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Why can't InDesign create this small label?

I am trying to design a small return address label following the printer's guidelines: However, InDesign isn't letting me create a label this size: I really just want to set a size and start ...
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Should these two text boxes be separate?

I'm working on a portfolio! I'm fairly new to designing documents. Should the text boxes containing the title and the body be together or separate? I originally made them separate for the purpose of ...
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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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Is it possible to resize the page interactively in Inkscape?

I would like to resize the page interactively in Inkscape, either with the mouse or with a keyboard shortcut. Is this possible? If it were not possible, could this potentially be a desirable feature, ...
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Can you define which document gets created with Alt + Ctrl + N in Illustrator?

Ctrl Alt N in Illustrator bypasses the New Document dialog and immediately creates a new document for you. Is there any way to set this up to always spawn a specific document (template) when you press ...
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InDesign: which CMYK color space to use

I have not given this too much thought until recently, when a bit of a back and forth happened with a client. So, when I start a new document in InDesign, for CMYK print, how to I know how to setup ...
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Photoshop New Document screen

In the New Document screen it keeps bringing up my recent Items. How do I remove the recent items from this screen?
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How to remove these weird ruler lines around artboard?

My illustrator opens this way by default. I have no idea why or how. I have tried tweaking settings in document setup, preferences, etc. but it always opens a new Ai document like this. My older Ai ...
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creating new files in Indesign

seems like a silly question but is the "new document" window the only way to create a new document from scratch? i.e. using the presets or type your own size.. i'm not a graphic design, i'm self ...
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InDesign baseline grid setup

I've come across many similar questions relating to similar projects on Stack Exchange Meta. Despite this, I still can't quite translate to my own project and problem. I believe this is fundamentally ...
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How to edit text in Scribus 1.4.7 document created from template?

I spent 4 hours creating a document layout for a resume using Scribus. I'm new to Scribus, but I picked it up pretty easily through tutorials. I created two master pages (one for a first page, and one ...
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Can I export an InDesign / Illustrator file to pdf with a different print version?

I'm creating a single page invitation with a dark background and white text. The invitation will be sent via e-mail. However, when people print the invitation, I would like the print to have a white ...
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Making a 10x22 ft billboard in AI [duplicate]

I was asked to do a Billboard design that is 10 X 22 feet for a fashion brand that I'm interning for. I do not have experience in this kind of stuff, I use AI for fashion flats and vector ...
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Gate fold leaflet - How to set up indesign document?

There are no presets for creating a gate fold leaflet in InDesign. What is the best way to set one up? The size of the leaflet will be A5 when closed. The attached image shows an example of what I'm ...
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How do you modify horizontal blue lines in InDesign?

I did run across Horizontal blue lines resembling notebook paper? and when searching through the documentation under Layout grids it indicates: However, in CC 2017 there is only Liquid Layout, so how ...
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How do I make my InDesign document easier to update?

I made a price book for my company last year when I was completely new to InDesign. The book contains many two page spreads that are saved as PDFs, and are tables that I created in a separate indd ...
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InDesign: how to prepare document for packaging

I'm using InDesign to design a packaging that has different large sides, flaps, bleed, etc. and artwork all over these. Which is the smartest way to build this kind of document with InDesign? Is it ...
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Illustrator won't export at 300ppi

Illustrator CC has a wonderful new export window... that doesn't work. You can select different aspects like resolutions, width, height, scale, etc. However even though I have 300ppi selected and my ...
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Illustrator: which settings to design a logo for print [closed]

What settings should I use when creating a document for logo printing? Looking to achieve the best quality for my logo design.
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Monitor color profile VS Design

This is a question on principles, best practice, advice and opinion. Working with a large team of mix-matched professions, i have discovered many color profiles, some resulting in visually very ...
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Where to find the artboard presets?

Where to find the artboard presets in Photoshop 2017? I searched artboard on the global search but it says it's not available.
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Need help setting up an InDesign document trim, bleed, etc

It's for a full page ad and it's starting to feel like a math game to me. I'm not used to this level of set-up, as I generally just do basic stuff. Attached are the specs. and a screen shot of what my ...
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What is the best tool to make big screen size of document? high resolution document?

I'd like to make huge scale of document. for example multi depth of mind-map, software full stack diagram, and flow of full logic. I have tried using Powerpoint, Excel, One-note, Prezi,... There are ...
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Inkscape - Permanently Change Default Document Background Color

Just like the title says, does anyone know of a way to PERMANENTLY change the default document background color in Inkscape? I know you can do it on a by-document basis in the "Document Properties" ...
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Indesign Document to Word Template

I have created a document template in indesign. I want to use it as background in Word. I've been trying to set it as a background image in Word but it keeps tiling the image or over stretching it. ...
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InDesign: Proper file set-up for foil stamping and embossing?

I am creating business cards, letterheads, and envelopes that have gold foil as well as embossing. What is the standard InDesign set-up for how to properly export the files (a step-by-step / ultra-...
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Extend Slug beyond 5 inches

Working in InDesign CC 2015 and I wonder if there is a way to enlarge the slug area beyond the default 6". In this case, I'm using the page size to create iPhone screen layouts, the bleed to feature a ...
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InDesign - Inserting my 2 page CV in front of my Portfolio

I am a new learner of InDesign - trying desperately to place my A4 Covering Letter and 2 x A4 pages of a CV into an already set up A3 design portfolio. Why is that when I FILE and PLACE my 2 pages of ...
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Export a single layer as a new document in InDesign

If I have 5 layers, can I export one of those layers as a new file, with a new name, in a new location? I currently am using "save as" to rename and relocate each layer into 5 new documents.
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Color problem in Pages for Mac

I have a problem when copying an image from Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 to Pages. The color of the image changes when pasted into Pages (5.5.3, OSX Yosemite 10.10.5). Pages actually changes the picture'...
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A design paradigm - GUI and theme files

I am making a GUI application that has a themes folder inside the package. Users can write their own theme files following the format specified in the documentation - it is somewhat similar to GTK ...
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What are idea baseline Android document properties?

So, I've been working more and more on Android UI's and I've found the Material design documentation/guide to be more focused on dev. I use Sketch, AI, and Affinity Designer, and Photoshop. Because ...
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Illustrator CS5 do not automatically change the measuring unit to the files default?

I am creating images for both web and print so I use pixels (px) and millimeters (mm) back and forth. But whenever I open the other type of file (i.e. opened web(px) first then print(mm), or print(mm) ...
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Why do some printed documents have those target-like lines in their corners?

Why do some printed documents have those target-like lines in their corners? Can't think of any concrete examples right now so I just made this:
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How to number half of a booklet with Roman numerals, and the other half with normal numbers in Word? [closed]

I am having difficulties making the first part of a booklet to have Roman numerals and the second part to have normal numbering. i.e. summary, table of contents etc to have i, ii, iii as the numbers ...
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How to set guides at exact positions / coordinates in Photoshop?

I am very new to Photoshop. I have created a 300px by 230px image. I'm trying to place 5 vertical guidelines at 0px, 57.5px, 115px, 172.5px, 230px. I've placed the whole numbers manually by pulling ...
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Help with designing a billboard

I have designed brochures and marketing materials in the past, but a friend of mine in a town association asked if I could create a billboard. I know InDesign and Photoshop, and am limited in ...
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Which color profile is appropriate for images being printed on canvas?

I want to know the best colour space settings for preparing an image for canvas printing. The research I've done mostly speaks about sRGB and some speak about Adobe RGB. I'm not sure what to do. ...
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How to paint the pixel I'm currently hovering on, not the one underneath it or to the right, with the 1px pencil in Photoshop?

I'm trying to use Photoshop for some quick pixel art. I have my 1 px grid set up, and am using the 1 px pencil to color in pixels. However, if the crosshair is even slightly below center of the ...
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Why aren't handles showing up when I draw a rectangle, even though I've selected Show Bounding Box & Show Edges in Illustrator CC 2014?

I recently reinstalled Illustrator CC 2014 (have been working with it since it's initial release) and suddenly, my rectangle shapes have no handles - I can't select and resize with my selection tool. ...
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What is the correct bleed number for A4 and A5 documents in InDesign CS6?

I face a great challenge in knowing what exactly bleed should I use in my document with A4 and another in A5. Actually, this will help me to guide printers on what should they suppose to crop.
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Shortcut to creating assets in Photoshop

Does anyone know a shortcut to select a layer in photoshop, open up a new file that automatically is the correct size, or even has the element in it without having to drag in a new document and then ...
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Illustrator CS6 document setup background color

I have a problem with background color in Illustrator CS6. So i set up a desired color for background in document setup, but then i can`t see any white color within my document (i assume that white is ...
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How to change default text settings in Adobe InDesign?

This problem appeared immediately after installation: InDesign interface is in English, but text settings (RTL, right alignment of new frames, default language of text frame, and therefore arabic ...
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How to copy Vietnamese text from a PDF and paste it into an InDesign document, keeping the special characters?

I'm trying to copy text from a Vietnamese language PDF into inDesign and many characters are incorrectly copied. For example, this is the correct text: PHỞ ÐẶC BIỆT This is what it's pasted as: ...
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Can you merge multiple .indd files into one editable .indd without using book?

I was curious to know if it is possible to merge several .indd files into one master .indd file that can be editable and preserve all links and images? I am familiar with the drag and drop method and ...
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Designing 3 Billboards

So I have to design 3 billboards and this is pretty much my first time doing it where it goes to print. I'm used to designing small scale stuff so this task is a bit daunting. I would just like to ...
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How to change the color of the artboard in Adobe Illustrator?

It is practically impossible to edit a white illustration on the default white artboard background. Hiding the artboard makes the whole work area receive the artboard's white color. So, is there a ...
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Resetting rulers to origin in Sketch 3

I'm currently discovering Sketch 3, and I stumbled on a problem for which I can't seem to find a solution! Coming from Photoshop, to add guide lines to my document, I went to click and drag from the ...
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Setting up bleed/margin for printing [closed]

I have to create a 400 page book with the measurements height: 16cm by 24cm in Adobe InDesign. It is intended for publishing, but what are the bleed and margin measurements I need to follow so that it ...
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