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choosing page size

i'm designing a book for a poem, it will consist of roughly a line per page (anywhwere from 5-20 words) as well as a few images (1-4) per page. From reading JMB's "Raster systeme" he advises ...
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How to use GREP to only style a part of the expression?

I like to use GREP in In-Design, the problem is I have a menu like so: HAMBURGER Johnny's Favorite 3.50 I like Johnny's Favorite to be styled differently. The first part, the dish, may contain ...
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InDesign adds two blank lines in the end of a table of contents?

When I create a table of contents in InDesign CS6, it adds two blank lines in the table of contents' end. Is this intentional or am I doing something wrong?
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InDesign, too many line breaks

When editing text in inDesign i have a file with hyphenations for the words. But sometimes when the column is narrow there are too many line breaks in a row. E.g. three or four. Is it possible to ...
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InDesign's Glyph pane lists horizonal lines as bullets?

As I know, there is such thing as dinkus that is used to demark section breaks. A dinkus can be one or three asterisk, a fleuron, or a horizontal line. When I open InDesign's Glyph pane, there is a ...
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Change destination for multiple hyperlinks

I have a document with a lot of hyperlinks and some of them point to the same place. A very simple example, just to show what I mean: Plese visit the website of our company. You can find a lot of ...
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Table of contents page numbers not aligned to titles - InDesign CS6

I have created a table of contents with the Chapter title Page title and its corresponding number. The numbers dont align however with the page number and I am not sure why. 3 should be aligned with ...
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Help! I cant figure out this setup for an indesign file

I just need some extra guidance in my homework. So I need to set up a file in InDesign with a specific bleed, and I don't know what to do because InDesign won't let me set it past 6 in. Please help! ...
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Tracking and Kerning 'Jitter'?

In Photoshop, you can add jitter to brush settings, so opacity, size, etc., change within a range while drawing. I'm curious if anyone knows of a method for creating jitter for kerning and tracking, ...
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Style table of contents - titles below numbers InDesign CS6

I am trying to recreate the table of contents style in the image below. I have made a table of contents with paragraph styles and am wanting to make the titles drop below the numbers like in the ...
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Indesign: Possible to make a fillable text-field that is automatically also shown in another place on the document (like cross-reference)?

Is it possible to make a fillable text-field that is automatically also shown in another place on a PDF document (like cross-reference)? ENTER PROJECT CODE (FILLABLE TEXT FIELD): CODE5491 ...
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How to add bleed in an image in inDesign which has important details around the edge that should not be cropped?

I have a page in inDesign document that i want to be fully covered by an image. I have added bleed (3mm, the page is A5 size) due to printing but if i just extend the image to the bleeding area some ...
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Using tabs with multiple lines of text in two columns (InDesign)

I'm hoping someone can help with a tabs issue I'm facing in InDesign. I attached a screenshot below. For a resume design, I currently have the left and right information in separate text boxes. ...
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Indesign is messing up my text on pdf export. Any ideas on how to rectify? [closed]

When I export my document the text on the exported PDF is changed. It's as if there has been a 'stroke' of the same colour placed around it, so the text looks thick and fuzzy. It's really changing the ...
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Turning paths into guides InDesign CS6

Is it possible to turn this van der graaff grid into a guide? They are just line paths. I have it on my masters page and I want to make it disappear when I hit the W key like my other guides. I have ...
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InDesign script to make auto-sized frames hold descenders: how to make it work?

I found the following promising script by Jon S. Winters, function holdDescenders ( aTextFrame_o , extraHeight_n ) { //------------------------------------------------------------------------- //-- ...
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InDesign Document Page Change Black Background Color

I was given an InDesign document that somehow managed to have the background color of the page be turned black (as shown in the image below) and I am trying to change it back to the default white. In ...
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How can I insert a list variable value into my running heads?

I use InDesign CC 16.1. I have a ~200-page InDesign book with about ninety short chapters. I have divided the book into parts. Each such part begins with a one-page document that has a single line of ...
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Make InDesign Add Pages Automatically As You Type

How is it possible to make InDesign add new pages automatically when the text exceeds the current frame? Yes, I know that the most simple way is to enable the Primary Text Frame checkbox when defining ...
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Strange bug with Cambria and text variables

I was typesetting a document using Cambria as the main font (don’t ask me why). Then I have noticed a very peculiar bug that almost ruined my whole work. Below I explain step-by-step what I have ...
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Indesign GREP: Find sentence until first occurence of specific character

the text I work with has marked each words or sentences that should be a marginalia with ##before and after## as in: Edi nos di occus aceaqui blam rerorent eumetur aut eaquid qui ut velibus quid ...
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Why are the guides printed?

I am printing my document from Adobe InDesign CS 5.5 and it is printing the guides around the pages. It has never done this before, and I'm wracking my brain trying to figure out how to stop these ...
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InDesign export problem: identical PDFs from same InDesign file have very different output file sizes

I have a file in InDesign with two layers, each with a different version of the same graphic. The graphics in each layer are png files and they are basically exactly the same image except that one has ...
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How do you add symbols for keyboard buttons?

I'm creating my own keyboard shortcut cheat sheet in InDesign, and I'm struggling with how to add the keyboard button symbols. For example, how can I add the symbols for Shift, and Command, to do ...
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Text missing from downloaded svg file

I've downloaded a .svg logo (I've inverted the #fff colours of the element to #000 before downloading) that I want to add to Illustrator/InDesign from a webpage. It loads up fine in a browser, such as ...
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Is it possible and reasonable to compensate the media white point of a target color profile?

