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More on Measurements

  • Changing InDesign’s Default Ruler Measurements: link
  • InDesign Measurements Changing Unexpectedly: link
  • Scaling an Object to an Exact Size: link
  • Measuring Angles: link
  • Measurement Field Secrets: link
  • Measure Distance with Ruler Guides: link
  • Set the Size of Text Exactly (based on cap or x-height): link
  • A Great Script Lets You Add Measurements in InDesign or Illustrator: link


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  • Barb Binder says:

    I was listening to the two of wondering aloud why you can change the horizontal and vertical rules independently of each other. It jogged loose a long lost memory of an early PageMaker classroom exercise where we were instructed to chose Custom to set the vertical ruler to match the baseline grid. A-M guessed that might be the reason, and I think she’s right, though as much as I use the baseline grid, I’ve never felt the need to make the ruler match the grid increments since teaching that particular lesson.

    • David Blatner says:

      Thank you, Barb! Yes, I personally believe this is an “Olav Martin Kvern” feature… that it, I think he used the vertical ruler like that in PageMaker for book design in the 90s.

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