Pasting an image into text


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Pasting an image into text

Now the classic use of Paste Into is to paste an image inside some text, but that requires a little bit of setup. So let's go ahead and start doing that. Here I have some text. Its still live text, I can double-click and convert my Selection tool into my Type tool and still highlight and edit the text. What we want to do is convert this piece of text into something that an image can be pasted inside of. To do that, we need to convert this text into paths or into shapes. InDesign calls that command Convert to Outlines. Now, you may want to think twice before you actually do this on your live text, because once you convert your text to outlines, it stands to reason that it is no longer text, which means if you want to change your word, you can't really do that.

But there is a trick of course, there's a workaround. What you might want to do is create a second layer. I am going to skip that for now, but you could create an additional layer and kind of use that as your outlines layer....

Pasting an image into text
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Pasting an image into text provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design
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InDesign
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