5. Working with Frames and Shapes

In this chapter, you learn the various ways you can work with frames and shapes in InDesign.

All page layouts in InDesign are made up of frames and shapes. Frames are containers that you use for displaying placed images and bodies of text (also known as stories). Shapes (or paths) can be drawn and used as design elements or converted into frames that can hold graphics or text.

It’s fun to experiment with the flexibility of frames and shapes in InDesign. Placing graphics and text into custom shapes can certainly jazz up a layout. It’s also possible to allow frames and shapes to contain even more frames and shapes through a process called “nesting.”

By combining the versatility of frames and shapes with applied ...

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