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Why do so many books indent all paragraphs except the first one in each chapter?

You are correct. This is the way these things are done: only the paragraphs following the first are indented.      I can little hope to better express why we do this than ...
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Why do so many books indent all paragraphs except the first one in each chapter?

This is a common approach, but amounts to a stylistic choice. A quick, random check through my library found five books with every paragraph of a chapter indented but the first, one with every ...
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How can I make this picture print exactly (or almost exactly) the way it looks on screen?

Study Colour Management. Find and worship "CMYK 2.0 by Rick McCleary." I use it as my course text. Tip: What you should be trying to do is to get your screen to look like the print. Begin by making ...
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What program can be used to make book covers (digital and print)?

There are many applications that can do this. I have explained two options that you may consider: (1) Paid Applications: (from Adobe) a. Photoshop - Image manipulation b. Illustrator - Vector ...
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Design Portfolio Copyright

Copyright is copyright. Whether you are making money off it or not is irrelevant (though, note that you ARE making money off of it as you're using it for promotional purposes). For use in an in-class ...
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Why do so many books indent all paragraphs except the first one in each chapter?

Generally, the first paragraph optically separates better because there is the chapter title just above it, with significant spacing between the two. This is why the first paragraph will generally not ...
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Interior for a notebook

This can be solved by using the Master page template feature in InDesign. First open a new InDesign document and set up your document to have the number of pages you'd like the document to have (this ...
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Are there specific considerations when sending a design to a newspaper?

There are a few (very general) considerations when sending files to be printed in newspapers. The main areas you should focus your attention on are the ones you already do when designing any print ...
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Footnote style using asterisk should have space or no space between symbol and note?

Yes, I generally use a narrow space like third, quarter or thin space. However, if you have multiple footnotes, or they span across multiple lines, or the numbering/symbols take up more space, you ...
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Are there specific considerations when sending a design to a newspaper?

The info Yisela and Alan provided above is excellent, and on the mark. A couple other things to keep in mind. Photos used in newspaper are best built at 200dpi. Images for most other high quality ...
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Are there specific considerations when sending a design to a newspaper?

The only thing I'd add to Yisela's excellent answer is this: explore the newspaper's website (or call them up and ask to speak to the production manager) and find their specs. Each production line is ...
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Editorial Design: Correct labelling of a graphic that is based on an original

You could follow the language used in Copyright law and say it is "derived from ..." or "a derivatve of ..." A derivative work is a work based on or derived from one or more ...
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Where can I get the specifications for my half-page magazine ad?

Where can I get the specifications for my half-page magazine ad? From the magazine you are submitting your ad to.
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Where can I get the specifications for my half-page magazine ad?

Half page? I'm wondering what are the dimensions of the full page! Just send a file with a small bleed on each side (3mm) with a well defined cut marks. I know the generalities like CMYK at 150+ ...
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Mobile (TabS3 Samsung) apps to digital drawing: I need to draw book/ebook covers in 300dpi

You don't need 300dpi images for print. This is a myth perpetuated by those who don't understand digital image resolution. For more detailed information read The Myth of DPI. What you really need is ...
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Design Portfolio Copyright

For our design projects, my college requires the use of public domain images or your own original work, especially for potential portfolio work. We must also cite all images even the personal work. ...
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Book cover design and royalties

It's up to you, and quite often it's situation dependant. If it's a very niche book that's only going to sell a couple of hundred copies then you're probably going to prefer a flat rate anyway, if you'...
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Where can I get the specifications for my half-page magazine ad?

You need to talk to whomever sold the Ad Space to you from the Magazine and get THEIR dimensions not some random guess from us. You could also visit the Magazine's website and look for the dimensions ...
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Center align to page or to safe area

You're right, you need to align your artwork in the live work area (yellow) for best results, NOT the page. You can look at most hardcover or paperback books, you will notice they are easier to read ...
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InDesign: how to edit table text, cells and rows all at once?

In addition to @Lucian's answer... you can use Table and Cell Styles as well. Configure 1 table how you want it to look. Set the type sizes, fonts, colors, borders, headers, footers, etc. Save the ...
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What program do I use to create a manual or catalog?

You need to answer some questions first. 1. What is the use of the document? a) It can be for commercial print, let's say if you need to do more than 500 copies of it, needs to be distributed in a ...
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Design Portfolio Copyright

I'm not giving you legal advice however student work that contains copyrighted material falls under the umbrella of the "Fair Use" guidelines according to U.S Copyright Laws and your work ...
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How is completely matte printing achieved?

The sample you show was printed using offset lithography on uncoated stock. It looks like a small run so it was probably done sheetwise rather than by web. The finish is matte due to the ink being ...
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At what point can an image be considered "redrawn"?

Tracing doesn't necessarily translate to "new" work. For the famous Obama "Hope" poster, Shepard Fairey did exactly this and was sued by the Associated Press for using their photo. Though they settled ...
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What is an eBrochure and how would it differ from a website?

In my experience, an eBrochure is usually a digital version of a brochure that we have developed for print. This is not always the case, more and more we are designing and creating brochures for our ...
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What font is this? (Used in publishing sheet music)

I guess I owe this to Murphy's Law - once you ask for help you will immediately solve the problem. I found what I need in the Maestro font.
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What program do I use to create a manual or catalog?

I think it's worth mentioning that Affinity Publisher (cheap alternative for Adobe InDesign - one time fee, not subscription) is available for pre-order till June 19th (release date). One important ...
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What program do I use to create a manual or catalog?

It sounds like what you are writing is technical documentation, since you mention a user manual. InDesign's strength is layouts. For technical writing, you generally need better capabilities with ...
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