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How To Make Paragraphs Span 2 Columns In Adobe InDesign CC

Lesson 26 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

How To Make Paragraphs Span 2 Columns In Adobe InDesign CC

Lesson 26 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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26. How To Make Paragraphs Span 2 Columns In Adobe InDesign CC

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

Introduction To Adobe InDesign CC Advanced

02:24
2

Getting Started With The Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Class

02:38
3

Adjusting Your Workspace For Maximum Amazingness

08:20

Fonts

4

Setting The Default Font Size For New Documents Adobe InDesign

01:14
5

Special Features For Typekit & Open Type Fonts

07:43
6

Where To Get Great Free Fonts For Use In InDesign

03:34
7

Mastering Your Fonts In Adobe InDesign CC

03:39
8

What The Font - Font Guess In Adobe InDesign CC

06:20
9

How To Pick Beautiful Font Pairings In Adobe InDesign CC

02:27
10

Quiz - Fonts

Creative Cloud APP

11

Free Icons Using Adobe Market In InDesign CC

05:45

Color

12

How To Use The Color Theme Tool In Adobe InDesign CC

03:13
13

Using Color Modes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:37
14

Importing Colors & Setting Default Colors In Adobe InDesign CC

06:58
15

Finding Great Colours Using Adobe Color For Use In Adobe InDesign CC

01:11
16

Appearance Of Black & Proofing Colours

07:59
17

Draw Lot Of Shapes At Once InDesign Gridify Live Distribute

13:15
18

Quiz - Color

Drawing

19

How To Make Arrows In Adobe InDesign CC

04:13
20

How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC

07:25
21

Quiz - Drawing

Paragraph Goodness

22

How Text Boxes Can Auto-Expand In Adobe InDesign CC With Auto Size

04:41
23

Placeholder Text Alternatives In Adobe InDesign CC

05:43
24

How To Add Paragraph Borders & Shading In Adobe InDesign CC

09:57
25

Paragraph Vs Single Line Composer In Adobe InDesign CC

02:17
26

How To Make Paragraphs Span 2 Columns In Adobe InDesign CC

03:00
27

Mastering Justification In Adobe InDesign CC

04:42
28

Mastering Hyphenation Options Using Adobe InDesign CC

06:54
29

Optical Margin Alignment In Adobe InDesign CC

02:25
30

The Secret Power Of Keep Options In Adobe InDesign CC

05:00
31

Advanced Anchored Objects In Adobe InDesign CC

04:27
32

How To Use Conditional Text In Adobe InDesign CC

07:23
33

Quiz - Paragraph Goodness

Charts & Infographics

34

How To Create Pie Charts & Bar Graphs In Adobe InDesign CC

09:37
35

Quiz - Charts & Infographics

Interactive Documents

36

The Pros & Cons Of The Various Interactive Types In InDesign CC

08:46
37

How To Create An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

08:48
38

How To Add Interactive Page Transitions In Adobe InDesign CC

03:58
39

How To Add Navigation To An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

06:01
40

What Is Publish Online In Adobe InDesign CC

06:39
41

How To Publish Your Adobe InDesign Publish Online Documents

03:37
42

How To Add Video To Adobe InDesign CC Documents

06:56
43

How To Create Interactive Button Triggered Animations In InDesign CC

05:53
44

How To Make A Multi State Object In Adobe InDesign CC

03:36
45

How To Add Adobe Animate CC To InDesign CC Files

03:39
46

Adding Maps & Calendars To Interactive Documents In InDesign CC

02:52
47

How To Create QR Codes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:49
48

Quiz - Interactive Documents

Keyboard Shortcuts

49

Keyboard Shortcuts In Adobe InDesign CC That Will Change Your Life

11:04
50

Keyboard Shortcuts

Long Documents

51

How To Automatically Place Lots Of Text Onto Multiple Pages In InDesign CC

08:07
52

How To Make A Cross Reference In Adobe InDesign CC

06:33
53

How To Create An Index In Adobe InDesign CC

05:21
54

Add Document Name Automatically To The Page In InDesign Using Text Variables

05:47
55

How To Use The Adobe InDesign CC Book Feature

04:53
56

Quiz - Long Documents

Preferences

57

Changing Preferences For Advanced InDesign Users

05:24

Workflow Speed Tips

58

How To Speed Up Your Workflow For Advanced InDesign CC Users Styles

03:34

Styles

59

Why Should I Use Character Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:09
60

