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I exported a document for PDF print that contains several paths in which I used Type on a Path. There is no fill or stroke on the path, yet the PDF consistently shows a light pink background color around the path area (see attached image). I don't see anything wrong with the PDF settings, but I may not recognize the problem - suggestions?
Hey, Typophiles! Turning to you for advice: I bill by the project, and have just finished laying out a report that I billed at 2.25 days. Only problem is that (for once!) I overestimated how long it would take – I really worked about 1.5 "days" on the project, including admin.
My question: do I follow-up once the project closes and adjust my fee downward, making clear the reason? Or do I take the money and run, since we all agreed on the scope and the rate in advance?
I've got a brief to make a small book/booklet in the style of a "Dockers Workbook" celebrating one man (union leader Walt Cunningham's) life on the docks of Hull between 1950's-1980's.
i have been looking everywhere for a nice clear legible serif typeface to use for my body copy , i found one that i loved FF Scala Pro Regular http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/fontfont/ff_scala_pro/ it works n perfectly with the ethos of my type having been use in books depicting democratic revolutions/movements and in Museum booklets.The elegance of this typeface is exactly what i need but don't have the € 299.00 to purchase it on a student's income.
I've just purchased the URW++ version of Baskerville, and I'm encountering a bizarre problem when using quotation marks. Oddly, the same problem seems to exist in ITC Baskerville — but not in other typefaces.
I've uploaded a screenshot to show what's happening. For some reason, the quotation marks in Baskerville have far too much space around them. I can't manually correct the problem by adjusting the tracking on the character, either.
Again, this is only happening in Baskerville, and I'm using a brand new version that I just purchased from Linotype.
Has anyone else encountered this problem, and if so, did you find a solution?
Yesterday I introduced "IndyFont" to the InDesign community, there might be some interested parties over here as well, both in practical use as in technical details :-)
We've been developing an OTF font in Fontlab Studio 5.0.2., Windows, periodically generating the font and using it in InDesign CS3, Windows for testing. Everything has been going well until yesterday when InDesign started locking up while trying to output a PDF with the font. InDesign also cannot display the font in its glyph pallet. Again, it locks up.
I have Roman, Italic, Bold and BoldItalic fonts. Roman and Italic have the problem, Bold and BoldItalic do NOT! Compared to other professional fonts there is little by way of features and classes and I've tried deleting all the classes and features and copying them from one of the fonts that works.
I've made multiple pdfs from my indesign files and combined them in preview to make one big pdf. I have no problems viewing it in preview but when I or my client try to open it in Acrobat it crashes or gives this error message: Cannot extract the embedded font xxxxx. Some charcters may not display or print correctly.
Does anyone know what the problem is or how to fix it?
Does anyone know how, once you've set something in an InDesign character/paragraph/object style, how to return it to a blank value, as in "I don't care"?
I’ve done freelance graphic design as a hobby for many years, and then went to school for it. I am now working as a tech and tutoring in ID, ILL & PS CS5.
My education taught me there are bad ways to use layout programs so I want to make sure the students I tutor can benefit from learning good habits as opposed to just taking the easy way out by letting the app decide how things should look.
Can anyone teach me set 「Monospaced numerals」 in indesign.
I've downloaded some free Japanese fonts and want to use them in programs like Illustrator or InDesign. They come as .ttf for Windows and .suit for OS X. Neither have displayed anything but rectangles in Adobe or word processors. On both operating systems, the fonts seem properly installed but they don't work with the Japanese text I copy and paste in.
The Japanese fonts which appear to have been preloaded on my system work fine, so i know I can display Japanese but no other fonts i acquire work.
In my Indesign document I have a page of images that are numbered and would like to have a list of captions with corresponding numbers. Some of the images will share the same captions so I'd like to have two to three numbers listed with commas separating them I'd like the numbers to be right justified :
I have quite 'weird' problem with my font. For some reason one kerning pair (as far as i know) is not working in Adobe CS3 software (indesign, photoshop etc.). Still its perfectly fine in numerous other softwares (MS Word, NeoOffice, Linotype fontexplorer etc.). The problem appears both in "class kerning" and "flat kerning mode".
