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Chapter 4. Text Input > How does text get onto a page?

How does text get onto a page?

To input or import text in Quark XPress, you have to first create a box to put it in or a text path to put it on. QuarkXPress has five tools that are expressly used for creating different-shaped text boxes, as well as two Bézier text box tools and four text path tools. In addition, you can convert any item into a text box or text path.

Continuing with your studies

Once you've learned the rudiments of manipulating text from this chapter—getting it into a box, highlighting it, and rearranging it—you'll be ready to explore these other topics:

Paragraph formatsChapter 6
TypographyChapter 7
Style sheetsChapter 13
Bézier text pathsChapter 18



Note: If you checked Automatic Text Box in the New Document dialog box when you created your document, an automatic text box was placed on all your document pages. This box is used to flow text from page to page, and you'll learn all about it in the next chapter. For now, you can just delete the auto text box if it gets in the way (click on it, then press Cmd-K/Ctrl-K—or if you're in a lousy mood, Cmd-Option-Shift-K/Ctrl-Alt-Shift-K might cheer you up).

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