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I am trying to widen the dashed frame in which my text appears in the image below?  How do I do this?

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Well, I thought you were pointing to the bullet, obviously!

I see that you have a custom position for your header, so to not disturb that:

  1. View > Master Pages
  2. Control + click on the template frame (the big empty one in the middle of the page)
  3. Format > Customize Layout  > Customize Text Frame > Dimensions. Modify the Width, Height, Top and Left Offsets, and click Apply. Repeat for the facing page, if double sided.
    VMware Fusionss_009.png
  4. View > Body Pages and the text will reflow.

Now this is much easier, more intuitive and less math if you use Format > Page Layout > Column Layout and change the margins. But when you have a custom size and/or placement of the running heads (which you do), it moves them back to the default position.

VMware Fusionss_009.png

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how to modify paragraph widths

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I am trying to widen the dashed frame in which my text appears in the image below?  How do I do this?

2016-12-08_1014.png

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

Well, I thought you were pointing to the bullet, obviously!

I see that you have a custom position for your header, so to not disturb that:

  1. View > Master Pages
  2. Control + click on the template frame (the big empty one in the middle of the page)
  3. Format > Customize Layout  > Customize Text Frame > Dimensions. Modify the Width, Height, Top and Left Offsets, and click Apply. Repeat for the facing page, if double sided.
    VMware Fusionss_009.png
  4. View > Body Pages and the text will reflow.

Now this is much easier, more intuitive and less math if you use Format > Page Layout > Column Layout and change the margins. But when you have a custom size and/or placement of the running heads (which you do), it moves them back to the default position.

VMware Fusionss_009.png

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  • Place your cursor in one of the two paragraphs.
  • Format > Paragraphs > Designer > Basic
  • Update the 1st line indent value.
  • Update All.

I can see from the ruler that you also have a left indent set. You may want to adjust that value as well, depending on the look you are after. Bullets normally have a left indent that matches the tab stop, to produce a hanging indent.

VMware Fusionss_007.png

But you would need to add a tab character between the bullet and the first character of the text. This can easily be done in Format > Paragraphs > Designer > Numbering, again followed by update all. If this produces duplicate bullets, you can remove them manually or via Find/Change.

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Hi Barb,

Thanks for your response and help.  I need to better explain my question as I don't think that's what I was looking for...

I'd like to change the margin for all of the text on that page so that each paragraph extent can run wider on the page...There is a dashed line that is framing the text.  It seems like this is what needs to be modified.

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Well, I thought you were pointing to the bullet, obviously!

I see that you have a custom position for your header, so to not disturb that:

  1. View > Master Pages
  2. Control + click on the template frame (the big empty one in the middle of the page)
  3. Format > Customize Layout  > Customize Text Frame > Dimensions. Modify the Width, Height, Top and Left Offsets, and click Apply. Repeat for the facing page, if double sided.
    VMware Fusionss_009.png
  4. View > Body Pages and the text will reflow.

Now this is much easier, more intuitive and less math if you use Format > Page Layout > Column Layout and change the margins. But when you have a custom size and/or placement of the running heads (which you do), it moves them back to the default position.

VMware Fusionss_009.png

Practice on a copy of the file!

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Barb,

This worked great.  Thank you again for your help.  this did take a lot of trial and error...

you should consider teaching for Ledet if you don't already...

regards,

matt

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They do put students my classes, but I prefer to work on my own. Glad I could help!

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