Use Rotate Tool in Adobe InDesign CS6

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    To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign either from your desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner and clicking the Windows icon.
    Clicking this will bring up a list of your recently used programs. You might see "Adobe InDesign" here. It has a pink-and-purple icon with the letters "ID" on it.
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    Otherwise, click the search bar at the bottom of the screen and type "Adobe InDesign".
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    Then, click "Adobe InDesign CS6".
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    Click "File" on the bar at the top-left of the window.
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    Move the cursor to "New" and click "Document...".
    Alternatively, you could click "Open...". This will create a new document. You can also do this with the shortcut "Ctrl" + "N". For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to create a new document and on how to open an existing document.
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    Let's just click "OK".
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    First, click "Rectangle Tool".
    The icon is about halfway down the vertical menu. It looks like a simple rectangle. Alternatively, you can press "M" on your keyboard. In the bottom-left corner of the icon, you may notice a small black triangle, which indicates that when you click and drag the icon, a menu of similar tools will appear. Your cursor will change to a cross. Please refer to the tutorial on how to use "Rectangle Tool", "Ellipse Tool", and "Polygon Tool".
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    Change the "Fill" color by clicking the drop-down menu at the top.
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    Then, create a shape.
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    Next, click the "Selection Tool" black arrow in the vertical toolbar.
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    Then, click the object to select it.
    This tool is also useful if you have more than one object. The object will be ready to be edited.
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    After that, click and drag "Free Transform Tool" to the right in the left toolbar.
    This is the icon that looks like a dotted rectangle with an arrow. In the bottom-left corner of the icon, you may notice a small black triangle, which indicates that when you click and drag the icon, a menu of similar tools will appear.
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    Select "Rotate Tool".
    This tool has the circular arrow icon. You can also press the letter "R" on your keyboard. Your cursor will change to a cross, which indicates the pivot point.
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    Click to place the pivotal point.
    This is the point around which the object will rotate. You can place it in the center, in the corner, or anywhere else.
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    Now, simply click and drag the canvas to rotate the shape.
    It's as if the object is pinned in the corner in this video.
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    Click again to change the pivotal point.
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    Click and drag to rotate the object again.
    There will be an angle showing us the rotational degree. The blue outline will show where the shape will be. This tool is useful where you create something where you import text for publication. You can get more dynamic layouts by using the tool. You can also change some options at the top.
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    You can click some rotational options at the top too.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to use "Rotate Tool" in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

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