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Chapter 1. Top Ten “Gotchas” for QuarkXP... > “I see the picture box tools, but wh...

“I see the picture box tools, but where are the tools for text boxes?”

While InDesign technically does have text frames, graphic frames, and contentless frames, ultimately the distinctions are somewhat meaningless because any frame can be turned into any other kind of frame at any time. The frame-drawing tools that have an “X” in them in the Tool palette (see Figure 1-1) draw graphic frames (what XPress calls “picture boxes”), but if you click on one of these with the Type tool or use the File>Place command to import text while an empty graphic frame is selected on your page, then InDesign automatically turns it into a text frame on the fly. You can do the same thing with the contentless frames created with the Rectangle, Oval, or Polygon shape tools.

Figure 1-1. Tools for drawing frames



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