The words “easy” and “anchored objects” are rarely found in the same sentence. InDesign CS5.5 makes it possible. Anchored objects are common in EPUB/HTML workflows, and easy drag and drop of anchored frames has the potential to make life a lot simpler.
In InDesign CS5.5, every selected frame (both text and graphic) shows a blue square near the top right corner.
- Click the blue-square and drag it to the position in the story where you want the anchor it. The UI shows a bold “I” beam as you move the mouse through the text. Release to create the anchor.
- Use the Shift key as a modifier to change the behavior to create an inline object. This action duplicates the cut and paste gesture you used in previous releases.
- Use the Alt key as a modifier to open the Anchored Object Options dialog box.
InDesign CS5.5 also makes it easier for you to identify anchored objects. Anchored objects display an “Anchor” icon instead of the “blue square”.