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Structural Diagram

Personally, I wouldn't use Illustrator's 3D extrude functionality for something like this. A simpler approach would be to create the pieces of the design manually, using the original as a guide to ...
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How to get rid of unwanted InDesign style settings in paragraph style options?

I've had this problem several times. It doesn't really matter, but it clutters the Paragraph Style Options dialog and makes it less obvious what each Paragraph Style does. Sadly I don't have a one-...
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Indesign, table: How to horizontally align text and object in table cell

Select the graphic using the Selection Tool and choose Object > Anchored Object > Options... and adjust the Y offset... or... Select the object as text using the Type Tool, and adjust the ...
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Make inDesign text box spacing behave like MS Word

You can't always force a program to behave like another. It's better to accept the logic of each program and get the best out of it. In InDesign Space Before and Space After are added as you say. You ...
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How do you disable the 'welcome' screen in Adobe InDesign?

All you need is to uncheck the checkbox 'Show Home Screen When No Documents Are Open' in the Preferences > General: But there is the glitch and the checkbox can be grayed out. So it can not be ...
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InDesign: Double Overbar

Create a Character Style and use the Underline Options, adjust the settings similar to the (first image below), negative offset moves the underline above, you have a few Type presets, and then apply ...
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Printing off-white CMYK body copy on black?

Registration is not a problem when you have only one channel. Registration is an issue when you have thin elements like text with a color of two channels, like C50-K50. So, the answer to your specific ...
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How can I cut out text from a plane in indesign while preserving text edit?

There is obviously a reason why you cannot simply have yellow text - maybe the actual background is something more complex than an yellow rectangle. So, here we have an yellow background rectangle, a ...
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Changing Trim Size in InDesign

I don't believe there is a way to resize without at least looking at every page afterwards. Nothing should move. But with a missing .25" you may need to ensure bleeds and margins are acceptable. ...
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Indesign: how do I clip a group by a polygon?

Select the objects you want clipped. Object > Group Edit > Copy (or Edit > Cut - I prefer to use Copy because it's safer and easy to delete the original objects later.) Select desired frame ...
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How to make table within rounded rectangle accessible

When you mark the items in Indesign for tagging the table and its text frame cannot be accessed separately. Generating a PDF generates nothing of a plain text frame which has no stroke nor fill color. ...
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InDesign: is there any way to have automatically scaling decorative borders around text boxes?

I don't think it's possible to fully automatize a closed border like the ones you show in InDesign. The analog effect needs to be applied to the border as a whole to look good in my opinion. So I can ...
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Scaling Adobe Illustrator objects in Adobe InDesign. What am I doing wrong?

Assumptions: You are selecting everything, then just grabbing a corner handle and draging it, with or without depressing the Shift key. Since the Illustrator graphics are placed, linked, images in ...
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Scaling Adobe Illustrator objects in Adobe InDesign. What am I doing wrong?

Not very clear what the problem is, but try grouping the entire artwork in InDesign, and then hold CTRL and SHIFT while scaling the resulting group.
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Is it possible to set your own white space in InDesign

There might be different ways to achieve this, but the first that comes to mind is: add the usual EM spaces where you need them, there's a shortcut for EM space CTRL+SHIFT+M so this can be done ...
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Setting up a GREP find and proper nouns

I don't have a proper answer, but I have a bit of a kludge. The following should do what you want for up to three capitalized words in a row. ((?<=\l )(\u\l+)( \u\l+)?( \u\l+)?) You can always add ...
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Replacing by GREP

Set your find to: (\s[\l\u])\s Change to: $1~S English translation: put into memory, space followed by any letter (end memory), that is followed by any space. Replace by stuff in memory followed by ...
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Structural Diagram

If you are going to make a collection of elasticity theory examples and problems you should think a few things Making drawings of 3D scenes with 2D tools needs much work. Your time can become short. ...
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Save pdf with overprint simulated

I've managed to find a way around this. When I save from InDesign I have a PDF Preset which uses the PDF/X-4:2010 Standard. This automatically enables Simulate Overprinting when the PDF is opened in ...
Mark mark's user avatar
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How to make all text lines the same height or distance

No comment about Adobe software, but in Affinity Publisher you start a new paragraph by pressing the Enter key. Paragraph style definitions have such items as space above and below the paragraph. ...
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Set text to white automatically on dark spreads

Nothing else than your "inner glow" has been appeared in the first ten days. It surely works assuming There's no light objects below the text object which got the white glow The PDF is ...
Whitewater's Ear's user avatar
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InDesign GREP code for find words between a full stop (.) and a colon (:)

You need a positive look-behind (?<= ... ) And a positive look-ahead (?= ... ) \. Dots need to be backslashed. /s for the space. \w for letters and numbers. ? for optional characters. And * to ...
Julian Steinmann's user avatar
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Running header with first three letters

It turns out, this is quite easy to do with nested style of the paragraph style (linked with variable). Just set "3" and "letters" in the dropdown menu.
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Indesign: how do I clip a group by a polygon?

There's a quite recent question of converting a piece of text to holes on a colored surface without losing the editability of the text. It's possible to copy an usable method from there. It's based on ...
Ben Gartwright's user avatar
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Where can I get Fonts for Adobe InDesign CS5 software? I do not have Creative Cloud

This question Is in reality several questions. First answer. Get a creative cloud for a month or two and get some fonts. I think you are not limited to the number of fonts you can download. A good ...
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InDesign: how can I import specific data from csv

This question is probably off topic. It's a bit too broad. We don't know what you know about InDesign scripting, what you have tried or why you are trying to do this. And it's more about coding than ...
Wolff's user avatar
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Background X on InDesign project

The X is merely showing the image frame for that background mountain scene, Its standard and nothing to be concerned about. It's a "guide" of sorts, not actual data that will output. Image ...
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Can table cell size be locked in InDesign?

No, you cannot just lock cell edges, and keep the cell content editable. But here's a trick for you: double click into a cell to change to Type Tool in that cell now, the important part: press ESC ...
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Indesign: Keep multiple paragraphs (of different styles) sets together

You can use the Keep Options to achieve this. In the first Paragraph Style's options (LOT Number) Under Keep Options, check Keep Lines Together and choose All Lines in Paragraph. (As the name says, ...
Wolff's user avatar
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Indesign: How to get letters as chapter numbers in sub-headings

In case it helps others, the format for "Heading 2" should be Number: ^1.^2^t. It was the ^H that was wrong.
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