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InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign, Third Edition by Nigel French

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Chapter 2. Getting Type on Your Page

Typography begins with a single character, and putting type on your page is about as fundamental as InDesign skills get. There are several approaches to getting type on the page. You’ll use all of them at one time or another. Let’s begin with the most elemental.

Creating Text Frames

In InDesign, text frames hold your type. Each independent section of text is referred to as a story. A story can contain a single character in a single text frame, hundreds of pages of “threaded” text frames, or anything between. An InDesign document typically contains multiple stories, as would a newspaper or magazine. You can create a text frame in any of the following ways:

Draw one using a Frame tool or Shape tool. Select ...

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