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Creating Objects

In Chapter 24, “Understanding the InDesign Interface and Tools,” we gave you some general information about how to use all of InDesign's tools. Now let's talk about objects and how to use those tools to create them.

Paths

The simplest object type is a path. Any object created in InDesign is a path of some sort, except for text. The frame that contains the text, however, has a path surrounding it. A closed path, where the starting and ending points are connected, is a shape. An unclosed path is a line (see Figure 26.1).


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