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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Modify width of all text frames in a document

I have text frames on over 200 pages, Is possible to select all text frames at once and decrease their width through Text Frame Options or any other method, as the edges of text frames are closely ...
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Can you spell check only one layer of a multi-layered file in Indesign

I work with multiple layered Indesign files and wonder if it is possible to spell check just one of the layers rather than clicking through all the layers? Thanks :)
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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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Editing existing guides I've created InDesign CS6

I have created guides on a page with 3 columns and two rows. I am wanting to make the gutter a bit wider but I have noticed that when I go back to layout> create guides it seems that I would have ...
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Append avatar image to each paragraph in chat style book

I have more than 4000 messages, and I want to create a book for these messages in chat style Look at this screenshot, it's just an example Now, everything is ok, but I want to append an avatar image ...
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Which tools are use in graphics design? [closed]

For graphics design, I am using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Corel draw, Indesign, and also Adobe XD.
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Headers and Subheaders

I am creating a manual and I have Chapter headers and lab headers, can I do an addition 3rd title that would pop up under the lab headers?
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Layout booklet in inDesign

I am trying to create a kind of book of those that are made with letter size sheets folded in half lengthwise. On my own I tried several things but I only managed to get 2 letter pages joined ...
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Good practices to keep layout consistent

I'm fairly new to Indesign but I'm already impressed how many tools and option are there to achieve style & layout consistency accross pages (eg paragraph & character styles, master pages and ...
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InDesign - Can I set paragraph layering order (z-index) through styles?

I know I can do this by using two separate text frames, but I'd like to know if I can adjust which lines of text show on top of others, via paragraph styles. I don't like having all sorts of text ...
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pseudo fraction style in inDesign

I need to have text (that represents chapter and verse in a sacred text) typeset like this: 49 -- 18 what I have tried so far is to change the font size to half that of the rest of the text. ...
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Random Contextual Alternates in InDesign

I have made a font that uses the OpenType "rand" feature (Random Alternates). The example font has several versions of the letter "a". It works in Chrome and LibreOffice but not in ...
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Generating 'info box' sections in InDesign

I'm laying out a role-playing game book that has a large number of repeating components that would have their own 'box' style: Is there any way to generate something like this in InDesign? I have the ...
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Wrong and weird inserted page numbers and highlighted in pink color for installed fonts

Today I found out when I insert a page number under right-click < Insert Special Characters < Markers < Current Page Number. InDesign doesn't show proper signs (e.g "A" symbol for a ...
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How do I resize an entire one page, multi-image, multi-layered document in Indesign CS6

I'd like to take a 22x77" file and make it 15x52". How is that done without having to resize every image. This file contains hundreds of images.
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Making an accessible PDF from InDesign file for an admissions lookbook. Color key symbols are used in Majors section

The challenge is how to correlate these small color-coded symbols the file in a way that they are accessible without having to do separate alt-text for each and everyone. Here's an image of the key ...
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Drawing Sketch Video Tutorial on Titanic Ship

YouTube Video URL : https://youtu.be/aZI1LO8AxAA This is a tutorial on Drawing Titanic Ship free hand sketch. I would like to know using drawing tools viz Adobe Photoshop, MSPaint etc whether the ...
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Vertical Scroll Bar goes blank after I insert a page

I'm working with a large 165 page catalog with lots of photos and tables. File size is 450MB I tried to insert a page (number 7) into the document. As soon as the page was inserted, the vertical ...
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convert specific objects to buttons after importing .eps file from illustrator to InDesign

This is my first time working with InDesign and after completeing a basic tutorial I imported an .ai file as eps to InDesign. I want to create an interactive pdf, to make the text boxes appear and ...
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How to make this strange embossed apple logo?

I was on Pinterest and saw this image. It is pretty new to me and I have no idea where to start? How would you achieve this in any program? Please help me.
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Text won't align at top of box

I have two text boxes. One is aligned directly at the top of the box, the other has a space at the top. They have the exact same settings; I cannot find any difference between them. What is causing ...
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Instagram blurrying my designed posts

I have some graphic design stuff to post on Instagram but no matter what I try, the image comes out blurry. I'd started with a file size of 1080x1080px when making in (currently using InDesign). I ...
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Replace all fonts in In Design in all open documents

I need to perform the function of this (InDesign script to replace all fonts in a document) script across all open documents or all documents in a book. Can this be done?
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Indesign index capturing variants

I need to create a large index for a book in Indesign. I have tried the Indesign Index feature, but the problem is that I need each term to capture multiple variants under one term, such as singular ...
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Indesign how to fix inconsistent margins in book

I'm using InDesign CS5 and I am editing a book. I know I was wanting to try out different margins, so I must have messed it up there. My Chapter 1 styles page has different margins from a lot of the ...
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Restrict image selection but allow copying text in pdf

I'm working on writing a technical ebook on Adobe Indesign. There are many engineering drawings and smart-arts (in .png format) which I want to include in it. When I export the book as pdf, the images ...
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Automatic Spacing between multiple text objects

Hello, here is my issue: I am trying to set up a workbook where titles (h1, h2) and basic text (p) iterate a lot and vary in length. Hence, between those text objects, I want to insert a "spacer&...
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Indesign: can't get rid of padding on Auto Resized text boxed

I auto resized a text box to "height only", but is still has a little white space between the bottom of the text and the bottom of the box. The inset spacing is all set to zero. Any ideas as ...
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How to create a line that spans automatically right from the text til the end of the text frame

I am looking for a solution how to create a line that automatically spans to the right from the conditional text: As you can see above I just solved it at first with a static line. As soon as we ...
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Create outlines for text in an inserted object in indesign

Is there any way to create outlines for text that is included in an inserted object? When I "select all" and create outlines, and export the document to pdf, I can see that the text that was ...
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InDesign: Word Document placing and overset text

I'm placing a word doc into InDesign, which I've done many times before, with the template I'm currently using. With this specific document, I keep getting the error: text< overset text< text ...
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Shortcut in Adobe Indesign

How to create a keyboard shortcut like if you type a paragraph and need to insert a symbol like this â, cause our language mostly like using some symbols like that. How to create a keyboard shortcut ...
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Unicode 9.0 support in Indesign

I'm attempting to add the Power On Symbol (⏽, U+23FD) to a document I'm writing in InDesign. It was added in Unicode 9.0 and it renders fine in most apps. However, I'm unable to work out how to add ...
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Indesign Overprint preview and guides not working

I was working on something in indesign and I think I might have accidentally pressed something on my keyboard and toggled a different view. The background on the software changed colour and when I try ...
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How can I copy guides to another page that has different orientation? (e.g. Left to Right)

This sounds really simple, but I'm so stuck I'm needing some help here to think about this. I'm creating a book kind of document and needed guides for my Master Pages, so I started making them on a ...
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Text disappears when frame is moved to first page in document

I am working on a book someone else created. The first page in the document has what looks like an empty text frame. The text intended for that first page begins on the next page, leaving the first ...
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How to export multiple objects as individual JPGs in InDesign?

I'm hoping the community can help me. I'm having a color disparity issue with the JPGs exported from HTML. I followed the steps outlined from this thread: How to export large amount of objects to ...

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