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In this InDesign training you’ll learn how to use text wrap with an object. Further down we’ll explore text wrap with an image and how to turn text wrap off.

Text wrap – using an object (run around)

Use this feature to get text to wrap around objects as per screen shot below.

Text Wrap in InDesign

To begin you must have a type box with text in it.

1. Draw a shape that you would like to have the text wrap around e.g. an image, box, circle or a hand drawn shape.

2. The shape must overlap the text is some way.

Image overlapping text in indesign

3. Make sure the shape is selected.

4. Choose Window > Text Wrap:

Windows Text Wrap

 

5. Choose one of the top icons from the Text Wrap Panel. You will need to experiment to find the best option for you.

Note: You can adjust the settings in the Text Wrap Panel for more control.

wrap around text

Done!

Text wrap – using an image (run around)

Similar to the above method, we can use Text Wrap feature to run around the edge of an image against a white background as per screen shot below.

Text wrap around image

To begin you must have a type box with text in it.

1. Import your image File > Place.

2. The image must overlap the text in some way:

Image in front of text in InDesign

3. Make sure the image is selected.

4. Choose Window > Text Wrap:

InDesign Text Wrap

5. Choose the 3rd icon at the top of the Text Wrap Panel  ’Wrap around object shape’.

The text is now wrapping around but the image is at the front. Move the image behind the text to see whatís happening.

6. Select the image,  Object > Arrange > Send to Back:

Send to back

Note: You can adjust the settings in the Text Wrap Panel for more control.

Text around image in InDesign

 

Ignore text wrap

If you have applied a Text Wrap to an object or image but have another piece of text that you would like to place on top of the image (e.g a heading, or an image credit) you can tell InDesign to ignore the text wrap settings.

1. To begin your text must be in itís own text box.

2. Select your text box using the Selection Tool  and go to Object > Text Frame Options.

ignore text wrap 1

3. Select ‘Ignore Text Wrap’ and click OK.

ignore text wrap

4. This will allow this text box to sit on top of the image or object regardless of the Text Wrap settings applied.

 

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