Working with Anchored Objects in InDesign
In this collection of lessons, we will focus on working with anchored objects in InDesign. Software required: InDesign CS5 and newer.
What you'll learn
In this collection of lessons, we will focus on working with anchored objects in InDesign. We will get started by learning what an anchored object is and why they are useful. From there we will learn about each of the three types of anchored objects: inline, above-line and custom-positioned anchored objects. Once we understand how to use each of these types of anchored objects, we will begin learning how to incorporate both object styles and paragraph styles into an anchored object workflow. Along the way, we will also learn some techniques that will save us time when working with anchored objects; for example, how to set up a keyboard shortcut to insert empty inline-anchored object frames, and how to work with custom-positioned anchored objects and text wraps. One thing to keep in mind is that these lessons are going to be geared toward viewers who have already completed our Introduction to Paragraph and Character Styles course as well as our Introduction to Object Styles course. Software required: InDesign CS5 and newer.
Table of contents
- Creating Inline Anchored Objects 11m
- Using Object Styles with Inline Anchored Objects 9m
- Creating Above-line Anchored Objects 12m
- Beginning to Create Custom-positioned Anchored Objects 12m
- Continuing to Create Custom-positioned Anchored Objects 7m
- Using Custom-positioned Anchored Objects with Object Styles 14m
- Finishing the Anchored Objects in Our Sample Layout 8m