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.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 1, 2011
Duration
1h 15m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 1, 2011
Duration
1h 15m
Description

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.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on working with anchored objects in InDesign, presented by Digital-Tutors, an Adobe authorized training partner. My name is Eddie, and I'll be walking you through the process of setting up and using a variety of different anchored objects as part of a sample magazine layout. We'll get started by learning what an anchored object is, and why they're useful to us. From there we'll learn about each of the three types of anchored objects, these are inline, above line, and custom positioned anchored objects. Once we understand how to use each of these types of anchored objects, we'll begin learning how to incorporate both object styles and paragraph styles into an anchored object workflow. Along the way, we'll also learn some helpful 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, as well as how to work with custom positioned anchored objects in text wraps. One thing to keep in mind is that these lessons are going to be geared towards viewers who have already completed our Introduction to Paragraph and Character Styles course, as well as our Introduction to Object Styles course. So let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson.