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Client wants me to teach them InDesign

I include a disclaimer when delivering native files: .... makes no promise, provides no guarantee, and offers no support, for the continued use, alteration, or editing of native files after files ...
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Customer asking for InDesign files as a Word doc!

Sounds like you already know... "Word is not a typesetting/layout program and they cannot have the InDesign files supplied as a Word document so they can make changes themselves. If I try ...
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Why would a commercial printer require all text to be outlined?

Well, 50 pages is incorrect. I realize you posted "50+", but 51, 53, 54, 55, 57, all won't work. A "booklet" must have page counts divisible by 4 at a minimum (8 and 16 are preferred for larger books)....
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How to print image file so that it blends with 100% black

The black in the bike needs to match the background black. If the background is 100% K, the bike needs to also be 100%k. If the background is 40C0M0Y100K, then the bike needs to be 40C0M0Y100K It ...
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How to word email explaining working files buyout

I somewhat agree with the comment from @Joonas There's no need to justify pricing until you are confronted with an argument about it. Your default mindset should be... "Sure, here's the cost"...
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How to print an book in EPUB format?

Print an .epub book Install free, open source Calibre ebook reader (Windows/Mac/Linux). Click Add books and select an .epub book to add to the Calibre library. Select the .epub book that you added ...
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Intentionally Left Blank Pages In InDesign

In many legal documents, I've been required to place a text box on the page that reads "THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK", so the reader doesn't think there's something missing. In your case, where ...
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How to place multi-page PDF into InDesign

It's hidden away but it is possible. 1) File > New > Document Enter the number of pages of your PDF in "Number of Pages". Deselect "Facing Pages" if you want individual pages. If you know the ...
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InDesign: how to get first letter bigger in each word of a sentence?

That looks like small caps are being used, so: select the sentence hit the 'Small Caps' button as seen below go to 'Type → Change Case → Title Case'. This will capitalize each word and then you'll ...
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InDesign: how to remove everything between square brackets

You don't need to script this, just hit Ctrl+F and switch to the 'GREP' tab type \[[^]]*\] in the 'Find what' field or type the same thing with an \s? added in front to also remove any preceding ...
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How to make this strange embossed apple logo?

It's all a bit easier to discuss if we start with horizontal lines, like so: As Ilmari Karonen said, this is just a displacement map. You start with a 3D topography h(x,y), and then each point (x,y) ...
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Client wants me to teach them InDesign

I did that for a client once. We spent 2-3 hours discussing some basic InDesign editing with about 10-12 of their staff in a meeting room at their office location. It was a one-time workshop and we ...
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InDesign displays low quality linked AI file

InDesign will show a preview image of an ai file which will use less memory. The file will print fine. If you want to see a more accurate image, change the Display Performance (found in the View menu) ...
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How can I make this picture print exactly (or almost exactly) the way it looks on screen?

Study Colour Management. Find and worship "CMYK 2.0 by Rick McCleary." I use it as my course text. Tip: What you should be trying to do is to get your screen to look like the print. Begin by making ...
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How to hide half of a character in InDesign?

You could make your own font. Since it's just symbols, I think I'd use IcoMoon to import stars I've created in Illustrator and saved as SVG. This doesn't really, require a walkthrough, but I figured I'...
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How to cut lines exactly outline of shape?

Select you letter shapes (you have already done Type> Create Outlines) and all the strokeed paths (lines). Choose the Shapebuilder Tool. Hold Alt/ Option as you drag through the lines you want to ...
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How do you place a multi-page PDF into only 1 page in 1 spread InDesign?

One could write a script for this, but I think for most designers it would take longer than it takes to click 90 times. You do not mention which size you want the sheet to have. Should the 40x40 mm ...
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InDesign: Adding space before the first paragraph

Enable the Paragraph Rule: Above for your style. Set its weight to 0 and (you never know) its color to [None]. Check "Keep in Frame"; then, use "Offset" to move the paragraph down. Apart from using ...
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Find/Replace automation in InDesign

Indesign comes with a script called findchangebylist.jsx. It does exactly what you want, but it's pretty tedious to use. So tedious, that many people have created scripts for this same task. I would ...
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InDesign: image gets cropped when i try to move it around

Everything in InDesign is inside of boxes except text. You can either move the whole box or just the content inside of that box. In order to move the whole box you just need to use the Selection-Tool (...
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What's a doent?

Probably an automated typo for "document", a result of a strong filter for removing certain words.
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How do you a get graphic both in front of and behind text like this?

Although it looks like a one-piece symbol, the heart icon is most likely made up of 2 shapes. Part of it will float over and part under the actual wording.
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Client is turning my booklet design into a website - how to charge for this?

We don't know your relationship with this client, but I'm pretty sure you don't want it ruined because of an emotional reaction: 'oh that other guy is stealing my work and getting paid for it'. The ...
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How can I prevent InDesign from overriding my prime signs with apostrophes?

If the codes you write in the question are accurate, then that’s your problem right there: the Unicode character U+0027 is not a prime. It’s a simple, typewriter apostrophe, and the setting mentioned ...
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Why is InDesign pushing short words to the next line?

The other answers are correct that this is down to the work of the Adobe Paragraph Composer which is balancing your whole paragraph as opposed to each line individually. If you do want your "the" to ...
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How can I thread text with offset headers?

Set up your text frames with a custom baseline grid that starts offset from the top of the frame. Set the Start to a value big enough to fit your headers: Set the paragraph style for your body text ...
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