Working with flexible columns


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Working with flexible columns

In InDesign CS6, we have more flexibility when it comes to working with text frames. So, for example, here we have a spread from a magazine, and we a have normal threaded story running through two text frames. Each text frame has four columns. So if I select one of these and then I go to the Object menu and choose Text Frame Options, you can see that the columns are four, right? What is new here is, first of all, we now have a name for this kind of text frame; it's called a Fixed Number column.

So there are always going to be four columns, no matter what size we make the text frame. So if I make it smaller, there are still four columns; if I make it wider, there are still four columns. I am going to press Command+B or Ctrl+B again to get back here. The other option that we've always had is Fixed Width. So Fixed Width--we've had this for few versions--means that we can say the columns should always be whatever they are now or you can enter your own measure. Right now it's ...

Working with flexible columns
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Working with flexible columns provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Anne-Marie Concepción as part of the InDesign CS6 New Features

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