I inserted breaks all over the place in a price list which seemed a good idea at the time only to be horrified when I couldn't figure how to remove them. Clicking on table row, then using keyboard-shortcut Command-Enter. Changed shortcut to avoid Command behavior—no luck. If only Cell is selected then Parag return is inserted.
Same effect if used in Story Editor. Instead, went to: Now off to see if can set keyboard shortcut for it, or if script is required. This does work in CS4. Are you sure you're hitting Enter or Command-Enter on the Mac? On a full-size keyboard, enter is on the numeric keypad. I was trying to find the answer and it came up.
Knew it had to be a "keystroke away". A client called to ask me how to do this I had never used Enter to force a table to the next frame or column just usually let it break where it needs to. A quick Google search led me here Thanks for this great tip! It half worked in that if i go to InDesign Edit, at the top there is the option to 'Undo Page break' but it has not actually broken the page and the hidden icon is exactly the same as a new paragraph icon.
So i am back to square one. I have layed-out literally tens of thousands of pages of tables not knowing about this. I just want to say thank you! Post a Comment. Monday, April 21, Page breaks in tables. The shortcuts are: Macintosh Windows Column break enter.
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Tuesday, December 16, 3: I had to search, but you had the answer! Monday, March 30, 3: And yes - this does also work in CS4 Saturday, May 30, 8: Saturday, October 03, Monday, November 30, Monday, December 07, 6: You just saved me hours of work! Monday, March 22, 1: Thursday, April 08, 8: Thank you so much!!! Tuesday, June 01, 3: Approximately the same area within the document should be kept free of text and important graphic elements such as the logo.
Set up your document for bleed in InDesign as you create it by selecting the correct settings in the document set-up box. When you have a multiple-page document, such as a brochure or catalog, using master pages will save you time. Master pages are used to automatically insert layout elements on various pages. All elements of the master page are placed onto any page you choose, and these are by default not selectable, which allows you to further develop the page without worrying about accidentally modifying the pre-defined elements such as page numbers, grids and guides, and graphic elements.
Add all of the elements that are repeated throughout most of your document: You can have more than one set of master pages in a document, which is particularly useful for brochures, whose content often varies for example, with a mostly textual introduction followed by image-heavy pages. To apply your master page to new pages, simply drag it from the Master Pages pane onto the Pages pane in the palette.
Just drag it from the Pages pane to the Master Pages pane.
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And yes, you can modify master page elements on a particular page if you need to. Now you can select and edit it on the page you are working on while leaving it unchanged on all other pages. InDesign places your content in frames. This goes for both text and images as well as databases and interactive content. The text frame is fairly self-explanatory. After creating the shape for a text frame typically a rectangle, but it could be a circle or a custom shape drawn with the Pen tool , you have two options: To import, go to the File menu and choose Place or use the shortcut: Image frames work in a similar way.
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After creating an image frame either by selecting one of the default shapes or drawing one yourself , you can fill it with color or place an image from your computer inside it. This will automatically create an image or text frame, import the content and create a link to that file. If you drag content on top of an existing frame, it will replace the existing content but leave the size and cropping intact.
The set of shortcuts for fitting an image to a frame is also useful, and with it you can easily adapt content the way you want. Note that if the image and frame have different proportions, then some white space will be left.
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If the image and frame have different proportions, then the image will be resized and end up larger than the frame, being cropped the edges. Selecting the top frame is easy, but if a lot of frames are overlapping or one is on top of the other, you can cycle through them by holding Command on Mac and Control on Windows and then clicking on the frames to select the lower one. Keep clicking to cycle through them if you have several frames. If you are preparing a file for print, make sure the images are in an acceptable format.
The PSD image format deserves special mention. Being able to import PSD files into InDesign is extremely useful when working with elaborate graphics that have transparent or semi-transparent elements, especially if they are to be placed over colored backgrounds or textures. Another useful feature is the ability to turn the layers in a PSD file on and off directly in InDesign i.
And when exporting to PDF, double-check that the transparency flattening is set to high.
One feature of the Adobe Creative Suite is the ability to copy and paste between its applications. Vector files should still be created in Illustrator, and raster images should be saved in Photoshop. Every image in an InDesign document can be viewed from the Links palette. You can update placed images or check their locations directly from the Links palette. To bring up the Links menu, select the name of the image and click on the arrow to the right. InDesign is set up exactly like Illustrator in terms of using colors. Press F5 to bring up the Color palette, and adjust the CMYK values in the sliders to change the color of the fill or stroke.
You could also select a color from the Swatches palette or add a new swatch.
Bring up the Swatches palette by pressing F6. Saving a color as a swatch makes sense if you use it frequently. But keep this in mind: