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Change a paragraph style based on the paragraph style before it [duplicate]

In InDesign, I have H1, H2, and H3 styles that look fine when preceded and followed by my Body style. But in the instances where H1 is followed by H2, or H2 is followed by H3, there is too much white ...
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Adobe indesign script to apply stroke to all the frames in document

I need to automate some process in Indesign, therefore I need a javascript script with simple feature: select all frame objects (no matter what kind of a content: both text and image), and add a ...
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InDesign Scripting: Adding a paragraph after every paragraphs of a particular style

I'm trying to automatically insert a new paragraph below every paragraph that has a particular style. This is working well, but there is the side effect of changing the style of the paragraph ...
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Anchored object as a nested style delimiter

Is it possible to use an anchored object as a delimiter within a nested style (InDesign 19.3 x64) or would I be better off manually setting an end to the nested style via the special characters ...
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Indesign, table: How to horizontally align text and object in table cell

I want to have a cell where I have text flush left, then a graphic slightly taller than the text object flush right. How do I horizontally align them? W/out the objects the text easily center-aligns, ...
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Indesign Scripting: In a loop, find consecutive paragraphs with the same paragraph style

What I'm trying to do Find all instances of paragraphs with a certain paragraph style. Cut the paragraphs and create a text frame where each group of paragraphs was. Apply an object style to the new ...
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Setting up a GREP find and proper nouns

I'm trying to set up a GREP which will find the proper nouns in my document and apply a character style to them which I will then use to preclude them from a spellcheck (I'm trying to avoid having to ...
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Make inDesign text box spacing behave like MS Word

In MS Word, if two paragraphs have, for example, before and after spacing: 10 pt, the space between each other will be 10 pt. They override each other. With inDesign the spacing is additive: if two ...
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Indesign Grep function to break email addresses on @ symbol

I'm trying to fit email addresses in a staff directory and wish to have the emails break on @ in order to have them look more consistent. I'm importing the email addresses via a data merge as well ...
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Indesign: printing on bleeds to reveal a text or image

I was wondering if there were any ressource online or script for realizing this type of printing (Hyperreality and Panorama) on a book's bleed using Indesign. Reference I think this would require a ...
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Transferring product information from excel into a catalogue in InDesign CC

I have an excel sheet with 2 columns of product names and descriptions all to transfer into indesign for a product catalogue. They will be all in indivudual text boxes per product. There are quite a ...
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Is it possible to set your own white space in InDesign

I'm looking for a way to set my own white space in InDesign. In the same way as you can insert em-space or en-space I would like to insert a certain amount of space I've decided myself. I.e. a white ...
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Text Frames in InDesign

I am working on layouts for a project. When I type in captions for photos, there is a text frame around the captions and it won't let me "snuggle" the caption directly under the photo. It ...
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Make indent for more than first line in paragraph styles in InDesign?

I wonder if anyone has any idea how to make indents for more than the first line in a paragraph? I obviously understand that I can work manually to make this happen but want to set a paragraph style ...
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Auto fitting image to margins for multiple pages?

I imported a PDF to InDesign but many pages have different proportions and they didn't fit the InDesign pages so I have to resize each one of them, is there a script or other way to do that (rather ...
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Apply Pantone color from Pantone Connect in InDesign

So I installed the Extension from the Pantone Color Mafia Now I want to Apply that color to the black rectangle. But when I hit the Color Swath, nothing is happening. How do I make the black ...
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Scaling Adobe Illustrator objects in Adobe InDesign. What am I doing wrong?

I placed in an Adobe Illustrator AI object I made into an Adobe InDesign document. When I scale the whole image, the AI object doesn't scale with everything else. Any ideas?
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How to replicate CSS's `border-image` effect in InDesign? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to replicate the effect that can be obtained with border-image in CSS, but within InDesign. What I'm interested in is having this image smartly resized to fit the block's ...
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InDesign: is there any way to have automatically scaling decorative borders around text boxes?

I'm working on a large-ish project in InDesign, and it comes with a lot of text boxes of different sizes. Right now, I'm using some of the built-in InDesign borders for them, but I'd like to be able ...
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How to modify specific frames in InDesign using JavaScript?

I have a parent page that contains 4 text frames. The first and last contain the book name and page number, respectively. I want to keep these as they are. The two text frames in the middle of each ...
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Indesign Automation

We are planning to automate in-design flow Create a base design with place holders Tag all the placeholders Export the content as xml/ export as Idml Update xml/idml (html form to update conent) ...
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In InDesign, is it possible to auto generate a third curve which averages two others?

I have two curves, both were drawn with the pen tool and have the same number of anchor points. The first curve is relatively smooth and the second very angular. Is it possible to create a third curve ...
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How can I make every capital letter use a 'stylistic alternate'?

