Repositioning while creating page items


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Repositioning while creating page items

This is a shortcut that can save you time while you're creating new page items. So I am going to get my Text tool, and I want to drag out a new text frame from the left margin over to this second column I have got over here, a ruler guide that I've drawn out, and I wanted to start at the top of the margin as well. So I am going to line up the cursor where I think it needs to be to actually do this. I am going to start pressing and dragging. And then you can see that it didn't quite line up with the top of that margin guide. So rather than stop what I'm doing and then go get my Selection tool and resize that frame, as long as you still have the mouse down, which I do here, if you hold the spacebar down, that lets you temporarily reposition this object as you're creating it.

So I can just move it up so it's lined up with that margin guide. I let go the spacebar and I keep dragging. So a very nice handy tool to reposition the item you're creating while you're...

Repositioning while creating page items
Video duration: 1m 17s 6h 28m Intermediate

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Repositioning while creating page items 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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InDesign
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