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Lesson 2. Setting Up Your Document > Exploring on your own

Exploring on your own

A good way to reinforce the skills you’ve learned in this lesson is to experiment with them. Try some of the following exercises that give you more practice with InDesign techniques.

1.
Place another photograph at the bottom of the second column of text on page 3. Use the 02_e.jpg image that is inside the Extras folder within the Lesson_02 folder.

2.
Add a read-in pull-quote: Using the Type tool (), select the opening phrase of the story, from “The flight...” through “...take forever.” Choose Edit > Cut. Then use the Type tool to drag a frame in the yellow panel across the top of page 3, and choose Edit > Paste. Triple-click the text you pasted, and use the Character palette to format it using the font, size, style, and color of your choice.

3.
Try rotating the “title” text block using different corners or edges of the Reference Point indicator () in the Control or Transform palette, and notice the difference in the results.

4.
Create a new pair of master pages for a spread that you could use for the continuation of this story. Name the new master page D-Next and select B-Footer for the Based On option. Then create placeholder frames for the text and graphics, giving the spread a different arrangement from C-Placeholder master pages. When you finish, apply the D-Next master pages to pages 4-5 of your document.


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