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

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Working with Anchored Objects

While the primary purpose of a text frame is to contain text, it can also contain objects such as graphics frames and other text frames. When you insert an object into a text frame, it is anchored to specific text, so if the text in the document reflows, the anchored object travels with the text it’s attached to. If the publication you’re designing a template for uses sidebars, figures, captions, icons, or any other design element that must flow with specific text, you’ll definitely want to utilize the power of anchored objects (Figure 11.25).

Figure 11.25. The exclamation point icon and all the sidebar elements in this journal are anchored to specific text. If the text reflows, the designer won’t have to go back ...

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