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What do they call those scrolly, curvy elements next to chapter titles?

There's a name for this, and I even found a web site that helps you create such things for web sites, but I can't find or remember either. The element is on both sides of "Season 2014" on this web ...
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How to hide half of a character in InDesign?

Let's say I have a movie with rating 2.5 and I should write this rating with specific star character which is ✪ (272A, http://jrgraphix.net/r/Unicode/2700-27BF). Is there some way I could use ...
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Add a background-color to a paragraph-style in inDesign

I am currently creating a book layout with inline code and code-blocks. For those code parts, i would like to add a background-color. It should handle code similar to the way it is displayed on ...
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When using underlines for emphasis, should spaces be underlined?

I'm not asking when to underline. There are myriad references for that via a simple internet search. However, this one doesn't seem to appear anywhere... For print-based projects.... I'm curious if ...
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Importing markdown content in InDesign?

Okay, I have a markdown file (.md) that has all my book's content. I want to style and arrange this content in InDesign. Then I want to export this styled content to a PDF for reading. The way I was ...
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Why is an el­lip­sis represented by one single character rather than a sequence of kerned dots?

An Ellipsis (Unicode character U+2026 and HTML symbol …) is a series of dots – typically three – that usually indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence … as Wikipedia states ...
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InDesign grep rule that applies to everything then stops if it reaches a certain character?

InDesign GREP rules can get a bit mind-bending. Suppose you want a paragraph style with a GREP style rule that applies a character style to everything except text after a certain character. Something ...
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Add column break and space to using paragraph using styles

I'm going to design a fairly large festival programme and wish to make use of XML to ease the process. But I need to be able to make column break after each entry, and also add spacing after certain ...
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What is the characters style in these Japanese games called? [closed]

These are screenshots from Harvest Moon and Trails from the Sky. I'm trying to find tutorials or something similar to help me learn to create characters of this style, but I don't know what to search ...
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InDesign: how to make a "phone button" style or inline graphic

I'm making a manual where I need to show which buttons to press on a phone in order to make something happen. I'm trying to figure out what's the best way to accomplish a style as in the picture below:...
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Illustrator: How to quickly reset text styling?

Upon placing a new text object, Illustrator uses whatever styling was used on the last text object you had selected. This can be annoying in some cases. For example, I've made some extreme changes to ...
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InDesign TOC character styles grabbed from body text

This has been asked before, but I've seen no answers: how do I give my inDesign TOC different character styles than those they have in the text of the document? I have created a TOC from designated ...
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InDesign, Grep and Syntax Highlighting

I have to make an e-book that contains code snippets. I am using GREP to select all code tags (bounded by <> — triangular brackets), and apply a custom style to them. The RegEx I have developed: ...
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What font and characters are used for the "line break" symbol used in Microsoft Word

I am wondering which is the symbol used to denote line breaks in Microsoft Word. It can be visualized with the following steps: In MS Word, open empty document. Press SHIFT + ENTER to insert a line ...
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Creating tabs/spaces in-line between Character & Paragraph Styles?

so I'm typesetting a play for an assignment and cannot for the life of me figure out how I can get a tab space between the character's name and their following dialogue whilst maintaining Character/...
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Universal style sheets in InDesign

Does the functionality exist to have a persistent set of character and paragraph styles that's available on an application level as opposed to document level? I know that styles can be imported from ...
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Help identify or find more examples of this font

I am attempting to either "revive" or find a particular font for a project, but seeing as I found it in an old book, I have only been able to find a few examples of its usage. Using the examples below,...
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Copy-and-paste Sketch artboard into different Sketch document without overwriting symbols in different artboards

Background I have a Sketch file within which there are multiple artboards. Each artboard details a screen of a web app UI I’m designing. There are many symbols/styles used across the artboards. I ...
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inDesign Table of Contents auto grabbing character style

I'm just learning the Table of Contents feature in inDesign, and have learned a lot from tutorials but can't figure this one out. When I create a TOC or update the current TOC, it always defaults to ...
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How to effectively combat or response to the unfounded design-feedbacks?

"Make the logo bigger", "This looks like cartoon", "Bright colours are visual assault", "This is not centred", "I also know something about design". Until recently, I really used to think these ...
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InDesign: Any way to prevent styles from being edited?

I want my document's styles not be editable (paragraph, character and object styles). Can I lock these somehow, or link the styles to another document which is out of reach of employee?
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Change HTML tag styles with GREP in InDesign

I have some HTML in a text and I would like to apply a character style to the HTML tags: <p>This is some <strong>HTML</strong> I want to use.</p> I want to only change the ...
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Punctuation space after number in footnotes

I'm working on a journal in which there is a lot of footnotes. (17 articles, aprox 30 pages each with at least 30 footnotes). I use superscript nested style to make the number of every footnote in ...
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Photoshop CC Text Overrides Block Character Styles From Working

This is more of a description of a problem I'm having and not so much of a question. When I make a paragraph and format it to be the right size font and color, I can't highlight text and click on a ...
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InDesign Paragraph Styles, Object Styles & GREP

New to the forum so apologies if this has possible been covered before. I work in catalogue creation and we've recently transferred over to inDesign Im trying to recreate our price lozenges in ...
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Which Tools Can I Use To Create Characters Like This

http://www.paladinstudios.com/wp-content/themes/paladin/images/arthur.png Sub Question 1:- Can I create this in GIMP? Sub Question 2:- Please also list down tools which can be used to create 3D ...
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Determining the usage of a character style in InDesign

While working on a book layout on InDesign (2019 version), I've made some experiments with character styles. Thus, I've created an empty character style in order to use it for marking the part of a ...
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Import InDesign character and paragraph styles into LibreOffice

I have an InDesign file with many character styles and paragraph styles defined in it, including use of the features "next paragraph style will be ____", numbering, indentation, hanging indents, grep ...
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Why wikipedia years are lower case?

