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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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Typeface like Times New Roman but with "tied" percent sign

There are probably hundreds of fonts which fits your description, so finding one that fits your taste might be like searching for a needle in a haystack. I assume that the font needs to be free, so I ...
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Is there a term for adjusting the spacing between WORDS for a font (not letters)?

Kerning and tracking, as @GerardFalla is talking about, are both related to the spacing of characters. The space between words is simply called Word Spacing. It can be specified in professional ...
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Is it possible to search in Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign to find text based upon its color?

Note: All the locations and screenshots here are for macOS. They’re probably a little different on Windows. Microsoft Word In Word, there are two ways to find white text, one a bit more flexible than ...
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Typeface like Times New Roman but with "tied" percent sign

The text is definitely Plantin, a precursor of Times, not Times itself. Additional clear differences from Times are the gap in the P and the slanted sides of the M. The percent sign is left ...
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Typeface like Times New Roman but with "tied" percent sign

At first, I thought the most likely candidate was Linotype's Times, because it has the right style of percent sign and it's included with Apple operating systems. (Microsoft's Times New Roman is ...
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How to achieve controls like InDesign in a Word document

Microsoft Word is not intended nor designed to allow the level of layout control more high end design software allows. What you are asking is not possible. This is kind of like saying you "want the ...
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What word processing tools that can work with complicate text boxing?

I would start by debunking the HTML being overkill. It is possibly the easiest solution around you, especially if you want to typeset a lot for text (see this as example). It is no no harder than or ...
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InDesign to Word: Issues with spacing when editing Word document.

Word has severe limitations in terms of layout. Layout is not what Word is designed to do. When you export a PDF to Word, Acrobat does it's best to navigate the complexity of issues layout in Word ...
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Customer asking for InDesign files as a Word doc!

I think you are overthinking this. PDF is a paginated file format. Word is a paginated file format. Are you sure they don't want you to simply slap page-sized PNGs/JPGs into a word file? If they ...
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Can I have vertically aligned subscript and superscript with Word or LibreOffice?

Yes it's certainly possible with LibreOffice. In LibreOffice Writer, click Insert > Object > Formula In the window that opens at the bottom type in the formula as follows %PI^1_1 Here's a screen ...
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Microsoft Word Strength Meter

The easiest way is probably to use an icon font that has suitable icons with "on"/"off" states (or just use the same icon with e.g. differing colors). Using a font means it's as simple as installing ...
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How can I set more spacing around a list than between each list element in MS Word?

Text layout software usually doesn’t have an option to space an entire list element, like CSS has for example. So the spacing between these paragraphs are always paragraph settings. In your case, your ...
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Different font thickness between InDesign and Word

InDesign is professional page layout software made by Adobe. Word is developed by Microsoft, and Libre Office is Open Source software is developed by the Document Foundation, and they are word ...
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Customer asking for InDesign files as a Word doc!

You should always mention deliverables in writing when taking on such a job, some clients and especially many inexperienced clients who go around on sites like Upwork, will just have no idea of how ...
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Typeface like Times New Roman but with "tied" percent sign

This could be a Caslon. The following is a preview using William Caslon Text. This version is not a free font. The body text could also be STIX Two Text. This is a free font.
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Problem with text write on inkscape and put on Microsoft-Word

Then I Solved I changed my file from Svg to WMF and the format works better, just as it should. Thanks for helps✨ WMF File are...
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Microsoft Word lines

Another way to draw lines in Word Go to Insert -> Table -> Insert Table Set the column to 1 and the rows to ~60, the rows count doesn't matter too much Delete the excess rows from the second ...
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Printed Text in Word a lot better than in Photoshop

The fact that you are trying to use: to a whopping 3000 PPI probably implies that you are not understanding resolution and how it is working on your process. A two-part answer. I. The text inside ...
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How to set the resolution of pasted vectors in Word/Writer etc.?

This is an excellent question. I can only partially answer it. The rasterization is done in the target application. In case you are referring to MS Word the rasterization is done in Word itself when ...
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Why does InDesign not always recognize page breaks from Word?

Because Adobe's programmers are really bad at reading Microsoft's publically available documentation. (Here, for example, is the low and down on DOC.) Well ... maybe not entirely. The .doc format of ...
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Applying highlighting formating to text in Adobe Illustrator

You can't apply highlighting like that to a selection of text, but you can add it to an entire line of point text using an appearance effect on a second fill. Open the Appearance panel (Window → ...
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Getting text from a Word doc with no subscription?

Getting the plain text into InDesign "For copying"? No need for such drastic measures, just use the regular Place ... function in InDesign. Make sure to click the Show import options checkbox, as ...
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Word paper design printing with white borders

Your printer might be able to print on the entire paper in theory but I wouldn't recommend it. It gives a lot of trouble. I work with printing and normally you would either print on a larger paper ...
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How can I convert a word file to Adobe illustrator or HPGL file?

You can copypaste things from Word, via PowerPoint and form there to Illustrator*. Or you can export the page as PDF and read that into Illustrator. You can also save your drawing as a EMF file and ...
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Microsoft Word Strength Meter

There's a 99% chance Microsoft Word was not used to create that. Word is not adept at handling detailed layout intricacies and is most often not used by professional designers when they create their ...
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Illustrator: Converting a letterhead design to Word

Create design (text and image) Save as WMF. Open word - Insert picture (insert the wmf file) Right click and choose Edit picture. When the dialog box appears to change the file do editable doc, ...
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Different font thickness between InDesign and Word

Different software will render the same fonts differently and you can probably expect to get the best rendering with InDesign as it is a professional design tool. I don't think there's anything to fix ...
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How to format a chat conversation?

I think you're on the right track, and you're being overly critical of your own work. There is (always) room for improvement, depending on the context where you're using this (a book? magazine? poster?...
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What word processing tools that can work with complicate text boxing?

You can create a paragraph style in Word that automatically boxes (using borders) and applies background color (shading) to paragraphs. As long as each "message" is not longer than a paragraph, I ...
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