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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 to describe a "split-screen shot" layout in traditional art terms?

If it were film or a video game I would call this type of two-frame layout a split-screen shot. What would it be called if doing a static design for print? To take it a bit further, I have two ...
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Several pages in Inkscape view?

I have imported a PDF document into my Inkscape 1.2.2 document. To my surprise, in addition to the content of the PDF, it has created an A4 "page" to the right hand side of my current page: ...
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Feedback on print layout design

I manage a small publishing entity specializing in architectural theory and history, in German and English, which oversees new editions of a well known 20th-Century Modernist architect's literary ...
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Is there a term to refer to both page headers and page footers in desktop publishing?

In desktop publishing, is there a single term to refer to both page headers and page footers? (It's Ok if the term includes other elements, but it should exclude body text.)
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Is there a term for a page layout with one column having no body text?

There is a technique in book design that creates a very wide outer (or sometimes inner) margin to the body text, allowing the lay-outer to put parts of the content in there. Think of annotations, ...
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I'm looking for theoretical materials about the design and history of bilingual books

I plan to make a bilingual book (Polish/English, Polish/Russian) for my thesis, so I'm looking for theoretical materials (books, articles, textbooks), where it is written about the design and layout ...
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How do you present your design portfolio / CV so that it gets more reach?

I am recently updating my portfolio content to explore new design job positions, but I feel like doing 20+ pages of my work in a .pdf will probably end up not being seen as I have to compete against ...
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InDesign: Anchored Object at the Top of a Page?

I'm trying to lay out a textbook. There are several cases where an image should be at the top of the page, before any text, like this: That one is not anchored, but needs to be so it'll stay put, ...
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I don't know how to work on this large Photoshop file (300 inch x 320 inch). Please help!

Please, I need help with this issue: I am working on a large Photoshop file that has 32 artboards with varying dimensions. This is for a specific project that requires these dimensions. The whole ...
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Spaced paragraphs vs indented paragraphs in academic textbooks

I write academic textbooks, mainly used by engineers, which means they contain a lot of equations, tables and figures. To get the best possible result (same font in text, equations, tables and figures)...
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Artboard size for projects in illustrator

Student here. What size artboards do people use? If I'm designing a business card, is the idea that you make the artboard the exact same size as the card. Or do you leave a bit of room on the edge.
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Bilingual Book Options and Pages

I'm working in a bilingual book. Using columns is out of question, due to the book format – small. Usually you have the text in the original language, followed by the translation (ie the original ends,...
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What page dimensions should I use when designing a book for Kindle with the print replica option?

I'm wanting to create a PDF via LaTeX that I can ideally use with Kindle Create's Print Replica option. What are good settings for the PDF? What should the height and width of the page be? What are ...
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Total word count in InDesign

Is this possible? it seems I can only get a word count when specifically highlighting text. Is it possible to get the total word count for all of the text in an ID document?
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Design principles for data plot sizing/alignment in scientific publications

In scientific publications, one often finds data plots. They are usually shown individually or in groups (two or three side by side, or in multi-row panels). Imagine one has full flexibility to design ...
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Tables not formatting properly in Adobe InDesign CC

I'm opening a client file that was created through a design agency in Indesign but the Tables are not formatting corectly - rather, just text boxes and nothing like the PDF the designers also sent ...
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Make the content stronger and more confident

I'm preparing an important pitch tech. The previous designer made the following design. I'm fine with the overall-style. However, for the slides "Business Development", I would like the ...
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Is it possible to merge a facing pages layout with a Non-facing pages layout in a PDF?

I need to insert a facing pages PDF document into a single pages PDF document, is it possible to do this and keep the structure of both? This means that the result should be one document in which you ...
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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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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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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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