Advanced Paragraph Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

01:57
61

How To Use & Map Word Styles In With Adobe InDesign Styles

03:18
62

How To Create Nested Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:08
63

How To Create A Grep Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:58
64

How To Use A Next Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:27
65

Advanced Object Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

07:51
66

Quiz - Styles

Multiple Documents

67

Best Practices For Working Across Multiple Documents In Adobe InDesign

10:06

Images

68

How To Use Adobe Stock With Adobe InDesign CC

03:16
69

How To Crop Images Inside Of Text In Adobe InDesign CC

04:11
70

Using Adobe Comp CC To Make InDesign Layouts On Your Mobile Phone Or Ipad

03:47
71

Quiz - Images

CC Libraries

72

Advanced Use Of CC Libraries In Adobe InDesign CC

09:40

Photoshop & Illustrator

73

How To Get The Most Of Photoshop & Illustrator In Adobe InDesign CC

13:32

Forms

74

How To Create A PDF Form Using Adobe InDesign CC

21:17
75

Quiz - Forms

Pages

76

Advanced Use Of The Pages Panel In Adobe InDesign CC

08:22
77

How To Place InDesign Documents Inside Of Each Other

01:55
78

Quiz - Pages

Scripts

79

How To Use And Install Scripts In Adobe InDesign CC

08:42

Speed Up InDesign

80

How To Speed Up InDesign When It’s Running Really Slow

07:34
81

Quiz - Speed Up InDesign

Exporting & Printing Tricks

82

Advanced Exporting & Printing Tricks For Adobe InDesign CC

02:32
83

Quiz - Exporting & Printing Tricks

Next Steps

84

BONUS: Software Updates

03:42
85

What To Do Once You’ve Finished Your Advanced InDesign CC Training Class

01:04

Final Quiz

86

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How To Make Paragraphs Span 2 Columns In Adobe InDesign CC

Hi there in this video, we're going to look at the secrets of splitting and spanning columns. Where we take this first paragraph that I really want to cross over both columns and these guys down the bottom here. I want them to be like in separate little columns, within a column. We can do that simply and easily within in design like this. Now this one spans, this one splits, it's all just one text box. Not lots of text boxes all hacked together. Let's go and learn how to do that now in in design. All right, first thing we need to do is we've got a single text box here. I'm on page four. Our text box spans both these two columns. I want to split it to match our column guides in the back there to do it with the black arrow. Have it selected. And along here you should be able to see the number of columns. We're going to have to We're going to match the gutter which is the space between the columns like we did earlier on. I think it was 54 pixels. We have 54 pixels. Okay, so they match up ...

this kind of shows um had w to show the preview is I want my first paragraph actually to span both of these columns in the text to start underneath. You can do it easily, grab the type tool, click anywhere in this first paragraph and along the top here we need to go from character to paragraph. Then along on the right, quite far along you need to find this little guy, it looks like a, I don't know, a bridge or the out Patreon for something. Okay, and we're gonna go from none and we're gonna go to span or and today it goes and spans that whole column. That's really handy, especially if you've been in the past just putting him in his own text box. Now you don't have to, you can flow along with the rest of the text that can also be kept in a paragraph style, make it super easy to use. So that is how to span columns. Let's look at how to split columns. I'm going to go to our exercise files. I want you to go into 03 magazine and double click Magazine text. What we'll do is we'll copy this out. Okay, this little chunky of wood types, I'm going to copy it, gonna jump back into in design and I'm going to make a space for it about them. I'm gonna paste it in. Now, what I'd like to do is this wood types. I'm actually just going to make it bold because it's going to be my hitting. But it's these six options down the bottom here. I would like them to be kind of like side by side in a nice set of columns. Now I could copy and paste these out into another separate text box, split them into three columns and then try and paste it back in an in line graphic and that would work, but it's not as easy as this option. Okay, so with all three of them selected with the type tool switch to paragraph and in the same place we were a second ago. Okay. Instead of spanning, we're going to split too, so it's going to split this column into two parts. So we've got kind of like too many columns within another column. Super useful. Super quick. I'm going to add bullet points while I'm here and you can see it's just a really nice quick, easy way to add those columns rather than jumping out to another text box or trying to play around with taps. Alright, that's gonna be it for splitting and spanning columns. Let's get on to the next video.

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