Lesson 4

Place Graphics in a Table

OBJECTIVE:

In this lesson, you will insert graphics into table cells using the Place command and the Copy and Paste commands.

 

Place Graphics in a Table

  1. Click in the second cell of the second row
  2. Place the file named Sole.tif from the InDesign data files server folder
  3. Click in the second cell of the third row
  4. Place the file named Crab salad.tif
  5. Click the Selection tool ↖ (if necessary), select the Crab Salad.tif graphic, click Object (on the Application bar), point to Clipping Path, then click Options
  6. Click the type list arrow, click Alpha Channel, then click OK
  7. Moving downward in the second column, place the following graphics:  Striped bass.tif, Gnocchi.tif, and Tuna.tif
  8. Select the Gnocchi.tif graphic, click Object on the application bar, point to Clipping Path, then click Options
  9. Click the Type list arrow, click Alpha Channel, click OK

Summary:  You used the Place command to place graphics in cells.

 

Replace Text with Graphics

  1. Click the Selection tool ↖, click the moon graphic in the pasteboard, click Edit on the graphic in the pasteboard, click Edit (on the application bar), then click Copy
    [TIP:  The “moon” graphic is the top-left graphic on the pasteboard]
  2. Click the Type tool T., then select the “late night menu” text in the top cell of the info column
  3. Click Edit on the application bar, then click Paste
  4. Select the “late night menu” text in the bottom cell of the info column, click Edit (on the Application bar), then click Paste
    [TIP:  Press [Enter] if “children’s menu” is not on a separate line]
  5. Click the Selection tool ↖ , click the tie graphic in the pasteboard, copy it, then click the Type tool
  6. Triple-click 'dress to impress' in the top cell of the info column to select the line of text, then paste - the tie graphic replaces the text; the moon graphic and tie graphic are on the same line
  7. Click the Selection tool ↖, click the music graphic in the pasteboard, copy it, click the Type tool, select the “entertainment” text in the top cell of the info column, then paste
  8. Using the same method, replace all the text in the info column with corresponding icons
    [TIP:  Use the key board below the table to identify the icon that corresponds with the text]
    [TIP:  Each icon file has a clipping path that you can use to remove the background]
  9. Save your work, then close Table Complete

Summary:  You replaced selected text elements with graphics.