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A block of text consisting of one or more sentences and ended with a paragraph return.

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GREP: Format PART of a paragrah in InDesign

I am trying to format a part of a paragraph (I have the paragraph style) with GREP. It is the caption of some photos and the phrases are divided by the sign of "|": This is phrase 1 | This ...
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InDesign make paragraph border of opening paragraph remain inside text frame

Is there a way to make paragraph borders for opening paragraphs respect the edge of text frames? Paragraphs occuring elsewhere in the copy work as-intended, but the 'space before' setting won't kick ...
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Creating line breaks and spacing between heading, subtitle and body copy InDesign CS6

Currently when I am creating headings, subheadings and body copy I am using a hard return to move the text onto a new line. I understand that a hard return is an indication of a new paragraph so ...
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paragraph space after spacing doesn't appear to be accurate? Illustrator CS6

I have some type which I have created a space after in the paragraph settings. I wanted the space after to be 0.3cm so I have entered that in which converts to 8.5pt. However when I create a box with ...
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How to divide A4 sheet on parts?

I need to devide A4 sheet on the some parts by 65x50 drawing dotted borders to cut it after printing. As result I need to get printed a4 with lines of cut. How to do that and what tool to use?
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What's the name of these graphic elements at the end of an article?

It's a graphic element used in magazines and newspapers at the end of an article, to let the reader know the text ends in that page. It can be the magazine logo, or a variant of it, or just an ...
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Is there a good way to work with Indesign justification settings?

I don't find it very intuitive, and I haven't found a clear guide online as yet. I end up "playing" with Word Spacing until I get to an approximation of what I need. I only ever modify Word ...
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Link coreldraw characteristics

Is there any option to "link" paragraph content and characteristics something similar to object style posted an example where i have to copy some contents from left to the empty right side
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Styling characters into a pragraph

I am looking for a specific design on characters or words in an Adobe InDesign paragraph. I styled a paragraph as a little pill. But I want to apply this design on a certain word in a larger ...
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Numbering nonconsecutive paragraphs in InDesign

I have a project that requires that we primarily lay out a lot of text (think sections in an employee manual) with explanatory notes scattered throughout the document. We only want to number the ...
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Typographers' "canon of exemplars": What are some books that typographers think are examples of great typography?

Please note that I am not asking for famous books about typography (like this question does), although I imagine that such books would usually themselves be examples of great typography. What I have ...
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Paragraph indent after lists

After reading why the first paragraph after a headline is typically not indented [1][2], I started to wonder if a paragraph indent after a list or enumeration is appropriate. I can see two possible ...
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InDesign line composing for left alignment

I see this kind of text alignment (alternation of long line/short line over and over) in many books lately. I wonder if there is any way to achieve this with a combination of specific justification + ...
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InDesign: How to move a paragraph up or down without baseline shift?

I would like to know how I can change the vertical position of a paragraph in the text without using the baseline shift. I basically would like to do exactly what "space before" and "space after" ...
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InDesign - Large leading space in paragraph?

I've picked up another designer's file and it seems he works with a lot of character and paragraph styles. Specifically, I can't get the leading of a certain line in the middle of a paragraph to go ...
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Automated way to import several paragraphs to InDesign

I'm a basic user of InDesign. I have to import many (hundreds) of paragraphs into a page layout consistent of many Text Frames per page. Each page looks like so: I have all the paragraphs on a ...
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How to type a paragraph in Photoshop. Should be simple, but apparently isn't

I need help creating a bloc of text in Photoshop. I've succeeded in creating a text box and resizing it without stretching the text. However, I cannot get the text to wrap inside the box. Likewise, ...
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InDesign: first bullet of bullet list appears small

I have created a text box using rectangle tool and text tool. There in that I'm going create a bullet list. What I do is add my text in text control and select bullet list. It creates the bullet list ...
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When is positive/negative tracking too much in a text?

What are best practices when increasing/decreasing tracking in a paragraph to make it look better, whether the paragraph is justified or not? How do you decide when it's overdone?
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inDesign GREP styles

I have a few documents that have legal lines for 4 different countries (Japan, China, Macau, and Arabic) The legal line is composed for the most part of english and then the japanese characters, ...
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Adobe InDesign: Avoiding first line indent of the first paragraph (via Paragraph Style)

In InDesign, is it possible to create a Paragraph Style that indents the first line starting with the second paragraph instead of the first paragraph? In other words, I would like to create a ...
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Typography: First line indent in the first paragraph?

A colleague explained to me that it is a typographical rule to not set an indent for the first line of the very first paragraph of a text, the one that starts right after the headline. Instead, the ...
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Photoshop Adjust Paragraph Box to Content

I was wondering if there's a way to adjust a paragraph text box to it's content just like inDesign. I hate how sometimes I have to create big paragraph boxes and end up selecting them later on ...
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Indent paragraph to end of the last line of previous paragraph

I believe I've seen this method of indenting in older books at times and in poetry when one metered line is split between characters or quotes. Essentially, I'm wanting to indent a paragraph based on ...
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Full justify paragraph in Illustrator (Part of the word out of text box) [closed]

I am up to full justify paragraph in Illustrator CS5, but there is a line which goes off the text box. I use text boxes, and set full justify. Settings for Justification window are recommended: Word ...
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Prevent two paragraphs from separating across a page break in Indesign CC

I know one can use the Keep feature to prevent widows and orphans in Indesign but I have a slightly related issue that seems to defy this workaround. I have two paragraphs as below: Word (paragraph 1)...
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How can I justify paragraph text in Corel Draw and make the bottom line aligned right (not left)?

It seems that Corel Draw just fully ignores this variant having these justification options: None Left Right Center Full Justify Force Justify Full Justify could have had the desired option of Left ...
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How to keep a 2 column text flowing top down after a column-spanning-paragraph

My column-spanning-paragraph breaks the desired text flow. This illustration probably makes it clear. How can I force the text to flow from left-top to bottom to right-top to bottom? The page is ONE ...
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Design rule toward Alignment? Is this important?

Hello all the pro designers out there, I have a question about text alignment. This is what I am designing right now. The font is Brandon Grotesque. ! I have noticed that when I use letter "L", ...
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Resize multiple paragraph text frames in photoshop

in Photoshop CS2 is it possible to resize (and not transform) more than one paragraph text frames at a time? can you help me please? many thanks!
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tab lines with bulleted paragraph style

I am in InDesign and I want to align all the text vertically but am not sure how to do it, it wont let me space or tab because of the bullets.I just want to move the lines under the bulleted line and ...
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In InDesign, how would I get a word to move up to the line above as I have a large space open in that line?

In InDesign, how would I get a word to move up to the line above as I have a large space open in that line? Thanks, Suzanne
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How much space should I leave between two paragraphs?

I'm an engineer, therefore my knowledge of graphic design are very, very, very poor... so please bear with me. I want to know how much space I should leave between two paragraphs for my thesis. I've ...
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Resize paragraph size (pixels) - Photoshop CS6

I have a text paragraph. Is there a way of resizing it without having to pull the box or stretch it? (ex. Let's say it's 50px high, how can I define the size of it using pixels to 100px?) EDIT: How ...
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Highlighting text in Adobe InDesign

I want to have inline code snippets in my InDesign document. Similar to how StackExchange does it, like this. So the gray background is perfect. Basically I just want to highlight certain text. ...
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InDesign: how to turn off hyphenation

I am pasting text into a text box in InDesign, I have a Paragraph Style set for that box and I am using "Justify with last line aligned left" (as seen in the screenshot). I'm not sure how to ...
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Framemaker feature - run on paragraph styles. Is this possible in scribus?

Framemaker will let you configure a paragraph style to run on after the finish of the paragraph. This is good for hanging paragraphs where the first line is really a subheading, Excuse the monospaced ...
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