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Questions about InDesign, Adobe's page layout application for professional print and electronic design. Ask anything related to designing projects in InDesign.

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Add Git log as table to InDesign Document

I use InDesign CC as the last step in document processing. The source is written in Markdown and converted via pandoc to an InCopy document which gets linked to a text frame in InDesign. The whole ...
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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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Does Ink Manager use official Pantone recommended values?

I was wondering if anyone knows if you use the Ink Manager to convert Pantone Spot Colors to CMYK in InDesign is the outcome an official Pantone recommended value?
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My InDesign PDF is larger than what I set my document as?

So I'm trying to upload a PDF to Blurb.ca, and it only accepts the file if it's within the dimensions it requires (21x26 cm). I have my file set to 20x25 cm (which is the final booklet size) with a ...
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inDesign: Place textframes relative to other textframes, with automatic repositioning on resize

I use javascript to create an inDesign file containing multiple textframes. During script runtime, the textframes are easily positioned at the right place. The problem arises, when I change the text ...
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XML special characters

I am doing a catalog layout in indesign using xml. Is there a special character in xml for column break similar to 	 for tab characters or are column break characters just an Indesign feature?
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InDesign: layering options ignored when updating links

Question How to update links when prompted, but also preserve previously selected Layer Import Options from earlier placement? (linked file has been altered to trigger prompt) Issue Context Opening an ...
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InDesign: Find a character at the end of each line

How can I find a character "-" at the end of the line in Adobe InDesign? I do not want to be at the end of the sentence/paragraph, but the line.
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How to deal with PDF file containing thin lines/partitioned in boxes?

We are a publisher. Customers often send us advertisements ready for printing. Sometimes when these advertisements are in PDF file format the whole advertisement or parts of it are partitioned in ...
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Printing an illustrator template as a brochure

I have an illustrator template brochure with pages inside one view, Can i print this as brochure without putting each page on an individual view? here's what I have https://prnt.sc/sd5gka
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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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Indesign – screen effect disappears in RBG blend mode

I have an image that is basically some black lines which I have placed onto a blue background and gave it a screen effect to make it white. This is while in CMYK transparency blend space. But when I ...
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Adobe Creative Cloud as Document Asset Management Solution

Our catalog production team has requested a way to better manage images. I was curious as to what system you guys use. We don't have it in our budget to use Adobe Experience Manager, so I've been ...
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Unlock page item InDesign without breaking thread

I have tried to override page items in InDesign page. In master page the text frames are threaded while I try to override master page items in the first page of the InDesign document the frame thread ...
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Is there a way to create/modify colors in InDesign with an HSL or HSB picker?

CMYK, LAB, and RGB are all perfectly fine ways to pick colors, but for many purposes I find HSL (or HSB) to work better. Is there a way to add/display an HSL/HSB picker in InDesign? Right now I copy ...
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Can I keep the text variable definition connected to the current chapter in InDesign?

I'm typesetting a religious text in InDesign and am trying to get chapter and verse numbers in a running header using text variables. New chapters start in the middle of a page (i.e. they don't start ...
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Should you convert or only assign a color profile when wanting to preserve color appearance?

Context: I am preparing a design to be sent off to a professional printer. I will print the exact same design on both coated and uncoated paper, requiring FOGRA39 and FOGRA47 respectively. In ...
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Why do my cross-references keep breaking?

I have a document, let's call it A, that consists mainly of a single text thread. Somewhere in this thread, there's a cross reference to another chapter in the same thread, and it works fine. I have ...
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InDesign: TAC of sRGB photos exceeds ink limit - does this cause issues when encapsulated in a PDF-X/3 document for print?

I'm using InDesign and I am exporting a photo book for an online printing service (Blurb) in PDF/X-3 (I use unaltered an Export profile that they provided). In the Output tab of the Export Adobe PDF ...
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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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Modifying plain PDF to introduce interactive elements

I have a 70 page PDF that I would like to modify to make elements interactive. For instance I would like to intruduce a contents page that links to other pages and links within the rest of the ...
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InDesign: Header, footnote and span column

How can I move a footnote from below the header with a "span columns > span all columns" settings to bottom of the page?
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100% document scale in InDesign

How can I setup actual 100% document scale in InDesign? I'm working on a document for web and I need to everything as is. It looks like that InDesign calculates scale based on 72 PPI yet my monitor ...
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Indesign workflow for hidden text visible only on TOC and running headers

I am working on a storybook with the sections split into two based on two authors. Each of the two sections have multiple stories that each spans a few pages, hence the recto running header will have ...
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InDesign: How to have a section head to the left of text?

