How to Add a Pull Quote to a Layout in Adobe InDesign

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In Brief...

Creating a pull quote is really just a matter of creating a text frame and applying a text wrap to it.


  1. Create a text frame with the Type Tool, then enter and format the text for the quote.
    Pull Quote Text Frame

  2. Switch to the Selection Tool. Go to the Window menu and select Text Wrap.
    Text Wrap in Window Menu

  3. In the Text Wrap panel, click the Wrap Around Bounding Box button and set the desired offset. (Note: The offsets can be asymmetrical.)
    Text Wrap Panel

  4. Position the pull quote text frame on the body text frame that it is associated with.
    Pull Quote Positioned

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Kate Cahill is a graphic designer, writer, and creative director who has developed content for print and web. As creative director, she has produced award-winning work for agencies focused on the pharmaceutical and health and beauty aid industries. She has also served as production manager, with responsibility for the successful fulfillment of long-run print contracts. Kate has been delivering training for Webucator clients since 2010. Her enthusiasm for cutting-edge technology, combined with hands-on practical experience, brings an added benefit to her classes. Kate teaches real-world techniques and integration of Adobe software, as well as Microsoft PowerPoint, to produce a fully developed and cohesive brand identity.