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Certain file types (INDD and XLS) routinely corrupt on our Windows Server share

We have recently moved to a Windows Server 2012 R2 (I think) network share, which our office of ~30 people access via Windows machines on a domain. Routinely, but sporadically, InDesign INDD and ...
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Creating Image Reference upon XML Export in MS Access

I'm automating catalog creation with a MS Access database and Adobe InDesign. I would like to save the file paths to images in the database, and have them become meaningful tags in XML upon export ...
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Centre Page Contents For Single Side Home Printing

I am recently working on an InDesign template, however when I export the template as PDF the contents of the page reach to the far left of the page. I want to leave some gap on the left side , center ...
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Indesign: Error message when adding moving or deleting pages

Indesign won't let me add, delete or move a page: Error message: Requested operation would cause one or more objects to be too small. Please check whether the stroke weight is too large.
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Indesign crash when autoflowing text

I have a document with 256 pages with one long text auto-flowing for most of the pages. When I edit something indesign has to auto-flow the text, but this takes forever and usually end up crashing the ...
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Content Collector Tool: Parent / Child Objects InDesign

I want to create re-usable elements in indesign that have master properties (parent > child), so that when you edit the master the children inherit the changes. I have been trying to solve this ...
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Export image component in indd file

When I open the indd file using indesign, however, the image is very burry, but in fact the image is of high resolution (2048*1536). How should I export the blurry image component (e.g., the woman is ...
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Set InDesign PDF export resolution for vector graphics

I have an InDesign print document with several Illustrator .ai vector files. When I export the PDF, I believe the vector graphics are being rasterized at lower than 200 DPI. (I'm receiving a warning ...
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Indesign CC printing 2-up and full duplex

I have a two page document with each page 6.25 x 4.25 inches. I can print this full duplex on letter with crop marks, just fine. But, I want to be able to print two cards per physical page. Is there ...
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Syntax Highlighting in Adobe InDesign

Is there a way to get syntax highlighting for Ruby into InDesign? I found a few examples for how this might work with GREP and HTML, but for any other language you had to define every element yourself ...
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PDF/X-1a:2001 file doesn't print PSD's/TIF's with alpha channel

I'm outputting a print ready PDF using InDesign's PDF/X-1a:2001 preset. Photoshop images & TIF's with transparency that are placed on coloured boxes aren't printing. It's as if someone has ...
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How to automatcally arrange images of different size in an “organic” fashion?

I have a few hundred images that need to be presented as part of a report. These images have different sizes and orientations (portrait or landscape), and multiple images can belong to a single ...
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Indesign export to html file

I'm looking to export an indesign file to html. When I use the export > html option, it adds all the layer and the structure I had in the page is completely gone, no styling at all. It just makes a ...
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How to convert embedded excel sheet to word table?

We receive word documents from clients that will sometime contains Embedded Excel Object(sheet) and we need to convert them to word table so that we can then import the documents in InDesign properly. ...
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Adobe InDesign Ctrl+Tab'ing: can you make it cycle in tab order, instead of 'last used' order?

In InDesign, I often want to quckly Ctrl+Tab back and forth between two documents side-by-side (using, of course, Ctrl+Shift+Tab to go the other way). But I might have four documents open, in total. I ...
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Troubleshooting an Adobe InDesign CS6 installation

When I try to install Adobe InDesign CS6 I got the following error message: Windows cannot find: 'c:\Users\myUserName\AppData\Local\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core..\D6..\DECore\Setup.e... Make sure ...
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InDesign Links: Paths conflict between Mac and PC

My company has used InDesign on Windows for years. When they make "Links", they are pointed to a network drive, so the file path starts with a drive letter, e.g. "N:...". We recently got iMacs, and ...
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Font name used in files shared between OSX and Windows

Our designer uses OSX, and creates InDesign or AI files. They are then passed to us for changes. When we open the files on Windows, we are told that fonts are missing. In this example, the Futura ...
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How to reinstall and activate Adobe InDesign CS2 (Polish)?

I have a client that needs to reinstall their computer. They have a Polish version of InDesign CS2, which won’t activate anymore. How to install it after reinstalling Windows? The English version from ...
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Shapes blending incorrectly in Adobe Indesign

I have a smaller rectangle inside a larger one, like this: When I try to blend them by selecting the blend tool, clicking on the smaller, lighter rectangle, then clicking on the larger, darker ...
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Can I fill multiple form feilds in an PDF with the same data automatically?

I am creating a form in Indesign CS6 for filling out in Acrobat. Its a tenancy agreement it requires names and addresses to be input 2-3 times. Is there a way to link the form fields in Indesign or in ...
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Fix elements within objects at their position? (Prevent movement when resizing)

I would like to know if it is possible to fix elements at their absolute position within custom elements in InDesign CS5? I created a kind of speech bubble and I would like to place a stripline within ...
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Why is Adobe Configurator 3 not creating a .zxp file when I `File->Export Panel`?

I have an InDesign Panel I made with Adobe Configurator 3. I have made modifications and I'm trying to intall the new version in InDesign to try them out. The way I used to do this was to ...
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Why does Adobe InDesign say “Out of Memory”

Sometimes when I export an InDesign file to pdf, it will work once, then it will say "Out of Memory" halfway through the export and lock everything up. I am forced to kill both InDesign and Distiller ...
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InDesign: Layout with add or delete pages

I have a problem of layout with InDeisgn CS6. I create a document with two pages: left and right. On the left page, the text frame of notes is at the left of the main text frame; on the right page, ...
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Is there a unified Web DESIGN platform that integrates the capabilities of InDesign and Illustrator?