I'm trying to do the layout below. I was originally trying to create this using 5 columns and having the text span 4 of them. But that didn't work properly because when I would add a column break ...
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Specific Section and Page Numbering InDesign

I am new to InDesign and I am trying to get my head around how to do something with the page numbering. I want to do this: Have at the top of the page Sec 01.1 (the .1 signifies the page number of ...
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Export of Indesign page thumbnails to PDF xmp metadata

This is a technical question about InDesign/PDF XMP metadata. I'm trying to build a simple document indexer in PHP, making use of XMP information in the files indexed; i.e. PDF:s exported from ...
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Adding a title before several paragraphs of a certain paragraph style

In Indesign, I need to insert a fixed title (something like - "law") before each group of paragraphs of a certain paragraph style, and another title right after it (something like - "...
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VSCode ExtendScript not doing anything V2 (indesign)

I haven't used ExtendScript for a while. Now I got a new laptop and just updated to the latest indesign-version CC2023. I wanted to debug an indesign-script so I had to set ExtendScript up again. I ...
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Efficient way to Manual tile print from InDesign?

I've been manual tiling large documents in a way that just seems so long winded to me – I'm thinking there must be a more efficient method?! This is what I've been doing: Work out the print area of ...
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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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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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IndDesign - chapter name XML

As I am preparing a catalogue in InDesign based on xml import. Ideal would be that the chapter titles would be imported as well as a variable/xml tag. That would mean I can have 1 xml file and 1 .indt ...
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Is there a good way to work with Indesign justification settings?

I don't find it very intuitive, and I haven't found a clear guide online as yet. I end up "playing" with Word Spacing until I get to an approximation of what I need. I only ever modify Word ...
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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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How to thread an anchored text frame in Indesign cs6

Like in the image attached below, I have original text on the left and translated text on the right. The translations need to be horizontally parallel to the original verses. I have anchored the ...
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Automatic date on InDesign

I'm trying to make my own planner or journal using InDesign. I was wondering if there is any way I can make the date go 'up' automatically. So that I can add pages, based on a master for example, ...
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Separate keep options for paragraphs

My project is set in such a way, that the paragraphs should be kept solid. In other words they must not break no matter what. If the paragraph size exceeds the margins, then the whole paragraph is ...
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Problem with InDesign TOC

I have created paragraph styles and TOC styles but when I go to load the TOC style it displays 2 numbers- the correct one and the current page number (roman numeral since it is front matter) The ...
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Data Merge 7 barcodes on 1 page 4000 times

I have to place 7 different barcodes on to 1 page but then they run 4000 times sequentially. I tried to use scripts such as ImagesToCSV, but the images don't link when merged. Other option is to ...
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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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How can I restart footnote numbering every chapter?

Each chapter begins with a title 'Chapter 1; ...' I've given every chapter title the same paragraph style. Now, I have multiple footnotes in each chapter. I'm aware I can choose to number footnotes ...
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Does someone know of a script to automatically put specific texts as footnote text?

A little while ago I made this post. Because of that I can automate placing footnote references where they are needed. Now the problem is that the actual footnote texts are just placed randomly in the ...
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inDesign indexing "fix"

When inserting new reference in Id I am getting this "fix" instead of page number. I have no idea how to fix.
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How do I convert my Indesign documents to SVG files without losing/affecting my drop shadows?

I created documents in Indesign that have drop shadows applied to certain shapes. I'm trying to convert these documents to SVG files. Since there isn't a way to export from Indesign to SVG, I've ...
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Indesign - textframes to repeat

I’m having issues with repeating text frames with autoflow pages in InDesign and thought you may have a solution. The document I'm looking to create will be 300+ pages of information, extracted from ...
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Script to resize InDesign page to fit content

I'm wanting to use ExtendScript javascript to loop through each page of an Adobe InDesign document and change the size of the page to match the visible bounds of all the objects on that page. I'll ...
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OTF fonts in InDesign

I downloaded Lato fonts from the Lato website (specifically version 2.015) and installed them onto my machine (Windows 10). Yet InDesign still says that I am missing many Lato fonts: But they're ...
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"Column/Frame Breaks" vs "Keep Options"

If I directly add a Column/Frame Break after Paragraph break. it would be create a new line to place the break. I can't style 2 breaks in one line. The Keep Options do not like that but I should set ...
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How to export InDesign file to PDF with attachments as hidden pages that pop-up in new tabs

I need to export an InDesign file to PDF with hidden pages. I know how to insert attachments into Acrobat and have new windows pop-up; and I'm wondering if there is a way to do this from InDesign ...
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