Changing the ruler origin point


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Changing the ruler origin point

When you're working with ruler guides on a page inside InDesign or a spread, it's important to know where the ruler origin point is oriented. By default, it's always in the upper left-hand corner of the page or the spread. So here you can see where (0,0) marks in the page. It's in the upper left-hand corner. Now from time to time you may want to change that zero point. And the reason it's important is as you drag items around the page or drag out a ruler guide, you will see the X value changing on your cursor and in the Control panel, and that number is referencing the origin point.

So right now when I pause my mouse it's 2.5 inches from the upper left-hand corner of the page. So I am going to let go of my mouse and delete that guide. Now sometimes you might have an element on the page. I am just going to drag a rectangle, let's say. You may want to create another object that's a certain amount of distance away from this particular rectangle. Now you could t...

Changing the ruler origin point
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Changing the ruler origin point provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design
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