How to Use the Scissors Tool in Adobe InDesign
The Scissors Tool is used to cut shapes, which are closed paths, and turn them into open-ended paths. The shapes can be created with any of the shape frame tools in Adobe InDesign.
- Select the shape to be cut, then go to the Toolbar and choose the Scissors Tool.
- Click the locations on the shape where you want to cut it. Two opposing spots have been clicked in this example.
- The following image shows the two separate paths moved apart.
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