Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Making grids, part of InDesign Insider Training: Beyond the Essentials.
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Sooner or later, you're going to need to make a grid of objects, maybe an array…of pictures like a yearbook, or a bunch of name tags on a single page.…There are lots of reasons to make objects in a rectangular or square grid,…and fortunately, InDesign has several tools to help you do it quickly and efficiently.…Unfortunately, while they are powerful tools, they are not always intuitive.…Let me show you what I mean.…I have my Catalog file open from the Exercise folder, and I'm going to go to…the previous spread by holding down the Option key on the Mac or Alt on Windows,…and then pressing Page Up.…
I'd like to put a grid of fames in the upper left corner of this page, and I'm…going to show you four or five different ways to do it.…The first method is to use Step and Repeat.…With this method, I need to first drag out a frame, holding down the Shift key…to keep it constrained to a square.…Then, I'll go to the Edit menu and choose Step and Repeat.…The Step and Repeat dialog box is terrific when you know exactly how far apart…
- Setting preferences
- Working with parent and child master pages
- Adding alternate layouts
- Exporting and importing page snippets
- Tracking text changes
- Choosing other languages
- Aligning to a baseline grid
- Applying styles automatically with nested and line styles
- Embedding links
- Turning image layers on and off
- Using the Pathfinder and compound paths
- Power scaling and spacing
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Managing Your Document Window
2. Setting Up InDesign and Your New Document
Customizing InDesign menus3m 31s
3. Layout Techniques
4. Advanced Text and Typography
5. Paragraph and Character Styles
6. Long-Document Text Techniques
7. Advanced Graphic Techniques
Using advanced strokes9m 6s
9. Advanced Layout
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