For example, this webpage about the Eruption of Krakatoa starts with the year written in lower case? Lower case numbers have a different baseline. Should it start with upper case? What's the style ...
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Indesign CC, combine paragraph and character styles into one palette

Is there a way to combine paragraph and character styles into the same palette of styles? It would make navigating and applying styles easier, instead of continually moving between the paragraph and ...
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GREP - Apply Character Style until carriage return

Is there a way to tell InDesign via GREP to apply a Character Style to the first paragraph of a text box before a carriage return? Not a forced line break. A carriage return. Thank you
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InDesign GREP, Single Character Underlining

I'm new to the concept of using GREP. I work on documents which contain Australian Indigenous terms which contain special characters, for example, Ayers Rock's Indigenous name is Uluru, whereby the r ...
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How to solve a GREP to use on my TOC

I'm really hard to get grep usage.. any tips on how I can achieve a character style using grep for this example (img): Basically the structure is this: (start)paragraph(shift+enter) [characters I ...
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In InDesign, how to get rid of the First Line Left Indent after a "mid-sentence" Frame Break?

I am laying out my grandpa's life story in InDesign. The left page of a spread will have a scanned image of his hand-written story while the right page will have the typed version. Because I would ...
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Paragraph Styles with Character Style for Bullets

I've created a Paragraph Style which uses a Character style for the bullet (Zaph Dingbat Solid Block). The Character Style changes horizontal scale to 150% and adding a 50% skew. After applying the ...
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GREP: Change spaces for tabs in specific conditions

I want to know the way in InDesign with GREPs, if possible, to any paragraph that starts with numbers followed by a period and a space ("00" + [.] + [space]"), and replace the space for ...
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In InDesign CS6, how do I get single words in italics into the header by using running headers and character styles

First, I want to apologize if this question has been asked before, but since I am no native speaker I don't even know what words exactly I have to ask for. Maybe then you can help me by posting the ...
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POWERPOINT - customize page numbering? [closed]

I was wondering if there's a way to number pages in Powerpoint using this style : "01, 02, 03..." instead of "1, 2, 3..." Thanks a lot Mey
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Styles in Indesign

How should I use character, paragraph, table or object styles in InDesign to create specific spacing between elements in the example provided? My goal is that when the information is updated, the ...
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How to have a TOC with a specific character style?

With TOC user can call a series of texts in order of document with a specific paragraph style to create a table of content. Is it possible to do the same calling character styles? Any tricks like ...
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How do I purposely corrupt a good line art drawing so it looks like this image in photoshop?

Please check below for the difference. One of them is pixelated and sharp and the other one is smooth and clear. I want to purposely corrupt the good image so the style looks like the bad image. What ...
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Indesign script to add HTML tags based on character styles

I have an InDesign document with text styled as one of the following custom character styles throughout the document: character-bold character-italic character-bolditalic [none] I am trying to write ...
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Can I automatically apply a different paragraph style to all paragraphs beginning with a specific character style?

I'm laying out a very long encyclopedia which has lots of entries. The title of each article is inline with the first paragraph (each entry has multiple paragraphs), but does have a character style ...
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InDesign GREP is not searching [any] styles

I'm troubleshooting one of my book designer's files and I can't seem to wrap my head around what's going on. She reached out to me that her GREP was not picking up characters she was searching for, ...
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Setup GREP Style to move numbers to next line InDesign

I'm working on typesetting a book in InDesign that has verses. Each verse starts with a number. The numbers can't be at the end of the line as it is the beginning of the text on the next line. I ...
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InDesign: shift baseline by percentage amount

I know I can enter horizontal and vertical scales as percentages, but the baseline can only be entered by points. Is there any way to go around this with a percentage value?
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How to make only my first letter of my first paragraph Drop Cap without changing all next paragraphs with drop caps? [duplicate]

I am struggling with Drop Caps and character styles. When I try to make my 1st letter of my 1st paragraph in my body text style Drop Cap, all other paragraphs a beginning with Drop Cap. How can I do ...
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Placing (or pasting) text from an RTF file does not preserve local style overrides (italic, bold, etc.)

I'm putting together an InDesign document (CC 2015.4, Mac) and am using RTF files to manage and maintain the textual content. However, when I place text from an RTF file created using TextEdit, my ...
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Regex to convert custom tags InDesign GREP

Consider the following text: This is a test text with b custom tags /b to apply a b bold /b character style. In the above text, I have used b and /b as custom tags to designate a section I need to ...
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Indesign script to automate GREP Find/Replace

This question follows on from my previous question on the subject of GREP and find/replace functionality of InDesign. To summarize the situation, my InDesign document has 3 character styles applied to ...