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InDesign: Text Wrap

Version: Adobe InDesign 2020. Be aware that different versions of InDesign will vary in appearance and functionality. Full Guide: View/Download

Use Text Wrap to format text around an object, shape, or any type of frame. If Text Wrap is not enabled and a text frame is placed on top of the object, the text will appear over the image; if the text frame is below the object, the text will be covered up by the object. See InDesign: Using Text for more details about using text.

To wrap text, select the desired object and click to open the Text Wrap panel to the right of the interface (if it isn’t an option, navigate to Window > Text Wrap).

In the Text Wrap panel, options include (left to right):
  • No text wrap: click to disable Text Wrap.
  • Wrap around bounding box: creates a rectangular wrap, the dimensions of which are determined by the frame of the object. 
  • Wrap around shape: wraps text around the boundary of the shape.

  • Jump object: prevents text from appearing in any available space to the right or left of the object frame.
  • Jump next section: forces the surrounding paragraph to the top of the next column or frame.

Below the Text Wrap options are offsets for the top, bottom, left, and right sides of the object/frame. Offsets are used to give more space between the object and the wrapped text.  To lock the offsets increments together, click the link icon between them.

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KeywordsAdobe, editing, visual, design, graphic, flyers, brochures, newsletter, flier, book, publishing, around, object   Doc ID99452
OwnerJanelle B.GroupPacific Lutheran Univ
Created2020-03-25 09:28 PSTUpdated2023-08-04 15:28 PST
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