Creating automatic text boxes


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Creating automatic text boxes

When working with longer documents in QuarkXPress, it could be handy to have an Automatic Text Box on the master page that gets filled in with text as you flow it in from say a Microsoft Word document. The Automatic Text Box lives on the master page. So let's switch to the master page and see what it looks like. So here we are looking at the master page for the pages in the current layout. As you can see we have blue margin guides, a big text box in the middle, a couple of smaller text boxes at the bottom for repeating elements on each page and a mysterious little chain icon in the corner.

That's the key to using an Automatic Text Box. So the difference between an Automatic Text Box and the little text box as you see down here is that you don't type anything into the Automatic Text Box. Instead it's a container to hold the text that gets flowed in on your layout pages. By default the Automatic Text Box fills the area within your margin guides. So let's take a look at h...

Creating automatic text boxes
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Creating automatic text boxes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jay Nelson as part of the QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training

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Design
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