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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 converting the InDesign document to Word then all the margins, running heads/footnotes, images/layout are not kept exactly as requested."* I mean.. that's essentially ...


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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 would suggest the following: Enter a site with free fonts like dafont or Google Fonts. Choose a preview text with many different letters and a %-sign. For ...


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Save images as PNG files. Insert them into Word as a Header and/or footer. Save the Word file as a template.


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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 layout applications like InDesign, but I'm afraid that MS Word doesn't have this setting (although I might be mistaken). A google search on the subject seems to ...


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I don't know if I understand the full context but here's my interpretation. I think there are two things that need to be accomplished. Visually stylize the proof/explanation area differently than the rest of the content. Separate the content from the proof/explanation. I'd suggest judicious use of white space...both vertically (space between paragraphs/...


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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 unexplained because all Plantin samples I see have a disconnected percent. The tied percent in this book appears to be a substitution or customization. If the percent ...


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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 provided by Monotype.) However, as you mentioned in comments, the book is from 1988, before "standard" fonts bundled with OS or office software really took over the ...


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This can be changed in the global application "Preferences". Image from CS4/Mac OSX (other OS and versions may differ in detail): Summarized from David Blatner's InDesignSecrets: Open the Preferences dialog box (Command/Ctrl-K) and look for the When Pasting Text... option. In CS3, it's in the Clipboard Handling pane of the Preferences dialog box. In CS2 ...


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Another option from the one mentioned in the comment: You can link your Word file the same way as you do for images and even use the same stylesheet as Word if you want. If you work on a big file, it can be useful and even faster than always copy/pasting texts. When you import your text file, you can select to preserve some styles, images and formatting. ...


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If I were you, I would keep it in essence, but differentiate by either/or: Make the text line italic, bigger font or bold Make the distance from text line to equation bigger I would remove the left justified on the text lines. It looks bad when the variation in spaces between the words gets so pronounced. Edit I: By removing the left justified, I mean ...


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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 level of speed and handling of a Ferrari for your 1985 Yugo GV". It is just not going to happen. In addition, because InDesign employs many more features than ...


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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 more work than LaTeX. Secondly the way LaTeX works means can do pretty much any look and feel you like so no there are no anesthetics that it lacks. However in ...


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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 presents. Often configuring things "under-the-hood" in Word to maintain as much of the layout appearance as possible. Acrobat is only concerned with getting the ...


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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 were expecting to edit the book via Word then they are S.O.L. Converting your InDesign work into an editable Word file is what I would call a "Change Order" and ...


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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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There is always a solution to a problem. My first question is do you have a Google Drive account? If so great! If not I seediest getting one if not just for this feature, but that is just me. In Google Drive there is a "Google Docs" feature. This feature works as a basic version of word that you can allow others the opportunity to edit and comment. (I ...


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It's not possible for Adobe Illustrator as it hasn't the feature of adding highlighting styles to text. This can be implemented using Adobe InDesign instead.


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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 main text paragraph style (but not your list text paragraph style) would need a “space before” and “space after” value. If you apply that and don’t like the ...


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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 processors, not layout software. It's really a bit too much to expect software built by completely different companies to render fonts on screen exactly the same, ...


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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 things work and will assume the wrong things. Before you take a job like this, they need to be explained in writing "i am going to deliver this in PDF" and they ...


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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, choose Yes.


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To save an Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file from a page in your publication, you will need to use a color PostScript printer driver. If you don’t have a color PostScript printer, you can set up the Generic Color PS for Commercial Printing printer driver. Set up the Generic Color PS for Commercial Printing color printer driver. ShowWindows 2000 ...


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What file format are you using? MS Office products prefer PNG files over all others, even if they aren't using a transparent background. Try saving out as PNG, if you aren't already. I actually think Adobe 1998 is a more widely-used standard for non-Mac, and non-design workflows. It's become much less of an issue over the years, but clearly you're still ...


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Doing that in Word is less than ideal because then it would be tricky to reimport the translated sentences in the right place, assuming you don't speak the target language. You could use a table though to keep the phrases in the right order (eg. a column with the source language and one with the target language), but at that point it makes more sense to use ...


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I agree with Random O'Reilly. Especially in regards to the justified text. Only alternative I would also consider for the separator is a double line instead of a single. Here I used the same size double lines as in your equal sign:


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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 → Appearance) and with your text selected, add two fills. One for the the highlight box and one above it for the text itself. Add a Rectangle "Convert to Shape" ...


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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 Microsoft Word is >30 years old, the .docx format nigh on 9 years. In the mean time, there have been several versions of Word, with MS attempting to maintain ...


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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 this will show a dialog after you selected a file. In this dialog, select "Remove Styles and Formatting from Text and Tables". Press OK to import the file with ...


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That's the expected behavior of a break in Word. Breaks are treated like character, and move with the text. You actually see the location of the break by pressing Ctrl + Shift + *. What you are trying to do—having a different header for first page—is actually built into the header footer settings. Double click in the header to edit it. In the ...


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