdf with overprint simulated

Is there anyway I can generate a version of a pdf which shows on screen, simulated overprint. I essentially want to send my client there artwork back showing the overprint simulated. I don’t want them ...
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InDesign does not properly important Word paragraphs that are 3pt, it converts them all to 10 or 12 point. Why is this?

InDesign does not properly important Word paragraphs that are 3pt, it converts them all to 10 or 12 point. Why is this?
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How to make all text lines the same height or distance

I have a problem that actually annoyed me for quite a while in text editing software, only now I have a case where it's hard to ignore it: Maybe it's some simple general feature but I never knew how ...
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Replacing Adobe discontinued fonts with similar fonts

adobe discontinued fonts I used extensively in a brochure. how can I replace the fonts without reformatting? I need to match the fonts as closely to original as possible.
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In InDesign is there a way to find and change Auto Fit options?

Is there a way to use the find and change dialogue to change Auto Fit options applied to text boxes throughout a large document?
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can i insert different object/text in each indesign page automatically

I have to insert a different sentence for each day of the year in a diary and it is possible to do this without having to go sheet by sheet?
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Placed image sharp in Master but not on Page?

I've also asked this over on the subreddit, as it's fairly urgent (last minute change before sending to print) but I'm not sure it will get picked up there. Hi there Fairly basic user of indesign so ...
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Set text to white automatically on dark spreads

I'm working on an illustrated book with artwork throughout. Every so often, I have a spread that has a dark background. I've created a Master page with headers and folios set in white but I can't see ...
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Can an object style inherit width and height in InDesign?

I'm making a a bunch of object styles for specifically sized rounded rectangles. I created the first style, set the width, height, the stroke style, corners and the fill transparency. Then created ...
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