Adobe InDesign: Lesson 1

One of the first things you want to learn about InDesign is type/text. Do that by selecting the text tool & create a text frame.

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To add type, click on the text frame and them just type.

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For Styles go to Windows, go down to Styles, then click on Paragraph Styles.

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(insert notes here)

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That will format your text in add heading style.

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Screen Shot 2014-04-05 at 10.06.12 AMAnother way to add text is to flow text from another file. Such as a Microsoft word document. Go to File, then Place…

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Select whatever file you want to use.

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You can add pictures by creating a red box & going to File > Place.

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Review: Things to Remember

  1. A red plus sign in the lower-right corner of a text frame indicates  that there’s  more text in the frame  than can be displayed within the current frame called overset text.
  2. To reposition an image inside of a frame, click the semi-transparent circle known  as the Content Indicator located in the center of an image. You can also use the Direct Selection  tool to manipulate an image inside a frame.
  3. To insure ensure that if you reposition the panels in InDesign to your liking, you can always bring them back to that state by saving a custom workspace by choosing Window > Workspace > New Workspace.
  4. If you cannot see panels that you need to use, you must remember that when the workspace is changed, the list of available panels also changes. Use the Advanced workspace to view all the panels. All panels can also be found under the Window menu. Simply choose the panel you want to use from the list, and it displays.

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