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Moving and anchoring text and objects

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Video: Moving and anchoring text and objects

Alright, welcome to the last exercise in this entire series in which we will take the final two objects that have not been anchored and we will anchor them, but they're both special case objects and I'll show you why in just a moment. But first, I'd like you to catch-up with me, if you are not already caught up. You might already be working right along with me, but if not I've got this document called 7 down 2 to go.indd, found inside the 07 Object Styles folder. Alright, so let's go ahead and scroll to the bottom of the page here. Notice this S doesn't go with solidus fraction or solidus or any of the solid stuff. In fact notice we've got some overhanging text, as indicated by this little red plus sign (+) right there. I'll go ahead and click on the text with the Black Arrow tool to select the frame and then I'll drag it down, and you can see that there is this item right here spine, 'The central part of the main stroke of an S.' That's what that is. You can see the circle around the spine and everything. So go ahead and click on that S.

Moving and anchoring text and objects

Alright, welcome to the last exercise in this entire series in which we will take the final two objects that have not been anchored and we will anchor them, but they're both special case objects and I'll show you why in just a moment. But first, I'd like you to catch-up with me, if you are not already caught up. You might already be working right along with me, but if not I've got this document called 7 down 2 to go.indd, found inside the 07 Object Styles folder. Alright, so let's go ahead and scroll to the bottom of the page here. Notice this S doesn't go with solidus fraction or solidus or any of the solid stuff. In fact notice we've got some overhanging text, as indicated by this little red plus sign (+) right there. I'll go ahead and click on the text with the Black Arrow tool to select the frame and then I'll drag it down, and you can see that there is this item right here spine, 'The central part of the main stroke of an S.' That's what that is. You can see the circle around the spine and everything. So go ahead and click on that S.

We'll go ahead and press Ctrl+X or Command+X on the Mac in order to cut it. I'll double-click in front of the S in spine. And by the way, if you accidentally double-click here or something, just press the Left Arrow key a couple of times to get it over to where it needs to be. So you just want the blinking insertion marker to be in front of the S. Then you press Ctrl+V, Command+V on the Mac in order to paste that S into place. Now switch back to the Black Arrow tool; however you want to do it. Click on the S in order to Select it and then click on Margin Objects in order to apply that style and convert the S into an anchored object. Now it's automatically aligned to spine and it flows with spine as well. So if I say, okay, go away you guys because we don't want you on this page, notice that the anchored object goes away as well, and then if I click in order to load my cursor with some text like so.

Let's go and Zoom Out a little bit. What I need to do is go up to the Pages palette. I need to add a new page. So I'll just click on this little page icon down at the bottom of the Pages palette. By the way, you can get to the Pages palette by pressing the F12 key if you want to. Adds a new page. I just go ahead and click at the top of the new page and notice, of course I don't have a lot of text to work with here, but notice that the anchored object flows with its text. It's a wonderful, wonderful thing. It's just amazing that it is able to do that. This also is really great, check this out. See the X right there? It goes with side bearing. So I'll go ahead and grab the X by clicking on it with the Black Arrow tool.

Ctrl+X or Command+X on the Mac to cut it. Then I'm going to double-click in front of the S in side bearing. Press Ctrl+V, Command+V on the Mac to paste it. Switch back to the Black Arrow tool. Click on the X in order to select it. Now we want to hide the Pages palette and bring up the Object Styles palette. Click on Margin Objects and it goes and converts that X to an anchored object. Now what's so special about that? Well, check it out friends. Side bearing right here is not in alphabetical order. I put it in the wrong spot. How'd I manage to do that? Well, doesn't matter. I am just going to go ahead and select this paragraph, cut it and paste it into the right spot.

So I am going to go ahead and switch to my Type tool and then quadruple-click inside the paragraph to select it. So one, two, three, four in order to select the entire paragraph. Now let's cut it by pressing Ctrl+X, Command+X on the Mac. I cut the anchored object as well. Is that not the coolest thing ever? Then I am going to go ahead and click in front of side-heads in order to position the cursor in front of the word side there. Because I think side bearing should go in front of side-heads because of the B versus the H and the space versus the hyphen and everything.

Then I'll press Ctrl+V or Command+V on the Mac in order to paste that text into place and I not only paste the text, I also paste the Yen symbol, which contains the information linking the anchored object. So it all goes together, just amazing how well these guys work. So we've seen inside of this chapter. We've not only seen Object Styles and how miraculous they are, the many ways that they can automate the production of pages here inside of InDesign, but we've also seen Anchored Objects, which are a minor miracle in and of themselves.

