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How can I export my print booklet design to Interactive PDF without spine margins?

What I'm trying to achieve I'm designing a book that will need to be printed and also exported to Interactive PDF for viewing on the web. Ultimately, I want to be able to use the same InDesign file to ...
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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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How do I correct the user Interface font rendering pixels-per-inch (PPI) setting in Indesign to match my target device?

I have a document set up for intent "Mobile" with resolution of 1125px 2436px, iPhone X. I'm using an eBook template I downloaded from Adobe Stock. At 14 points, the font is rendering to the ...
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PDF-X test print output intent

here is my problem, no matter what I use for an output intent, the same colors are always printed. As far as I understand it, you can use output intent to display colors on the monitor and in print ...
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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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Gradient transparency along stroke won't work properly

First of all sorry for the title, I can't manage to resume my issue more precisely. I have added a gradient along this line. I wonder if I can remove the black thin line. Of course, it still appears ...
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How to place xml nodes into indesign pages (one by one)?

I am trying to place a lot of tables into my document, one by one, but i can't place more than 1 table, does anybody knows how to place each table on one page or textframe? I am using xml nodes like ...
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Indesign GREP - find lines before a string but exclude string

I am struggling to find some GREP to find lines before a string when I need to exclude the string itself from the selection. In this example, I need to find the 2 lines before "Fox", but ...
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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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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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Version 4 ICC Profiles were converted to version 2 ICC Profiles during PDF Export error Indesign

Version 4 ICC Profiles were converted to version 2 ICC Profiles during PDF Export error Indesign Context: I am currently trying to export a file from Indesign into a PDF, however, I am getting the ...
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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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Margins only displaying on document pages, not master pages

I'm running into a problem I haven't encountered before; I set up a document in InDesign and my margins are correct on all of my document pages, but when I click on the Master page they are not ...
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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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How to format a print booklet with fold out tabs on certain pages

I am creating a sort of portfolio book for an interior design company. They requested the sections have fold out tabs on the pages. I've never had to make something like this before so I am trying to ...
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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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Unable to create curves in Indesign

I am new to Adobe Indesign, and I am currently using the 2019 version. So, I want to create a text on a curve line like this. The Methodology I used I tried to create this line by using 2 anchor ...
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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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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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Importing InDesign layers into After Effects

I'm building a webpage layout in Indesign, and my client wants me to make an animated demo of it. I can do this in After Effects, but I don't want to recreate the entire site in AE. Is there a way I ...
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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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InDesign: How do I disable baseline grid for a page?

I know how I can toggle baseline grids for text frames, but how do I toggle them for whole pages? I created a default A4 document and I am having a baseline grid all over the page. It's a little ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to mass delete text without deleting the text frames in Indesign?

I'm trying to delete text in non-linked text frames without having to individually click inside each one, select all, and delete. Is there a faster way of doing this?
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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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InDesign misaligned table borders when printed

When I export InDesign file to PDF for print, the table looks fine. When printed, it shows the border misaligned with table row background fills. In the example below, the blue border is set at the ...
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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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Digital 2 page spreads Indesign

I'm using Indesign. For work I have been asked to put together a magazine to be distributed digitally. As I'm in the planning stages and figuring layouts I'm trying to determine if I should just ...
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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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Inserting a two-page spread into Indesign

I have a document with three two-page spreads. I want to add another two-page spread between pages 1-2 and 3-4, so I chose Layout > Pages > Insert Pages to add 2 pages after page 2. As shown above, ...
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InDesign Text Rendition Dark on One Spread Only - STRANGE!

An Adobe support care person who shared my screen today was as dismayed as I am by a very strange anomaly that we tried over and over to fix and it still isn't right. One of the spreads in a 280-page ...
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How to automatically insert page numbers to hyperlink destination text anchors in Adobe InDesign?

I'm using Adobe InDesign to make a PDF that will have links to pages within itself (e.g. a text on page 10 links to the text on page 32). I'm using "New Hyperlink Destination" to create Text Anchors (...
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Multiple-page, varied-information Data Merge in InDesign?

Can I use Data Merge in InDesign to input various information from a .cvs file into multiple pages of a resource directory? The idea is sustainability for the customer... lay it out once and then ...
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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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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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Some text in my design disappears in PDF. InDesign Version 16.0

When I export my inDesign document as a PDF, some text randomly disappears (see orange text on the screenshots below). I tried converting text to outlines and that did not work. Same colored text on ...
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Adobe InDesign: Avoiding first line indent of the first paragraph (via Paragraph Style)

In InDesign, is it possible to create a Paragraph Style that indents the first line starting with the second paragraph instead of the first paragraph? In other words, I would like to create a ...
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.AI vectors and text rendering wrong when PDF exported from InDesign

I have an InDesign file which has a placed logo linking to an .AI file. The logo looks absolutely fine in InDesign. I also have some large text using the font Open Sans which looks great in InDesign. ...
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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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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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Using Anchored Objects within a text frame

I am creating a text frame that consists of multiple elements that need to dynamically move according to what is filled in and whats not. The text frame has a title, an image, a subtitle and a ...

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