How to Position Objects With the Gap Tool in InDesign CS6


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Positioning objects with the Gap tool

If you've ever taken a design or art course, you've learned to think both in positive and negative space. That is, the space between objects is just as important as the objects themselves. We've already learned how to move objects around on the page using the Selection tool, but InDesign has a Gap tool that let's you move objects around based on the space between and around them. The Gap tool is number four in the Tool panel over here, and in order to use it, you need to move it between objects. When you do move it onto your page, you'll see that an area of your page becomes gray.

That indicates what is going to be moving when I click and drag. If I place the cursor on top of an object itself, it turns into a cursor saying nothing is going to happen, so I need to find a space. I'm going to click in the space between the edge of the page, and these objects. Note that the Gap tool sees that the two text frames on the left are aligned exactly, and so it's going to m...

Positioning objects with the Gap tool
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Positioning objects with the Gap tool 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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