Thanks for coming to, the world's #1 resource for all things InDesign!

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.

Check out new tutorials every Tuesday on our InDesign Secrets YouTube channel, then join the discussion on our Facebook group!

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.
Erica Gamet

Latest posts by Erica Gamet (see all)

  • - November 30, -0001
Related Articles

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *