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Independent column widths

Please add the option to have independent column-widths in a text frame. This would be really useful for text in nearly any letterhead footer.

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  • Deon Schutte commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great to have this feature so we don't have to revert to multiple text boxes or placing text in tables in order to achieve the same results.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, please add the options in a text frame to have varying widths of columns. We all vote for that in my department!

  • pageh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I wish I could vote on this a hundred times! Whether you want radically different widths or just subtly change one column for a better text wrap, this feature would be fantastic!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In MS Word you can specify uneven columns and exact widths of the columns and gutter under Layout: Columns. With InDesign, if you don't like the spacing, you have to create a separate text frame for your 2nd or 3rd columns.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I submitted the same request nearly 6 years ago:

    It would be useful to be able to adjust the width of invidual columns within a single, multi-column text frame.

    It seems like after creating a multi column text frame, one could just define the gutter width, then, using the Gap tool, click in the gutter area and drag left or right to alter the width of the adjacent columns.

    This would certainly eliminate the need to have multiple single-column text frames that are linked together.

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