I make use of columns regularly when setting up brochures to easily set where my text needs to go in relation to paper folds. However I also often do pieces with horizontal folds that open top-bottom instead of left-right. What I would love to do is use 'columns' but in a horizontal way ("rows"?).
I don't think there's a way to do this natively in InDesign, but does anyone know if anyone's made a script or plugin to allow one to do this? So far I've been doing guides and/or shapes on a master page. Alternatively, for things like calendars, I've been doing the page tool/document shuffle trick but for one-sheet projects makes printing more complicated that it's worth for a one-sheet document.
P.S. I'm referring to the columns you can adjust via Layout -> Margins & Columns, not text frame columns.
As the name implies "Columns" are vertical.
The only way I know is to use Layout>Create Guides.
And then in the Layout>Layout Adjustments - enable the Layout adjustment so that if the page resizes the guides should refit.
For non-facing pages you could set up the page rotated 90 degrees, set columns and then rotate the spread view and you'd have rows. It might make you a little schizophrenic, though, as all x/y coordiates will be swapped.
Peter- I hadn't thought of that. Maybe I'll give it a go and see just how crazy the x/y swap will be!
Eugene- I do realize that columns are vertical, I was just hoping since they had the means to make columns that someone might have made a way to do 'rows' as well. Seems strange to me that they'd have one but not the other.
Thanks for the input, both of you!