Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign
Hi there in this video, we're going to go from this many columns to this many columns. All right, so let's go and do it. Okay. So what you need to do is I'm gonna have my cursor flashing inside of my type box. Okay, So type tool click in here and depends on your screen size. Okay. You might have to switch out like me too. If you got a big imac, you'll probably see it along the top, but for me I gotta go to paragraph and you'll see it along the top here is columns. Okay, number of columns. I'm gonna bump it up to three and because we left the gutter, which is the space between the columns, a default. When we made the document we've we've left the default in here as well. So if you change your gutter with you're gonna have to change it in here to match. Great. So now we've got three columns. Super easy. Okay, so what we're gonna do now is kind of move into a little bit of production video so you can skip along if you want. But what I want to do is I'm gonna grab this, cut it. Okay, click...
on the background, grab the type tool, draw another type box. How big is it going to be? I'll adjust it in a second. Okay? And I'm gonna pick a font, we're going to use our Roboto. Roboto will use medium or regular. Okay, I'm going to give it that, read Phil you there. Okay. And the size wise I'm going to go up to maybe 14 and this is going to be like a subheading. So I'm moving him up, moving him around, tidying up some of these box sizes, you go there because I want this to be kind of like the subhead and I wanted to span two columns, fancy w off looking fine. This guy here is gonna take up about here, and I'm going to get rid of these extra returns in here, so it's all lining up a little nicer. Alright, let's jump to the next video where we look at justification and hyphenation.