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InQuestion: Making Sideheads

Q: I’ve been tasked with laying out a document that uses side heads. I’ve figured out how to anchor them, but positioning and resizing them over and over is a pain. Is there a method that can help me speed this up?

A: Well, there’s no disputing that side heads are a bit of a pain. I can’t eliminate it, but let’s see if I can at least give you a bit of relief.

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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, or his blog,
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4 Comments on “InQuestion: Making Sideheads

  1. If I could just find Tim Cole’s InDesign BackChannel (apparently archived on Adobe blogs but still can’t find it) I could put a link. He wrote this up a decade or so ago and I’ve relied on it ever since for marginal notes. And one can assign one’s own keyboard shortcut so the text frame appears in the right place with the right paragraph style setting. So if anyone can find the archived InDesign BackChannel, it would be well worth it.

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