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Working with text wraps

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Okay, since we last spoke, I've gone and apply the styles to the appropriate pieces of text. I also fixed a couple of things that I noticed that were problems. Let me just point those out to you. Here I had formally made this a three- column layout menu and it should be a four-column layout. So I fixed that and where we come to work on these sections, the calendar and the review section, I'm going to show you how these were done and how we can really speed up the formatting of sections like this. But what we want to do next is apply some Text Wraps to the images. If I come to my Layers panel and turn on my Pictures layer, we have several images, the review images being a case in point, that need a Text Wrap that correctly don't have them.

Working with text wraps

Okay, since we last spoke, I've gone and apply the styles to the appropriate pieces of text. I also fixed a couple of things that I noticed that were problems. Let me just point those out to you. Here I had formally made this a three- column layout menu and it should be a four-column layout. So I fixed that and where we come to work on these sections, the calendar and the review section, I'm going to show you how these were done and how we can really speed up the formatting of sections like this. But what we want to do next is apply some Text Wraps to the images. If I come to my Layers panel and turn on my Pictures layer, we have several images, the review images being a case in point, that need a Text Wrap that correctly don't have them.

So here is the approach I'm going to take to make sure that they do. First of all, turn off my Guides by pressing W and I'll unlock my pictures layer and lock my text layer. Let's just zoom in on one of these. Now I can select that picture without any problem because the text layer, which is actually on top of it, is locked. And I'll then open my Text Wrap panel, which is over here as part of my workspace. If you don't have it as part of yours, then you will find it under the Window menu.

And the Text Wrap option I want for a picture like this, a rectangular image, is to wrap around the bounding box. I don't want to set the offset amount, so I would like to make that equal on all four sides. So I'm going to make sure that the chain is unbroken. But then I want the bottom offset to be a bit less. So I'm going to now break it and come and change just the bottom offset to make those 6 points. Now I have done that for one, I want that same treatment with the same offset values applied to the other images in the Review section, and some images else where as well. So I'm going to save this as an Object Style. New Object Style and I'll call this text wrap. Apply Style to Selection is checked, and Text Wrap & Other is checked so it's picking up those formats that we were applied to that one instance. I'll click OK, and now I can zoom out. I can make a selection of all of those pictures and apply the Text Wrap Object Style to them.

Now let's go and see where else do we need a Text Wrap? Well, we need one right here, on a canine friend. However, the Object style that we just made won't be appropriate here, because we need it to wrap around the object shape. So for this one, since this is the only instance of such a Text Wrap, I'm going to just do this one as a single instance. So I'll select the image, and we want wrap around object shape. And again, I'm going to start out with an offset amount of 12 points. That's going to be all the way around that path. All right, that looks good. Here is one of our text wrap objects styles, and here page 1 is another.

Now sometimes applying a Text Wrap, this being a case in point, it may create a problem as with this headline, because the Text Wrap is repelling this headline. So we don't want that to happen. So I'm going to now choose my Layers panel, so that I can unlock the text layer and select this text frame, and then go to my Object menu > Text Frame Options > Ignore Text Wrap. And we are in good shape now for the next step.

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Designing a Newsletter

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  1. 6m 54s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 28s
    3. Overview
      4m 18s
  2. 22m 2s
    1. Saving a custom workspace
      2m 8s
    2. Deconstructing the document
      3m 3s
    3. Using a template
      1m 38s
    4. Setting up the workspace
      4m 58s
    5. Setting up the document
      1m 49s
    6. Creating layers
      1m 7s
    7. Creating the baseline grid
      3m 5s
    8. Creating text and picture frames
      4m 14s
  3. 23m 45s
    1. Choosing images
      2m 17s
    2. Placing images
      3m 24s
    3. Fitting images with object styles
      2m 26s
    4. Cropping images
      3m 9s
    5. Creating cutouts
      4m 26s
    6. Creating partial cutouts
      2m 24s
    7. Fixing a problem image
      5m 39s
  4. 39m 45s
    1. Placing text
      6m 30s
    2. Cleaning up text
      2m 49s
    3. Designing body text
      8m 46s
    4. Designing headlines: 36, 24, 16, 12
      11m 20s
    5. Loading styles
      1m 54s
    6. Applying styles
      4m 35s
    7. Working with text wraps
      3m 51s
  5. 1h 22m
    1. Designing the nameplate
      11m 49s
    2. Designing footers
      6m 0s
    3. Choosing and creating colors
      4m 49s
    4. Designing color panels
      8m 16s
    5. Creating drop caps
      4m 19s
    6. Creating department heads
      9m 8s
    7. Designing a review section
      7m 12s
    8. Designing a calendar
      4m 39s
    9. Finessing text
      5m 33s
    10. Designing the masthead
      5m 8s
    11. Designing the feature spread
      3m 10s
    12. Creating pull quotes, captions, and photo credits
      7m 24s
    13. Designing a mailing area
      2m 32s
    14. Designing a table of contents
      2m 15s
  6. 27m 20s
    1. Using live preflight
      6m 8s
    2. Proofing and imposing pages
      4m 33s
    3. Making a print-ready PDF
      4m 15s
    4. Making a screen PDF
      1m 49s
    5. Packaging
      3m 17s
    6. Saving snippets
      3m 48s
    7. Saving as a template
      3m 30s
  7. 29s
    1. Goodbye
      29s

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