Balancing columns


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Balancing columns

Here's another way that InDesign CS5 makes our lives easier when we're laying out documents. And that is with the new Balance Columns command. Again, this only applies to single text frames that are set up in multiple columns, sort of like how the new Span Columns command only applies to multiple-columned single text frames. So here we have an example on the left. I'm going to hide Guides just by choosing Hide Guides up here so that we can see for sure how this is working. Now this is a two-column text frame. And you can see how it's uneven at the bottom.

Let's zoom in a bit to fit this better. Now, there are some people and some workflows where this is completely forbidden. You would either have to fill out the text with additional text to bring it all the way to the bottom or you'd have to do things like find a good breaking point and pressing the Enter key or something to try and even up the text. Let me delete that, alright. But what we can you instead in CS5 i...

Balancing columns
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Balancing columns provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Anne-Marie Concepción as part of the InDesign CS5 New Features

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Design
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InDesign
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