February 10, 2010 - No Comments!

InDesign Cheat Sheet

Tools you’ll always use

Rectangular frame tool (rectangle with X through it)

  • to create boxes (will lock to margins if you approach close enough)


Selection tool (black arrow)

  • to choose and modify boxes (size, position, )


File>Place (or Apple-D)

  • to put photo or story document into box


Direct selection tool (white arrow)

  • to modify content in box (move photo within frame, )


Text tool (the letter T)

  • to modify your text


Line tool (diagonal line)

  • to create lines [hold shift key until you release mouse button to keep line straight]


Paragraph settings

  • please refer to left for the settings we will use for this

Photo border settings

  • please refer to bottom left for border settings
  • bottom right is contains photo modification tools
  • you can show the whole photo in the frame
  • or you can fill the frame with your photo
  • and then you can fit the frame to the photo

Published by: Jacky Chou in Uncategorized

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