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Working with Objects in Adobe InDesign CC (2015 release)

Chapter Description

In this excerpt from Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release), you'll learn how to work with layers, create and edit text frames and graphics frames, import graphics into graphics frames, import multiple graphics into a grid of frames, crop, move, and scale graphics, adjust the space between frames, add captions to graphics frames, place and link graphics frames, change the shape of frames, wrap text around an object, create complex frame shapes, convert frame shapes to other shapes, modify and align objects, select and modify multiple objects, and create a QR code.

Adding metadata captions to graphics frames

You can automatically generate captions for placed graphics based on metadata information stored in the original graphic files. Next, you’ll automatically add photographer credits to the pictures using metadata information.

  1. With the Selection tool (selectiontool.jpg), Shift-click to select the six graphics frames.
  2. Click the Links panel icon to display the Links panel, and then choose Captions > Caption Setup from the panel menu.

  3. In the Caption Setup dialog box, specify the following settings:

    • In the Text Before box, type Photo by. (Make sure to enter a space character after by. Don’t add a period after the space character.)
    • Choose Author from the Metadata menu; leave the Text After box blank.
    • Choose Below Image from the Alignment menu.
  4. Click OK to save the settings and close the Caption Setup dialog box.

  5. From the Links panel menu, choose Captions > Generate Static Captions.

    Each of the graphic files contains a metadata element named “Author,” which stores the name of the photographer. This metadata information is used when the photo credit caption is generated.

  6. Choose Edit > Deselect All, and then choose File > Save.
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