I'm a web developer - I do high-end database and web site integration. I work with a very talented team of artists who typically work with Adobe tools (Creative Suite). The ideal requirements document ...
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Collecting images from a network drive with data merge in InDesign?

Is it possible to link to/collect images from a network drive when doing a data merge? I've tried various paths in the csv/spreadsheet but nothing seems to work. Any tips?
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Linking images in InDesign

I have InDesign files with linked images. When I open the file, it says none of the files are linked. So I go in and link all the files correctly and save it. But when I close the file and reopen it, ...
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Create a PDF that defaults to flip on short edge when printed double-sided

We're creating a 2-page PDF brochure with a target audience who will print it on their regular office or home printers. If it is printed on a double-sided printer (common in offices), it'll come out ...
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Does Adobe PDF mean that a designer can use a non-postscript printer to proof for fonts etc?

I've had to buy a new printer to replace my wonderful postscript HPLaserjet 4M, because my new mac won't talk to it. I've just realised that the new printer I've ordered is not postscript. (It's a OKI ...
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Creating masks with text in InDesign or Illustrator

I have something that should be easy to create, but I'm having trouble with it. I have a couple words. I want to put another object into it, but have the text mask the object. For example, I've got ...
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InDesign: Using DataMerge (aka Mail Merge) to insert text based on boolean in Datasource (.csv)

I am preparing some wedding invites, using Adobe InDesign (CS 5.5). I have a .csv with all the a names. This is used with Data Merge to insert all the names. Very simple. Now more complex For most ...
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Can two locales shared the same script file paths in Adobe Configurator 2.0?

I'm building a extension panel for InDesign using Adobe Configurator 2.0. For now, I'm supporting two locales: en_US and fr_CA. This is going well, I can set different locale-specific labels on my ...
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Can I use a variable in a script file path in Adobe Configurator 2.0?

I'm building an InDesign panel using Adobe Configurator 2.0. Basically, it provides a button which executes a javascript on click. I added the button by dragging a Script File in my panel and setting ...
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Can't double click files to open them in inDesign (CS5)

I cannot open a file unless I open inDesign (the program) and then do File->Open If I double click, it starts to open, then just hangs forever. AFTER I close it, and look in the directory where ...
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Indesign error code 5

A friend of mine told me she has a problem with an Indesign file being corrupted (error code 5). Does anyone know a way to fix it? The only solution I found was an expensive one with some special ...
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Make PDF tables able to be copied into Excel? (InDesign)

My organisation is publishing data tables, with these two design requirements: Must be a PDF to preserve our brand style and formatting, for people who want to print the tables themselves to use as ...
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Can I use Illustrator or InDesign to make a Google Doc look good?

I've just finished collaborating on a document in Google Docs with some colleagues. The content is perfect and the formatting is pretty good, but I'd like to tweak the formatting a little more before ...
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Use XML data from an online URL as data source InDesign

I'm looking to use XML in InDesign that comes from a live url as it's constantly updating from a database. I know I can download the XML and import it from the desktop but does anyone know how to ...
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InDesign Network Timeout Freezes ID

A Win7 SP1 64bit PC is running InDesign CS5, and while working on a file, a user experienced a "network connection" error, and then InDesign froze, with no chance of recovery. Is there any way to ...
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Prevent half-pixels in InDesign CS5

I'm using InDesign for web design and I'd love to be able to lock all resizing and moving to pixel increments - is there a way to do this? Any advice appreciated!
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How can I export PDF from InDesign so that transparency renders properly on all platforms?

Gradients, including drop shadows, all show up as solid blocks when I view my document on an Android phone. I tried different PDF compression and compatibility settings in an attempt to flatten and ...
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How to create incremental numbers in InDesign or Illustrator?

I have an A3 layout with several tickets to be printed, each with an consecutive number. Is there a way to do it automatically instead of writing it by hand?
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HOW TO: Reinstall Adobe CS5s PDF presets

How do I re-install the PDF presets for Adobe's Creative Suite 5? I upgraded from CS4 and uninstalled the CS4 programs and after my PDF presets in InDesign were gone!! File>PDF presets> Press ...
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InDesign CS4+ Data Merge with Remote Images?

Is it possible to use InDesign's data merge to link to remotely hosted images if the full path is known?
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How can I find my mail merged InDesign document?

I created a mail merge using InDesign, and it looked like it went through all of the records but (1) I can't find the option to export to pdf and (2) I can't find the merged file anywhere on my system ...
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calculate spine in InDesign

I'm new in InDesign and someone asked me how to calculate the spine (backbone) of a book (The book has 160 pages). Can anyone help me out...
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Printer features don't work when printing to Canon Printers ir5185 and ir7095 in Snow Leopard

Recently updated to iMac running Snow Leopard. Connected Canon printers ir7095 and ir5185 via ethernet and downloaded latest drivers from Canon website. Can print to both from InDesign CS3, however, ...
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Adobe InDesign templates and design templates' cross-compatibility

Do Adobe InDesign templates only work in InDesign? What are the options for design template formats, and what programs do they work in?
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Indesign Import XML into Automatic Page generation, data merge

I've created some InDesign Pages that I want to use as templates. I've created an XML file with all the appropriate data. I want to merge the XML data with the InDesign page and have a few hundred ...