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Questions about hand written or printed work, consisting of pages; bound together between a cover and attached to the spine.

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Feedback on print layout design

I manage a small publishing entity specializing in architectural theory and history, in German and English, which oversees new editions of a well known 20th-Century Modernist architect's literary ...
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Is there a term to refer to both page headers and page footers in desktop publishing?

In desktop publishing, is there a single term to refer to both page headers and page footers? (It's Ok if the term includes other elements, but it should exclude body text.)
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I'm looking for theoretical materials about the design and history of bilingual books

I plan to make a bilingual book (Polish/English, Polish/Russian) for my thesis, so I'm looking for theoretical materials (books, articles, textbooks), where it is written about the design and layout ...
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Recommendations for recent books on the fundamentals of graphic design?

I am a layperson and want to develop a more solid foundation about the principles of graphic design. In consequence, I wanted to see which introductory books people with a more formal background in ...
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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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80s typography book with red apple on the cover

I am looking for a book from the eighties (or potentially older), a sort of font catalog. It was white, large format (approximately A4), and had a picture of a red apple on the cover.
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What is this "circled G" glyph alongside Greek text in an English book from 1765?

From Thomas Edwards' The Canons of Criticism, printed by C. Bathurst (1765) in London, in a font that (as you can see) has long-S and c-t ligatures: The text centered in this image says: of Nat. ...
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Full Bleed Design - Strategy

I'm designing a book for a collection of 2d collage/design pieces. I'd like the images to come up to the trim line. I've read a lot about designing full bleed layouts and have experimented with ...
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What are these two types of lay-flat binding called?

I'm in the process of printing a book. I would like to use lay-flat binding. What are the following two types of lay-flat binding called? Lay-flat binding type 1: Lay-flat binding type 2 Please ...
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Serving a book as an interactive webpage where readers can flip pages, with some page flipping effect

I have a 60-page (i.e., 30-sheet) book (to be more specific, a photobook), in JPG format. I'd like to serve the book as an interactive webpage where readers can flip pages, with some page flipping ...
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Turning a book into a video of the book with its pages turning one by one

I have a 60-page (i.e., 30-sheet) book (to be more specific, a photobook). I'd like to create a video showing the book with its pages turning one by one (e.g., ~10 sec per sheet or so, then turning to ...
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How can I add a line at the center of multiple images at the same time?

I have 30 JPG files which need to be printed as a book. Each JPG file contains 2 pages (left page and right page). I'd like to quickly browse these images and see where the middle line will show up ...
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What kind of book binding is best if pages are to be added or removed later?

What is the best type of book binding to adopt if one needs to add or change pages later? Here is the reason. My design is a song book with 224 pages (112 two-sided sheets). The requirements are: The ...
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Why no vertical lines in tables?

Some publisher styles (APA, Chicago, SVMono Springer, …) require that tables contain no vertical lines (“unless [the lines] indicate the structure of the data” for Chicago). Why such a generic and ...
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How do I easily export parts of an artwork in Adobe Illustrator?

I have an artboard in illustrator that contains the cover for a book. It has the front cover, back cover, and spine, all in a single artboard, with bleed, so that I can print to PDF and send that PDF ...
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What are the three most important things a book cover designer needs to master to excel in their field? [closed]

I'm new in the field of book design. I'm not really sure what I should focus on to excel in this area. What characteristics, experience or requirements would an expert in book cover design have to ...
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Is there a name for this form of 19th-century (?) table of contents design?

I've been remembering and inspired by an old style of table of contents/chapter summaries where a list of short sentences or phrases describing the events or contents of the chapter is presented ...
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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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Modify width of all text frames in a document

I have text frames on over 200 pages, Is possible to select all text frames at once and decrease their width through Text Frame Options or any other method, as the edges of text frames are closely ...
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Append avatar image to each paragraph in chat style book

I have more than 4000 messages, and I want to create a book for these messages in chat style Look at this screenshot, it's just an example Now, everything is ok, but I want to append an avatar image ...
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How are the publishers able to print book covers in neon colors?

How are printers and publishers able to print book covers in neon? This House of Night book cover, for example, has the effect of neon color, but when I try to do it with CMYK they don't look vivid. ...
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Indesign index capturing variants

I need to create a large index for a book in Indesign. I have tried the Indesign Index feature, but the problem is that I need each term to capture multiple variants under one term, such as singular ...
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Indesign how to fix inconsistent margins in book

I'm using InDesign CS5 and I am editing a book. I know I was wanting to try out different margins, so I must have messed it up there. My Chapter 1 styles page has different margins from a lot of the ...
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Indication at page bottom that a poem's stanza breaks or does not break?

When a poem written in stanzas carries over on to more than one page, it is common when submitting it to a publisher to type "[stanza break]" or "[no stanza break]" where necessary,...
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Are illustrations immediately before a new chapter acceptable?

I'm typesetting a book which contains full page illustrations. Sometimes the illustrations fall in between the end of one chapter and the start of another: Two consecutive 2-page spreads: ______ ...
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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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Best book about modernism typography

"Grid systems in graphic design" by Josef Müller Brockmann is THE book about the modular grid system and deals with layout. The "Vignelli Canon" by Massimo Vignelli partly deals ...
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My font looks blurry on book cover

I am starting out as an author and do my own book covers using ‘Be Funky.’ I start out with a photo and edit it to suit, and then ‘add text.’ The problem is that my text sometimes looks blurry when ...
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Can I write an entire book in Sans Serif?

I want to use FiraSans for my entire book. Is that legal? I heard that one has to choose a serif font for body content. But I really like FiraSans. Oh, I am so confused :'(
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Mobile (TabS3 Samsung) apps to digital drawing: I need to draw book/ebook covers in 300dpi

I want to produce ebook covers and printable covers. So, which apps can I use to draw, without any doubts, in 300dpi or higher using my tablet?
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When working with printing services, how big are paper sizes before trimming to "standard" sizes?

I'm working on a case-bound hardcover A5 book (portrait) and this is the first time I've ever had design files for content inside the book when bookbinding. The signatures will be sewn together and ...
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Largest commercially available paper size and binding for art books?

Although there have been notable instances of very large photography books being printed, there doesn’t seem to be a way to search books by their size. In other words are there printing presses that ...
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How can I get a pattern going down like this on my specific book covers? [closed]

How can I get a flower effect to come down running on my custom made book stack? Also what is best to do this on Adobe illustrator?
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How should you design both sides of a diary page to avoid sewing/stitching/punching the content?

I'm using Illustrator to design a page which have content on both sides. I've created 2 artboards of same size for this. It will be used in the middle of a blank diary as an advertisement. Now I'm new ...
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How can I achieve this print look for a Bookcover?

i'm currently designing a book cover and try to find a possibility to produce a golden square like in the picture, with text on it. I think in the picture they used a sticker. How can I achieve this ...
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Printing: will a font always give exactly the same result, regardless of how it's printed?

Will a font always print exactly the same, regardless of the print technology? Example: printing at the local print shop on a laser printer versus the commercial printing of a book. Here is Linotype's ...
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Is this a reasonable workload?

this might not be the place to ask this question, but I don't know anyone else in my field. I work for a book publisher. I design around 90% of their 100+ books per year. I have worked there for 7 ...
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Is QuarkXpress still relevant for manuscripts and books please? [duplicate]

I used QuarkXpress years ago when freelancing on a temporary basis with a local printer/publisher, when I edited manuscripts for local authors and developed the layouts. The version with which I am ...
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If I want my published art book to be 6.5 x 6.5, how big should the actual art work be?

I wondered how big my physical, not digital, art work should be for a finished book size 6.5 x 6.5? Many thanks
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General rules for figure/table placement in books?

I would like to know whether there are any general rules for the dimensions and placement of figures and tables in books. For example, if you first refer to a figure in the middle of a page, is it ...
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Typographers' "canon of exemplars": What are some books that typographers think are examples of great typography?

Please note that I am not asking for famous books about typography (like this question does), although I imagine that such books would usually themselves be examples of great typography. What I have ...
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Where and/or why is a slanted hyphen used?

I was reading this version of White Fang and I noticed that the hyphens connecting words are slightly slanted to the left. I have never seen a slanted hyphen before and googling it did not yield any ...
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How can I print a PDF booklet with pages the right size?

Sorry about the ambiguous title. I have a PDF file of A5 pages I'd like to print as a booklet. I have Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat and the rest of CS6 — although I didn't use it to produce the PDF. ...
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Lightroom Book Module Text Pixelation

I have been using Lightroom for several years and have not run into this problem until now. I used to and usually would run Lightroom Classic on my computers which were Windows machines. I really ...
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Formatting the Quoting of Internal Passages in a Story

I am working on a book that is a collection of short science fiction stories for adults. Typesetting in InDesign. What is the convention or industry standard for the formatting/typesetting of written ...
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Creating a long document with text and graphic: Framemaker or InDesign?

I'm working on a book about software with many graphics (screenshots of the software that I work on it, and some vector graphics) with the heavy body text. I guess the book will be finished about 600 ...
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(InDesign CC 2019) Continuous page numbering was cancelled and each file in Book Panel has own page number?

I have a Book file includes 161 .inDDs files inside it. Some files have one page and some of them have more than five pages and etc, Before I updated InDesign to the last version, the Book panel ...
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Can typography & elements be more balanced & less forced in this book cover design?

This is a re-design of a book named Paper Towns. Just for practice, I've re-designed the cover. Here, I can't notice any problem with the elements I've placed, but it somehow looks little cluttered ...
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Client's editor wants to work directly on my InDesign files

I design books on a 'for hire' basis i.e. I provide the client with the indd and image link files at the end of the project (once the book has been printed and there are no further revisions to be ...
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InDesign: How to make sure that new chapter are on the right side?

I designed a book in InDesign. How can I make sure that every new chapter is starting on the right side before going to print? Below, page 7 and 19 are new chapter. Page 2 is the book title page. ...
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