Questions tagged [adobe-indesign]

Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing and typesetting software application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks.

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Microsoft Apps Not Saving

I have a Mac running Catalina that all of the sudden will try to save every file including word, excel and indesign as SAVE AS and not SAVE when I click SAVE. Even though Im working on an existing ...
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Degree symbol in short cut

In Adobe InDesign one of the default keyboard shortcuts is described using a degree symbol. To which button of my keyboard is this symbol referencing? I don't have a degree sign on my keyboard.
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Indesign 2020 taking over my computer

Yesterday I was attempting to install an update on a non-related program. After fighting for days, it was finally installing. Right then, Creative Cloud decided to install some sort of update. I ...
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How to save an already-saved INDD file for use with an InDesign one version earlier?

I have created 30 files with my 2019 InDesign version and for some reasons I am reverting back to InDesign 2018 and need those files opened there. So, I have not yet uninstalled InDesign version 2019. ...
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indesign duplicate filelink and update link

i have indesign file with image inside, how I can duplicate the original image in the desktop and relink to the copy in document? I try this code in script (but he don't duplicate the file): if(...
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InCopy CS5 settings linger mysteriously somewhere

At work our team is stuck with an archaic version of InCopy (CS5 / 7.0.5) that won't be upgraded. We have to "hotdesk". For a long time the PCs all had just local windows accounts with a common ...
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Another instance of EPS files converting to PDFs

I am having the same problem as was asked as How do I stop eps files automatcially converting to PDFs?. YES, files do automatically convert—I have clicked on an EPS attachment to an e-mail and when ...
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Hide, Show and Replacing PDF form content blocks with multiple fillable fields

I am trying to build a single fillable PDF form that provides hiding/showing/replacing of context-specific signature blocks containing multiple fields, after selecting a radio button. Ideally, when a ...
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Insert PDF as word page

I have made an a4 sized poster with a lot of graphics in Adobe InDesign. Now I need to make a report about and I like to include it in the report (made in Word). But I prefer not having it as an image ...
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Equations export in PC and import in Mac show junk character

I have been extracting equations from word files in a PC. Later, I use these equations in InDesign files using a Mac. While importing, I could find the variables/texts in the equations are changed to ...
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Visual bug when rendering Microsoft Bahnschrift to PDF from InDesign

I'm using Microsoft's new variable font Bahnschrift in one of my InDesign projects. InDesign doesn't support the variable aspects of the font, but can display the regular weight without issue. When I ...
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After changing res to 2560x1440 everything in all Adobe products in blurred

After installing a new display which supports 2560x1440 res (was previously on 1920x1080), in all Adobe products everything in now blurred. Using Adobe suite CS5 on Windows. All UI, icons, menus, ...
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Indesign: printing booklets with creep

Currently when I try to print any booklets from InDesign CS5, using Adobe PDF printer, it ignores any bleed settings and just places a white bar in the center of the resulting print, instead of ...
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From InkScape to InDesign: How to import AND EDIT a vector graphic artwork illustration?

I would like to import/copy a vector graphic made in InkScape and be able to EDIT the vector paths in InDesign CC. Simple copy-paste doesn't work: pastes nothing in inDesign. At the moment I export ...
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Print packing slips from excel, possibly using InDesign mail merge?

So this seems like is would be simple but I'm not great with excel and have not been able to find a way to do this. We need to print out packing slips based off of an excel spreadsheet. We need a new ...
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Text in PDF turns gibberish on copying but displays fine

We're a small group that is promoting the spread of Unicode in India (here legacy encodings are deeply entrenched). But I have a problem when I convert a document in unicode text in any Indic language ...
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InDesign: one line (horizontal) bullet list

I would like to create a single line (no carriage return) bullet list with items delimited by blank space (tab width or configured), is this possible with InDesign? Right now I am using a dirty ...
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Unable to correctly install Adobe InDesign CC in OSX 10.9

Myself and the senior Mac technician at my office have been working on a users machine for the past 3 days and we can't seem to get anywhere. hopefully you can help us. There was an earlier semi-...
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How to create a website link without the leading http://

I'm creating a merge document. My only remaining problem is with websites. InDesign doesn't seem to want to create a link unless "http://" is included with the address, but the world knows that http://...
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Change InDesign paragraph style based on previous paragraph’s style (with GREP?)

I am re-typesetting a book to be published in its second edition. I have inherited the InDesign files from the designer who set the original book, and there are certain things that lead me to believe ...
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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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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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the background of my transparent logo turns white when i export my indesign to PDF

i use the latest version of indesign, and when i export to pdf (to print) it turns the logo's background from transparent to white. How do i stop this.
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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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Make exported pdf from Indesign with framed content to be cropped, not clipped

I've exported a pdf file with some content framed from InDesign. The content is a linked/embeded file (most of the times other pdfs). If I resize the frame of the content I placed to the portion I ...
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Adobe InDesign Query

I purposely went to InDesign to make a cover photo for our company Facebook page. I made sure to check the size required and found that Facebook cover photos are 851 x 315 pixels. Now that I have a ...
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In Design is not allowing me to place a document

I have two files in my directory that contain exactly the same XML content. One is selectable in the Place dialog and the other is not. What's going on? Is there something I can do to allow In ...
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How to export a PDF file from Indesign. (text should be non selectable and file size should be smaller)

I tried to export a PDF from indesign CC3, with "smallest File size" preset. Its giving me very good result, the exported PDF file size is 2.8mb But when I converted text to outline, the PDF size ...
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How to Write Sideways Text for Book Spine in Indesign without Disturbing Color Background?

I'm completing an Ingram cover template in InDesign. The spine must include sideways text (NOT vertical text as in: S P I N E ) First, I used the eyedrop tool to fill the spine frame with an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "group"...
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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 ...