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Importing text

Okay, you have some text files, such as Microsoft Word documents, and you need to get them into InDesign. There are two basic methods for importing text into InDesign. The first one is to go to the File menu and choose Place. That opens the Place dialog box and it lets you choose which Word files, or in this case RTF files that you want to import. RTF is just another file format that a lot of word processors use. In this case, I'm going to choose the Shrubs RTF file from my Exercise Files folder and I am going to click Open.

Now, if I had an empty text frame selected when I did that, it would automatically fill it with that story. But in this case, nothing was selected on the page and so it did not fill any frames. Instead, it loaded the place cursor and is asking me, where do you want to put this thing? I'm going to put it right in here, inside this empty frame. Once again, I want to point out that cursors in InDesign are very important. If I'm out here, where there is no fra...

Importing text
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Importing text provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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