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Search text on locked layers

I just "discovered" that search (note: I talk about search, not replace!) doesn't work for text on locked layers. Some people suggest to enable "Include Locked Layers and Locked Objects&...
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Indesign - list of figures out of order in table

I wonder if you can help.... I have an InDesign document. A fairly regular document, some text with lots of images. This is how I want it to appear. I created this document and then added a list of ...
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Why are my export files different from my Indesign artboards? [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out why on my exported files, some pages have crossed over onto each other. They are outside the bleed line so I expect them to be trimmed however, some tutorials, etc do not have ...
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Is it possible to set table column widths without dragging?

InDesign is amazing, but how can I set table column widths without dragging their borders with the mouse? I mean (= I hope to find) a window where I can specify the width of each column, either in ...
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Images DPI on Mac (72) and Windows (96)

On Windows, the default screen DPI (aka PPI) is 96. On macOS, as far as I know, it is still 72 (note that we talk about images, not text!). Because of this, when I open InDesign on Windows and place ...
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To insert images as embed ones by default

I often work with a large number of small images, so I would prefer them to be embed rather than linked. Is it possible to tell InDesign to insert images as embed ones by default?
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How to have consistent stroke width in placed AI documents on InDesign?

I'm making an instruction manual on InDesign. I have pictures which have been exported from CAD software and then refined in Illustrator. They are line drawings and I want to have a consistent stroke ...
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InDesign export particularly low quality image in an AI file

I am creating a daily journal. I encountered problem when exporting interative pdf. The blue and orange dots are pngs. When I place the ai files into indesign and export as interactive PDF, the dots ...
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Interactive Forms (Indd > PDF) Placeholder text in interactive form text field

I do not believe that placeholder text (populated in a form's text field before PDF export) is currently an option. Anyone know any workarounds (bar manual inputting via Acrobat). Surprisingly, it ...
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Figure numbering like 1-1 in the 1st chapter and 2-1 in the 2nd chapter

I need to create a document with numbered headings and numbered tables. The tables in the 1st chapter should be numbered as 1-1, 1-2, etc. The tables in the 2nd chapter should be numbered as 2-1, 2-2, ...
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Does InDesign have an option to update the document accordingly to the template on which it is based on

This might be a very silly question, but since I'm going to start using InDesign as my "word processor" (that is, for writing), I still have to ask it. When you create a document based on a ...
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How to make the tab character work for text aligned to the right

Here is how the tab character typically works: Is there a way to have the same behavior when the text is aligned to the right and not the left? That is, if we talk about the right page of a spread, ...
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How to type text into a box I copied and placed onto a Master using InDesign

I want to update a "Master" using InDesign. Each time I copy a "Text Box" and "Paste" it onto the "Master," the copied Text Box does not allow new text to be ...
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Export settings for commercial printer when using CMYK-converted pictures

I have pictures that are already converted to PSO coated v3 -profile. Wich settings are correct for the export in this case? My Indesign color management is set to "Preserve numbers/ignore linked ...
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InDesign retaining copies of unlinked and unembedded files inside .indd file

Had InDesign document that was very small, much less than 1GB. I added some .psd files to my InDesign document and embedded them. The InDesign document was now 3.7GB. I then reduced the size of the ...
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automatic continuous numbering in split lists in indesign

Is there any way that numbering in a split list can continue automatically? Because when I apply the style to a subtitle I always have to right click it and choose the option "continue numbering&...
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Print on the back of front page in Indesign

I have created a document in Indesign with facing pages. I want to print with page 2 on the back of page the front page. Is there a way to do that? I even export the document to pdf and printed it ...
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Small Graphic Issues with MathMagic Styles [InDesign]

The company that I work for recently had a test print with a professional printer and we noticed that our radicands, when printed, are excessively bolded. I've scrubbed through the user guide, have ...
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GREP: Format PART of a paragrah in InDesign

I am trying to format a part of a paragraph (I have the paragraph style) with GREP. It is the caption of some photos and the phrases are divided by the sign of "|": This is phrase 1 | This ...
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Auto decimal for numbering in Indesign

Is there a way to make numbers separated with decimal symbol automatically and non-destructive in Indesign? For example there is large numbers in my article which I'm designing now: I have "six ...
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InDesign printing wrong colors

I designed a page that includes text, photos and design elements. The text and design elements created directed in InDesign print perfectly. The photos print badly. All colors are wrong. The photos ...
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Can I run 2 versions of InDesign with the interface in 2 different languages? (Mac, Adobe CC)

Due to working for a non-English publication, the version of InDesign that I am using at work is in another language, however I myself use the English version of InDesign for my other projects and it'...
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How do I set the margins of the [None] Master page in InDesign? It keeps changing back to old/default settings

I would love to know how I can change the default settings of the [None] Master page in InDesign. I have made a template for a brochure and changed the margins to the preferred settings. If I add a ...
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Automatically add header text to a box via object style in InDesign

I'm laying out a book that occasionally has sidebars and footnotes formatted in a box. At the top of each of these boxes, I'd like to have a tiny header that reads 'from the archives'. I'm looking for ...
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Paragraph Spacing & Aligning to Baseline - incompatible?

I am working on a 200 page book of letters and would like to use paragraph spacing instead of paragraph indents. The space between paragraph is too large when the baseline grid is set to leading, but ...
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What type of design is called when categories of catalog cut through on the right side?

I need a template to design something like this, but I don't know the proper term for it. Does anyone know what this type of design is called, when categories cut through on the right side of a ...
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Some weights of a font I'm remapping do not appear in Indesign or Illustrator

Hope you're all doing well. I'm currently remapping Raleway to change the 'w' and the numbers so they're the clients preference as default. I've used FontForge to remap and generate the new fonts and ...
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I need to place a large A4 doc into an A3 doc. 2 A4 pages for each A3 page. How to do this quickly?

Part of a task I regularly have to do is to place A4 documents into A3 documents. 2 A4 pages side by side onto each A3 page. The A4 documents can be long, so it's a nuisance to have to place, size and ...
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InDesign Scirpting. Strange behaviour of document.loadMasters() function in case if file has been saved in newer version of InDesign

i noticed strange behaviour of function document.loadMasters() in case if i run a script in a lower version of InDesign in compare to one which i used to save a file. So, i did next steps to reproduce ...
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Make shapes semi-transparent, but not their text and borders

I want to draw the following image: (This is from Wikipedia. I want to draw it in InDesign.) The problem is that if I draw these circles by using Ellipse Tool and then set their opacity to 50 or 25%, ...
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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: Regex/GREP works on tester, not in InDesign - issue with OR/| operator?

I have the following sample text: Writing: Gnusto. Editing: Caskly. Circulation: Izyuk. I'm trying to use a GREP regex to select only the job titles and colons (i.e. "Writing:", "...
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Family Tree numbered list in InDesign

This one has been killing me and I can't seem to find a good solution. I'm making a document for a family tree and am trying to get the numbering right in InDesign. The numbering goes as follows: 1.0....
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To align line at the bottom of its line spacing

The font size is 12 pt, tracking (aka line spacing) is 18 pt, and 18 pt between guides: I want the lines to be aligned at the bottom of their line spacing instead of their top. What is the proper way ...
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Remove colors from image for two-color printing

I have a JPG image that to my eyes has two colors (black and magenta) but to InDesign eyes (Separations preview tab) it has also yellow and cyan (in lower levels). The newspaper will be printed only ...
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Text frame aligned to grid not visible

I have an InDesign document with a 9x9 grid and a text frame that is aligned to it. I don't know why, but I don't see the text frame unless I hover a mouse over it. I also tried to create a text frame ...
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How can I test issues with transparent boxes printing from Indesign PDFs?

I'm troubleshooting a sign for print, made in Indesign by someone else. As happens sometimes, the file in Indesign and as an exported PDF appear correctly, but when printed have semi-transparent boxes ...
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InDesign CC Master (Parent) pages duplicating text frame

Most of what I know about inDesign is trial and error, but I can't seem to get a grasp of how to get a page to flow if I change a master page. I'm using inDesign to layout book interiors. These are ...
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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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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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