How to make a headline straddle multiple columns and how to split a list into multiple columns
- [Voiceover] When working with threaded text,…there are two approaches you can take.…You can either have a single text frame…divided into columns, or you can have…single frames that are threaded together.…And on the left we have an example of the first,…and on the right an example of the second scenario.…If I select this text frame, we see it is…a single text frame, but it has been divided up here…on the control panel into three columns.…I could also divide it coming to the Object menu…and going to my Text Frame Options,…number of columns, three, and for the most part…I would suggest that this is the preferable way to go.…
But in situations as we have here where we have…four columns that are threaded together,…where each of the columns has a different…starting point and different ending point,…then these need to be separate frames.…Separate frames that have been threaded.…This second approach of working with separate frames…that are threaded is also useful when you're working…with an irregular number of columns.…
To get the most from this course, make sure to watch InDesign Typography Part 1.
- Text flow and text threading
- Placeholders and text frames
- Type alignment
- Indents, insets, and spacing
- Bullet and numbered lists
- Text wrap
- Formatting with styles
- Hyphenation and line breaks
- Combining typefaces
- White space and grids
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Text Flow
3. Indents, Insets, and Spacing
4. Typical Formatting Scenarios
5. Global Formatting with Styles
6. Controlling Text
7. Design Considerations
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