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Using the Transform Commands

In addition to the transform tools and transform fields, there are a whole bunch of transform commands you can use on objects. These commands make it easy to perform commonly used transformations, such as rotating and flipping objects.

To rotate with the transform commands:

  1. Select an object or objects.
  2. Click to open the Transformation panel menu.

    or

    Choose Object > Transform.

  3. Choose one of the rotation settings as follows letter-a.jpg:
    • Rotate 90° CW (clockwise).
    • Rotate 90° CCW (counter-clockwise).
    • Rotate 180°.

To flip objects using the transform commands:

  1. Select an object or objects.
  2. Click to open the Transform panel menu.

    or

    Choose Object > Transform.

  3. Choose one of the flip settings as follows letter-b.jpg:
    • Flip Horizontal.
    • Flip Vertical.

When you perform a transformation on an object, that transformation is stored in InDesign’s memory. You can then perform the same transformation again on another object—even in another document! This is similar to Illustrator’s Transform Again command.

To repeat transformations:

  1. Use any of the transform commands on a selection.
  2. Select a different object or objects.
  3. Choose one of the following from the Object > Transform Again submenu.
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