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InQuestion: Making a Diamond-shaped Text Frame

InDesign Magazine issue 103
This article appeared in Issue 103 of InDesign Magazine.

Q: I’m working on a layout that requires a diamond-shaped text frame. I’ve attempted to rotate a square frame, but it rotates the text as well. Is there a way to rotate the frame while keeping the text straight?

A: There are actually two ways to accomplish this. One is the “official” method; the other is a handy down-and-dirty method. Let’s look at both ways, starting with the more conventional method.

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Bob Levine

Bob Levine

Bob Levine is a graphic designer and a consultant focused on providing InDesign training and guidance in developing efficient, collaborative workflows to those moving from QuarkXPress or PageMaker. An Adobe Certified Expert in both InDesign and InCopy, Bob has written articles for InDesign Magazine and is an Adobe User to User forums host. He has more than 15 years of industry experience and has been using InDesign since version 1.0. For more background, visit his website, www.theindesignguy.com or his blog, BobLevine.us.
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