Questions tagged [page-layout]

Questions about the arrangement and styling of content elements on a page. Ask anything related to laying out print, web and other types of pages.

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Critique / improvements regarding page layout

I have a few questions about my page layout. Keypoints paper used is DIN A4 (21x29.7cm) body font is Latin Modern 12pt margin font is Latin Modern Sans Serif 10pt running header is 12pt small caps ...
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What are the main reasons for using full justification when ragged right is more readable?

Most books and magazine articles are printed with full justification, namely with both left and right justification, even though it is generally accepted that the most readable of the justification ...
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choosing page size

i'm designing a book for a poem, it will consist of roughly a line per page (anywhwere from 5-20 words) as well as a few images (1-4) per page. From reading JMB's "Raster systeme" he advises ...
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InDesign best practice for headings in separate columns

I'm wondering if there is a better way to set up this type of layout where the headings are in the left column, and the body copy is in the right column. Currently I am using a separate text box for ...
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Streaming Development/Design Layout: Short, Vertical Chat vs. Long, Horizontal chat

I'm currently working on an overlay for my Twitch stream for development and design. I want to have chat messages visible on my stream but am unsure about the layout. I'd appreciate help in pros/cons, ...
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Master pages and applying adjustments to photo place holder frames in InDesign

I am working on a photobook right now in ID 2021 with the same size place holder frame and margins applied to all pages. I want to increase my margin and the size of the photo frame and apply it to ...
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Page layout tools for the command line, to help automation

I'm working on translating a very old TSR (D&D) adventure (In Search of Adventure) and I'd like to have a similar (if not nearly identical) layout as the original, in order to print a PDF. I have ...
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Microsoft Word lines

Could you please give me some advice and various methods to do this work? Basically I would like to fill the sheet with lines like a notebook. The problem is that when I reach the end of the sheet the ...
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Data report critique

I am designing a PowerPoint template for a data report. I am more or less happy with the layout of the elements and unity of elements, but even after a few days I still not sure about the weight of ...
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InDesign: override master page text style while maintaining master page text content?

Say I've got a master page with a text box on it, and in that text box I have the text "cat." I color the text black. I then apply this master to a basic document page, allow overrides on ...
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How to Get Paragraph Numbering Aligned Away from the Spine?

Wondering if you can help me with an indesign layout problem. Any idea how I can get paragraph numbers aligned away from the spine on a facing page spread? I've tried tinkering with the right-left ...
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InDesign: undeletable # character appearing after having suppressed a table of contents

I'm currently working on a draft of a book to which I bring orthographic corrections before publication. Here is the problem I come across. The draft sent by the author contains a table of contents ...
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How to draw circles at equal distance relative to another circle

I'm pretty bad at Photoshop and I need to draw 5 smaller circles at equal distance of one another, around another a bigger circle. How can I do that?
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Best portfolios to choose from

I need your help on my final assignment for my Diploma of Graphic Design course. I'm creating three portfolios to present my work - printed portfolio, online portfolio (website based) and an ...
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How can I create a layout in Adobe illustrator?

How can I make a design like the example below. When I generate some lorem ipsum text, I don't know how to set up columns, or how to set the text to wrap around the letter.
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Pages moved from second document won't face each other as spread

I've combined several documents, all of which have spreads, but where the two sets of pages meet, the first and last pages remain as singles instead of combining as a spread. There's no ability to ...
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How do I resize an alternate layout in InDesign CC (15.1.2)

I created an alternate layout and realised the width of the page is 5mm shorter than I'd like. I cannot find any option to resize the alternate layout. I've tried Document Set-Up and Adjust Layout, ...
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Scribus - How to get automatic sequential page numbers in split document?

I have a book project, split in 10 files, one for each chapter. I have created them as I want them, and exported in pdf. Now, if I join the pdf files afterward, they will all have page numbers that ...
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Repeat Text on pages

I need to repeat a text box on multiple pages in Indesign. The text is a model number so I want to type it in once on page one and it repeats on other pages. However it would not be in the same ...
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Advice for report layout? [duplicate]

I'm an engineer who recently became a member of a county Grand Jury in California. For those who don't know what that means, it's a body of 19 people who - for a year - have the responsibility to ...
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InDesign doesn't want to start a new page with a subheading or new paragraph

The only way I can persuade InDesign to start a new paragraph (whichever of my styles I am using, and including the subheadings) on a new page, is to insert a Page Break. Otherwise it splits the ...
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A1 size paper: minimum font size

What is really the smallest possible font size I can use for A1 poster which is not going to be viewed from a great distance (its a genealogy diagram, mostly for studying from up close). I need to ...
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Which of the following layouts is best for a print/digital publication?

Here are three options: Option 1 (centered charts, two-column text) Option 2 (text on left, charts on right) Option 3 (left text, right charts on odd pages, right text left charts on even pages) I ...
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What are these kinds of typography called?

