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I need help with splitting it into three with different background colours.

I have already tried text frame but you can only set one background colour for it.

Thanks in advance. 

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You could draw three rectangles, each of a different color, arranged side-by-side, and moved underneath the other elements in the layer stack.


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Just now, walt.farrell said:

You could draw three rectangles, each of a different color, arranged side-by-side, and moved underneath the other elements in the layer stack.

Yes, I did think of that myself but wondered if there was an even way of doing it as drawing rectangles individually may not come out as even as say drawing a grid etc. 


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4 minutes ago, Mark Clifford said:

Yes, I did think of that myself but wondered if there was an even way of doing it as drawing rectangles individually may not come out as even as say drawing a grid etc. 

Well, you can always draw them on the grid. Or set Guides at the 1/3 and 2/3 width points, and use the Guides (with Snapping enabled) to help you get the rectangles the right size. Or use the Transform panel to adjust sizes if needed. There are several ways to get the rectangles correctly sized.


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18 minutes ago, Mark Clifford said:

I have already tried text frame but you can only set one background colour for it.

I don't understand what you mean by text frame

Did you want each day in a different colour as shown below or just the 3 text frames with a different background colour?

 

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1 hour ago, fde101 said:

You could also try a 3-column 1-row table and set the color of the individual cells.

Especially because you can now pin your pictures to the text and it works in tables as well.

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25 minutes ago, Seneca said:

Especially because you can now pin your pictures to the text and it works in tables as well.

Pinning works inside tables? I haven't tried that yet.


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31 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Pinning works inside tables? I haven't tried that yet.

I tested pinning (float and inline) a little thoroughly. I pinned multiple little objects within an itself pinned (floating) table. Goal was to see, how nested pinning behaves.
All this works well.

And as @Petar Petrenko posted: inline tables are possible this way.

I had multiple floating objects on the page. No crashes so far. This feature really looks promising.
I haven't tried it in a long document, though.

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2 minutes ago, dominik said:

I tested pinning (float and inline) a little thoroughly. I pinned multiple little objects within an itself pinned (floating) table. Goal was to see, how nested pinning behaves.
All this works well.

And as @Petar Petrenko posted: inline tables are possible this way.

I had multiple floating objects on the page. No crashes so far. This feature really looks promising.
I haven't tried it in a long document, though.

d.

Thanks, dominik. I had seen Petar's post about pinned tables working, but hadn't really thought about pinning inside tables. Good to know that's working, too :)


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