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Chapter 27. Working with Type in InDesign > Understanding Text Frame Options

Understanding Text Frame Options

The Text Frame Options dialog, found under the Object menu, has several options that make working with entire text frames easier (see Figure 27.21):

  • Columns: Set a number of columns that your text frame should contain, as well as the gutter (the amount of space that should appear between the columns). If you want your columns to be a specific width, click Fixed Column Width and enter the desired measurement.

  • Inset Spacing: Set an inset spacing amount for the top, bottom, left, and/or right side of the text frame. Inset spacing refers to the amount of space that should be left between the type and the edge(s) of the text frame.

  • Vertical Justification: Set the vertical alignment for the text in the frame. If you choose Justify, you can enter a maximum paragraph spacing amount.

  • Ignore Text Wrap: If you want this text frame to ignore any text wrap, click the check box.

  • Baseline Options: Click the tab in the Text Frame Options dialog to set how the text should sit on the baseline and the minimum measurement. Click the check box to create a custom baseline grid, and set your starting point, where it should start, the grid increments, and the grid color.


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