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Why can't InDesign create this small label?

I am trying to design a small return address label following the printer's guidelines: However, InDesign isn't letting me create a label this size: I really just want to set a size and start ...
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InDesign : Lock/unlock every layer of a document at once

Is there a way to lock or unlock every layer not of page, but of the entire document? CTRL + A and CTRL + L on every page is quite tedious. With a script I guess? Thanks, Julien
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InDesign: Create a flipbook-style effect with a custom image on each page using parent pages?

I'd like to 'animate' an image at the bottom of the page of an existing book, so people can flip through and see the image change. I could probably do this to a new document with data-merge, but I ...
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Interactive Text Field show same text Indesign

I am creating an Interactive PDF from InDesign and I need one (interactive) Text Field to be able to type a value then a second field, that is in a different place, to automatically fill with that ...
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Copy grid and margins to a master page in InDesign

I am wanting to copy a pages grid layout and margins to my A-Parent (master) page. So far I have tried to drag the whole page in the pages panel to A-Parent but then it has made two new parent pages.
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A good workflow from Mellel to Indesign

I'm writing a book and it requires an immense amount of footnotes, endnotes and a bibliography. I started in Word, and after 200 references and 300 citations, Word is slow and clunky. I am now ...
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InDesign zero inner bleed not possible

I am new to making a InDesign document print ready (magazine) and I am facing a problem that I could not find the answer to from other threads. What I have: InDesign double page spread Pictures ...
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Color inconsistent when exporting to PDF from InDesign

Whenever I export these tables from InDesign to a PFD file, shaded rows appear as different colors, even though they are exactly matching in the original file. Is there are way to fix this? Color ...
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Adding templates to the "New Document" dialog

In the "New Document" dialog, in addition to the blank document presets, there is a list of "templates" from Adobe Stock. Is there a way for a user to add saved templates (e.g. ....
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InDesign Space Before and After not working for paragraph style

Newbie here! I am creating a family cookbook and using the opportunity to learn InDesign. With Paragraph Styles, my most recent pain-point has been adding "space before" and "space ...
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Inconsistent length of divider line on footnotes imported from Word to InDesign

I've placed a file with footnotes from Word into InDesign, but the length of the divider line is narrow on some and full column width on others. I've applied a paragraph style to achieve the correct ...
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Why are object effects in my Illustrator file disappearing when I place the file in InDesign?

I'm trying to place an .ai file into my InDesign file, but for some reason it seems like the 3d effects and drop shadow aren't showing up in my InDesign file. Here's a pic of my artboard in ...
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InDesign: numbered list, add banner in background of each number

I’m new to InDesign. I know how to make a numbered list in InDesign and also how to style the numbers (font, colors). But I want behind each number to be a banner I have made in Illustrator. I need ...
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InDesign cross reference link to a paragraph in a repeating table header

I have a bunch of tables where I'm using a title paragraph in the header as cross references in a table of contents. Some of these tables are quite long so I have the header set to be repeating so ...
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Design critique

Im a digital marketing apprentice and one of my jobs is to design leaflets and promotional content. So I have been trying to work on my graphic design in my free time, i would love some feedback on ...
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Inset spacing default setting for text frame InDesign CC

Whenever I create a new text frame it creates inset spacing as a default and I have to keep removing it. I am not sure why, I have made some text boxes within the document have inset spacing and maybe ...
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InDesign - never break line at specific character?

I'm working on a sports event banner with about 34.000+ names on it. Each full name is separated with a bullet (•) and the banners is about 14 meter wide. At the end of my text frame some first and ...
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Font appears in Illustrator but not in InDesign

I am using a font (the lovely Sprat by Ethan Nakache) for a project and cannot get it to work in InDesign – it doesn't show up in the Type menu. It appears and works fine in Illustrator as well as ...
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Can't change colour of SVG in illustrator

I have placed a SVG logo in my InDesign doc. It is completely white. I selected to edit in Illustrator, as I want to change the white to yellow. I've tried edit colours and the 'recolour artwork' ...
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Linked PDFs in CMYK being flagged as RGB by InDesign preflight

I have a large InDesign document with many images that are linked into it as PDF documents. I run a preflight check in InDesign to make sure everything is in the CMYK color space. These images keep ...
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Evenly distribute spacing between 3 text frames

I have three frames, which are labeled "A", "B" and "C" in the screenshot below. I want all of the following to be equal: Distance from left edge of page to A Distance ...
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Export from InDesign - Preserve effects (do not flatten transparency)

Alex here with a question, hoping the creative minds here can help with. Thank you in advance! I design a few icons in Adobe InDesign in the interest of time for a publication, but now I was asked to ...
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Replicating margins. columns and grid of an existing design layout InDesign CC

If I find a layout example that I like and want to imitate the grid layout whats the easiest way to go about it? Right now I have the example on a layer and just putting ruler guides on it to figure ...
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Some Indesign Files slow down incredibly

been using ID professionally for years and know most of the ins and outs. I have one situation though that pops up sporadically: that one ID File will just bog down and react so slowly. There has to ...
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Auto Hyperlink to all daily pages with montly calender?

I am working on a yearly digital planner using InDesign 17.0, currently putting all hyperlinks manually (Right-click on monthly calendar date -> hyperlink and select the corresponding daily page ...
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How Do I Create An Inline Div In An InDesign epub?

