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Chapter 6. Drawing in InDesign: Designer... > Paths and Points and Their Peculiari...

Paths and Points and Their Peculiarities

Uniting Paths

Somehow, instead of creating a single, curving path, I created two paths. The second path begins about a quarter inch from where the first one ends. (I think I must have taken a phone call or something when I was drawing.) So I used the Direct Select tool to select the two end points, but now I can't find the Average or Join commands to combine the two paths. Illustrator has had these commands for years, explicitly for situations like mine. I can't believe InDesign doesn't.


InDesign can be a real tease, can't it? Only some of Illustrator's drawing functions are in the program, just enough to make you complacent: “No need to boot up Illustrator for this little drawing.” And then you run head-on into a dead end like this one. “Join” and “Average” are two of the many long-time Illustrator features not found in InDesign.



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