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This is the setup I've got going for adding pages. My biggest issue is that if I want to add an image later, the rest of the images won't bump over to make room. Is there a way to make this happen?
Does anyone know any photo book software that has such a functionality? (no subscription based programs please)
Hello, I have a complex indesign file that I want to get all of the copy, styles and anchor objects instructions from the external file. For example, let’s say the text needs to have the heading style, in my external file I write it like:
<h> Headline </h> and the headline style gets assigned to that text. But also want to do this:
Headline — anchor object to headline (an image behind it).
Is this possible to do? I can do all of the manually quite easily, but I need to do it from an external text doc because there are TONS of these to do.
I feel like I start every post with this .. but I gotta be missing something here. I'm trying to print a book file with multiple documents in it to a booklet. I see no way to do this, just individual files within the book. I've explored the book panel menu, settings in the print booklet menu, packaging the book for print to then see if there is a single file created, having all files open at the same time etc. But still ID just wants to print only the open file that I'm on.
Am I missing something that's staring me straight in the face?
I have a street index in InDesign that contains a street name and a grid. As shown in the example, how can frame 2 have different tab settings to fix the issue you see? I know I can select the type just within that frame and fix it, but once spacing is adjusted between lines it flows to another frame with different tabs.
as you can see, i exported this pdf in the 2 up saddle stitch booklet order. i cannot figure out how i did this or how to do it again, and i cant print my booklet without it. indesign doesn’t have a “double sided printing” option and i dont have all the photos on the school computer
As the title says, the font was included in the packaged files, installed properly on the device(s), all 3 people with Windows on my team have a specific issue with the Regular variety - Medium, Light, etc all appear and can be used normally in InDesign, Regular specifically seems to refuse to cooperate. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling everything, no luck.
Anyone have any ideas?
Unfortunately using the font is not optional:/
As the title says is there a way to automatically superscript the numbers for footnotes.
I am layouting a book in InDesign and it has a whopping 700+ footnote number that I need to manually superscript. Any help would be appreciated.
Hello, I finished a small document/book on Indesign but I have a problem. On Indesign the blue rectangle which should be the back cover is extending just at the middle of the page. In Adobe Acrobat the back cover is extending to the last page of the book. 3mm bleed on each side, margins are 0.5 inch for top bottom and outside, 0,75 inch inside. When I remove the bleed, the blue line extending is gone.
I can’t seem to understand how I create the 12 columns with every column starting with 1? Can someone please ELI5? 🏅
I'm currently working on layout for a novel that has extensive footnotes. The author intends for these footnotes to themselves contain footnote references (e.g. The text of Footnote 1 will have a superscript 2 that's intended to point to Footnote 2 etc. Think of the way something like House of Leaves is formatted).
It's my understanding that InDesign simply doesn't allow you to insert footnotes in a footnote, and I'm wondering if there's any method to achieve this that doesn't require me to simply fake it (i.e. inserting superscript numbers in the text and keeping track of where I'm up to with numbering rather than letting InDesign automatically increment them). Any help or advice people have (other than "don't do it", which isn't an option) would be really useful!
Hi I'm asking a question on behalf of my sister who is looking into buying a macbook for indesign. She's looking at macbook air/pro m1 and air/pro m2. Which one would you reccomend for using indesign?
I have about 800 adverts in separate folders that I wish to "Package". Is there a way to automate this that a designer (and definitely not a coder) can do?
Hi all, we’re having an issue at work where once something is printed a strange discolouration seems to appear around all the text boxes.
Does anyone have any idea what this might be? Have tried googling it but I can’t seem to think of the right keywords to describe this issue.
I have a bit of a challenge regarding EasyCatalog and Indesign's Index feature.
Basically, can I export Indesign's Index topics from last year's catalog to my EasyCatalog data and import those Index topics into this year's catalog?
I do not like this look, not sure what other than it feels amateurish? BUT, I anticipate someone I work w/ will want this look. Is there a way to do this rotation (45 degrees) as a table? I know I can rotate text to 90 and that's what I want to do. Thanks in advance!
I have a bunch of images, numbered 1-200. Each image is the size of a page. I want to import them into InDesign so that I end up with a 200-page book. Is there a way to do this automatically? Or do I need to create 200 blank pages, and then place image after image on each successive page?
Hi there! I have to create an ad and these were the dimensions given:
8” x 10.75 plus a bleed 6 1/2” x 9 1/2”
When I try to create it, for bleed it shows:
Top Bottom Inside Outside
How do I plug those numbers?
I've never seen this error before, see screenshot below.
I've tried copying the art into a brand new file and it still happens. Any suggestions? Does it have to do with image size, scale, or PPI?
Hi there! I am trying to make a set of graph paper printables, and I can't seem to get something right here in inDesign.
The dark version of the graph is black with 100% opacity and prints with all the lines the same darkness. Yay.
But when I try to print the same file at a medium grey color by setting the opacity to 65%, a few of the printed lines are darker than the others. I've looked at the lines in the file, and they are all the same. I've also tried converting to PDF before printing and it still prints with this unexpected effect.
I'm really trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong, but I'm new to inDesign and I haven't had much luck finding this exact problem through online search. Thanks for any suggestions!
I started working with a new template this afternoon and suddenly every text box in the entire document now has a broken link. Has anyone seen before or know what I did wrong or how to fix it? It says I have 140 broken links when I open the document.
I've closed and reopened and restarted Indesign and still get the same thing.
I've been working on this for hours, and I just can't get the last step. Help is appreciated.
I have a 4.6 square document that's going to be a page a day calendar. There are 365 pieces of PNG art, all the same.
Using the very clever steps in this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfDojdhILig I'm able to generate a CSV using a plugin, then use a datamerge to turn a single page with an object on it into 365 pages. It's great.
But now I need to run the days and dates into the text box that's on the parent page so that instead of it creating 365 NEW pages, it uses the fixed page autoflow to simply go from the parent box on page 1 to the parent box on page 2, etc.
I started the doc with a text flow in the document set up, then made it small and in the right bottom corner.
I established a paragraph style and a lines of text in a word processor.
And it all works--except it makes new pages instead of flowing into the existing ones.
Here are some screen shots.
I'm sure there must be an arcane yet obvious thing I'm missing, but I can't find it. Thank you.