When working in Adobe InDesign and you want to move an object a precise amount, you can easily do it by selecting the object and double-clicking on the Selection tool (the solid black arrow tool) which opens the Move dialog box. From there you can enter in both a horizontal and vertical amount that you want to move the object. Entering negative numbers will move the object either to the left or down.
Also in the Move dialog box is another nifty feature that allows you to duplicated that object by clicking the Copy button, rather than hitting OK. This will allow you duplicated the object and move it at the same time. And finally, you can add a rotation to the object as well. That’s three tasks in one dialog box. Pretty handy!