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Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Bible by Kelly L. Murdock, Ted Padova

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Chapter 16. Working with Text Frames

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Adding text frames to documents

  • Managing text frames

  • Using master frames

  • Wrapping type around objects

Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign allow you to create type within bounding boxes. In Photoshop, you can create multiple paragraphs within a bounding box and choose justification options, but you have no ability to link multiple blocks of text (known as text threading). When you set type in a bounding box in Illustrator, the box is called area type; in InDesign, it is referred to as a text frame. To make our discussion easier in this chapter, type bounding boxes in both InDesign and Illustrator are referred to as text frames.

Both Illustrator and InDesign offer advanced options for handling text blocks, including the ability to thread text, apply attributes to text frames, and wrap text around objects. Text frames can assume many different shapes and can appear as graphic objects or flow around objects and images. In both Illustrator and InDesign, text frames give you great flexibility when working with type.

Creating Text Frames

Text frames are created in the same manner in both Illustrator and InDesign. Simply click the Type tool, and drag to create a rectangle. A blinking cursor tells you the program is ready to accept type within the frame you created.

To resize a text frame, click and drag any one of the handles on the bounding box and reshape as desired. Any text within the frame conforms to the new size. If you start typing in ...

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