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How much margins do i have to set for custom page size( W 33.5 cm H 24.8 cm)?

I have a custom page size of W 33.5 cm H 24.8 cm. I will be printing a book which will contain contents only on the right side of the page, So, how much margins should I keep? so that my contents ...
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How can I move text left in a frame in InDesign? [duplicate]

I encountered this in a layout today. Toggling optical margins didn't make a difference. I wanted the C to shift to the left, but InDesign doesn't allow a left indent that would go outside the frame. ...
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Ensuring that MS Word margin settings meet provided requirements

I've the following set of requirements with respect to the document margins: 4cm binding margin 2cm head margin 2.5cm fore-edge margin 4cm tail margin How to ensure that MS Word ...
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Maintain padding between shape on scale in illustrator

I would like to scale multiple shapes, but locking the padding between them. Is this possible within Illustrator? For example:
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Align all hanging text with multi-line bullet points

The default in Scribus 1.5 is to show bulleted text as follows: But I want it to look like this instead: Problem is, to get that I have to hard-code the indent values like this: And if I ever ...
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How to get consistent vertical spacing between elements in InDesign?

In InDesign, how can I have the same vertical spacing between certain elements throughout the document? I have several pages with heading + table beneth. Some pages have several heading + tables and ...
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Contextual shapes in margin calculation

I am having a doubt regarding margins in this project I am realizing. Should i consider these triangular shapes when calculating margins, or should I imagine a blank page as I am doing now? Sometimes ...
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Deciding On Inside Margins For A Perfect-bound Book

What factors should guide my decision on adding extra inside margins when preparing a book for perfect binding? I'm working on a book that will be perfectly bound. It's a budget job, so I'm using an ...
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Is there a math formula to make font the same actual size on a 55“ and 65” monitor hung next to eacother?

So I have a 65" screen and a bunch of 55" screens (1080x1920) in these big panels. They are turned portrait and flush at the top. So I'm trying to figure out if there is math to easily make the font, ...
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InDesign: any specific rules for margins in print

In InDesign when I set up a DIN A4 document, margins are usually set at 12,7mm. I was wondering if this is for a reason and if there are any rules / best practices for margins as to whether one should ...
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Why should I include padding/margin around icons when I create them?

I recently spoke with an engineer who requested that I edit all our existing icons (we have about 50 of them) to remove the extra margin I was putting around them so it would be easier for her to ...
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Photoshop: Adding a 10px margin all around a resized image

I was given the task to resize images to dimensions of 736 x 475, with a 10px margin all around for a buffer zone in case there's shadow in the image or something else. I found this tutorial for ...
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what margins to use for legal size book (8.5 by 14 inch) about 300 pages thick?

I have googled this and not able to find an answer. Everything is about letter size and smaller. What is the recommended settings to use for margins for a book legal size (8.5 by 14 inches) which is ...
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Standard “Hamburger Icon” Margin?

I know the margin around the icon is usually listed in dp (for Android at least), but let's say on a 1080p phone, does anyone know the pixel margins that would be (left edge of the screen on the left ...
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Printing full scale problem on Mac

Sorry guys, I have a printing problem, both with PDF and with preview. I'm not able print in full scale my document, even if I check if the file has the right size and if I did not set margins. It ...
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In an HTML element, is margin-bottom measured from the baseline?

I'm doing an internal style guide for a big company and want to make sure I get the spacing perfect. If I add margin-bottom to a text element, does it measure from the baseline of the text or the ...
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How can I decrease PDF's margin while printing?

I have an e-book (for A4 size-portrait) with border and margin of about 2 cm. Since the fonts are a bit big, I want to print two pages on same side of A4 paper (in landscape) and zoom a bit by ...
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Indesign CS6 margin disappeared [closed]

I was using Indesign CS6 when suddenly the margin disappeared. I don't think that it was the W key. Which key can bring back my margin?
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Should the gutter and the baseline have the same value?

So, I'm trying to set up a rather strict grid system and wondering what the "rules" for dealing with the gutter and the baseline. Should they have the same value?
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Rule for where to put the larger margin

Below are a couple of pieces that I've designed, and they both have a ledger margin on the top. But in the case of something like a picture frame with a mat, you would never put the larger margin at ...
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Inner margin in a classical book layout

I used to think that the inner margin should be smaller than the outer margin in two-sided paper layouts, as in classical book layouts. This is an example of what I mean: This example was taken from ...
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What are some reasons for not having point lists indented on both left and right side?

It seems that the standard way of doing point lists is to respect the right margin and indent the left margin. I wonder if there are any good reasons except for tradition for not indenting the right ...
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What should be the relation between margin and padding?

In grid-based layouts, should there be any relation between margins (the distance between elements) and padding (the distance between an element content to its edges)?
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How to add white-space / padding / margin around the outside of a finished page layout in InDesign?

I am recently working on an InDesign template, however when I export the template as PDF the contents of the page reach to the far left of the page. I want to leave some gap on the left side, center ...
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Using cropmarks

My InDesign document is 195 mm x 280 mm, has a 4mm bleed, 0mm slug and 10mm margin. My client specified: Size: 195 x 280 + 4 mm bleed. Cropmarks should be used. What does that mean? Should I draw ...
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Baseline downshift when pasting object in first line of textframe in Adobe InDesign

I need to set up аn empty space around inline icon in Indesign. Something like margins in HTML. Their sizes will not depend on an icon size. Also I think of negative margins. Also, I can't move inline ...