- 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
- Using the Gap Tool
- Grouping and Pasting Into Objects
- Using the Measure Tool
- Using the Info Panel with Objects
- Locking Objects
- Selecting Frames
Very often things need to be made bigger or smaller. InDesign gives you several different ways to scale objects. You can also use the bounding box handles to change the dimensions of the object visually. This is the easiest way to quickly resize an object.
To resize using the bounding box handles
- Choose the Selection tool.
Choose which handle to drag based on the following options :
- Drag the corner handles to change both the width and height.
- Drag the top or bottom handles to change the height only.
- Drag the left or right handles to change the width only.
Use the bounding box handles to resize an object.
Drag the handle. If you drag quickly, you will see only the bounding box of the object .
If you drag quickly, you only see a box as you resize an object.
Press and hold for a moment and then drag the handle. This shows a preview of the object as you resize the bounding box .
If you press and pause a moment, you see an actual preview as you resize an object.
- Release the mouse button when the object is the correct size.