Compound Paths in Adobe InDesign CS5
Ever wanted to place objects into multiple shapes in InDesign?
Time to learn!
1. Draw your shapes or frames--either. They can be drawn anywhere on your page and do not need to be overlapping or touching.
2. Join the shapes' paths by going to the Object menu, selecting Paths and Make Compound Path. At this point, your shapes will behave like grouped shapes, but you won't get the option of ungrouping them. They will stay linked together, so the only way to edit them at this point will be by editing the individual points with the direct selection tool.
3. With the compound path you've just created selected, place your image. (File > Place or CTRL + D)