Chapter 12. Duplicating, Deleting, and Aligning Objects

Making copies of things and getting rid of them: What could be easier? Yet, there’s more to this topic than meets the eye. In this short chapter we’ll show you some methods which aren’t in the QuarkXPress or PageMaker vocabulary.

Duplicating Objects

InDesign gives us several ways to duplicate objects—copying and pasting, Paste in Place, Duplicate, Step and Repeat, and Option/Alt-Dragging.

Copying and Pasting

You can cut, copy, and paste objects in InDesign with the Selection, Direct Selection and Type tools. When choosing Paste from the Edit menu (or pressing Command-V/Ctrl-V), InDesign pastes the object in the center of the current page or spread. You may need to be careful about which page ...

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