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How to hide half of a character in InDesign?

You could make your own font. Since it's just symbols, I think I'd use IcoMoon to import stars I've created in Illustrator and saved as SVG. This doesn't really, require a walkthrough, but I figured I'...
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InDesign: Adding space before the first paragraph

Enable the Paragraph Rule: Above for your style. Set its weight to 0 and (you never know) its color to [None]. Check "Keep in Frame"; then, use "Offset" to move the paragraph down. Apart from using ...
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How can I thread text with offset headers?

Set up your text frames with a custom baseline grid that starts offset from the top of the frame. Set the Start to a value big enough to fit your headers: Set the paragraph style for your body text ...
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InDesign: Adding space before the first paragraph

One solution is to vertically offset the text negatively as much as you need and set a space after enough to compensate. This isn't the cleanest of workarounds—To edit the text you need to select the ...
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Adobe InDesign: Avoiding first line indent of the first paragraph (via Paragraph Style)

Create two styles, Indent and No Indent. When you set your copy, do one of two things: Make everything Indent and manually change the first one to No Indent. In the paragraph settings for No Indent,...
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How to change space between text paragraphs in InDesign?

The quick and dirty way is to just select all the text you want to change and adjust the space after from the Paragraph panel. This'll override any existing styles and your text will still update any ...
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Is there a way to spread a paragraph over all of a text frame's columns in InDesign?

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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InDesign: grep style to move single i words to next line

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" ...
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Set first letter of paragraph to different color in InDesign

This can be done by setting the first letter as a character style. I call mine drop_cap: After applying the character style you can open the style and go to Character Color to change it: I think ...
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Hide blank lines when on top of column

The proper way, in my opinion, to typeset such paragraphs/columns is to use the Space After options for a paragraph style. Creating one paragraph style with the space, and one without the space. Then ...
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Set first letter of paragraph to different color in InDesign

I'm going to take a slightly different approach to solving this. While he is definitely not wrong, Darth's method will involve you having to apply your style to each character manually—a process that ...
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Is there a way to align bullet point indent in InDesign paragraph styles?

Insert your cursor after the bullet in the line that wraps and press Cmd/Ctrl + \ (the backslash key), the default keyboard shortcut for "Indent to Here". This will align all subsequent lines of text ...
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Creating tabs/spaces in-line between Character & Paragraph Styles?

Seems to me just a tab stop, which matches a left indent, so you can use either/or. This way, hitting the tab pushes content 10p0 from the left. Or setting a paragraph style moves all the text 10p0 ...
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InDesign: Even fontsize for pagenumbers in Table of Contents

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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InDesign TOC character styles grabbed from body text

If I understand correctly, you seem to have character styles manually applied in your headers text, right? If that so, TOC does retain the character styles indeed. Like this: Now, my first ...
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How to Get Paragraph Numbering Aligned Away from the Spine?

The easiest way to do this is, I think, by setting up some paragraph and object styles to automate the layout as much as possible, and then use a script to add in the numbers in anchored frames ...
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Right-align rest of paragraph after tab

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. ...
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Importing markdown content in InDesign?

You need to check-out the content first to edit the placed ICML. In the layout, select the text or graphics frames to edit and choose Edit > InCopy > Check Out. See Working with managed ...
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InDesign: Table of Contents with differently coloured numbering

It seems you need to use Nested Styles for the Paragraph Style assigned under TOC. It should use something like this. This will apply a Character Style to Characters from the beginning of the ...
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InDesign: Any way to prevent styles from being edited?

That would be useful, but no unfortunatelly InDesign does not have such features. That is basicly why they are also selling InCopy as a separate product, which allows editors to work on InDesign files ...
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Align text to center of object in InDesign

The problem you have is related to the First Baseline Offset setting of the text frame. You can access the Text Frame Options of a text frame by by selecting it and either right-clicking it and ...
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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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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 GREP styles

The regular expression engine chooses the first match that's possible. For example the regular expression foo|foo bar will never match foo bar simply because it will always match foo first. See the ...
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Multi-level list InDesign

If working with a .INDB file (Indesign book), with separate docs as chapters: Primary section: set as numbered list - level 1. Create a new list, uncheck "Continue Numbers From Previous Document ...
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