• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers
Exit Search
0

How to seperate frames, correctly..?

Explorer ,
Mar 02, 2023 Mar 02, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Aidan28610574w1n9_0-1677767314720.png

Please see example of the work I am doing above

I am trying to seperate these frames of text equally however, the most intuitive way I have thought of is making spacers on a show only layer and then using them as equal spacers to get the desired effect

Is there any other better way of doing this as it takes time and it doesnt feel like the correct most accurate way

 

Please ignore my grid lines

Thanks

TOPICS
How to

Views

709

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Mar 02, 2023 Mar 02, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi @Aidan28610574w1n9:

 

Yes, Adobe has distribution commands in the Align panel that will accomplish this quickly. Be sure to read the link below first though. And come back and ask us if you have any follow up questions.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/aligning-distributing-objects.html 

 

~Barb

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Mar 02, 2023 Mar 02, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Is there a reason that each of these needs to be in its own text frame? 

You can acheive the same spacing (within a single text frame) far more easily by using a combination of slightly tightened leading on the black text and a Space Before Paragraph setting on the red text. 

Screen Shot 2023-03-02 at 9.50.13 AM.png

Screen Shot 2023-03-02 at 9.48.06 AM.png

 

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Explorer ,
Mar 02, 2023 Mar 02, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Yes but what about my paragraph and charater styles? 

I am using them in this project

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Mar 02, 2023 Mar 02, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

You would add the paragraph spacing to the Paragraph style for the red text, and the leading adjustment to the style for the black text.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Explorer ,
Mar 02, 2023 Mar 02, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Does this mean I will have to highlight the text and change it to the paragraph or character style every time I want to change it

 

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Mar 02, 2023 Mar 02, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I'm not clear on what you are asking here. For the sample you have shown, you would need two paragraph styles: one for the red text and one for the black text. All of the attributes would be in the styles.

Additional: if each of your entries has exactly two paragraphs per section, you could format it all in one click using the Next Style feature. If each of the two styles is set as Next Style for the other, you can select all of the text, right-click on the first style, and it will cascade the styling through all of the selected text. 

 apply next style.png

 

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Explorer ,
Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thanks I am now taking your advice and doing it this way

But How can I achieve the desired space between (text) and client?

Is it in paragraph styles or what'

Aidan28610574w1n9_0-1677833175956.png

 

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

Yes, Use Space Before and Space After in your paragraph styles.

 

~Barb

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Mar 02, 2023 Mar 02, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

One more clarification:

 

Paragraph styles are used to control the formatting for an entire paragraph, character styles are used to control the formatting for selected words within a paragraph. As a general rule, you do not assign a character style to entire paragraph.

 

In your screen shots, you are showing us a situation where you should be using two paragraph styles: one for the red text and one for the black text as per @SJRiegel. I do not see any reason to use a character style and yes, you will have to click in each paragraph and assign a paragraph style. That's true in any document in InDesign, not just in yours.

 

~Barb

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines