Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Making text frames, part of Learning InDesign (2011).
In this exercise, I am going to show you how to create a text frame, which is a…container that holds text inside your document.…Now if you're coming at this from a word processing background then you might…naturally expect to be able to type letters on the keyboard and have those words…appear inside your page.…But if you do that in InDesign, it's not going to work.…Let's say I just want to type the word hello.…Well, keep an eye on what's going on here inside the toolbox.…If I press the H key, I end up selecting the Hand tool, because H is its keyboard shortcut.…
If I have been pressed a letter E, I end up selecting the tool that has a…shortcut E, and so forth.…And that's because I don't have any text object active inside my document.…Now you may wonder, well, why you have to have such an object active in the first place?…Why can't you just type?…And the reason is that InDesign relies on objects to perform its magic.…Every single one of these items has to be an object on the page.…That way you can move and scale the objects any which way you like.…
- Getting around a document
- Making text frames
- Creating paragraph styles
- Adding bullets and numbers
- Repeating elements with master pages
- Cropping and scaling artwork
- Wrapping text around a graphic
- Preparing a document for print
- Exporting a PDF file
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Setting Up Documents
2. Formatting Text
3. Using Automated Formatting
4. Formatting Pages and Pouring
5. Adding Photographs and Art
6. Combining Type and Graphics
Making a quick logo6m 7s
7. Saving and Printing
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