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Chapter 3. Text > Entering Text

Entering Text

The simplest way to get text into the text frames in your InDesign publications is to type it. To do this, create a text frame by dragging the Text tool, or select the Text tool and click in a frame (again, it doesn’t have to be a text frame). You can also double-click with either the Selection tool or the Direct Select tool to automatically switch to the Text tool. All these methods place a blinking text cursor (or “text insertion point”) inside the text frame. Type, and the characters you type will appear in the text frame.

Inserting Special Characters

We don’t know about you, but we’re not getting any younger, and we have trouble remembering exactly which keys to press to produce certain special characters. If you’re like us, you’ll appreciate the list of common characters in Table 3-2. Even better, InDesign lists these all in the Insert Special Character submenu (under the Type menu, or in the context-sensitive menu when you Control/Right-buttonclick on a text box with the Type tool; see Figure 3-30). InDesign also offers (in the same places) the Insert White Space submenu (which lists various white spaces such as an Em Space) and the Insert Break Character submenu (which lists Forced Line Breaks, Column Breaks, and other interruptions of the text flow).


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