Questions tagged [formatting]

Questions about changing object properties (shape, color, etc) so they work with the overall design.

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Designing a printed form - How to handle boxes for characters?

I am designing a printed form that will be printed on paper, where the user can only put a certain number of characters per an answer. The form is printed off and given to the end user. Example: ...
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Removing a color override from a paragraph style in Adobe Indesign

I accidentally specified a color to a paragraph style, which is based on some other. How do I clear this color override, so that I can use the color of the base paragraph?
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Scribus: how to force sign in calcuated numeric fields?

I'm new to Scribus, and using it to make an interactive PDF. I have several fields that are calculating integer values based on a custom calculation script. Now I would like to make sure that positive ...
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Table not formatting properly in InDesign CC

I've got a linked (from excel) table that will not format correctly. These are my settings. Header and Table have been formatted in cell options which are linked to Paragraph styles. The only ...
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How to create custom bullet/number formatting in InDesign

I'm creating a key in InDesign with designated numbers and text. I want the formatting to be like #107, basically like a numbered list (I just manually did it to demonstrate). I tried messing around ...
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DTP: Words or characters that shouldn't be left at the end of the line

Recently I was given a task to check and correct design on catalogues in eleven languages. Unfortunately noone cares how the text is formatted, so now I'm trying to collect rules for each language ...
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How to scale a shape to meet a dynamic element?

I have a PDF of a report which uses the above styles for section headings. I want to replicate these in InDesign. I am not sure how the original one was created. The starting point for me seems to be ...
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What is the word to describe one of the many “styles” a character can have?

What would be the correct word to describe one of the possible styles that can be applied to a character, including bold italic underline font size text color font family
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How to create filling letter template?

I need to create letter template for one company which will keep a format styles unchanged (to keep united design across all letters which are sent from the company) but allow users to add specific ...
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How to produce an Accurate clock face with Roman Numerals

As a personal art project I would like to create a large physical clock face. I am not employing any software. I wish to use paper, pencil, ruler, compass, protractor etc.. I wish to know how to ...
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InDesign: how to fix the position of anchored objects [closed]

How to fix the position of anchored object. It is overlapping on the paragraph after applying a paragraph style.
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Cover page: is it ok to start subtitle with dash?

By far most of the research reports I read that have a subtitle start the subtitle with an uppercase letter (figure to the left below). Is there any reason why the subtitle should not start with an en ...
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Is there any automation for formatting text in PowerPoint

We usually use PowerPoint for formatting slide decks of our clients where maximum time and effort goes in textual formatting like Headings, sub headings, bullets sizing using Master slides. Is there ...
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InDesign: how to align paragraph to ascender grid

I would like to align nicely two paragraphs with different sizes together. Currently, aligning them to the baseline creates a disgraceful whitespace on top caused by the different leadings. What I ...
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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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InDesign: manual line break and justified text

I have the following problem: Hi have a numbered list in which one of the paragraphs has a manual linebreak. Now normally this would not be a problem, however since I have set my text to justified, ...
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InDesign: Increase “space before” but only if content is above

I am currently doing a table of contents in InDesign and have run into yet another problem, namely the spacing: My TOC features two levels of headings. To make the top-level heading stick out more, I ...
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InDesign: Even fontsize for pagenumbers in Table of Contents

I am currently trying to make a table of contents in InDesign that houses two levels of headings. To make the hierarchy more clear I have changed the fontsize of the level 2 headings. My problem is, ...
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InDesign: Table of Contents with differently coloured numbering

I want to generate a TOC whose numbers are a different colour form the actual text. Here an example made in Photoshop: As you can see the leading numbering is in blue, but the text itself is in black....
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InDesign: Display number of heading on all pages that belong to said heading

I am currently working on a larger document that has a number in the top left of every page to give you an idea what part of the document you are currently in. Not as in the page number, but rather ...
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InDesign: Import spreadsheet as single, formatted, column

I'm laying out 100+ business listings into a three-column document. The listings are currently in a .csv spreadsheet that looks like so: A | B | C | D Company name | Location | Blurb | Contact Info ...
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InDesign: are columns inside of a text frame individually customizable?

When I create a text frame with columns, is it possible to adjust every single columns and gaps width individual? Like in the picture, there is one text frame with 3 columns (different widths) and ...
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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: auto resize of table cells [duplicate]

Is there a way to fit table cells to their content? (InDesign)
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InDesign: how to apply styles to specific words/phrases

Is it possible to change the font style of specific phrases within an .indd document? I have several phrases to update in a giantic wall of text and all I need to do is change the font to a cursive. ...
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Copy text from Word with with only specific formatting

I have text in Word which has a lot of various formatting - leading, scaling, a few sizes, and some parts are italic and some part are regular. All I need is just to copy it as plain text but from all ...
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Indesign: background image should not break text, other images should

I have a page in Indesign CC which is fully covered by a background image on the lowest layer. There are other images on that page, too. Theres two textboxes on that page. Both other images and the ...
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Anchoring multiple objects in InDesign?

