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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 exports A4 document as US Letter .pdfs

When exporting a document created in InDesign which has A4 selected under File > Document Setup > Page Size into a .pdf by using File > Export > Adobe PDF (Print) format and use the default 'High ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Inner margin in a classical book layout

I used to think that the inner margin should be smaller than the outer margin in two-sided paper layouts, as in classical book layouts. This is an example of what I mean: This example was taken from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 side boxes properly called?

What is the correct name for aside boxes that text has to flow around? For an example of what I mean, please look at this article. I'm talking about boxes like the one that starts with "Sign Up for ...
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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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How can I convince a stubborn client that white space is absolutely necessary?

We have all been there: you show a client your design and they say "look at all that unused space, we can go ahead and make the text bigger, in fact let me give you more copy. We need to make use of ...
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Looking for a grid template for PowerPoint

I'm new to this community. I wouldn't describe myself so much as a designer but rather someone who has a need to create presentations as part of my job and would like to improve the design of those ...
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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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Scaling leaflet up from A5 to A0 in Indesign

Is it to simply resize the PDF size, to covert all text to outlines and resize in A0 size or duplicate the Indesign file and increase all the text size manually?
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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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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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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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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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