Measurement system overrides


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Measurement system overrides

Here is a feature that's going to come in handy some point in your InDesign career and that is working or overwriting the measurement system that's currently in play and also doing math in the Control panel. So, let me give you some examples of what I'm talking about. Here is an image that I've got selected, a frame with an image inside it. And I can currently see the Width and Height and the X, Y position. Let's say that I needed this frame to be exactly four inches wide. While my measurement system right now was currently set to picas or points, so it's 29p6.

Now, I can try to do the math. I can say, okay, there are 72 points to an inch. So 72 times 4, that would give me 4 inches, right? Yikes! How about we just type in 4in for inches in our Width field? And when I hit Return, it's going to make the Width of that exactly 4 inches and convert it to the current measurement system for me. So, in this case it's 24 picas. Pretty easy, right? Well, what if I ...

Measurement system overrides
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Measurement system overrides 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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