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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XML special characters

I am doing a catalog layout in indesign using xml. Is there a special character in xml for column break similar to 	 for tab characters or are column break characters just an Indesign feature?
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InDesign: how to get table correctly aligned on master page

Working on a magazine in InDesign that is 204mm wide x 279mm high. I have a header which reads: TEL: 555 123 456 YOUR FREE WEEKLY MAGAZINE 18th - 24th November 2016 (edited since in screenshot) as a ...
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InDesign: How to have a section head to the left of text?

I'm trying to do the layout below. I was originally trying to create this using 5 columns and having the text span 4 of them. But that didn't work properly because when I would add a column break ...
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Specific Section and Page Numbering InDesign

I am new to InDesign and I am trying to get my head around how to do something with the page numbering. I want to do this: Have at the top of the page Sec 01.1 (the .1 signifies the page number of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Illustrator Variables XML file specs - can I define text formatting from XML?

I'm trying to generate lots of files by dynamically loading texts inside of a template. The layout I'm going for is 2 threaded textboxes for 2 columns, and the text is made of title, paragraph, title, ...
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Are there mathematical models behind Google material design metrics?

Google's Material Design guidelines such as Typography - Style - Google design guidelines or Metrics & keylines - Layout - Google design guidelines contains many ad hoc metrics for font sizing, ...
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Is there a formula for the largest readable font size?

I'm working on a project about "creating rules" about design and text sizes in a layout... even when you do not have the size of the layout. My co-worker and I can't agree on the largest text size to ...
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Principles of composition: how to lay out images in text?

What are some guiding design principles for laying out images in several paragraphs of text on a webpage? In my particular case, there are two columns of text, and the images are proportioned and ...
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Formula for grid that supports 2:1 and 1:1 units?

I'm trying to create a grid that supports 2:1 and 1:1 units. I cannot figure out if this can be done or is even mathematically possible without compromising the 1:1 or 2:1 unit. The grid will be ...
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Long document with two independetly running columns

I am working on a translation a try to put the original and the translated text side by side in the document. I would like the columns to be independent and run over multiple pages, so that if I enter ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Deciding On Inside Margins For A Perfect-bound Book

What factors should guide my decision on adding extra inside margins when preparing a book for perfect binding? I'm working on a book that will be perfectly bound. It's a budget job, so I'm using an ...
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InDesign: preserving master page elements when adding single pages into a 2-page-spread document

I am designing a report for a municipality that shows different measures that municipality should take. The whole report has more content so I have set up one master page that has the page numbers and ...
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Rule for where to put the larger margin

Below are a couple of pieces that I've designed, and they both have a ledger margin on the top. But in the case of something like a picture frame with a mat, you would never put the larger margin at ...
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jssor arrow outside the picture frame

I'm starting to use the Jssor Slider (slideshow builder), and I wonder if there's a way to place the arrows outside the frame of the pictures (for example, at both sides or under the frame).
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Fit second text box to another text boxes path

I'm working with two languages (english and arabic) and I want to keep the text boxes separate so that the styles do not clash. I have a unique text box shape for the english as it covers the whole ...