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InDesign CS3 One-on-One: Style Sheets

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  1. 49m 7s
    1. How style automation works and why every file needs it
      2m 26s
    2. Installing the DekeKeys shortcuts
      3m 58s
    3. Meet the Eyedropper tool
      5m 43s
    4. Using the "loaded" Eyedropper
      2m 23s
    5. Loading new attributes
      1m 33s
    6. Lifting some attributes (and not others)
      4m 19s
    7. Eyedropper FYIs
      4m 51s
    8. The five kinds of style sheets
      3m 16s
    9. Meet the paragraph style
      2m 46s
    10. Applying the Find/Change command
      3m 41s
    11. The style sheet domino effect
      4m 10s
    12. Meet the object style
      4m 19s
    13. Appending a paragraph style to an object style
      2m 5s
    14. The power of the local override
      3m 37s
  2. 30m 5s
    1. The most common and useful style sheet
      40s
    2. Creating a paragraph style
      3m 57s
    3. The Paragraph Style Options dialog box
      3m 56s
    4. Assigning a keypad shortcut
      3m 9s
    5. The better way to create a style
      1m 30s
    6. Basing one style on another
      3m 16s
    7. Assigning a Next Style setting
      2m 31s
    8. Creating a closed style loop
      1m 40s
    9. Using the Quick Apply function
      3m 30s
    10. Formatting an entire story in one click
      2m 43s
    11. Auto-formatting as you type
      3m 13s
  3. 20m 44s
    1. Style sheets are dynamic
      39s
    2. Changing the font for multiple style sheets
      4m 29s
    3. Updating a shared attribute
      2m 24s
    4. Type style, skew, and tracking
      4m 12s
    5. Clearing and integrating local overrides
      3m 6s
    6. Removing widows with Balance Ragged Lines
      2m 47s
    7. Additional tricks for clearing overrides
      3m 7s
  4. 35m 13s
    1. Styling words, numbers, and symbols
      1m 16s
    2. Organizing style sheets
      6m 14s
    3. Character styles protect overrides
      5m 21s
    4. Creating a character style
      3m 44s
    5. Prioritizing style sheet shortcuts
      5m 24s
    6. Applying your new character style
      2m 51s
    7. Updating two styles in one pass
      4m 24s
    8. When in doubt, be obsessive
      5m 59s
  5. 1h 17m
    1. Character styles on steroids
      1m 15s
    2. Repeating style elements
      4m 0s
    3. Establishing a nested style
      3m 32s
    4. Setting the range of a nested style
      4m 3s
    5. Troubleshooting the nested range
      6m 49s
    6. Assigning automatic numbers
      2m 13s
    7. Assigning automatic bullets
      4m 49s
    8. Starting and restarting numbered sequences
      4m 16s
    9. Nesting a number or bullet style
      4m 45s
    10. Setting precise guidelines
      6m 24s
    11. Right-aligning numbers
      7m 31s
    12. Center-aligning bullets
      4m 10s
    13. Auto-numbering figures
      3m 0s
    14. Creating a custom Number setting
      4m 18s
    15. Specifying a chapter number
      3m 9s
    16. Numbering across threaded frames
      4m 5s
    17. Using a "list" to number across stories
      4m 29s
    18. What you can and can't do
      4m 37s
  6. 53m 18s
    1. If you make tables, listen up
      1m 1s
    2. A tale of two tables: Introducing the document
      2m 15s
    3. Creating a cell style
      5m 8s
    4. Adjusting the Inset values
      3m 37s
    5. Formatting the body of a table
      4m 22s
    6. Creating and applying column styles
      5m 32s
    7. Creating an all-inclusive table style
      4m 42s
    8. Converting and styling a table
      4m 49s
    9. Fixing formatting errors
      4m 21s
    10. Fixing row height and column width
      5m 25s
    11. An argument for independent cell styles
      2m 33s
    12. Making a dependent cell style
      3m 26s
    13. Selectively applying a cell style
      6m 7s
  7. 1h 10m
    1. The convergence of very nearly everything
      1m 18s
    2. Updating a style from the Find Font command
      4m 24s
    3. Step, Repeat, and Distribute
      4m 57s
    4. Adding text; removing style
      3m 3s
    5. Object-level formatting attributes
      3m 48s
    6. Creating an object style
      3m 43s
    7. Creating paired paragraph styles
      6m 28s
    8. Nesting paired paragraph styles
      3m 9s
    9. Inline and above line graphics
      5m 19s
    10. Creating an anchored object
      6m 29s
    11. Viewing frames and threads
      3m 52s
    12. Creating an anchored object style
      3m 48s
    13. Establishing anchored object defaults
      3m 44s
    14. Problems? Fit the frame to the contents
      4m 35s
    15. Employing a highly selective object style
      5m 27s
    16. The best way to anchor objects
      2m 23s
    17. Moving and anchoring text and objects
      4m 4s

    1. Goodbye
      1m 7s

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