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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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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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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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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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InDesign Faux Italic Font for EPUB

I'm producing an EPUB with Adobe InDesign. Most of the fonts I'm using have Italic and Bold versions. I simply select the correct font in InDesign, and it is set up as a @font-face in the CSS when I ...
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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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InDesign export PDF: Visible non-printable layers

I try to export a document as interactive PDF with non-printing layers but they don't appear in the exported file (they are visible but non-printing). The file has to be interactive due to buttons etc....
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Cannot use hyphenation properly in InDesign

I work mostly with old Slavonic and old Greek texts where there are plenty of diacritical signs and every time when pasting text from word to InDesign, I have some problem with. For example, they are ...
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Any method to modify 'Page Information' slug in InDesign Output to PDF?

I'd like to try to include the filename of any linked .csv file in the data that is output by checking "Page Information" section under Marks and Bleeds when exporting to PDF in InDesign CC 2018. (...
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InDesign — Span an anchored text box over 2 parallel columns

I'd like to span an anchored text box over 2 parallel columns. Those are bilingual, i.e. each containing a separate story. Attached is a screenshot that shows 2 boxes (containing red text): An ...
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Indesign vs illustrator colour profiles

Currently running Adobe Suite CC 2017. Im currently working on some branding material which requires work to be done in Illustrator and indesign. However when creating the artwork I'm using the CMYK ...
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