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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 has been involved in the graphics industry for nearly 30 years. She is a speaker, writer, and trainer, focusing on Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, Apple Keynote and iBooks Author, and other print- and production-related topics. She has spoken at the InDesign Conference, PePcon, ebookcraft in Canada, and Making Design in Norway. When she isn’t at her computer, she can be found exploring her new hometown of Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest.
  • Melise Gerber says:

    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.

  • Kate Brown says:

    great video but I cannot get this to work, i’ve followed it to the letter, and it won’t even skew the points… :( it’s always straight

    • Kate Brown says:

      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…

  • Steve Burrell says:

    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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