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InDesign table border print out with off edges

When I export InDesign file to PDF for print, the table looks fine. When printed, it shows the border off the edges. In the example below, the blue border is set at the top of the row, sorry for ...
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InDesign - Hide things outside the artboard (no preview mode)

How do I hide all things which are going out of my inDesign pages while still maintaining grids etc (no preview mode)? I know, I can adjust the bounding boxes, but that takes more time
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Space in pages for binding when printed [on hold]

I am trying to design a brochure in InDesign to be printed. I want to add a marked space to know where the binding will be. Any way I can do this? Thank you!
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Most popular program to create designs with [closed]

For a Uni project I need to create some graphics, So I am wondering what is the best program to do so?
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flex Designing in Adobe Photoshop [on hold]

I want to design a flex of size 3x6 feet tell me that what will be the size if I want to design a 3x6 flex in photoshop
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InDesign CC 2019 - accessing full unicode glyph set

I'm trying to use some specific glyphs from the extended unicode set in a project - the alchemical symbols listed here. I found a free font, Symbola, which has the glyphs I need - I opened the TTF in ...
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Will a commercial printer print my invitations using floral png's

I'm using InDesign for invitations. Can I use png florals in my designs? Will they print properly at a print company?
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Umerge table cell in InDesign bug

This is really weird and annoying: When I unmerge table cell, all the below rows go away with remain unfit in frame, but Fit to Frame do not work. I tried to create new column, and removed the ...
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How to set object style to XML imported image's tag or attribute in InDesign?

I'm importing XML with image tags to InDesign. I have two Object Styles I would like to use on the images, depending on what tag or attribute the image has in the XML. As I've found out, there is no ...
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Acrobat Pro: PDF dimensions not exact

I'm wondering for a while now: When I export a document in InDesign and view the dimensions of the pdf in Acrobat Pro, the dimensions are a little off (like ~0.002 cm). Should be 29.7 x 21 cm. When ...
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White Background showing as Grey when exporting from indesign to PDF

I have an image in Photoshop that is on a white background. I've imported it into Indesign and added type. When exporting it as a PDF to send on to my client, the white background is showing as a ...
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How to stretch the content in InDesign?

Any advice how can I change the size of the document all the way to the bleed mark, that is to stretch the content? The problem is, bleed always goes outside of the document. This document that I'm ...
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Extracting InDesign layer names to text or .csv

How can I extract a list of all layer names into either a text or .csv file.? What Acrobat or scripting tools are available to do this task? The list will be used to create a table communicating to ...
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Quickly merge text frames in InDesign

Is there a way to quickly link text frames in InDesign? The only way I know is the one-by-one select the in/out handle on each text frame. My use case: I used data merge to create a merged Indd for a ...
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InDesign inline text wrap object

Here's my current InDesign problem. I'm given text that, when imported, looks like this, with embedded links in the paragraph: The final product has to look like this, with proper spacing around the ...
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Can someone explain me the concept of image resolution in photoshop in relation to indesign and illustrator?

My file has resolution of 150 ppi, i duplicate that file and made another one of resolution of 300 ppi, with resample checkbox turned off. As a consequence of that, pixels from both images haven't ...
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Is there a way to automatically change all caps text to regular text?

My document has a bunch of text that is written with caps lock on (so not with the InDesign All Caps feature). Is there a way to change 'ACCESS CONTROL FACILITY' to 'Access control facility' ...
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How do I neatly flow website link texts across multiple lines?

In the above picture, you can see a huge gap between "Source:" and the website link text, even though I have only put a single space there. I would like the text to flow nicely. I have tried adding ...
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Highlight title in table of contents if we're on its page

I'm creating this document which has a sidebar table of contents that lists all the headings on the left of every page. I want to highlight (change color/add shading) the heading of the page we're on. ...
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InDesign: Convert RGB to CMYK for clean gray colors

When I convert gray color swatch from RGB to CMYK InDesign transmit that as a mix of C, M, Y, K. How can I convert that values to K only? The goal is to get clean gray colors on print output. ...
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Text box has padding on left side but not right side

I'm not sure why my text box has padding on the left side but not the right side. When I look at the text frame options, there's no inset spacing on the left side. I want the padding to be symmetrical....
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How do I make sure an exported pdf only has spreads?

I have a book file containing multiple documents. All documents have spreads because the plan is to send all of this to a print shop to make it into a physical book. The problem can be seen on the ...
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Sharing illustrator files with other users

Currently we’ve got a network folder where 10 graphic designers save their work. We use this drive to open the files, work on them and save them one by one. More often than not, our files become ...
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Align text to center of object in InDesign

I want to make this text centered within the white rectangle. I have tried using the Text Frame Options and setting vertical justification to "center', but it's still not quite aligned-- there's too ...
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How can I ensure InDesign's TOC is in the correct order?

So I have created a TOC in indesign, and for some reason everything has moved up by one page; ie. The category header sits below the first category for that section. It is bending my brain and I ...
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How do I modify indesign background from previous file

I've been asked to edit the mast head for this newsletter I'm working on but I can't seem to edit the bg(The circle in multi colors) I can only delete for the first page but for the rest of the pages ...
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Vector curves in InDesign-exported PDFs are jagged

I'm using Adobe InDesign CC and Adobe Acrobat Pro XI. In an InDesign document, I created a vector rectangle with rounded corners. After exporting the document into "Adobe PDF (Print)", the corners ...
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How to print/set-up A4 landscape saddle stitch in InDesign?

I'm pretty new to all this so bear with me. I want to print a portfolio for a school assignment and I want it to be saddle-stitch binding. I also want the Portfolio to be A4 landscape. I've seen a ...
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InDesign: how to link PNG files for CMYK printing

I have an issue with PNG FIles in Indesign and could not find an answer anywhere...maybe I am stupid. I placed various PNG Files with transparent background in INDESIGN = good. When I export as PDF ...
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A “line” around an unselected layer in InDesign

I'm using Adobe InDesign CC. Whenever I create a square using the rectangle tool, a 'green line' is shown around it (I'm not sure how to call it). Up until now, such a 'green line' was only shown ...
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RGB palette to predetermined CMYK palette in InDesign and/or Illustrator

Happily this isn't yet another "why do my RGB colors look different in 4cp output" question. But let me admit that I may be missing something obvious here. I am working with InDesign and Illustrator ...
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publication design - how to work with tabs

I have a 100 page leisure guide (magazine) file that has tabs that run vertically on some pages. Should I adjust the whole grid to make room for them or only the pages that have the tabs?
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InDesign: vertical justification button missing

I can't see these buttons in my Control Panel. I'm using: Adobe InDesign CC 2018.
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InDesign Cross reference footnotes numbers

—The goal/problem I am writing an academic thesis in InDesign CC 2019 (14.0.2) on mac OS 10.14.6. There are A LOT of footnotes. I hence use the automatic footnotes of InDesign a lot. Up until here, ...
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Indesign - Need to split between only 2 text boxes

first time here. I'm working in Indesign and I was wondering if anyone knew how to split text between just two text frames/boxes. To be clear, I'm not trying to unlink text boxes, but split them. ...
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How to randomise Alternates

I made a Font with many Alternates (in Fontself) and I would like the letters to cycle through (at random would be awesome). Is there something in Indesign I am missing or is it as complicated as it ...
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Best Format for image for touchscreen (1920 x 1080 resolution)

I have these PDF files and they are 4500px x 6646px and 300 resolution and I need to display it on a touchscreen....on this touchscreen you have the ability to zoom in and zoom out. I have converted ...
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Exclude selected images from compression on PDF export from inDesign

Ive got a multi page brochure which is mostly made up of jpeg photographs. On the last page Ive got some logos which are black and white PNG files (in an ideal world these would be vectors, but i only ...
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Indesign type not working, shows up small and garbled

i'm working on indesign and i'm fairly new but i am trying to type something and it shows up like this
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Setup GREP Style to move numbers to next line InDesign

I'm working on typesetting a book in InDesign that has verses. Each verse starts with a number. The numbers can't be at the end of the line as it is the beginning of the text on the next line. I ...
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Problem with InDesign TOC

I have created paragraph styles and TOC styles but when I go to load the TOC style it displays 2 numbers- the correct one and the current page number (roman numeral since it is front matter) The ...
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InDesign CS5.5/CS6: How to work with facing pages, but retain bleed area all around each page?

I have this very real situation. I have a 68 page brochure + cover. I'm working with facing pages, which is ideal for clarity and design of the brochure. But the problem is when I need to export the ...
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Adobe Indesign CS4 XML Import Problem(Missing Elements After Import)

I have been troubleshooting this problem for hours now. It's quite puzzling since a few hours back this did not happen at all. So I have completed placing the tags on individual text frame and was ...
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Can I transform InDesign guidelines, rectangle frame tools and other guidelines into vectors?

I haven't been able to find any information or guide whatsoever to see whether it was possible to transform InDesign guides into vector lines. I am aware that doing this on Illustrator would've been a ...
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Adobe InDesign black text being detected by printer as colour when exported to .pdf file

I print a small bulletin with 12 pages, the first is in colour, the rest is b&W text. When I export to .pdf the .pdf file is interpreted by the printer as black created by all the colours, not the ...
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How to hide ONLY column guides in indesign?

Is there a way to hide ONLY the column guides in inDesign, leaving the ruler guides and margins visible?
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InDesign – Subgrid within a larger page

I'm working on a panel design for a museum in indesign. The design has a sections of text and images contained by a box. Right now I'm using a text box with inset spacing to see the inner margins of ...
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Add Text in Indesign Text Frame (Pre-defined List)

I want to add particular text in indesign through script from pre-defined list For example On running script, open a dialogue with drop down list with list of texts and by selecting one it can add it ...
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Can I place hi-res pdf's into InDesign and export for printing?

I am placing high resolution pdf's into my InDesign doc. The file size of these pdf's are about 60MB. Once I export a X1A PDF from InDesign the file size is around 4MB. My question is will these print ...
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InDesign: Placing 300 ppi image at 300% for intended 100 ppi output?

I've worked with print graphics for many years, and never place a 300 ppi image into InDesign at any size larger than 120%. However, I have been working on some large display banners, and the printer ...