How to Fit Graphics to the Frame With InDesign CS6


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Fitting graphics to the frame

When you import an image it often doesn't appear at the correct size on your page. For example, I'll go ahead and create a new graphic frame here, and then I will place an image into it. I will go to the Place dialog box and I am going to choose an image down here like the spirals Illustrator file. I can tell immediately that that's not what I was hoping for; I wanted it to fit inside this frame. In fact, if I switch to the Selection tool and double-click on this frame it switches to the image itself, it selects the image inside the frame and I can see the edge of this image is huge, it's much bigger than the frame.

We are going to explore Scaling in the chapter on Transforming Objects later. But let me quickly show you one feature which really comes in handy when you're trying to fit images. In fact, the name of the feature itself is Fitting; you can find it under the Object menu, under the Fitting submenu. There are five different features here in fact. Fill Frame Propo...

Fitting graphics to the frame
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Fitting graphics to the frame provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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