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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 first have to 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 read this chapter and learned the rudiments of manipulating text—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 check Automatic Text Box in the New Project dialog box when you create a project, a text box will appear on all the pages in the default layout. 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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