InDesign – Image & Graphic

December 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

In today’s session with George he was talking about text and paragraph formatting within InDesign.

If you’re producing large documents which are more text than graphic based, then make sure that the text is in RAW format (no spaces after paragraphs, except for one space, no text should be indented, no formating) if it’s being sent to you by someone else.

‘File’ > ‘Place’ > select text file. Insert text into columns, pressing the little red plus sign at the bottom of the text box will form another text box for the excess text. Pressing ‘Shift’ + ‘Click’ when placing text will place all the text in all columns on however many pages are required. Clicking the little paragraph symbol on the left of the top tool bar while text is selected, this will bring up paragraph formatting options. Press the little ‘A’ symbol for text formatting.

Always set your camera to take high resolution images as you can lower the resolution, but you can’t increase the resolution. Printers print in 300dpi, so use pictures with this dpi, do not use internet images as most are of low quality. The next best way to retrieve images other than a camera is through scanning, scanning a magazine image for example, changing the scan options to whatever size you want it, such as 300dpi.

To rid of backgrounds from images, select image and click ‘Object’ > ‘Clipping Path’ > ‘Options’ ‘Windows’ > ‘Text Wrap’ > ‘detect edges’ you can alter the options here to have different margins on the image. By using the pen tool, create a shape and then insert text, this can be used as a modified text box. If you want to draw along a path, then hold and click on the text tool and select ‘Type on a Path Tool’ option, then select the path and type/place text.

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