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Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout by Gabriel Powell

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Grouping, Nesting, Anchoring, and Stacking

Now that you understand how to measure frames, position them on a page, and transform their shapes, let’s focus on some of the ways frames can be organized and combined when creating a template layout.

Grouping Frames

Grouping allows you to combine several frames, so you can work with them as a single unit—a group (Figure 6.24). You can then move or transform the frames without affecting their individual positions or attributes. For instance, you might group a collection of text and graphics frames on a master page to make it possible to override them in one click when you need to modify them on a document page later on.

Figure 6.24. When you create a group, a dashed line appears around the group’s ...

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