I’ve been trying to figure out color management (mostly in InDesign, but this question is more general) in a print production workflow in more detail recently. What I am trying to achieve is printing ...
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When printing layout page it does not show the actual cards

I am designing a game cards. I merged the layout of the single master card with csv file,as you can see on the pictures below. After that I made a printing layout page using rectangle frame tool and ...
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InDesign: change justification on autoflowed text

Is it possible to have two text frames with different justifications, which are linked to allow the text to flow between them? I'm inheriting an old design someone made using two individual text ...
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InDesign / PDF Export for 2 colour print

I am working on a document and the client would like an exported PDF with the following settings “2/2 coloured black + plus 1 additional colour”. It is a CYMK document and currently exports as 4/4 ...
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inDesign Script to "when textbox created paste clipboard content in it"

I have no experience with scripting, but I can maybe explain what the intented script should do: Select text, cut it. Ctrl + X after mouseUp. Make textbox (manually). Drag with mouse, if possible &...
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Prepare 2-sides cards with data source to print on A4

I have a 2-sides card (50x50) that use *.csv file as data source (single file for both card sides) Now I need to prepare it to print on A4. So I should put 20 cards on one A4. I've tried to import ...
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Multiple document merge one book with clickable toc

I have multiple chapter 20 InDesign files. All files have separate master pages and numbering. I want to create one book with TOC clickable. How to do? Also, I want to publish an e-book with a fixed ...
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InDesign: import multiple questions from Word, one per page

I'm not even sure what to search for as I googled for a while but couldn't find anything. In a Word doc, I have a list of 300 questions. I'm trying to create a writing journal where there is one ...
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Indesign replace multiples links by other folder images

I don't find a script or tricks to do that, i would like to replace ALL images by other folder (with different images). exemple: i made a template with 4 box who contain the same image : toto.jpg, ...
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Missing diacritical marks in an Adobe licensed font

I'm designing a print publication in InDesign CC using Adobe Caslon, and the typeface appears to be missing these characters: This is how the text is rendering: Switching to a different font isn't ...
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Illustrator technical drawings format from Indesign

I'm designing a big products catalog with lot of technical drawings, every product has at least one drawings made in illustrator and linked (from an assets server). In the catalog, often dimensional ...
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Indesign: apply stroke to image contents, not image box

I have an image with a transparent background, which I'd like to apply a stroke to. The issue is, any time I apply a stroke to the image it applies to the image box and not the image shape itself. Can ...
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InDesign best practice for headings in separate columns

I'm wondering if there is a better way to set up this type of layout where the headings are in the left column, and the body copy is in the right column. Currently I am using a separate text box for ...
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Coloured Text on Background Shape not Showing - Indesign

Many thanks if you can help stop me banging my head against this brick wall. Part of the text in a text box I would like coloured against a shape background. Instead of acting as expected, it "...
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InDesign - How to apply clipping mask to drop shadow

I'm working on a design with a phone hovering above a tablet, which is itself also hovering above a surface. I'm trying to figure out how to mask this drop shadow, so it looks more realistic and doesn'...
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How much will it cost to create 3 completely different InDesign 24 pages Report Templates?

My client asked for a quote to create 3 different A4 InDesign templates with different page layouts, font families, colour palette, chapter separation styles, all the heading and paragraph styles set ...
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Need help setting up an InDesign document trim, bleed, and live size

PRINT Specifications Trim Size: 7.5”w X 10”h Bleed Size: 7.75”w x 10.25”h Live Area: 6.5” w x 9.25” H add a .25 pt black rule frame Digital SPECIFICATIONS SIZE: 468 X 60 ...
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How can I relink an element to a clouded CC Library element?

In my InDesign document, one of the elements needs to be relinked. I would like to relink it to a clouded, CC library element present in the CC Libraries panel, and thus not lost position, properties, ...
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Printed booklet changes margins on every second page

I have encountered a very strange problem. I am printing booklets (abt. 80 pages) where one page is in A5 format, the arranged booklet-pages by InDesign are all in A4 and I have to arrange these ...
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Dragging XML rows into indesign adds white space

I have an xml file with a table containing several rows like this: <Row> <Cell><Data ss:Type="String">Item</Data></Cell> <Cell><Data ss:Type=...
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Toggle 'Paste Remembers Layers'?

I've come across a script for InDesign that toggles on the 'Paste Remembers Layers' menu item. I would LOVE a visual toggle as I use this all the time but for now this will do (unless anyone knows of ...
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Indesign 'paste in place' doesn't work

It doesn't matter if it's an SVG, Jpeg, Text box or frame, every time I copy (cmmd + c) and paste in place (cmmd + shift + option + v) anything, InDesign paste's it in the centre of the spread. I've ...
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Adding swatch to Library InDesign CS6

I am following a tutorial that uses InDesign CC. I am currently practicing on InDesign CS6. The tutorial is talking about CC libraries. I added a new library to my CS6 document and created new ...
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InDesign: Interactive colour invert on object

on the image below you should see that I have a large black shape which intersects with some black lines. I need for those black lines to turn white when they intersect with that black shape, but I am ...
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Importing each Excel cell into it's own text box in InDesign

I have multiple text cells on an Excel sheet and I want each of them to be placed on a separate text box in InDesign and autoflow. I created a text box on each page of the Master Page because I want ...
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