How to Set the Parameters of Your Text Frame Column


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Setting text frame columns

You already know that you can change the number of columns on a page, but those columns are just guides. There's another feature in InDesign that actually forces text frames to break into multiple columns. Let me show you how you do it. I've opened the roux_article files from the Exercise Folder and I'm going to jump to the next spread by pressing Option+Page Down or Alt+Page Down, and I'll zoom in at the top part of this page with Command+Spacebar+Drag or Ctrl+Spacebar+Drag on Windows. I can see that I've a text frame here and it's a single column.

The key to making this a multiple column text frame is the Text Frame Options dialog box, which I can get to by going to the Object menu and choosing Text Frame Options. I'm going to move this down so we can see the important part of the dialog box, and the text frame at the same time. The first area of the Text Frame Options dialog box lists the number of Columns. Right now, we only have 1 column, but if I increase t...

Setting text frame columns
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Setting text frame columns 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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