Understanding text frames


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Understanding text frames

While there are a few people who use InDesign for pictures only, most of us need to put text on our pages. Well, you can't have text without a text frame. But the good news is that there are a lot of ways to make text frames in InDesign. Let's look at a few of them. The basic method is to use the Type tool, the Type tool lets you edit text inside of a text frame, but it also lets you create new text frames. For example, if I want a text frame here on my page, I simply click-and-drag out an area. Now I have a rectangular text frame and I can start typing some text.

Just simple as that. A second way you can make a text frame is by making any kind of other frame or shape in InDesign. For example, I am just going to grab this Graphic Frame tool and draw something out on the pasteboard here. Now this is technically a graphic frame. It has a big X in it, which means it's expecting a graphic to be put into it. But I can grab the Type tool and click inside of it. Notice what happens to th...

Understanding text frames
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Understanding text frames 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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