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  Adobe InDesign

Working with Lines
If you want a line to appear above or below a paragraph, you can do so using the Line tool. However, if the text is realigned, the live does not move with the text. Paragraph Rules allow you to create lines that travel with the paragraph and that can be applied as part of style sheets. Select the text and click on Paragraph Rules from the Paragraph palette menu., Enable Rule on for rule Above and/or Rule below to enable these lines. Select the appropriate options for the rules and click OK.

Text Around a Graphic
To wrap a text around an image, select the image and click on Object ? Text Wrap. Click on either the Wrap Around Bounding Box or the Wrap Around Object Shape button on the Text Wrap palette.

Size of an Object
InDesign gives you the ability to measure on abject from the edge of it's stoke or from the center of it's stoke. The stroke weight always starts from the center of the stroke, because of which the object's size can be affected. To know the size of the object from it's actual stroke edge, enable Dimensions Include Stroke Weight form the Transform palette menu.

Format with Eyedropper
Use the eyedropper tool in InDesign to copy character, paragraph, fill and stroke attributes across text. This saves time and ensures consistency. By default, the eyedropper tool copies all attributes of a type selection, but you can specify the attributes to be copied. To change the settings, double-click the Eyedropper Tool. choose the desired options and click OK. To apply the formatting, select text you want to format using the Type tool, Select the Eyedropper tool and click the text you want to copy attributes from, The formatting is copied and the Eyedropper tool reverses direction and appears full to show that is has copied the attributes!

Shape Text
You can edit a text frame just as you would a graphics frame and have it take up the shape of virtually any shape on the document. use the selection or the Direct Selection tool to select the text box. Use the pen tool to add anchor points. You can manipulate these anchor points just a an image.

Other Font Characters
To insert special symbols into a document , say, for an end-of-story character, you don't need to use images; you can use fonts instead. Click on Type ? Insert Character to view all fonts and their character sets. Choose the font from the Font droplets, select the character you want to insert and click on insert

Easter Egg
In InDesign, hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys and click Help > About. Instead of regular about screen, you can now see an InDesign component Screen that displays the Application Information, Requires Plug-ins and information about the install plug-ins

Converting to outlines
When printing documents, it is essential that all the fonts used reside on the system it is printed from. Small amounts of type in document may be converted to outlines to avoid font issues. However, you will no longer be able to edit these. To do so, select the text an click on Type ? Create Outlines

Easy clone and place objects
This step and repeat functions is very useful for creating precisely spaced duplicated of an object on a page. To duplicate or set of objects, select them and click on Edit ? Step and Repeat. Ser the horizontal and vertical distances to place the copies accordingly


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