- Types of Frames
- Creating Basic Shapes
- Selecting Objects
- Moving Objects
- Replicating Objects
- Resizing Objects
- Using the Transform Tools
- Using the Transform Panel
- Using the Transform Commands
- Using the Arrange Commands
- Aligning Objects
- Smart Dimensions; Smart Spacing
- Grouping and Pasting Into Objects
- Using the Control Panel for Objects
- Using the Measure Tool
- Using the Info Panel with Objects
- Locking Objects
- Selecting Frames
Creating Basic Shapes
You use the rectangle, ellipse, and polygon frame tools to create graphic frames into which you place images.
To create a rectangular graphic frame:
Drag across the page to create the rectangle.
Release the mouse button when the rectangle is the correct size.
To create an elliptical graphic frame:
Drag across the page to create the ellipse.
Release the mouse button when the ellipse is the correct size.
You can also create rectangles and ellipses by specifying their size numerically.
To create objects numerically:
- Enter the width and height amounts.
- Click ok. The frame appears where the mouse was clicked.
To create a polygon graphic frame:
- Enter a number in the field for the Number of Sides to the polygon.
To create a star, change the amount in the Star Inset field from 0% to a higher number.
Drag across the page to create the polygon or star.
- Release the mouse button when the polygon or star is the correct size.
InDesign is definitely the program for anyone who says they can’t even draw a straight line. The Line tool makes it easy.
To create straight lines: