Duplicating objects


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Duplicating objects

In the old days, when we needed a copy of something on our page, we used to drive downtown and buy a photostat. Remember that? It's a little easier now. There are almost a dozen ways to duplicate your text frames, graphic frames and other page items in InDesign. Here are just a few. The first method is Option or Alt+Drag. I am going to grab this graphic frame with an image in it and hold down the Option or Alt key. You'll see that the cursor changes very slightly to indicate that it's going to be duplicating this. And then I'll drag it over here.

When I let go, I can see that I have a duplicate of it. I am going to hit the Delete key to delete that because what I really wanted to do was Option+Drag and then I am holding down the Shift key as well. And when you hold down the Shift key, Option or Alt+Shift+Drag, you make a duplicate, but it stays in the same horizontal or vertical plane. There we go. So now I know that it's perfectly aligned. Now, I am going to drag this re...

Duplicating objects
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Duplicating objects 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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