I am looking for a way to prepend/append symbols that are vertically aligned with the text. I attached an example - I would like to add crosses to the headings.

I can just put them manually and it works if the heading is a single line

+ Introduction +

But when it's multi line

+ Multi line
heading +

I would like both crosses to be centered vertically (and the text itself would be centered horizontally).

Is that possible in the text box tool?

Sample (ignore the bookmark):

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You can paste a text frame as inline graphics to another piece of text. The pasted frame obeys text positioning settings in the Character panel.

Have a text frame which contains text + +

Insert the actual text between the + characters:

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  • Thank you, I will try that out!
    – gruszczy
    Feb 6, 2021 at 18:08

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