Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding and editing text, part of Getting Started with InDesign (2014).
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…Okay we have our document open but we have a problem.…It's mostly empty.…Empty document not good.…Let's look at how we can get some text in here and then edit it and format it.…The main tool in InDesign for manipulating text is the Type Tool.…That's the one in the tool panel over here.…The one with a T on it.…The Type Tool lets me do two things in InDesign.…It let's me create text frames, that is frames that are going to contain text.…And it also lets me edit the text inside those frames.…So first, I'm going to take that Type Tool, and…I'm going to drag out a rectangle on my page.…
When I let go of the mouse button, you'll see that the Type…Tool created a text frame, and the text cursor is flashing inside of here.…So, I can go start typing now if I want.…Now, in this case I don't want to type all the text that I want to put in…this frame, so I'm going to delete that by…selecting it and then hitting the Delete key.…Instead I want to place text from my hard drive and I…can place a text file or a Word file or a even…
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