How can I flip a text box in InDesign without flipping the text?

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I have a document that I want to flip the layout of, however when flipping the text boxes it also flips the text, is there a way to do this and retain the text?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

Here a very simple sample of two text frames, one on the left, one on the right page of the spine.

Selected with the Direct Selection Tool. Note, that all path points are selected; they are no longer hollow:

 

TwoTextFramesSelected-DirectSelectionTool.PNG

 

After using the flip command on the selection set to center flip:

TwoTextFramesSelected-DirectSelectionTool-Flipped.PNG

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Lets get this more clear first: what do you mean exactly with 'flip layout'? Or do you mean 'mirror'?

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Hi Tom,

select the text frame with the Direct Selection Tool so that all path points of the text frame are selected.

Then flip your selection.

 

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Here a very simple sample of two text frames, one on the left, one on the right page of the spine.

Selected with the Direct Selection Tool. Note, that all path points are selected; they are no longer hollow:

 

TwoTextFramesSelected-DirectSelectionTool.PNG

 

After using the flip command on the selection set to center flip:

TwoTextFramesSelected-DirectSelectionTool-Flipped.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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