Most objects in InDesign consist of content (such as an image or text) and a frame, which is the container that surrounds the content. The frame and the content inside it can be manipulated independently. This feature allows us to create frames of any shape and then position the content inside them exactly as we want.
Changing a Frame without Changing its Contents
Commonly, we can crop an image simply by changing its frame. We will crop an image on page 2 by changing its frame.
Step1. To find the image to crop, move to page 2.
Step2. To select the image in the upper right corner of page 2, with the Selection tool,
Click the outer border of the top right image
Step3. To make the image fit within column 3,
Press & Drag left border handle of the image to the right, so that the image fits in the third column
Using the Content Grabber to Move Content
Because of the way the image has been changed, even though we are designing a publication about technology in the classroom, it may unclear to readers that this graphic is relevant to technology. To solve this problem, we can reveal the computers in the image by moving it around inside its frame. We do this with the Content Grabber, which allows us to select the content inside a frame.
First we need to find the Content Grabber.
Step1. To find the Content Grabber,
point inside the picture
2. Click the Content Grabber.
Step3. To reposition the image so that the monitors show,
Press & Drag the image to the right so that the computer monitors are revealed
Step4. Deselect the image.
Overriding a Master Item
We now have four pages, but our "In this issue" section on the cover page has information about only the stories that were there when we started this project. Therefore, we need to update the newsletter to inform readers about other stories in this issue. First, we need to copy the "In this issue" frame, which is on the A-Cover Page master, onto the cover page, and then we need to edit it.
When we copy a master item onto a document page, it is called overriding the master. Let's do that now.
Step1. Move to page 1 of the document.
Step2. To select the third column of text, with the Selection tool,
Click the third column
Step3. To resize the top of the column, with the Selection tool,
Press & Drag the third column's top middle frame handle downward until it is just below the "In this issue" frame
NOTE: The frame handle is located directly under the hyperlink, which is under the publication's nameplate.
Step4. To deselect all,
Click the pasteboard
NOTE: Make sure that the top of column 3 does not overlap the bounding box of the "In this issue" frame.
Step5. To select and copy the "In this issue" frame from the master object, press:
Shift key+Control key and Click the "In this issue" frame
Step6. To select the content inside the frame,
Point inside the TOC frame, Click the Content Grabber
Step7. To place the new TOC,
Click File, Click Place...
Step8. To place the file, in the Place dialog box,
Double-Click TOC 4-page.indd
Step9. Click OK to ignore the font warning dialog box, if necessary.