Home > Adobe, CS6, InDesign > InDesign CS6: Liquid Layout: Guide-Based (Part 2)

InDesign CS6: Liquid Layout: Guide-Based (Part 2)

Scale and Center based Liquid Page Rules are pretty simple to understand, it’s the Guide-Based and Object based that are a bit more tricky. But they are also more powerful, so it’s worth getting to know them.

  • When Guide-Based layouts is selected, guide can be converted between regular guides and Liquid guides by clicking on the little icon. Only Liquid guides will work for the Liquid Layout.
  • When in the Page Tool, guides created will automatically be Liquid Guides.
  • When resizing pages, only Liquid Guides will affect how the object are sized and moved.
  • When resizing pages, Liquid guides will move on the page relative to the new page size.
  • Any objects that are touching a liquid guide will be affected when page re-sizes.
  • Vertical Guides | will affect how the object re-sizes horizontally []
  • Horizontal guides — will affect how the object re-sizes vertically []
  • Kind of based on the idea of 3-slice and 9-slice scaling. but the object isn’t locked to the guide
  • Movement of guide and object are kind of related but also independent, so its possible that the objects jump off the guide and isn’t re-sized at all.
  • Auto-Fit: For each object, select whether the image content will Auto-Fit. This is just a quick shortcut to turn on/off the Auto-Fit option for the object’s Frame Fitting Options. Any specific settings (Fill Frame Proportionally, Fit Frame Proportionally, etc) will have to be set in the Frame Fitting Options Dialog box [Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options]

Screen shot 2013-01-28 at 10.26.34 AM

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: