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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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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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Outside gutters in Sketch app

I'm setting up a layout grid in Sketch, and I'd like to adjust the outside gutter width. As I understand it, Sketch automatically calculates these outside gutters to be 50% of the width of the ...
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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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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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Cover page: is it ok to start subtitle with dash?

By far most of the research reports I read that have a subtitle start the subtitle with an uppercase letter (figure to the left below). Is there any reason why the subtitle should not start with an en ...
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What the Frick is “Hollywood Sleek”? [closed]

Okay so I have a client who ALWAYS asks for things in a very vague manner but absolutely and categorically refuses to divulge more into their idea(s). So recently they sent me an email saying they ...
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How do I create a good design style that the client is looking for? [closed]

I know how to follow flyer and poster design tutorials to learn new design effects, and I know how to sketch a layout. But when I’m working on a comp for a client, I often struggle with creating a ...
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Script to resize InDesign page to fit content

I'm wanting to use ExtendScript javascript to loop through each page of an Adobe InDesign document and change the size of the page to match the visible bounds of all the objects on that page. I'll ...
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Simplifying mobile web design without altering given requirements [closed]

I'm writing and designing a mobile web application where users chat with one another. This question is about designing a page where each user's interactions with connected contacts are shown. This ...
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How to align vertical text of differing lengths?

I’m creating cover art for a game that I’m making. I have a narrow vertical space for my title text, so I want the two-word title to be vertical. The words are different lengths (“Sherlock ...
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What's the alternative of using Cmd+\ in InDesign to align text?

My co-worker is the one who taught me this short key in InDesign. It's very useful to align content for a much cleaner look, but it can only be used if the content is in the same paragraph or ...
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Why would I want to a use baseline grid in Illustrator cc?

What are the benefits be of using a baseline grid in Illustrator for a limited amount of text?
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Why does my text overflow right away? [closed]

Why am I getting the text overflow symbol, when there isn't any overflow? When I create a text box over a photo I have placed and just type in 1 letter it immediately puts a text overflow symbol on ...
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Designing for responsive layouts [duplicate]

I've come to find a love for UI design, and I really do enjoy it more than most other aspects of the Graphic Design field. But an issue I have encountered is designing for responsiveness. I know the ...
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How to format a print booklet with fold out tabs on certain pages

I am creating a sort of portfolio book for an interior design company. They requested the sections have fold out tabs on the pages. I've never had to make something like this before so I am trying to ...
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Generate layers positions in Photosop

How I can generate grid/layout guides with positions of all layers in photoshop and save it? I would like to look like this, but for all elements in document. If it is not possible to generate, how I ...
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Cut A4 design to A5 for printing

I design a 32 pages (excluding cover and back) A5 (A4 folded to center) booklet. While designing, I put page 1-2 in one A4 landscape format artboard, 3-4 in another, 5-6 in another, and so on. When ...
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Is it possible to apply a right side master to a left side page in InDesign?

Is there any way to apply a right side master in a spread to a left side page? If not, is there a way to split all master page spreads into single master pages, so they can be applied to both right ...
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Layout term for bar or rectangle of solid color

I'm trying to find the term for a rectangle or figure made of rectangles of solid color, as found sometimes near the title on the front page of publications and websites. I have looked at various ...
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How do you decide on a typeface? [closed]

Do you go through all your fonts and choose the best one? Do you find a typeface you like and get variations of it? Do you copy your favorite typeface combination from a cool looking website? Do ...
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Critique: How can I more clearly represent overlapping relationships in this chart

I have the following chart showing relationships between various items (I've removed all text except for placeholders on the relevant parts. I'm happy with this much, but the issue is the following ...
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Good UX for container alignment for main content

I'm working on User Interface and I'm trying to figure out if a left alignment on the body container or a center alignment would work/look better. I'm adding screenshots of my project. Have there ...
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Ideas to highlight various areas of a Single Page Web Application [closed]

I have created the following page. I have created a textured background, borders for two sections in the page. Search Results Selected Images What I want is an effective way of highlighting the ...
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Name of this kind of design element?

Maybe a dumb question, but is there a name for this kind of design element? Zoom, preview or something along those lines?
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The process of setting up Baseline Grid

I've been an avid reader of the site and now asking my first question. In regards to setting up baseline grid for multi column layouts, with a mix of type and image per page like a magazine spread. ...
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InDesign - Link text frames without threading and proper Master creation

InDesign novice here. I am trying to create a catalog-type document to simplify the creation process for a client (previously using Illustrator), but I am not understanding very well how Master pages ...
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InDesign: how to prepare book for perfect binding

I am designing a perfect bound book, I understand that the pages will all be single, so they can easily be in different paper (colour, weight etc), but I can't figure out how I can tell the printer ...
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Designing in Microsoft Office

I have a client who needs a few editable word documents / powerpoint documents. Currently, I don't have office on my pc so I'm looking at getting it. I know I won't use it much, so I'd be fine with ...