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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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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publication design - how to work with tabs

I have a 100 page leisure guide (magazine) file that has tabs that run vertically on some pages. Should I adjust the whole grid to make room for them or only the pages that have the tabs?
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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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Using print booklet in Indesign with a file that has bleed

My file has bleeds and crops, I am printing on over sized stock. When I use print booklet in Indesign, it does not allow me to set p
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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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HowTo continue page numbering after section break?

On the page before every new chapter's Headline 1 i inserted a section break. And in the header line I use the field functions StyleRef, Page and NumPages. Starting from chapter two, I already have ...
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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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How to make web design pages harmonious?

I am working on a Pre-School Web Design, and I feel quite stuck on a point where I don't know what else I can do to make it just a little bit polished. I was using a template for base, with a lot of ...
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Indesign: First line doesn't start at the top

For some reason, the first line of my design doesn't start at the top but leaves a small space between top margin and first word. The paragraph style is: Size: 95pt Leading: 72pt Align to baseline ...
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How to best display text over an image on the landing page

I want to do something like this (ignoring for now the fact that the image isn't properly aligned yet): Notice the name "Barack Obama" in the center. I want to keep it that size, but I don't know ...
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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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How to step and repeat in Inkscape (or Scribus) with live preview?

I am trying to make a simple, nicely spaced table of horizontal lines. Coming from an InDesign background, I could accomplish this easily in Indesign by making a single line and then choosing "step ...
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InDesign: Change Layout of Overridden Frames by Master Page

I'm using InDesign to format a teacher's guide. Each activity will be based on an Activity Master Page (call it B). So I set up B with the frames I want to appear on each activity page. Then, to add ...
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From where should I start learning about layout & composition? [duplicate]

I am new to visual design and have already read dozens of articles about color, typography and other related things. But I can't understand how to use the elements and principles to create a ...
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How do I layout small pages on a large print sheet?

This is a follow-up to my previous question, where I used "step and repeat" to arrange several identical "postcards" on an A4 sheet side-by-side, to be cut after printing. See attached example. Now ...
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Digital 2 page spreads Indesign

I'm using Indesign. For work I have been asked to put together a magazine to be distributed digitally. As I'm in the planning stages and figuring layouts I'm trying to determine if I should just ...
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Best way of presenting persons in a brochure/three-column page

In a brochure (A5) I am designing in InDesign CC I would like to present several persons. Currently my layout is designed such that I divided the page into three columns, place the image of the person ...
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In InDesign, is it possible to make tables flow to new pages as you insert more tables?

I have a multi-page document with lots of separate tables on each page. I want to be able to insert new tables into the middle of a page, so that the tables below it are then 'pushed' onto the next ...
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Nested table of content designs

I'm using Bootstrap 4 for my websites layout, and recently wanted to create a nested Table of Content. Considering https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic, I'd say this is about the ...
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Why do things show up on the wrong page in scribus? Is this bad?

I'm used to blender stack exchange so tell me if I'm doing anything wrong. I have a two-fold spread for a yearbook I'm making. My template page looks like this image: But when I add a new page and ...
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Why are designs not done with a perfectly aligned grid and layout? [closed]

Why do so many designs have the grid and layout misaligned: Instead of having the Grid and Layout aligned: The majority of projects I have downloaded from sketch resources website, don't even use ...
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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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Feedback on real estate ad design

I am a Real Estate Agent with is looking to improve and differentiate myself from the competition. I am using Canva and realized that there is so much potential with good design. Are the color ...
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How to improve this GUI for smartphones?

I'm developing an Android app. The GUI is designed (and is implemented, but it can still change for the moment). Questions The app will be used whatever the environment (bright or dark, etc.). The ...
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How do you convey unordered facts building on each other in a vertical composition?

I'm trying to design a website for my employer and started with the landscape/desktop layout for the section in the first image, intending to convey that it's significant that both facts are present, ...
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How do you switch between “free” and “bounded” text boxes in Pixelmator Pro?

As per the official guide, in Pixelmator Pro you can click to create a free text box (which changes size to match what you type) or drag to create a bounded text box (which remains the same size ...
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Trying to find balance in uneven text blocks

I'm designing a business card for my small business. The text at the bottom of the card is throwing me off. I'm separating the employee's name and title from their contact information, to "square ...
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Figuring out the Ligatures/Kernings of a Font

There are ways to measure text in the browser, taking into account the font size. However, you could get a performance improvement if you only measure the different characters, and then you combine ...
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How can I improve this magazine page layout?

I am an amateur graphic designer. Me and my friend are working on a Japanese-English bilingual magazine for our University. Can I get some feedback on how to improve the design of this page?
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Is there a name for illustrations with non-rectangular borders?

I work on RPG books. In a lot of those books, there are illustrations that do not have rectangular borders: I know that the process is "text wrapping," but is there a concise way to describe an image ...
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Does this layout look okay?

I've never been great at laying out text and other elements within a rectangle. I know a few tricks (like the rule of thirds) but I'm still unsure. Does the layout below look okay? The rectangle has ...
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What's an effective way to electronically distribute a trifold brochure for review?

I have a design for a Trifold brochure that was presented at our company's board meeting. I had a small run printed before the meeting so it could be distributed in its intended format. During the ...
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Illustrations showing up pixelated in Indesign despite huge resolution

Illustrations I create in Procreate show up pixelated at edges despite high resolution when I place them in Indesign. I'm working on illustrating books for print. It's my first time working on a ...
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Create an input range slider with a high range [closed]

I want to create a web page for some visualizations I made using d3.js. I create a map, an heatmap and some other small charts. In this drawing I show (very schematically) how the created graphs ...
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Is there a standard name for a crossed rectangle placeholder?

In DTP type applications, a rectangle with a pair of diagonal lines from corner to corner is used as a placeholder to signify blank space awaiting content, or not rendered. Example: Is there a name ...
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How to display a grid of images that have different aspect ratios?

If I have a grid of images, let's say political cartoons, that have differing aspect ratios and cannot be cropped, how can I display them in a grid or even linear fashion? My current solution is ...

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