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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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Does InDesign have an analogue to MIF or some other easily generated format with equivalent capability?

Let me explain what I am trying to achieve: I have done workflows with LaTeX and FrameMaker that include a section (such as a data dictionary or API reference) that is incorporated into a larger ...
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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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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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Graphic Design in Outlook HTML Emails

At the moment we are creating artwork in Word and saving it as an HTML file. Opening up a new email, clicking insert on menu>clicking ‘File’>Selecting HTML file and choosing insert as text. The word ...
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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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How do I print an InDesign spread on one page?

How do I go about printing my InDesign spread as one page?
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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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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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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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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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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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How to increase performance of Adobe Creative Suite 6 via hardware upgrade?

A friend (who doesn't have a SO/SU account) has had a licence of Adobe CS6 for some time. Mostly uses Photoshop and InDesign. He doesn't want to upgrade to Creative Cloud for the reasons such as ...
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Making InDesign recognise image paths to network drives when importing XML

I work for a small publishing company, and we regularly create catalogues, brochures, etc., where we feature various hand-picked subsets of our available titles. Based on the titles that are to be ...
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How do I fix a problem of text going to the bottom of a text box and leaving a wide gap above?

Adobe InDesign CC problem I am having text alignment problems that suddenly occurred on one large newsletter document. The problem does not occur on new documents. Strange text stuff: On an existing ...
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Right-to-Left Multicolumn text

I use Adobe InDesign 7. I have a two-column text frame. The direction of this two-columns text frame is left to right, but I need it the other way round. So I wonder how can I make its direction right ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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i3 or i5 Processor Good Enough for Adobe Design Suite? [closed]

I am looking at investing in a new laptop. I am stuck between an i5 and an i3 processor. The prices differ quite a bit. I will be running programs like illustrator, photshop and indesign but all for ...
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Adobe InDesign + third party plugins vs. Framemaker

Apropos of this posting on Stackoverflow, I'd quite like to hear anyones experiences on using Adobe InDesign/InCopy plus third-party plugins such as those listed here. Specifically, how good would ...
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Why are my images in my brochure blurry after EXPORTED as PDF?? Was clear before but now blurry on print and Indesign?

I was given a previous Indesign brochure to edit. I edited the fields, saved and then exported as PDF. Once I exported, my Indesign documents images all turned blurry. Why did this happen and how can ...
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Two virtually identical Windows 7 PCs. Only one reports missing fonts in InDesign?

We have two virtually identical Windows 7 (x64) PCs, both running InDesign CS5.5. One of them had to be reinstalled from scratch and, unfortunately, its fonts were lost in the process as they were ...
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How to add fonts in InDesign when packaging?

I'm using custom fonts in my InDesign document and when I use File->Package I check checkboxes "Copy fonts" and "Include Fonts and Links...". But in the new folder no fonts are found. I'm using ...
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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 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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Placing images in InDesign

I have some trouble placing some images in InDesign. I have recieved them through DropBox and when I try to place them, I get the message The file is not found, you do not have permissions og the file ...
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White lines on the edge of pages when Printing a Booklet with Indesign CC and Adobe PDF printer

I'm trying to print a booklet from Indesign CC, using the Adobe PDF printer, but the resulting PDF has white vertical lines on the edge of the pages. When I make a "normal print" (separate pages) ...
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Finding the latest version of IDML specification

I'm trying to find documentation on the HTML Item type but latest IDML specification I have (InDesign CS5 - version 8.0) doesn't have any more information in it except: HtmlItem The HtmlItem ...
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Opening a PageMaker document in InDesign

When I open a PageMaker document in InDesign, it changes all of the EPS files and JPG files to TIFF files. I also have to relink all of the images. Is there any way of preventing this?