I have multiple lines that I want enclosed in a border: <p class="Book-Content_Chapters_Body-Text ParaOverride-1">What is the result of running ... <p class="Book-...
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My File, Edit, Layout, etc tabs don't work in InDesign anymore

I have no idea what I did yesterday but suddenly my background is black instead of white and I can't pull down the drop downs from the top tabs anymore - if I double click and hold on File or Edit etc....
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How can I Unzip an Indesign 15.1.2 ePub When MacOS Archive Utility Says "Unsupported Format"?

I am troubleshooting some loss of fidelity when uploading InDesign-created epub to KDP, and I want to look at the epub as it is right after the Indesign export process, to check on HTML and CSS tags. ...
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Graphic Design brochure [closed]

I want to design a brochure-like the image and I don't know what size I will use in adobe InDesign ??
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InDesign: Is there a way to make tables with multiple headers?

I'm currently working on a page featuring multiple cities and addresses, that I've set up as a table inside an indesign document. Here's my desired outcome: While I could make it work by just making ...
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Space after anchored image in textframe InDesign CC

I am wanting to create 10 pt spacing before and after the dashed line. I created 10pt space after the items and pricing but am not sure how to create space after the dashed line? As you can see I've ...
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Select multiple anchor object in text frame InDesign CC

Is there a way to select multiple anchored images within a text frame? I am just wanting to scale down these 3 circles and am wanting to scale them simultaneously so that they are all the same. I am ...
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Text not wrapping around anchored image InDesign CC

I am wanting title and description of burger to sit alongside the burger image. The first burger image uses the wrap around bounding box option. I want the following burger image and text to behave ...
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Is it possible to add custom autonumbering lists in InDesign

InDesign CC comes with a set of pre-defined autonumbering lists: 1.2.3. a.b.c. 0001, 0002, 0003.... etc. Is there a way to add a custom autonumbering list such as Cyrillic letters or custom numbering ...
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Hyphenation for documents that are a mix of two languages

My primary language is Russian, but most of my documents are a mix of Russian and English paragraphs and sometimes even sentences/words in the same paragraph. (I use InDesign for my own personal needs....
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adobe font usage past subscription

Example to explain above question: If my company sells a product to a client that includes a font found and used through fonts.adobe.com and the creative cloud subscription, would they still be usable,...
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Cut and paste a threaded frame and not lost its connection to the previous frame

When I cut the second of two threaded frames and then paste it back, it retains its text but loses the connection to the first frame. That is, there are two independent frames then. Is there a way to ...
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Document with many inline images and metadata captions

I need to create a document with many images that should move up-and-down with text. The images are between paragraphs. Paragraphs are currently separated with empty lines. I cannot simply make these ...
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Two files with uneditable parts, is it possible to merge them?

Newbie to InDesign here, I was given two files for my work: a path version and a non-path version file, as shown in the picture. Here's the problem: For the non-path file, I can only edit the text ...
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An inline frame that behave like a single-cell table

Here is a simple test: Create a new document with a primary text frame option enabled. Type there: line 1 <empty line 1> <empty line 2> <empty line 3> line 2 By using the Type ...
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Exporting InDesign PDF with RGB converted to CMYK, colours look dark and muted?

I am working on a publication in InDesign, working on a 2019 Macbook Pro display, in which there are around 300 links to images. Some images are in RGB, and some in CMYK. Here is an example of an ...
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Snap to grid doesn't *really* snap to grid

The option "Snap to Document Grid", although it trying to help you to aling an object/frame correctly, doesn't prevent it to be aligned somewhat off, e.g. with X=13p6.462 instead of 13p6. Is ...
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Is it possible prevent styles from "hitching up" direct formatting?

Here is a simple test: Create a new document and a text frame Type | three | | | | lines | | | | of text ...
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Prevent frame from moving without locking it

Is there a way to prevent a text frame (more specifically, the primary frame) from moving (by accident), apart from locking it? Yes, I can simply lock it, but this affects search and replace, this is ...
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Why InDesign hyphenate English words even when the language of a paragraph is not English?

I have just discovered that InDesign hypenation is both very smart and somewhat weird. Test text: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur communications. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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Search text on locked layers

I just "discovered" that search (note: I talk about search, not replace!) doesn't work for text on locked layers. Some people suggest to enable "Include Locked Layers and Locked Objects&...
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Indesign - list of figures out of order in table

I wonder if you can help.... I have an InDesign document. A fairly regular document, some text with lots of images. This is how I want it to appear. I created this document and then added a list of ...
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Why are my export files different from my Indesign artboards? [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out why on my exported files, some pages have crossed over onto each other. They are outside the bleed line so I expect them to be trimmed however, some tutorials, etc do not have ...
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Is it possible to set table column widths without dragging?

InDesign is amazing, but how can I set table column widths without dragging their borders with the mouse? I mean (= I hope to find) a window where I can specify the width of each column, either in ...
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Images DPI on Mac (72) and Windows (96)

On Windows, the default screen DPI (aka PPI) is 96. On macOS, as far as I know, it is still 72 (note that we talk about images, not text!). Because of this, when I open InDesign on Windows and place ...
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