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Is there a way to hide metadata like the name of software/application that produced a pdf?

When exporting a pdf with InDesign or Illustrator, the file includes metadata like the name of the software that was used to generate it. I would like to know if it is possible to hide or edit the ...
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How can I prevent InDesign from overriding my prime signs with apostrophes?

How can I prevent InDesign from overriding my prime signs (ie, "minutes" Unicode 0027) with apostrophes (Unicode 0313); and likewise the doubled forms? Primes are required for describing ...
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InDesign: Export with SVG in spot colors

My Indesign document needs to be printed with a spot color. I have a svg-logo which is supposed to have this exact spot color. It seems that I have no control over the color of the svg? How can I ...
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How to import PDF to indesign while preserving interactive elements?

My company wants me to add these survey pdfs that our clients filled out in acrobat. They include checkboxes that I can't get to show up in indesign. Here is the file when I open it in acrobat: And ...
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increase in file size after placing pdf files in InDesign

I created a 33 Page PDF file in InDesign where I placed PDF files of AutoCAD drawings and some images. When I export it as the Smallest file size pdf, it saved 13 MB filed, which is to large. It is ...
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maintaining even stroke when trimming off bleed marks after printing

I am creating a publication that has black and white borders (strokes) that bleed out to the edge of the page. I have created a stroke that is 5.4 width around the boxes and would like to make sure ...
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Objects/elements disappear when online publishing an Adobe InDesign interactive PDF

When I 'publish online' my Adobe InDesign interactive PDF, some of the elements and objects don't show. For example, little things such as some of the shadow effects dissapear when exported this way. ...
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Video clip only playing audio in Adobe InDesign interactive PDF

When I export my Adobe InDesign project as an interactive PDF, and attempt to play the imbedded video clips, all I get is the audio. And in the videos place is a one of those sound wave squiggles. ...
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How to remove object excess outside of object frame in Adobe InDesign

Every time I export my interactive PDF, the framed object (in this case, an imbedded video clip) spills out of the frame border as if the objects itself is layered above its own object frame. When I ...
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Keep page numbering fixed when shuffling pages for impositioning - InDesign CS6

I am trying to imposition an InDesign booklet myself because I have to export as a PDF. I am going to print from a printer that doesn't have InDesign. I made a copy of the document and then I am ...
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Text disappears when size is decreased Indesign

I have a 500+ page doc in Indesign. Selected all, tried to decrease the size by one pt and the first paragraph disappears. Tried cutting and pasting that bit of text after but just removes another, ...
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3 page spread in saddle stitch publication - InDesign CS6

I am printing an A5 booklet with 36 pages. I am doing a test print as a saddle stitch booklet. One of the spreads has photographs that span out over 3 pages so it is a fold out part. I have no idea ...
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choosing page size

i'm designing a book for a poem, it will consist of roughly a line per page (anywhwere from 5-20 words) as well as a few images (1-4) per page. From reading JMB's "Raster systeme" he advises ...
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How to use GREP to only style a part of the expression?

I like to use GREP in In-Design, the problem is I have a menu like so: HAMBURGER Johnny's Favorite 3.50 I like Johnny's Favorite to be styled differently. The first part, the dish, may contain ...
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InDesign adds two blank lines in the end of a table of contents?

When I create a table of contents in InDesign CS6, it adds two blank lines in the table of contents' end. Is this intentional or am I doing something wrong?
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InDesign, too many line breaks

When editing text in inDesign i have a file with hyphenations for the words. But sometimes when the column is narrow there are too many line breaks in a row. E.g. three or four. Is it possible to ...
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InDesign's Glyph pane lists horizonal lines as bullets?

As I know, there is such thing as dinkus that is used to demark section breaks. A dinkus can be one or three asterisk, a fleuron, or a horizontal line. When I open InDesign's Glyph pane, there is a ...
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Change destination for multiple hyperlinks

I have a document with a lot of hyperlinks and some of them point to the same place. A very simple example, just to show what I mean: Plese visit the website of our company. You can find a lot of ...
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Table of contents page numbers not aligned to titles - InDesign CS6

I have created a table of contents with the Chapter title Page title and its corresponding number. The numbers dont align however with the page number and I am not sure why. 3 should be aligned with ...
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Help! I cant figure out this setup for an indesign file

I just need some extra guidance in my homework. So I need to set up a file in InDesign with a specific bleed, and I don't know what to do because InDesign won't let me set it past 6 in. Please help! ...
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Tracking and Kerning 'Jitter'?

In Photoshop, you can add jitter to brush settings, so opacity, size, etc., change within a range while drawing. I'm curious if anyone knows of a method for creating jitter for kerning and tracking, ...
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Style table of contents - titles below numbers InDesign CS6

I am trying to recreate the table of contents style in the image below. I have made a table of contents with paragraph styles and am wanting to make the titles drop below the numbers like in the ...
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Indesign: Possible to make a fillable text-field that is automatically also shown in another place on the document (like cross-reference)?

Is it possible to make a fillable text-field that is automatically also shown in another place on a PDF document (like cross-reference)? ENTER PROJECT CODE (FILLABLE TEXT FIELD): CODE5491 ...
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How to add bleed in an image in inDesign which has important details around the edge that should not be cropped?

