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Text frame aligned to grid not visible

I have an InDesign document with a 9x9 grid and a text frame that is aligned to it. I don't know why, but I don't see the text frame unless I hover a mouse over it. I also tried to create a text frame ...
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InDesign PDF Export: Drop Shadow Effects are 200 DPI Low-Res

Using Adobe InDesign, I create a new document, draw a rectangle, and apply a drop shadow. Then I export the document as an Acrobat 6 PDF with "Create Acrobat Layers" enabled. The drop shadow effect is ...
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Objects in InDesign not changing opacity

I have been working in the same document the past few days with no issues. even this morning everything was working normally. I was using a few objects with lighter opacity applied to them. All of a ...
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Anchored object hiding the text InDesign

I am setting up a book, where I want to anchor some objects to the text. I need to do the custom setting as it shall not align with the text but fill out a whole page. I have put textwrap on the group ...
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Rendering clipped/mask SVG files in Scribus/InDesign

Scribus can't do this, so I'm wondering first of all if InDesign can. If not, are there any other ways to modify the shape of an object which would render it in one or both of these programs?
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Pages moved from second document won't face each other as spread

I've combined several documents, all of which have spreads, but where the two sets of pages meet, the first and last pages remain as singles instead of combining as a spread. There's no ability to ...
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Toggle 'Paste Remembers Layers'?

I've come across a script for InDesign that toggles on the 'Paste Remembers Layers' menu item. I would LOVE a visual toggle as I use this all the time but for now this will do (unless anyone knows of ...
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How can I test issues with transparent boxes printing from Indesign PDFs?

I'm troubleshooting a sign for print, made in Indesign by someone else. As happens sometimes, the file in Indesign and as an exported PDF appear correctly, but when printed have semi-transparent boxes ...
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InDesign CC Master (Parent) pages duplicating text frame

Most of what I know about inDesign is trial and error, but I can't seem to get a grasp of how to get a page to flow if I change a master page. I'm using inDesign to layout book interiors. These are ...
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Why are images with proPhotoRGB profile not displaying colours in inDesign correctly

I have been experimenting with exporting images from Lightroom 6 using a variety of rgb and cmyk profiles as both jpegs and tif (8bit and 16 bit). The images all look much the same on Windows Explorer ...
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Preparing a PDF for commercial printer and color management in Indesign and exports [closed]

I’d like to map out a few scenarios and what happens to the print ready PDF with different settings. There are a few things that are confusing and reading through print houses instructions and testing ...
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Is there a way to rotate the baseline grid in Adobe InDesign?

In InDesign, it's possible to rotate a spread to facilitate laying out pages that are meant to be viewed sideways. On a rotated spread, the baseline grid rotates along with the spread—and that's not ...
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Kerning Hebrew diacritics in InDesign

In Hebrew, there are some diacritics which occasionally need to be combined. However, a frequent result is that they will all be centered, leading to a stack of characters which need to be re-kerned. ...
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InDesign: how to get table correctly aligned on master page

Working on a magazine in InDesign that is 204mm wide x 279mm high. I have a header which reads: TEL: 555 123 456 YOUR FREE WEEKLY MAGAZINE 18th - 24th November 2016 (edited since in screenshot) as a ...
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How can I combine animations in InDesign?

I'm trying to make a navigation bar with a dropdown menu which will contain some links like: Menu1 | Menu2 | Menu3 ----- sub1_1 | sub2_1 | sub3_1 sub1_2 | sub2_2 | sub3_1 So when I click Menu1 it ...
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Leaving pictures as RGB in a pdf sent for a commercial printer, and setting color management in indd

Background: I did a PDF for a commercial printer and got a test proof print, which was OK. The final print product looked different, the colors where darker and more saturated. This difference was ...
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InDesign generated table of content counts the left text frame first, but my heading is on the right

I have set up a table of contents (TOC) in my InDesign file. There are 4 Levels. The first level is placed on the right side of a page which makes it appear last in the order of InDesign generated ...
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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 column ...
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Illustrations showing up pixelated in Indesign despite huge resolution

Illustrations I create in Procreate show up pixelated at edges despite high resolution when I place them in Indesign. I'm working on illustrating books for print. It's my first time working on a ...
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Why am I getting grey boxes around transparencies when importing a PDF file into Photoshop from InDesign?

I'm creating interior graphics for a client's nonfiction book and came across something I can't explain. I created a small, transparent graphic in Photoshop, exported it as a transparent PNG file (24-...
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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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Indesign: How to fix last line of text to bottom

is there any way in indesign to break a paragraph at a given point and fix the last line to the bottom in the same way it happens with the shift key+tab command for right indent tab? I always resorted ...
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How to show an object that is outside of the artboard on the master page on all created pages? *INDESIGN

I'm trying to add a group of graphic elements next to the artboard (page) that would be used on each created page. I tried to place the group next to the artboard on the master page, but it doesn't ...
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Using Adobe Indesign for scientific writing

For the last years I had a somehow cumbersome and inefficient workflow to write and layout scientific papers. I wrote them in Mellel or MS Word due to the structure/ouline functionality and exported ...
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InDesign export to px size and high res

I have seen you advise on exporting to a pixel size from InDesign by using the 72ppi to get the actual pixel size; however I also end up getting a poor quality resolution. How can I both get the ...
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InDesign: Table of Contents weird line-breaks

I have been having troubles with my TOC, specifically, the header (Chapter Title) and subheader (Author) get separated in each page, even when there is space left for them. What can I do to solve ...
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EPS images blurry in ID

I bought 20 EPS line art images from Shutterstock to use in a book. But, all the images are pixelated. I got in touch with Shutterstock and they told me that the images are fine and the problem is on ...
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How do I draw a curved line with rounded corners in Adobe Indesign?

