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I want to design a page based on an isometric grid in InDesign. HELP!

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I want to design a page based on an isometric grid. Is there any way to do this within InDesign? 

I have no problem setting up a grid, but my layout design is planned to be on an angle and I just can't figure out how this is done. There MUST be a way. People do it! Here are some examples:

Isometric grid.jpgIso grid.jpg

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or you could align your frames as in my screenshot and then rotate the whole group as you wish

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I want to design a page based on an isometric grid in InDesign. HELP!

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I want to design a page based on an isometric grid. Is there any way to do this within InDesign? 

I have no problem setting up a grid, but my layout design is planned to be on an angle and I just can't figure out how this is done. There MUST be a way. People do it! Here are some examples:

Isometric grid.jpgIso grid.jpg

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Correct answer by vladan saveljic | Adobe Community Professional

or you could align your frames as in my screenshot and then rotate the whole group as you wish

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do you think as in my screenshot?

You could rotate text frames

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Yes, I think this is probably the way to do it, thank you for taking the time to reply.

So to confirm...I would do layout according to a vertical grid structure and then just rotate the whole block as I need to?

 

I am surprised there isn't a built-in feature that allows for this. Doing this on multiple pages would be a nightmare should you want to try that.

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Hi Ciannait5C13,

if you need guides that are rotated, you are out of luck.

 

Using a trick we could rotate single guides to e.g. 45°, but the elements will not align to them like we see this with horizontal or vertical guides. The objects are not adhesive to the rotated guides anymore.

 

A variant of what Vladan is doing:

Rotate the page with the Page Tool and the Transform panel and work with horizontal and vertical guides.

For this also the document grid is working.

 

RotatedPage-DocumentGridShowing.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Ok, I can try this also. Thanks.

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or you could align your frames as in my screenshot and then rotate the whole group as you wish

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