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Ghost text frame

When I turn on hidden characters, I have an end-of-story symbol (#) and I can't select it for deletion. Apparently it is locked. It is preventing text flow. The text ends on the previous page in the ...
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Why Can't I merge two curved paths in InDesign CS5?

I'm using InDesign CS5 at work and I'm trying to create a "U", "Horseshoe", or "shield" curved path for text to follow. I already know how to copy+paste text on a path. That is not the issue. The ...
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Word breaks at a parentheses within the word ex. (im)possible

i recently got an offer to do a quick catalogue for an artist and there is a point in his text with a parentheses in it ex. (im)possible. indesign is breaking the word into: blah blah one line (im) ...
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Adobe InDesign interactive/animation: Can I change object layer options

tldr; Is there any way that I can use animations to change the opbject layer options of an .ai file in an interactive InDesign presentation, avoiding my need for 10 slides for a single .ai? I do a ...
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InDesign textwrap misbehavior

I have a textframe wrapped at right, but it is not wrapping correctly. The text in the main frame is, for some reason, taking the indentation of the paragrpah. It means, I have a style for this ...
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import CSV content to InDesign document with script

I have a Daily Planner (400+ pages) created in InDesign. Each daily page has date. The 365 daily pages start from page 17 to 382 in my InDesign document. I figured it would be better to add weekday to ...
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InDesign baseline grid setup

I've come across many similar questions relating to similar projects on Stack Exchange Meta. Despite this, I still can't quite translate to my own project and problem. I believe this is fundamentally ...
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How to fit frame to content for text boxes in Photoshop similar to InDesign?

Is there a way to fit frame to content for text boxes in photoshop like they have that feature in indesign? because sometimes when the text frame is larger than the text with empty space, and we try ...
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Table of contents spacing between text and dotted line in 'Tab' - paragraph styles

I added dotted lines to my table of contents using the tab section in my assigned paragraph style. I want to determine the space between the text and the dotted line as well as the space between the ...
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Table of Contents InDesign - adjust subheading style without effecting footer style in document

I have created a table of contents with heading paragraph style and sub-heading paragraph style. Both are connected to footers throughout the document in order to create the table of contents. I want ...
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Table of contents InDesign

I am wanting to create a table of contents in Indesign for my publication. First of all I have made a table of contents already. This has a group in paragraph styles with TOC - headings and TOC - sub ...
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Why “numeric” and “letters” text zones are not on the same level and aligned?

I'm very new to the world of graphic design and I was trying to recreate my resume on Adobe InDesign. I created 2 text zones, one with just a year, and an other one with a multiline text and put the ...
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How to search for the Nth (2nd, 3rd, etc.) white space in a paragraph?

How to search (via GREP) for the Nth (2nd, 3rd, etc.) white space in a paragraph in Adobe Indesign?
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InDesign: gap between footnotes

I need to reduce space between footnotes in InDesign. Please see image below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h-PQS4PHcULzl7IJFkmzQ9VTkBJ0iGWg/view "Space Between Footnotes" in "Document Footnotes ...
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Parts of paragraph style won't stick

I've got a problem where I am defining a paragraph style, but when I am applying it, it does everythin as defined except for the font style. It just applies a font style I did not select, however the ...
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How to make a artboard / design space for a billboard c. 20m x 3m in Illustrator / Indesign

I need to design graphics for a billboard in illustrator or indesign. The billboard is also not square / rectangular, but rather custom polygon shape. The overall dimensions are around 20m x 3m. I ...
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Indesign convert numbers in chart to page number hyperlinks

I am building a catalog in Indesign. This catalog has a specification chart that encompasses many pages. The last column in that chart includes page numbers so that viewers can reference back to that ...
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Adobe Indesign: How to measure the width of a word?

Is it possible to measure the width of a word in some way? (via Javascript code, or a built-in software option)?
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Adobe Indesign: How to look for the first line in each paragraph

How can I look for the first line in each paragraph, and add a line break after it?
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Adobe inDesign - Table rows cross page

I'm trying to create a two-columns table on InDesign. Unfortunally, when row content doesn't fit the remaining page space, the entire row is pushed on new page leaving a lot of space on previous page....
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when i add image to indesign project the other object (rectangle, triangle) background colors fade [duplicate]

The screenshot of image before I placed the image in the project. And when i placed a image in the project the color for the rectangle faded. Please help me in fixing this...
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How can I apply a continuous gradient across the front and back covers in InDesign?

I get how to create a gradient across multiple objects, but this doesn't seem to work across pages. I've also tried creating a master spread and applying the gradient across two background objects. ...
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How to keep leading to font size proportions when scaling text in indesign?

So, my text is at 12pt with 20.8 leading. I want to scale the text up, and keep the leading proportionate, as increasing font size closes the gap that the leading makes.
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Why does a font like Veneer slow down Corel Draw and InDesign?

I am using a font called Veneer. It works fine in Illustrator, but it slows down InDesign (2020) and Corel Draw 2019. If I zoom in, pan, or move the text, the latter programs freeze for a minute ...
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Tip of stroke gets cut off at certain angles in inDesign

I am lettering a comic in inDesign and I've come across this problem. When I create the speech balloons the tip of the tail is cut off. This seems to be an issue with the angle. If I keep the lines ...
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Grepping with app.findGrepPreferences.appliedFont fails for Walkman-Chanakya-905 (TT)

I have InDesign JavaScript code that replaces strings of specific fonts. Tt works (mostly) including for appliedFont values containing spaces and dashes e.g. Walkman-Chanakya-905, Devlys 180 Thin:- ...
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Method / Software for Creating Images based on Dynamically Updatable Templates?

So, for example, I want to create 2 ADS but the text and the photo featured will be different between the two. How can I create the same design using something like a template that can also be updated ...
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Activate window when hovering Adobe app on second monitor

I have a two monitor setup. I run Photoshop maximized on screen 1 and InDesign maximized on screen 2. When I copy from indesign to photoshop, I have to activate the photoshop window with the first ...
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How to remove all subscript from Indesign document?

I have document its have more than 300 pages. I need to change font type with different colour. Using eyedropper tool i do that but I need to remove subscript from my document because when i use ...
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Pink X's all over in InDesign CS5

I'm seeing pink "X"'s all over in InDesign CS5. I know that usually when I see pink text it means a font is missing, but normally I see what the text is supposed to look like. The context is I'm ...
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Adobe Indesign: Finding the last bullet in a bullet list

My current style sheet is: [Body] After paragraph : 4mm [Body, Start of List] After paragraph : 1mm [Bullets] After paragraph : 1mm [Bullets, Last] After paragraph : 4mm Part 1 Is there a way to ...
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Determining the usage of a character style in InDesign

While working on a book layout on InDesign (2019 version), I've made some experiments with character styles. Thus, I've created an empty character style in order to use it for marking the part of a ...
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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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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....