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The main argument I always hear (I work with scientists, and they say it a lot), is that it looks better at first glance*. For a lot of people, the ragged edge looks disorderly and chaotic. On a first superficial look, having two straight margins to your text seems very neat and ordered. Also, again especially in science, there is inertia. 'This has always ...


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You can actually export as .doc from InDesign, sort of. Export your INDD as PDF (File > Export > Adobe PDF), and then save the PDF as a Word Document (File > Save as > Microsoft Word). You can also export the PDF to HTML, and open it in Word, but it looks like it's not recommended. In this Adobe forum thread some users mention two programs that you ...


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I just found out how to avoid hyphenation in a single word, which took me a long time, so I am posting it here for anyone else looking for it: Select the word you want to "keep together". Open the Character window/palette, it's on Cmd-T. Click the tiny menu in the upper-right corner of that window. Select the last option, no break. Voila!


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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 have to lower case some of the wording by hand (of, and, a).


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I can't see how orphans and widows can ever be a "good thing". They should in my opinion always be avoided, but in some cases you can be forced to accept them because the alternative is worse. Why are orphans and widows a bad thing? It always hurts my eyes to see those tiny snippets of text. It looks like an unintentional error. In this example we have ...


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Use GREP search query. Search for \s\? Replace by ? Check the target of your query (document, story or selection). This is probably why you couldn't make it work properly. See example below of a couple of different kinds of spaces that would be affected:


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The general approach is to try to avoid these as much as possible, but this depends on the item being designed: Brochures or flyers or generally simple designs: you can break the grid and extend text boxes here and there by a few millimeters to reflow content just enough so these can easily go away. A similar effect can be achieved by increasing the right ...


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The proper way is to edit the paragraph style for headings and in the Span Columns tab, choose Span All. You also get options to limit the span to 2, 3 or more columns.


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Create a character style and set it to "No break". Edit your existing paragraph style, go to the GREP Style tab, choose the character style you created above and type (?<=\s)i\W+ in the "To Text" field. (credits go to @Tobias Kienzler who suggested this)


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If you look closely at the "U" for underline, you would see that there's a drop-down arrow as part of the button. If you click and hold the button, you will have two additional properties: "displacement" and "line width". My screenshot tool doesn't seem to want to capture that, but click and hold where the arrow is pointing.... I would suggest experimenting ...


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Justification isn't the only way to make text readable. Line length and leading impact readability a whole lot more than justification. A reasonable paragraph length and indentation can also give you much of the effect of ragged right margins. What ragged right margins gives you is a "silhouette" to navigate by, but paragraphs with indented first ...


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This is what the Graphic Styles panel is for. Drag a formatted object to the Graphic Styles Panel (Window > Graphic Styles) When you want to change a different object to have the same appearance, select the object, then merely click the style in the Graphic Styles Panel. Graphic Styles in Illustrator are similar to Paragraph styles, but for object ...


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In the Toc panel, first click on "more Options". Then, all you have to do is to create and apply a character style to the page numbers. Repeat for every entry.


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This isn't easily achieved as far as I know. I have two possible solutions. One is easy, but doesn't do exactly what you want. The other does exactly what you want, but is only semi-automatic. Solution A: Use "Right Justify" Alignment This one is straight-forward. Set the text's Alignment to Right Justify and insert some white space character, for ...


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This can be handled by the "dictionaries" functionality, but may need to be done by hand unfortunately: (see: "Add words to dictionaries") http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WSa285fff53dea4f8617383751001ea8cb3f-6f53a.html In the dictionaries, at least the user-created ones, you can edit the hyphenation for specific words. one tilde (~) to ...


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Todays Adobe CC Update (2015) brought the solution to this problem. You can now enable paragraph shading to add a background to paragraph styles.


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You need to study this part of the ID interface, especially the "Cell Height" (which forces your rows to be taller) and "Top/Bottom Cell Insets" (same result, but by increasing inside cell margins) on the right side. There's also a lot of Youtube content on this.


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Sure, just use the Eyedropper tool (I). Unlike Photoshop it picks up appearance attributes and doesn't just sample color... It works on live type too... You can even double click the tool to choose what it will and will not sample...


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Type in the chapter titles line by line Insert a Tab at the end of each line Type in the page numbers after the tabs Hit Ctrl+Alt+I which turns on the hidden characters so you can actually see the tabs in blue Select the entire TOC (Table of contents) Hit Ctrl+Shift+T. A ruler pops open which let you adjust the tabs. Click anywhere you wish to position all ...


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In addition to the panel menu of charecter palette: You can shift click on the normal character/paragraph style in character/paragraph styles palette. This should return you to the default style with no bells and whistles. The benefit of this is also that by using this palette you get into the habit of using styles.


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You can use a column break character via the keypad Enter instead of the normal Enter/Return, and this basicly jumps to the next linked frame. Or, assuming each page should work as a single paragraph, paste your content as you normally would, then use find/change to replace every 'End of Paragraph' with a 'Column Break' (see below).


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With much help from Lucian I have figured out a succinct way of accomplishing what I needed to do: make the paragraph styles I want to use. in the paragraph styles, under the "Keep Options" select "Start Paragraph: In Next Frame" in the paragraph styles again, under "General" select "Next Style:____" You can set the next style to have a starting point and ...


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http://www.fontspace.com/casady-and-greene/keycapsflf for example is a "keyboard font", I am sure there are others. The key term here apparently is "keyboard font"


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Many designers will leave applications at their default setting - which is typically 120% of type size (at least for Adobe software). How or when to alter this is highly dependent upon many things: Actual typeface Some typefaces inherently demand more or less line spacing. 120% for some typefaces can cause ascenders/descenders to overlap. While for other ...


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To me, in some cases fully justified text looks aesthetically better to me. That way, it fits better with adjacent stuff or paragraphs. I've tried to show it using following example:


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No, you cannot lock formatting and keep raw data unlocked in InDesign. Some alternatives: InCopy is able to allow limited access to INDD files, assuming your client is willing to learn another software. try to set up the table as a linked CSV file. This way the client can edit the CSV in Excel and update the link in InDesign. Some research will be needed ...


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In my opinion... remove them all! The use of a table implies some specific usage of headers, columns and rows. Any punctuation like : or . is irrelevant on this context. So play with the spacing, font, weight, backgrounds and colors. But there is a small chance that the green one has some sense. n_n. You could complement its meaning aligning that word to ...


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Im hestiant about showing you how to do this because you still haven't show any effort but Im having a great day so Im going to pass along the love. This is how I would do it: Create the shape in Illustrator and round the corner (reference: How do I modify custom radius for each corner of a rectangle in Illustrator?): Export shape as an EPS file and ...


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I made this an answer just to be kosher. If your copy is contained within a single box, you can apply a text style to that box. If your text flows/links to additional boxes, you can't apply a style via selecting the boxes. You have to apply the style directly to the text. – I usually do a Select All on the copy within the box, then apply the style. You ...


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