Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Direct Selection tool, part of Introducing InDesign.
- In this movie, I'll introduce you to…the direct selection tool, which is…this white arrow, right here.…What it does, is it allows you to make…very specific modifications to your designs.…So if the black selection tool allows you…to select big things in InDesign,…then the white direct selection tool allows you…to select very small things.…Now, for the moment, we are done…with the text wrap panel, so I can…click its little close icon there to send it away.…
Or, I can go back to the window menu…and again choose the text wrap command,…and that will make it disappear as well.…Now, using my black selection tool,…I'll click on the image to select it.…Not only do we see the blue frame…with all of its handles surrounding the image,…but we also see that faint outline outside the image,…which represents the offset text wrap.…Let's say that you want to modify that wrap…in order to customize it.…In that case, you would switch to the direct selection tool,…which you can get by pressing the "a" key,…the "a" being for arrow.…
- Creating a new InDesign document
- Navigating in InDesign
- Creating and formatting text
- Formatting text with paragraph styles
- Creating dynamic hyperlinks
- Adding, deleting, and moving pages
- Importing, cropping, and scaling photos
- Placing artwork
- Stacking and layering objects
- Wrapping text around a graphic
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Document and Setup
2. Rulers and Guides
Working with the rulers4m 4s
3. Text and Formatting
4. Automated Formatting
5. Pages and Pouring
6. Photos and Graphics
7. Combining Type and Graphics
8. Publishing Your Document
Next steps1m 11s
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