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Working with Objects

Chapter Description

In this sample chapter from Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release), learn how to work with layers, create and edit text frames and graphics frames, adjust the space between frames, modify and align objects, create a QR code, and more.

Drawing lines and modifying arrowheads

InDesign has the ability to scale arrowheads independently of line size. Next, you’ll use this feature to complete the design of the newsletter.

  1. Select the Line tool (icon54.jpg). Position the pointer on the left margin guide on page 4, slightly below the text frame with the “Customer Testimonials” text.

  2. With the Line tool selected, change the Fill color to None and the Stroke color to Black.

  3. While pressing the Shift key, drag horizontally from the left margin guide to the vertical column guide at the right of the second column. The Shift key constrains the line to be perfectly horizontal.

  4. Click the Stroke panel icon or choose Window > Stroke to open the Stroke panel. Choose 4 from the Weight menu, CircleSolid from the Start Arrowhead menu, and Curved from the End Arrowhead menu.

  5. Make sure Link Start And End Arrowhead Scales is not selected (icon28.jpg) so that you can independently scale the start and end arrowheads. Enter 75 in the Scale Factor For Start Arrowhead box; enter 150 in the Scale factor for end arrowhead box, and press Enter or Return.

  6. Choose File > Save.

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