Hi, I am just learning Indesign CS5.5 on a Macpro using Lion X. I have been going through the tutorials and in listening to the one on spanning and splitting columns the narrator makes reference to a Spanning widget on the control panel. My program does not seem to have this widget, and when I did an search it just lead me back to that tutorial as the only mention of a spanning widget.
I tried going to Help but that only led me to What's New articles which is no help because since I've never used Indesign I have no frame of reference for what is new!
So, I am concerned that your tutorials will continue to be frustrating to me because of references to controls and commands that don't exist.
My question remains, Where do I find the widget mentioned in this Adobe Indesign turorial?
Well, just solved my own problem. Using the Text tool I selected some text and the control appeared. Apparently just clicking in the text box does not trigger all of the editing controls to appear. The narrator in the tutorial did not mention this.