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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How do i tell Layout that this Line is X amount of Centimeter/inches?

Im new to layout and I Need to do some elevations for a design. Im bringing an elevation drawing into Layout and I just want to be able to dictate the dimensions.
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Copy grid and margins to a master page in InDesign

I am wanting to copy a pages grid layout and margins to my A-Parent (master) page. So far I have tried to drag the whole page in the pages panel to A-Parent but then it has made two new parent pages.
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Evenly distribute spacing between 3 text frames

I have three frames, which are labeled "A", "B" and "C" in the screenshot below. I want all of the following to be equal: Distance from left edge of page to A Distance ...
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Replicating margins. columns and grid of an existing design layout InDesign CC

If I find a layout example that I like and want to imitate the grid layout whats the easiest way to go about it? Right now I have the example on a layer and just putting ruler guides on it to figure ...
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Graphic Design brochure [closed]

I want to design a brochure-like the image and I don't know what size I will use in adobe InDesign ??
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Where to place images/text on a page in design?

I’m new to graphic design and web design and one thing I’ve always wanted to figure out is WHERE to place my text and images on page to create a balanced and aesthetically pleasing layout and ...
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InDesign: Is there a way to make tables with multiple headers?

I'm currently working on a page featuring multiple cities and addresses, that I've set up as a table inside an indesign document. Here's my desired outcome: While I could make it work by just making ...
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Text Cursor is too big and prevents fitting of the text area

I am trying to fit a text box to the text inside the box, but the cursor and height of the selection of the text is too tall. Whenever I try to fit the text box, the text disappears. This font is ...
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Should a business testimonial advertisement without any contact information be used "as is" in a publication?

A testimonial advertisement was provided by a business (for their own endorsement) in a publication. Traditionally, print advertisements may need some sort of visual contact information to be included ...
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Paragraph Spacing & Aligning to Baseline - incompatible?

I am working on a 200 page book of letters and would like to use paragraph spacing instead of paragraph indents. The space between paragraph is too large when the baseline grid is set to leading, but ...
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GIMP 2.10: PDF Export: How to export each layer GROUP as a new page?

GIMP can export each layer as a new page[*]… but is there a way to do it based on group layers instead? Alternative trick: Flatten each layer group before printing using Merge Layer Group… without ...
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In Adobe XD, why is everything on my overlay clickable?

I'm new to Adobe XD, so I'm still trying to learn what the best use cases for are for the different prototyping options. Right now I'm using the "overlay" type action to put a screen on top ...
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Efficient way to align objects within guides illustrator CS6

I am using guides as a grid system to align objects to. Its difficult however to align things I use shapes, find the centre and then make another guide to find the centre. I could potentially make a ...
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Indesign: How to fix last line of text to bottom

is there any way in indesign to break a paragraph at a given point and fix the last line to the bottom in the same way it happens with the shift key+tab command for right indent tab? I always resorted ...
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Converting PDF layout using a tool

I have a rather large single-page layout PDF which needs to be converted into spreads (it's too large to do this manually in a reasonable amount of time). What software could I used for this? I ...
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Good practices to keep layout consistent

I'm fairly new to Indesign but I'm already impressed how many tools and option are there to achieve style & layout consistency accross pages (eg paragraph & character styles, master pages and ...
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How to choose appropriate grids for layouts in a publication

This is more of a design question than a technical one so am not sure if this is the appropriate forum to ask in... I’m planning on making an A5 publication but I am quite new to using grids and I am ...
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placement of page numbers

I'm very new to book layout—basically I need to produce books individually for myself and friends and I want them to look nice so I'm trying to learn how to do that. There's lots of helpful ...
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Indication at page bottom that a poem's stanza breaks or does not break?

When a poem written in stanzas carries over on to more than one page, it is common when submitting it to a publisher to type "[stanza break]" or "[no stanza break]" where necessary,...
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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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What software can I use to easily make this product sheet template?

I don't really do design but have been assigned to make a product sheet for a lot of different products in this style: Original PDF here Do any of you have any tips on what software to use to make ...
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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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