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

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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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InDesign: hard return to move to the next text frame?

Is there a way to set a hard return to move to the next text frame, so if I copied a page of text, every hard return would move to the next text frame that I have threaded?
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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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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 ...
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InDesign: paragraph style changes when I add rows to a table

When I add rows to a table in InDesign, the paragraph style changes and adds "+" to the paragraph style name. My text then changes color (from black to blue) and a yellow highlight is added. I have ...
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Font legibility in a printed magazine

Is Gotham 6pt legible in a printed magazine? What is considered to be the best font size for printed editions? Is it ok to use different font sizes on different spreads?
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Full justify paragraph in Illustrator (Part of the word out of text box) [closed]

I am up to full justify paragraph in Illustrator CS5, but there is a line which goes off the text box. I use text boxes, and set full justify. Settings for Justification window are recommended: Word ...
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How do I enlarge canvas/artboard size without effecting artwork?

I hand-lettered a logo on the corner of a sheet of paper, scanned it, then cropped out everything but the logo, turning it into a small rectangular shape. I then made modifications on Illustrator. ...
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I would like to recreate this specific paragraph style in this picture but I am not sure how

I am trying to recreate this style with the shading, curved end, etc. I want to find a efficient way to create these titles in a repeating fashion. In fact every one of my titles need to be like ...
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InDesign: applying paragraph style to text boxes

I'm a beginner-to-intermediate user of InDesign. I am unable to apply my Paragraph Style to a number of my text boxes. I have tried holding Opt/Alt while choosing the PS with no luck. I have also ...
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Keyboard shortcut for making text bold in Indesign CC

I know the shortcut ⌘⇧b works only if you have the bold variant of the font in question installed. For me, it works smoothly for Gill Sans. But elsewhere, where I'm using Adobe Garamond Pro, it's not ...
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What is the best book with american typography rules? [duplicate]

There is russian book, The Publisher’s and Author’s Handbook by Arkady Miltchin and Ludmila Tcheltsova which is well-known and considered the best comprehensive guide to typography and writing of text ...
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Medical word breaks in InDesign?

I work for a medical journal, and we use InDesign C5. I am wondering if there is a way to "teach" InDesign how to correctly hyphenate medical jargon at the end of a paragraph line. Obviously, our ...
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InDesign document needs to be converted to Word or similar program

I have an inDesign file, a booklet of mostly text in a table (names addresses etc) and my client would like the file set up so they can edit it themselves, add to the table. Is there a way to convert ...
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How to repeat text formatting settings in Illustrator

I have a bunch of text point objects and I'd like to select a subset of them and change their font size (for example). They might be in different groups so I can't select them all at once, so I select ...
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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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InDesign: how to turn off hyphenation

I am pasting text into a text box in InDesign, I have a Paragraph Style set for that box and I am using "Justify with last line aligned left" (as seen in the screenshot). I'm not sure how to ...

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