I am working on a layout draft in Adobe InDesign which includes some side notes. These I am trying to "embed" into the main text by putting them/their text frame on the far right side of the page where they intersect with the main text's frame.

How can I ad proper a (white) margin along the top, bottom and left side of the side note's text frame? Currently my draft looks like this:



  • @ZachSaucier My apologies for not including this info in the first place: I am using Adobe InDesign
    – JoSch
    Jan 4, 2017 at 13:13

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Simply enter the offset values in the Text Wrap panel:

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You can read more in the help docs:

If you would rather inset the text, you can open the text frame options (Object → Text Frame Options... or cmd+B) and set "Inset Spacing":

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    You can also adjust the inset spacing of the text box with the ⌘+b shortcut to help obtain the desired effect.
    – ispaany
    Jan 4, 2017 at 14:51

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