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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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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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How to make this strange embossed apple logo?

This is basically just a displacement map applied to a bunch of lines. The tricky part is that applying a displacement map to a bitmap texture will stretch and compress the entire texture, including ...
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Can I run 2 versions of InDesign with the interface in 2 different languages? (Mac, Adobe CC)

Set up another [Mac] User account & use Fast User Switching. Each user can then set their own prefs, which won't affect the other. Both versions can be running simultaneously, also without ...
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InDesign zero inner bleed not possible

Think about it this way: You are new to InDesign and this is your first time sending to print. The printer has been printing documents with and without bleed for years, before you had this dilemma. ...
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To align line at the bottom of its line spacing

First of all, you don't need to manually add guides for this. InDesign has a built-in feature for this called Baseline Grid. Here is a quick intro to it. If you enter Edit > Preferences > Grid ...
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InDesign Space Before and After not working for paragraph style

Space Before/After only works for multi-line text which is all in the same text frame. Or across separate, threaded, text frames. It will not work for separate, unthreaded, text frames. If you want ...
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Layout booklet in inDesign

To create a "booklet" with a final size of 5.5"x8.5" (Letter half) you want the InDesign pages to be 13.97cm x 21.59cm (5.5"x8.5"). When 2 pages are next to each other ...
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InDesign - Can I set paragraph layering order (z-index) through styles?

Lines of text in InDesign will always be ordered like they are written. With the first line at the bottom and the following lines on top. The only way to work around this using paragraph styles I know ...
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How to make the tab character work for text aligned to the right

You can .. use a separate text box for the chapter name. This way the width of the page numbering and the width of the chapter names will always be fixed, because of the separate text boxes. the ...
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Figure numbering like 1-1 in the 1st chapter and 2-1 in the 2nd chapter

Finally, it seems I found a solution. It was originally posted by Barb Binder on Adobe forums. Given that there are two levels of headings, the paragraph style used for table captions should be ...
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Images DPI on Mac (72) and Windows (96)

There is nothing like "the default ppi for Windows is 96". Your monitor has pixels, and inches, therefore it has many pixels per inches. Digital stuff just uses dimensions (x, y). A ...
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Why InDesign hyphenate English words even when the language of a paragraph is not English?

InDesign does not attempt to guess which language a given word is. The way hyphenation (and spell check) works is that you manually select a language for a text and then InDesign applies the rules for ...
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Prevent frame from moving without locking it

Not really. An object (eg. text frame) is either locked, or unlocked. Alternatively, you can move the text frame to a separate layer, lock the layer, but keep the text frame unlocked, and everytime ...
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Replicating margins. columns and grid of an existing design layout InDesign CC

I think there maybe too much focus on "the grid". Everything does not need to be fit to an all-same-size grid. In the example you are wanting to copy there is vertical symmetry but the ...
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InDesign Space Before and After not working for paragraph style

That page looks pretty good for a newbie! What you are probably missing: Space before/after have zero effect if every paragraph is punched into a separate text frame. Space before/after behave ...
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Why can't InDesign create this small label?

Once you have manually changed the Page Size or Margins of individual pages, you can no longer change all pages using Document Setup. You could just make the changes you want without using Document ...
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InDesign Source file access

You'd be amazed at what can happen in the hands of untrained InDesign users. Your manager is correct. Keep a solid original version of the file — either yourself or via a stable, reliable backup ...
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Making an accessible PDF from InDesign file for an admissions lookbook. Color key symbols are used in Majors section

An assumption: You are going to export from InDesign a tagged PDF and you know how to do it, but you only try to find a shorter workflow. Place the key symbols as inline graphic images. As well they ...
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Drawing Sketch Video Tutorial on Titanic Ship

With enough skill, patience, and practice just about anything drawn with analog tools can be created digitally. Some things merely take way more practice and experience. One can mimic the appearance ...
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Vertical Scroll Bar goes blank after I insert a page

It is a file issue and I have experienced this myself when working with random templates received from clients, either designed in older ID versions or having an improvised setup, or resaved so many ...
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Why use a Book?

Well, I've now gone several miles down each road. I've used both the many-files InDesign "book" feature and the single-file feature for many weeks each, and I have a definitive answer: I can'...
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pseudo fraction style in inDesign

I suggest using an anchored text frame. Create a text frame. Set the height to the same as the leading of the text where you want the fractions to appear. Enter the Text Frame Options. Set General &...
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Append avatar image to each paragraph in chat style book

You can easily add the same anchored object multiple places using Find/Change. Make sure the avatar image has an Object Style so you can later change its settings. Copy the object containing the ...
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InDesign make paragraph border of opening paragraph remain inside text frame

Paragraph borders (and other text effects like paragraph rules, paragraph shading, underline and strikethrough) are all rendered after the text flow has been calculated. They can't directly influence ...
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How to show an object that is outside of the artboard on the master page on all created pages? *INDESIGN

If you place an empty rectangle in the artboard area that only just encroaches into the bleed area, then it will appear on all pages that rely on that master page. Grouping any other items with the ...
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Stroke and fill on paragraph style in inDesign?

To create something like this within a paragraph style see the following specs
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Text frame aligned to grid not visible

You can move the guides to the back.... Then guides will be covered up by page content. There is no way to mix the front/back placement and have some guides in front and others in back. It's one or ...
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InDesign: Regex/GREP works on tester, not in InDesign - issue with OR/| operator?

InDesign has a number of special GREP characters you can use to your advantage. They can be accessed clicking the @-symbol next to the Find what and Change to fields. In this case you can simply use: \...
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Make shapes semi-transparent, but not their text and borders

Yes. InDesign has separate transparency settings for the Object as a whole and its Stroke, Fill and Text. These can be accessed using the Effects panel.
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