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InDesign How-to Video: How to Create an Angled Text Header

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, David Blatner shows how to put text at an angle to use as a header for a table (or any use, really). He explains that by using the two different selection tools you can manipulate the points of a text frame, or the frame as a whole.

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Erica Gamet

Erica Gamet

Erica Gamet has been involved in the graphics industry for over 30 years. She is a speaker, writer, trainer, and content creator focusing on the Adobe InDesign ecosystem, Apple Keynote, and varied production topics. She is a regular presence at CreativePro Week’s InDesign Conference, speaks frequently at Canada’s ebookcraft and Making Design in Oslo, Norway, and is a CreativeLive instructor. When she isn’t at her computer…oh, let’s be honest, she’s always at her computer. Both Erica and her computer live in Seattle, Washington.
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4 Comments on “InDesign How-to Video: How to Create an Angled Text Header

  1. This is a GREAT tutorial. I would hate to show you some of the files when I have tried creating this type of effect without knowing this trick.

    • Sorted it, not sure why but I had to skew the frame then had to un-skew the text but applying the angle Skew value to the text as I had to the frame, and that worked…

  2. I think what he’s using here is a simple text box with Paragraph Rules used to mimic a table. Once I tried that, his instructions worked.

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