Using a seven-column grid


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Using a seven-column grid

Because of the odd number of columns, a seven column grid is particularly dynamic and flexible. It allows for two text columns of three units, plus a caption or a white space column of a single unit. Or three text columns of two units with a single unit caption or white space column. Where it gets interesting is when you vary the position of this caption or white space column. Here are some things to keep in mind when working with a seven column grid.

If you want to vary the position of this caption or white space column, then you are going to need to use threaded text frames, as opposed to a single text frame divided up here into multiple columns. Which in other situations may be more convenient, but here each of these is a single column text frame that has been threaded to the other text frames in the text flow. And that's going to mean that I can then select this frame. Maybe move it here and then select the caption frame and move that here.

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Using a seven-column grid
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Using a seven-column grid provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing with Grids in InDesign

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