I have several images anchored in my text flow, and I'd like to annotate these images with some arrows. The problem is that the drawing tools (line, pencil, etc) not anchor to the image. So when the ...
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InDesign: how to get first letter bigger in each word of a sentence?

How can i get first letter bigger in each word of a sentence?
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Typography: treatment of brand names in scientific publication

I am working on the design of a scientific publication. For the job, the lead researcher provided the raw text along with the original PDF of the research paper, as a reference. I am going through his ...
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InDesign: how to construct table of contents with dots between titles and page numbers

What I mean is something like this, which I found on a Word document I've been asked to redesign in InDesign.
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Find & Change (Ctrl+F) - in Grep mode: space+questionmark to just questionmark in InDesign

How do i find and change space + questionmark in GREP mode in InDesign. It seems the intuitive way by just typing in those two characters in the Search-bar (Ctrl+f) doesn't seem to work. Also the ...
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Copy formatting in Illustrator

In Illustrator, is it possible to copy formatting? Or, for that matter, redo formatting just made? I'm thinking of the "format brush" from Microsoft programs, for example, which are very convenient ...
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Indesign: how to remove the white space between the text and the left side of a text box?

To the right side by default, it seems to do it right but always leaves me a white space to the left. Is it possible to set the text close to the left text box's margin? Thanks.
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Indesign: table borders when spanning across pages

When a table with a border but no internal row strokes breaks across pages, is there any way to automatically put a stroke below the last row before the break? Otherwise the table has borders on three ...
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InDesign: any way to set up document so client can edit content?

I'm creating a brochure for a client which has a table in it. The client will need to change the content in the table in the future. Is there a way to set up the project so that only the information ...
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InDesign: how to adjust table spacing

Is there a way to define how big the distance betweeen text and table grids in InDesign is? Right now my table looks kind of crammed with the text so close to its cell borders.
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InDesign: grep style to move single i words to next line

I need a Grep style in my paragraph styles in InDesign that makes sure that the letter i cannot stand alone at the end of a line, but will always move to the beginning of the next line. I have a ...
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InDesign: table headers on the left instead of top

I need for my table to run horizontally, not vertically. In other words, I would like to have the header on the left-hand side, rather than on the top. I am working in InDesign CS6.
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How to pad list with periods in InDesign?

I've got a text block in InDesign, it's a list, and I'd like to pad the list with periods (to the right of the list elements), so that the padding terminates at the right edge of the text box. How can ...
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InDesign: how to get table correctly aligned on master page

Working on a magazine in InDesign that is 204mm wide x 279mm high. I have a header which reads: TEL: 555 123 456 YOUR FREE WEEKLY MAGAZINE 18th - 24th November 2016 (edited since in screenshot) as a ...
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How do you force right-aligned paragraph text to respect trailing whitespace in illustrator?

If you make a text box / paragraph in Illustrator, then right align the paragraph, as you type, everything moves to the left since it's right aligned - just as you'd expect. However, if you start ...
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Automated face selection and resizing

I live in Europe and in my country there are a lot of applicants every day for the DV Lottery. I need some way to automate my work when adapting the images to the requested format. Basically what I ...
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Should tables use colons or not?

Trying to clean up the table below. Which colons should I use and which do I need to remove? Keep the red, remove the blue or go for blue and remove red? What about the yellow ones? Or do not use any ...
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InDesign: vertical align text with linked inline image

I need to vertically align the Google Cloud Vision paragraph with the symbol next to it, which is a vector placed within the text frame.
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Indesign: keep size of text frame when removing text

I have a page which contains objects that resize depending on the amount of text inside them. Each of these pages have a question page and associated answer page. The question page should have ...
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Changing PDF margins in InDesign

I have a PDF which was formatted to be printed out in the middle of a letter-sized page, with borders which consequently take up most of the size of each screen. How do I reformat a PDF's borders, ...
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Typographic and formatting conventions for plain text

Are there any typographic or formatting conventions for making plain text (a simple *.txt file in ASCII or UTF-8) more readable? Specific details that I'm considering: when to use hard line breaks ...
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Format numbers in an Indesign table similar to Excel

I'm working on a document that has a small pricing table in it and I'd like to know if there is a way to set my table cells to automatically format my numbers the same way that Microsoft Excel does: ...
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Is it possible to set the underline thickness with Scribus?

I'm experiencing a strange behaviour with Scribus; I'm using version 1.5.1, I don't know if it's relevant but I'm under openSUSE. I have noticed that when I try to underline the text, the thickness ...