6. Working with Objects

In this chapter you learn how to transform, group, arrange, lock, duplicate, align, and distribute objects. You also learn how to use layers and save objects into a library.

As a designer, you’ll most likely spend quite a bit of time moving objects around the page before coming up with a design you’re satisfied with. Learning the various ways you can work with page objects in InDesign can save you time in the long run.

Transforming Objects

InDesign provides several ways to transform objects. You can move, scale, rotate, or shear objects using various tools and commands.

Moving Objects

To move an object, you must first select it with the Selection tool (by clicking anywhere on it) or select it with the Direct Selection ...

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