The problematic kerning-pair is "Va" so it's too visible in display sizes to ignore.
I've attached detailed picture comparing the pair "Va" and "VA" in multiple softwares.
I hope someone knows something similar and can help me on this.
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I have a flush left, ragged right text box. I want to make the paragraph more square without justifying the text but I feel like I have no control. If I decrease the word spacing, tracking, or kerning the 'who' only moves up the the previous line when things are far too close together and even then there is ample room within the text box for breathing room.
I'm so frustrated!
I don't know what it is about alphabetical strings that InD hates. I have tried formatting the text with hyphenation, without, with every language, no language. What always happens is, I copy the entire character set from the fontLab "Quick Test as Opentype" menu selection and paste it into an Ind blank page. It is fine if you keep the type small but, gosh darn'it, sometimes we pesky old type designers want to see the type at 36 or 48, or, God Forbid! even 60 points and just let it float along breaking somewhere near the right margin without everything but the first line jumping in to that godforsaken place the red box in the bottom corner puts it!
I generated a font with just one kerning pair of -60.
The font appeears in InDesign CS5 ME with no kerning visible but the kern values in the menu appear in brackets (-60).
Fontlab 5.04 build 2741
In the prefernces, Generating Open Type... Kerning:
Expand class kerning while building [kern] table.
InDesign CS5 ME
I have scoured google for answers/tutorials, but all I get is how to set path around a circle.
Anyone know how I would set type like this in inDesign?
So I am starting a book project for which I am using a very complete and well designed typeface, the files are .otf. I thought .otf meant OpenType and that's it, I just discovered the different OpenType flavored types, which I don't quite understand yet, anyway, not the point...
So I checked and my typeface is an OpenType (Postscript Flavored).
Now... I am using the Book weight, which contains all the basic characters, but not the ligatures. For the ligatures, there is the Book Alt version, which contains all the nice ligatures that I would like to use in my text treatment...
From what I understand, OpenType would contain everything in one font file, these flavored things do not, because of the 256 glyphs limit, right?
This week, someone asked me to design a science book, which is all set in LaTeX. I don't have any prior experience with this markup language and I might lack time to learn it comprehensively.
Having gathered some information about the language and downloaded the software at http://www.latex-project.org I'd say that, with respect to typesetting of scientific formulas, LaTeX can be very helpful. But when it comes to over-all book design and typographic details, I'd rather stick to InDesign (CS3, it is).
Is there an easy and reliable way to 'translate' LaTeX-documents into InDesign?
[Cross-posted with the UAFDKOML group]
I'm starting to receive some questions about features not working in InDesign CS5 when a non-Latin language or "No Language" is selected. And this is happening with fonts that worked fine in CS3 and CS4.
From the cases I've seen, the bugs were in the fonts. More specifically, the feature file code lacked languagesystem declarations. Regarding InDesign CS5, what I can tell you is that this version is more strict than CS3 and CS4 were in terms of dealing with language and script tags. So if the fonts don't have lookups for all the necessary languagesystems, ID CS5 will just stick to what's in the font rather than creating them on-the-fly, like CS3 and CS4 used to do.
I've got an essay which has been written in MS Word and I'm trying to transfer it into Indesign for aesthetic purposes. I'm not too concerned with re-setting the type however I have a number of references in the copy which are linked to footnotes. Is there any way of exporting those references to Indesign so that they are still linked to the relevant text?
New from TypeDNA is the unique and powerful standalone Font Manager and the unique Plugged-in® solution for Adobe's CS.
The TypeDNA Font Manager and TypeDNA Plugged-in® solution help you find the font you want to use fast. TypeDNA includes tools that offer sophisticated character analysis. During installation each font is analyzed, characteristics are determined and from this data a unique font signature is generated. The easy to use interface provides several unique tools that will really like your fonts. Each tool can be used independently or combined for extremely powerful browsing and font selection, direct within your CS5 design applications.
Tools include: Similar Fonts, Font Harmony, Attribute Filters and SmartChoice.
Has anyone experience with this Indesign Plugin? It should enable Indesign to deal with a lot more languages like arabic and CJK.