Understand Text Flow Methods in Adobe InDesign


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Understanding text flow methods

We're now going to look at four different text flow methods; manual, semi-automatic, autoflow and autoflow without adding pages. Let's begin with manual. So here I have a blank page. I am going to come to the File menu and choose Place, or Command+D or Control+D. I will use the same text file I used before: aliceinwonderland. There I have my loaded type cursor. Now when I click -- firstly, let's talk about where I click.

When I clicked there, you'll see that it did not snap to my top margin. The width of the text frame is determined by the column width as determined by your margin settings when you create the document. But I am now just starting at some random point from the top of the page, which I don't want to do, so I am going to undo that. And if I want to make sure that I snap to my top margin, then I move up to within proximity of it, and you'll see that my black arrow becomes white. When the arrow becomes white, I am snapping to that top margin.

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Understanding text flow methods
Video duration: 6m 25s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Understanding text flow methods provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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Design
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InDesign
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