I tried to draw such a triangle using 3 circles and lines, but I couldn't fill the shape with color. Using a line and giving it a rounding also did not work, using a square with rounded corners - I'm ...
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Creating A3 documents that are A4 pages side-by-side

I'm rather new to InDesign, and have been having a little bit of trouble with all the pages stuff. I'm trying to create a document that, once printed, will be folded in half. The document itself is A3 ...
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Can I adjust leading for 2 lines of text I highlighted?

I am trying to adjust the leading of text. There are all different type sizes in the same text frame. I highlighted the two lines that I wanted to adjust the leading of but nothing changed. It seems ...
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Can baseline grid be linked to a body copy paragraph style?

I am working with some type thats aligned to the baseline grid. I have made the baseline grid the same as the type leading. I have been changing and playing around with the bodycopy pt size but ...
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Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign - placed image different dimensions and resolution

The same problem over and over again - why do images placed in Id/Ai show different size than in PS? I've made image in PS of about 2000x1500 pixels at 300 PPI. Then made Ai document of 2500x1600 ...
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InDesign When clicking W (Display mode) Images & background dissapear

You can see on the pictures things are dissapearing. When i click on the W button the text and background are dissapearing, i can't find the problem, does anyone know how to fix this?
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How to tell InDesign to skip color in css export for the ePub export

Up until now, I was using Calibre for editing ebooks. There it is a manual process, but you can specify everything to your liking in code. I am now trying to use InDesign. And I have run upon the ...
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InDesign make paragraph border of opening paragraph remain inside text frame

Is there a way to make paragraph borders for opening paragraphs respect the edge of text frames? Paragraphs occuring elsewhere in the copy work as-intended, but the 'space before' setting won't kick ...
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InDesign Create Table of Contents based on character style?

I'm creating a small dictionary to accompany a new project and in it I have things formatted where the paragraph style is just my generic Body Copy style but the defined term itself is its own ...
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Creating line breaks and spacing between heading, subtitle and body copy InDesign CS6

Currently when I am creating headings, subheadings and body copy I am using a hard return to move the text onto a new line. I understand that a hard return is an indication of a new paragraph so ...
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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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InDesign: how to adjust table spacing

Is there a way to define how big the distance betweeen text and table grids in InDesign is? Right now my table looks kind of crammed with the text so close to its cell borders.
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How to apply specific object style to textFrames, those starting with anchored graphic frame?

I have a document (InDesign CS6) with a story, using text frames as placeholders. These text frames all have a graphic frame as first paragraph, going on with some other paragraphs with text. Now, i ...
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InDesign and PDF printing boxes instead of shadows - Onscreen looks perfect

I apologize in advance if this has been asked, but I've searched for a few phrases and I'm not sure how else to ask it. Using InDesign I've created a vector "ribbon" and given it a drop shadow. I've ...
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Indesign Page Number reference adds extra Space

I'm using cross-references within one document and want to display the page number of the linked content. I'm using it within a auto-sizing container (the selected object). But as soon as a page ...
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Indesign: GREP lookbehind

I'm trying to automatize giving character styles to the editor given names (not the author names) in literature sources like this one via Find/Change (not GREP styles): Jacobs, G. A., Boero, J. V., ...
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Is it possible to edit placed PDF file in InDesign if it was exported to PDF from InDesign

So, I got this PDF magazine layout (page by page - not all pages in one document). When I place it in InDesign, I can't edit it. Can't change font or anything. I just have one object (text and ...
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How can I quickly turn all objects of a layer to independent layers in InDesign?

How can I quickly turn all objects of a layer (text boxes, shapes, lines, etc.) to independent layers in InDesign ?
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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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InDesign export to interactive PDF makes some, but not all, images pixelated

This is a similar question to one asked before, although not recently. I'm exporting a long, narrow ID document (5.5" x 32") to Interactive PDF. There's one image at the top of the document ...
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Is it possible in indesign to just write one single line without frame, similar to photoshop?

I am new to indesign but is it possible to write a single line to text or a single word without getting a text frame around? As we do in photoshop? I am trying to write one single letter which can ...
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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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InDesign Paragraph Styles, Object Styles & GREP

New to the forum so apologies if this has possible been covered before. I work in catalogue creation and we've recently transferred over to inDesign Im trying to recreate our price lozenges in ...

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