Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Power scaling techniques, part of InDesign Insider Training: Beyond the Essentials.
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In my InDesign Essential Training title, I explained the basics of scaling one…or more objects on your page.…And if you skipped that movie, you may have missed one of the most important and…obscure scaling tips in InDesign.…So I'm going to review that quickly here, and then I'm going to show you some…other crucial features that help you understand how InDesign thinks about scaling.…I have my Catalog file opened from the Exercise folder, and I'd like to scale…some of these text frames.…I'll select two of these text frames by holding down the Shift key while…clicking on them with the Selection Tool, and then I'm going to scale them by…dragging one of the corner handles.…
Of course, if I just click and drag, it doesn't resize at all.…It moves the objects around to fit this new size.…That's not what I wanted.…Press Command+Z or Ctrl+Z on Windows.…Instead, I'm going to hold down the Command and Shift keys on the Mac or Control…and Shift keys on Windows, and then I'm going to drag that corner handle.…
- 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
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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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