Lesson B: Text Frame Basics

On page 2 of our exercise file, 2 Frames & Shapes, we can see a few items: a large, beige text frame with some reminder notes in it; a few shapes; an image; and a smaller text frame. That last item is the one we’ll focus on for a few minutes.

From Frame to Text and Back Again

  • Using the Selection tool, click once on that small text frame. It’s now selected and its various attributes can be examined in the Control panel and the Properties panel. We can see the frame’s width and height, whether it has a fill or stroke applied (it doesn’t), and, since it’s a text frame, we can note how many columns it has (just one): ...

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