The size of the poster I am making in InDesign keeps getting adjusted as I work on it.

When I changed its width from 60 inches wide to 55 inches wide using Document Setup, it made that change but also scrunched the contents of my poster together, maintaining my margins (I guess).

Is there a way to mimic Illustrator's Edit Artboard tool in InDesign where I easily modify the document size without it messing up my content?

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    Using the Page tool, I found out that grabbing the handle at the edge of my document while holding the alt key allowed me to do just what I wanted-- change the documnet size without altering the layout of my content.
    – JeremyH
    Nov 15, 2013 at 15:11

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As of CS5, yes. It's called the Page tool, and you can read more about it here.

It's a little different in terms of functionality, but it should do what you want it to do.

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    That's totally what I was looking for. Thanks, Brendan! I'm not very familiar with InDesign and didn't even know that was in the toolbar.
    – JeremyH
    Nov 15, 2013 at 14:51

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