How do you accurately measure the distance between 2 objects in InDesign? Is there a plug-in for that? Other than drawing a rectangle and putting it in between the objects for sizing. In Photoshop, for example, as I drag objects, it tells me the distance between the objects.

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Gap Tool

Gap tool

  1. Select the Gap Tool.
  2. Mouse over the gap you want to measure.
  3. Read the distance in the Control panel.
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    I’ve been using InDesign for a decade now, and I never noticed that tool before. Very handy! Nov 17, 2017 at 20:57

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