While talking about typography, we are often presented with beautiful graphics made with types and all. Although I find them very creative, I personally don't have a knack for those. I rather prefer ...
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How to stop new pages from always aligning to the right of the spine

I'm having this very troublesome problem where adding new pages by either placing a document or adding manually, creates a right-formatted page from my master spread that defaults to the right of the ...
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Inkscape: How to limit a project within the lines of the page?

I would like to know if it is possible to limit my objects and paths within the page size of an Inkscape project. This is, I would like to avoid having objects coming out of the lines of the page... ...
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Is there a way to spread a paragraph over all of a text frame's columns in InDesign?

I'm laying out a text with lists and headings between them. I used the 'Text frame options' to split a page-wide text frame into two columns. Now, it so happens that one of my main headings is too ...
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Cut Marks (Interrupted rectangles in the corners)

I recently read a post explaining cut marks and their purpose. However, if they're meant as guidelines as to what has to be cut off to create a neat brochure in the right size, why are they still ...
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How can I improve card design?

I'm a Biology teacher also interested in making things look good. I am making a lecture on zoology and decided to set up the key information in cards - so students may take a screenshot and use them ...
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Inserting a two-page spread into Indesign

I have a document with three two-page spreads. I want to add another two-page spread between pages 1-2 and 3-4, so I chose Layout > Pages > Insert Pages to add 2 pages after page 2. As shown above, ...
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Indesign Spread Numbering

I have come across this guide, that makes spread numbering possible. However, this method relies on autoflowing text and it doesn't work for me. My project has 13 intricate master pages laid out ...
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Scaling leaflet up from A5 to A0 in Indesign

Is it to simply resize the PDF size, to covert all text to outlines and resize in A0 size or duplicate the Indesign file and increase all the text size manually?
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Assign text frame to a paragraph's first line

I'm working on a book with complicated layout. Each spread has three text features: A — main text paragraph B — side text paragraph C — paragraph number Each A-paragraph must have a number. I ...
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How to think about creating clipping masks? [closed]

I would like to receive perspectives about how to think about inserting pictures within an instagram post art. For example, I'm creating this post: and I need to insert this picture: So I want to ...
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Line lengths on paper for a resume layout

I want to layout a resume. The requirements slightly conflict, but are: On standard paper size (i.e. A4 as it happens) A lot of text Easy to read Few pages I especially want to ask about line ...
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Which version has better visual alignment and why?

I added two screenshots below and need direction on which one looks better.
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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 flow text around master page elements in Scribus?

I am new to Scribus, as in I downloaded it last week. My document has a master page with a page number in a circle, properties are set so the text should flow around it. That's not happening. I'...
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Typesetting and grids in Illustrator

I am looking for practical advice on the rules and best practices for graphic designers, and how to utilise these in Adobe Illustrator. I have designed a brochure, and am now organising the layout ...
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How can I apply a continuous gradient across the front and back covers in InDesign?

I get how to create a gradient across multiple objects, but this doesn't seem to work across pages. I've also tried creating a master spread and applying the gradient across two background objects. ...
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Is the heading in this webpage properly aligned?

In this webpage (see first screenshot below) is the page title (Merge PDF) properly aligned/balanced? I placed it aligned with the logo (Integrable, in the left) and the blue button, but it doesn't ...
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Usage of blank space in trade banner and text-positioning

and thanks for your continued feedback on my trade banner that I am creating for my friend pro-bono. I've consolidated all the feedback from to create the below: Stucturing information on this trade ...
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Stucturing information on this trade show banner

Problem I'm working on a new banner for a trade show. I want it to fulfill two aims: communicate to the passerby the benefits of using the service (its a platform that lets people build ...
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What does one unit refer to in this ad guideline, how do I measure this out in my own designs

I have been given this guide at work and I don't understand what they mean by 1 Unit. How do I measure this on different sizes?
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InDesign – Subgrid within a larger page

I'm working on a panel design for a museum in indesign. The design has a sections of text and images contained by a box. Right now I'm using a text box with inset spacing to see the inner margins of ...
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Combine text alignment

I am working on a multi-page report that has several different sections. Due to text available, some of the sections are left aligned while other sections are full justified. Is it acceptable to ...
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How to find a font with the same width as my current font?

Numerous times when creating a grid based layout for print, I would like to be able to change a font of some text content but know which other fonts are also the same text width (despite the same font ...
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Using single column/multiple text boxes or multiple columns/single text box in InDesign for creating a multi-column page

To create several columns of text in InDesign I have (to my knowledge) two different approaches: Either set the text to several columns by using a paragraph style while using a single text box for the ...
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Is Illustrator accurate for business card sizes?

I've just created my first business card in Illustrator. It has the standard UK business card size of 55 x 85 mm, a 3mm bleed, 300 DPI and the rest of it, and my smallest font-size is 8.94 points, ...
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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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