Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding or editing text, part of Getting Started with InDesign.
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- We have our document open but we have a problem.…It's mostly empty.…Empty document, not good.…So, let's see how we can get some text in here,…and then, we'll edit it and format it.…The main tool in InDesign for manipulating text…is the Type tool.…That's this one over here on the Tool panel,…the one with a T on it.…The Type tool lets me do two things in InDesign.…It lets 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 gonna 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 there.…So, I can start typing now if I want.…In this case, I don't want to type all the text…that I want to put into this frame,…so I'm going to delete this, first by dragging over it,…and then hitting the Delete key on my keyboard.…Instead, I want to place a text file,…and I can place a text file or a Word file,…
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