InDesign Fundamentals: Wrap Text Around an Image

Dateline: January 25, 2008
Version: Adobe InDesign CS3

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Launch InDesign. Choose File > New > Document (Command + N). For Page Size, select Letter and click OK. Using the Type tool (T), draw a text box approximately 6-in. x 5.5-in. Using a small, serif typeface (we used 9-pt. Adobe Caslon), fill up the text box with type. Choose Type > Paragraph (Command + Option + T). Click the Justify All Lines button. Choose Edit > Deselect All (Command + Shift + A)

Download rider.eps. Choose File > Place (Command + D), select the downloaded file and click Open. When the Loaded Graphics icon appears, click anywhere on the document to place the file. Using the Selection tool (V), position the woman in the middle of the text box.

Choose Window > Text Wrap (Command + Option + W). In the resulting Text Wrap palette, click the Wrap Around Object Shape button and use the options shown. Choose Edit > Deselect All (Command + Shift + A). Choose View > Hide Frame Edges (Command + H).

Our final effect is shown at left (click to enlarge).

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