Questions tagged [publishing]

Publishing refers to the distribution of text and graphical content to make it available to an audience.

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Why do so many books indent all paragraphs except the first one in each chapter? [duplicate]

I've just looked through every printed book I've bought over the past year and noticed a curious pattern that I'd never given much thought until now (due to currently preparing a manuscript for ...
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What is an eBrochure and how would it differ from a website?

I've been asked to create a print brochure (like a traditional tri-fold) and a corresponding "ebrochure". I've never heard of an ebrochure, so in the absence of clear specifications from the client, I ...
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At what point can an image be considered “redrawn”?

In most cases in academic publishing a permission is required to reuse (e.g. publish again) previously published graphic content. A problem is that the copyright holder of that content is usually not ...
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How is completely matte printing achieved?

I'm working on a colourful publication. Each page has a different coloured design all over it, covering it completely. I want it to be completely matte, but I'm not sure how to achieve that. Here is ...
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What program do I use to create a manual or catalog?

The last time I did any desktop publishing it was ten years ago and I used Microsoft Publisher. Now I need to put together a product user manual, troubleshooting guide, and a new catalog. I figured ...
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Are there specific considerations when sending a design to a newspaper?

I need to send a design to be published in a newspaper. I assume this must be restricted to several factors, size, color space, halftoning, etc. Are there any specific requirements?
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Design Portfolio Copyright

when I was at design college 2013 we were told (for educational purposes) that we could use images from the net (only photographs) to incorporate into designs for posters, collages, magazine covers, ...
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How can I make this picture print exactly (or almost exactly) the way it looks on screen?

I have this image that is used as a cover page of a magazine I made. When I print it, it prints a very dark image and does not show the spiky designs at all. I saw some suggestions to use Photoshop ...
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Center align to page or to safe area

I'm designing a cookbook in InDesign using templates from blurb.com similar to the one below. If I want a photo or a piece of text to be aligned to the centre of the page when the book prints, is it ...
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InDesign: how to edit table text, cells and rows all at once?

My client created his book using Microsoft Word. He's sent me the file and I've placed it into InDesign in order to make it look beautiful and more pleasing to read. Everything went on well, except ...
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Sustainable revision workflow for print/digital documents with non-designers

It's my first time posting here so if this topic has been addressed please let me know. I'm the only in-house designer in my company. The company I work in has a lot of non-designers who work on ...
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Interior for a notebook

I am trying to make an interior for a notebook and I can't figure out how to duplicate one page across one hundred pages. I'm trying to find the easiest way to accomplish this.
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Printing magazine as PSD instead of PDF?

I have produced a multi-page magazine (32-40 pages long). For years I have been publishing it at a local printing business near me. They prefer a high quality PDF file to produce the magazine. It has ...
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Animate a magazine from InDesign

I'm sorry if the title doesn't make much sense. Basically my colleague has finished designing and published a magazine for our client. Our client has asked us to have the magazine viewable on web ...
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What program can be used to make book covers (digital and print)?

I'm looking to start making book covers for myself and a few friends, and I am wondering what software to use. I have Photoshop and GIMP for the manipulation aspect, but what about the rest?
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What was there before ICC profiles?

It's a general question of desktop publishing. I sometimes wonder what notions where taking place where we now have ICC profiles (and there PCSs). Which are computer notions, materialized by files (...
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Editorial Design: Correct labelling of a graphic that is based on an original

I am working on the editorial design of an article dealing with U.S. military history. In the article I am using a graphical interpretation of an original U.S. Army insignia. The insignia is of the ...
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Book cover design and royalties

I have a client who would like a book cover design and wants to use it for unlimited publishing. For the designers who have experience with this have you negotiated royalties? Or just accepted the ...
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How to edit text in Scribus 1.4.7 document created from template?

I spent 4 hours creating a document layout for a resume using Scribus. I'm new to Scribus, but I picked it up pretty easily through tutorials. I created two master pages (one for a first page, and one ...
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What are methods do you use for handling typography issues (Ill, ill, fi, ct, Th) without using ligatures?

So, this is a question I've never asked, and in most cases avoided pointing out all together. I'm finally open to finding a non-ligature solution too. Preferably one that doesn't require a font change....
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What are the options for digital magazine publishing?

I work for a company and we produce a 60 page magazine. We do a print version but are trying to figure out the best, most cost-effective way to create and publish a digital version. Also keeping in ...
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Scribus: InDesign like book object

I have been using Adobe InDesign to create books. I am considering shifting to Scribus. I usually make each chapter in my book into a separate document and then add all the documents to a InDesign ...
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Optical Resolution vs. Print Quality When Scanning Art for Traditional Offset Printing

I'm new to this side of things - a writer who's venturing into self publishing. My illustrator, also a newbie, will be providing me the original artwork, but I need to figure out how best to achieve a ...
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Should I send my client the original file of a job? [duplicate]

I have recently accepted a free-lance job to typeset a book in LaTeX for a publisher. I'm not a professional graphic designer, but I have been working with this tool for a long time now. Now I even ...
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Where can I get the specifications for my half-page magazine ad?

So I need to do a half-page magazine ad. I was going to make some different concepts using both Photoshop and Illustrator (I don't have much experience with InDesign so you folks that do it for a ...
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text on different lines with different styles, colours, leading and baseline shift, can it be turned into a paragraph style?

I have a text box with text on different lines with different styles, colors, leading and baseline shift. Is it possible to create this as a "standard/ master version", so that whenever any ...
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If I want my published art book to be 6.5 x 6.5, how big should the actual art work be?

I wondered how big my physical, not digital, art work should be for a finished book size 6.5 x 6.5? Many thanks
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How would I go about designing/coding some kind of “template” for my magazine's content?

I'm making a magazine. I have already made the entire "backend", meaning I have a database system where I can easily insert new contents, juggle it around in an "order" for each issue, edit it, etc., ...
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Techniques to preserve visual quality when importing content from PDF into MS Word

Someone I know occasionally asks my help when incorporating contributed material into an A5 booklet she edits and produces for a small local annual event. The booklet is essentially a programme for ...
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Use PDF editor for book publishing (including conversion to PDF/X)

I know that there is dedicated software for book publishing, such as Affinity Publisher, Adobe Indesign, and so on, but I have used for a certain project LaTeX, which would produce a PDF. Since most ...
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Collating an RTL “book” in InDesign CC

I've been working on a siddur, or Jewish prayerbook, in InDesign. However, all of my training has been in the "document", creation within InDesign, which is to say, I can make perfectly decent layouts,...
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With modern digital publishing process is there any reason to use InDesign for a final advertisement?

One of the most cited things I've found online is to create final advertisements in InDesign to send publishing companies because it will result in better text quality. Is this just for high end ...