Aligning and distributing


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Aligning and distributing

Whenever you have two or more objects on your page, you need to think about the relationship of those two objects. Stacking order is one kind of relationship. That is which is in front of the other. Another kind of relationship is aligning or distributing objects on a page. For example, how do I make my objects align along their left edges? Let's take a look. I am going to scroll over here. I would like to put this object here right underneath this flower and I want it to align perfectly. Let's go ahead and zoom in here to get a little better view of it. There we go.

I am going to start dragging this over. As I move it, you'll see a series of green lines flashing on and off the screen. Those green lines are among the best ways to align anything on your InDesign page. They are called Smart Guides. Smart Guides look at every other object on your page and try and help you align the object you're dragging to them. So for example, if I drag down to the left I see two vertical gre...

Aligning and distributing
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Aligning and distributing provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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