I have a page in inDesign document that i want to be fully covered by an image. I have added bleed (3mm, the page is A5 size) due to printing but if i just extend the image to the bleeding area some ...
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Using tabs with multiple lines of text in two columns (InDesign)

I'm hoping someone can help with a tabs issue I'm facing in InDesign. I attached a screenshot below. For a resume design, I currently have the left and right information in separate text boxes. ...
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Indesign is messing up my text on pdf export. Any ideas on how to rectify? [closed]

When I export my document the text on the exported PDF is changed. It's as if there has been a 'stroke' of the same colour placed around it, so the text looks thick and fuzzy. It's really changing the ...
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Turning paths into guides InDesign CS6

Is it possible to turn this van der graaff grid into a guide? They are just line paths. I have it on my masters page and I want to make it disappear when I hit the W key like my other guides. I have ...
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InDesign script to make auto-sized frames hold descenders: how to make it work?

I found the following promising script by Jon S. Winters, function holdDescenders ( aTextFrame_o , extraHeight_n ) { //------------------------------------------------------------------------- //-- ...
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InDesign Document Page Change Black Background Color

I was given an InDesign document that somehow managed to have the background color of the page be turned black (as shown in the image below) and I am trying to change it back to the default white. In ...
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How can I insert a list variable value into my running heads?

I use InDesign CC 16.1. I have a ~200-page InDesign book with about ninety short chapters. I have divided the book into parts. Each such part begins with a one-page document that has a single line of ...
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Make InDesign Add Pages Automatically As You Type

How is it possible to make InDesign add new pages automatically when the text exceeds the current frame? Yes, I know that the most simple way is to enable the Primary Text Frame checkbox when defining ...
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Scroll bars showing in epub export on pages including imagery only (InDesign 16.1)

I recently published an ebook to epub. When I publish, certain pages have both a horizontal and vertical scroll. This only happens on pages with images on them. For each of my chapters I have a design ...
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Table of contents in Adobe InCopy?

Sorry if my question doesn't meet the reuqirement of this site, but is there a way to create a table of contents in Adobe InCopy CS6 without using InDesign? I know that InCopy is typically used ...
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Strange bug with Cambria and text variables

I was typesetting a document using Cambria as the main font (don’t ask me why). Then I have noticed a very peculiar bug that almost ruined my whole work. Below I explain step-by-step what I have ...
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Indesign GREP: Find sentence until first occurence of specific character

the text I work with has marked each words or sentences that should be a marginalia with ##before and after## as in: Edi nos di occus aceaqui blam rerorent eumetur aut eaquid qui ut velibus quid ...
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Why are the guides printed?

I am printing my document from Adobe InDesign CS 5.5 and it is printing the guides around the pages. It has never done this before, and I'm wracking my brain trying to figure out how to stop these ...
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InDesign export problem: identical PDFs from same InDesign file have very different output file sizes

I have a file in InDesign with two layers, each with a different version of the same graphic. The graphics in each layer are png files and they are basically exactly the same image except that one has ...
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How do you add symbols for keyboard buttons?

I'm creating my own keyboard shortcut cheat sheet in InDesign, and I'm struggling with how to add the keyboard button symbols. For example, how can I add the symbols for Shift, and Command, to do ...
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Text missing from downloaded svg file

I've downloaded a .svg logo (I've inverted the #fff colours of the element to #000 before downloading) that I want to add to Illustrator/InDesign from a webpage. It loads up fine in a browser, such as ...
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Is it possible and reasonable to compensate the media white point of a target color profile?

I’ve been trying to figure out color management (mostly in InDesign, but this question is more general) in a print production workflow in more detail recently. What I am trying to achieve is printing ...
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When printing layout page it does not show the actual cards

I am designing a game cards. I merged the layout of the single master card with csv file,as you can see on the pictures below. After that I made a printing layout page using rectangle frame tool and ...
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InDesign: change justification on autoflowed text

Is it possible to have two text frames with different justifications, which are linked to allow the text to flow between them? I'm inheriting an old design someone made using two individual text ...
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InDesign / PDF Export for 2 colour print

I am working on a document and the client would like an exported PDF with the following settings “2/2 coloured black + plus 1 additional colour”. It is a CYMK document and currently exports as 4/4 ...
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inDesign Script to “when textbox created paste clipboard content in it”

I have no experience with scripting, but I can maybe explain what the intented script should do: Select text, cut it. Ctrl + X after mouseUp. Make textbox (manually). Drag with mouse, if possible &...
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Prepare 2-sides cards with data source to print on A4

I have a 2-sides card (50x50) that use *.csv file as data source (single file for both card sides) Now I need to prepare it to print on A4. So I should put 20 cards on one A4. I've tried to import ...
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Multiple document merge one book with clickable toc

I have multiple chapter 20 InDesign files. All files have separate master pages and numbering. I want to create one book with TOC clickable. How to do? Also, I want to publish an e-book with a fixed ...
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Script to insert character & apply character style in a threaded text frame

I need a script that will apply a space and the "@" character with a character style at the point of insertion in a text frame (or even at the end of a selected text frame - either will do). ...
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InDesign: import multiple questions from Word, one per page

I'm not even sure what to search for as I googled for a while but couldn't find anything. In a Word doc, I have a list of 300 questions. I'm trying to create a writing journal where there is one ...
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Indesign replace multiples links by other folder images

I don't find a script or tricks to do that, i would like to replace ALL images by other folder (with different images). exemple: i made a template with 4 box who contain the same image : toto.jpg, ...
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Missing diacritical marks in an Adobe licensed font

I'm designing a print publication in InDesign CC using Adobe Caslon, and the typeface appears to be missing these characters: This is how the text is rendering: Switching to a different font isn't ...

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