The 'stylistic set' included with this font "Historycal" is only for small caps, but I need to be able to make a GREP, paragraph style, or character style that will effect every capital. I ...
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GREP: selecting parts of the paragraphs enclosed by brackets

Please help me select the words within the small brackets, including the brackets themselves so that I can apply formatting to it. Here is a sample text: "This is an apple (red), and that is a ...
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Scale object to column width in indesign script

we have a repetitive task, distributing a logo to the top left of the margin and scaling this to the first column (X columns defined). Is there a script or perhaps point me in the direction of ...
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Indesign script to automate order list by last name

Every month I have to order a long list of names alphabetically by last name. Is there a way to do this all in one single script? This is what I am currently doing: Use a GREP to place the last names ...
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Save pdf with overprint simulated

Is there anyway I can generate a version of a pdf which shows on screen, simulated overprint. I essentially want to send my client there artwork back showing the overprint simulated. I don’t want them ...
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InDesign does not properly important Word paragraphs that are 3pt, it converts them all to 10 or 12 point. Why is this?

InDesign does not properly important Word paragraphs that are 3pt, it converts them all to 10 or 12 point. Why is this?
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How to make all text lines the same height or distance

I have a problem that actually annoyed me for quite a while in text editing software, only now I have a case where it's hard to ignore it: Maybe it's some simple general feature but I never knew how ...
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Replacing Adobe discontinued fonts with similar fonts

adobe discontinued fonts I used extensively in a brochure. how can I replace the fonts without reformatting? I need to match the fonts as closely to original as possible.
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In InDesign is there a way to find and change Auto Fit options?

Is there a way to use the find and change dialogue to change Auto Fit options applied to text boxes throughout a large document?
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can i insert different object/text in each indesign page automatically

I have to insert a different sentence for each day of the year in a diary and it is possible to do this without having to go sheet by sheet?
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Placed image sharp in Master but not on Page?

I've also asked this over on the subreddit, as it's fairly urgent (last minute change before sending to print) but I'm not sure it will get picked up there. Hi there Fairly basic user of indesign so ...
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Set text to white automatically on dark spreads

I'm working on an illustrated book with artwork throughout. Every so often, I have a spread that has a dark background. I've created a Master page with headers and folios set in white but I can't see ...
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Can an object style inherit width and height in InDesign?

I'm making a a bunch of object styles for specifically sized rounded rectangles. I created the first style, set the width, height, the stroke style, corners and the fill transparency. Then created ...
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Pros and cons of threading text frames over columns in InDesign?

I've recently learnt about threading text as frames and started using it - but when would it be better than a text column or table? I understand you'd use columns for something like newspaper ...
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How to link variable font axes to characters position?

I need to build an algorithm that will automatically interpolate a variable font in the layout based on the positions of the characters in space. It doesn't matter in which software it will be ...
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InDesign GREP code for find words between a full stop (.) and a colon (:)

What is the GREP code for finding all words between a full stop (.) and a colon (:) and then selecting those words and the colon (but not the fullstop)? For example: '. Tone:' or '. Final result:') in ...
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Help w/ script: Find two Paragraph Styles, change the second one

I'm trying to get an InDesign script that works like this: "In the currently selected text, whenever a Paragraph Style B appears after a Paragraph Style A, change that Paragraph Style B to ...
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How to make table within rounded rectangle accessible

I'm going through existing InDesign documents that have tables within a rounded rectangle to give the table rounded corners. While doing an accessibility audit, the rectangle is getting flagged as an ...
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Replacing by GREP

I want to replace a specific space (that one after single letter) and replace it with non-breaking space, but I don't know how. I tried using \s[\l\u]\s, but I don't know what to change.
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How to use color settings together in Photoshop, InDesign, PDF export for print?

There are color settings in Photoshop, InDesign, and in PDF export within InDesign. How do they work together? I know color is complicated so I tried to keep questions below focused. I get lost in the ...
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Increasing Indesign's variable text metadata options

Is it possible to expand the image metadata available to Indesign's variable text? It's a small subset of what is available in Bridge.
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Structural Diagram

Hi, I'm new to adobe illustrator. I'm trying to create this exact diagram with the grey axis plane. I can make the T shape by making the T using two rectangle and extrude it but I cannot change the ...
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How can I print the odd page spreads than the even page spreads when printing a booklet in InDesign?

I've created a 40 page photo book in InDesign. They are 8.5X11 portrait facing pages and I'm printing the book using the Booklet printing dialog onto 11X17" paper with 2 page signatures on the ...
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Transfer files from illustrator to indesign

I have a big issue. I created a brand book on Illustrator as it was initially easier to work with vectors. It is now 120 pages as it is constantly evolving, and I now need to transfer everything to ...
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Indesign error accessing the correct page

I want to open the multi-page "AI document" or "AI PDF" document we imported into Indesign by centering only the relevant page of that document on the screen with the "Edit ...
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Running header with first three letters

I need to make a dictionary-style three letter running header on each page. How can I use only first three letters, not the whole word?
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indesign bleed after export not showing color past bleed line

I'm exporting a finished magazine. After doing the layout, I added in bleed of 0.125 in on all sides. Then I manually expanded the blocks of color I wanted to expand to the bleed. I checked to make ...
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How to get rid of unwanted InDesign style settings in paragraph style options?

I originated a design project with stylesheets years ago. The project has since been resaved by others as new docs multiple times in updated InDesign versions, and is now back with me. I want to clean ...
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