Delete an Anchor Point in Adobe InDesign CS6

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    To begin, you should open InDesign.
    You may be able to do that by clicking a desktop shortcut.
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    If InDesign is not on the desktop, click the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
    Clicking the Windows icon reveals a list of your recently used programs.
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    If you find InDesign on the list, click it.
    It has a pink-and-purple icon with the letters "ID".
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    If you still can't find it, click your search bar at the bottom of the menu and begin typing "Adobe InDesign".
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    Locate the "Adobe InDesign" icon and click it to open the program.
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    We need a document.
    Open a new document by clicking "File" in the upper-left corner of the screen.
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    Then move the cursor to "New" in the drop-down menu.
    Alternatively, click "Open..."
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    In the expanded menu, click "Document...".
    Otherwise, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+N.
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    In a new window, you can specify settings for the document.
    For more information on these settings, please view our other Adobe InDesign tutorials. For now, simply click "OK".
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    Click the "Pen Tool" icon and "Pen Tool".
    The icon looks like a fountain pen. Drawing tools work by using anchor points and paths. You can manipulate these points and paths to create curved lines or straight lines. There is a VisiHow tutorial on "Pen Tool".
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    Draw some lines on the canvas.
    The small white and blue squares in various places of the shape are the anchor points. The blue lines in between those points are the paths.
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    If you want to delete an anchor point, click "Pen Tool" in the vertical toolbar and open the expanded menu.
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    In the expanded menu, click "Delete Anchor Point Tool".
    The icon for this tool has a minus sign next to a fountain pen.
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    After selecting the "Delete Anchor Point Tool", click a line to delete the anchor point.
    You can manipulate shapes quite dramatically or delete mistakes using this tool. It may be better to create a shape or line in InDesign, instead of copying and pasting one from Illustrator. You may lose some of the quality of your image or design if you use the copy-and-paste technique, since these programs are used for different types of media.
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