Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Alignment and distribution, part of Introducing InDesign.
- In this movie I'm going to show you…how to align and distribute objects in InDesign.…This works with lines, shapes,…text blocks and imported artwork.…In other words, you can align and distribute…anything in the software.…Notice that we're currently looking at a haphazard…collection of tall rectangles and vertical lines.…To select all of them, I'll go up to the Edit menu…and choose "Select All," or you can press Ctrl + A…or Cmd + A on the Mac.…Notice when you do, InDesign goes ahead…and surrounds all of the selected objects…with a big rectangular bounding box.…
Also notice, these alignment icons…over here on the far right side of the control panel.…They end with this little icon here…that has a downpointing arrowhead.…If you click on it, you'll bring up a pop-up menu…and by default this setting is set to "Selection,"…meaning that all of the selected objects…are going to align to each other.…For example, I could click on "Align top edges"…to align the tops of all of these objects,…and if I don't like that,…I could press Ctrl + Z, or Cmd + Z on the Mac.…
- Creating a new InDesign document
- Navigating in InDesign
- Creating and formatting text
- Formatting text with paragraph styles
- Creating dynamic hyperlinks
- Adding, deleting, and moving pages
- Importing, cropping, and scaling photos
- Placing artwork
- Stacking and layering objects
- Wrapping text around a graphic
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Document and Setup
2. Rulers and Guides
Working with the rulers4m 4s
3. Text and Formatting
4. Automated Formatting
5. Pages and Pouring
6. Photos and Graphics
7. Combining Type and Graphics
8. Publishing Your Document
Next steps1m 11s
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